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University Type New universitity (1992 universitity) | Public University
Location UK >> England >> Plymouth
Student Number 30,930
Enrollment rates 23%
Male / Female Students Ratio 38:62
Students Satisfaction 4.03 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:1155   Postgraduate:640
Live in univeristy accommodation 12%
Good Degree 61.4
Living Costs 9135-12180 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1992
Address Drake Circus, PLYMOUTH
Postcode PL4 8AA
International Students Ratio 8%
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 16.2
Entry Requirements 313
University Research 2.18 / 4
Degree Completion 84.5%
Motto Explore, Dream, Discover
Degree Completion 84.5%
Graduate Prospects 57.0%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
UK Rankings 58 59 76 72 86
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 80 85 80 73 64
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 58 61 63 62 60 55
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 57 53 52 57 53 56
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 401-500 401-500 501-600 401-500 401-500 351-400
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings 301-350 276-300 276-300 N/A 301-350 N/A


Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately 37 miles south-west of Exeter and 190 miles west-south-west of London. Along with the rest of South West England, Plymouth has a temperate oceanic climate which is generally wetter and milder than the rest of England. This means a wide range of exotic plants can be grown. Because of its coastal location, the economy of Plymouth has traditionally been maritime, in particular the defence sector. The Plymouth Gin Distillery has been producing Plymouth Gin since 1793. Devonport Dockyard is the UK's only naval base that refits nuclear submarines and the Navy estimates that the Dockyard generates about 10% of Plymouth's income.

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The University of Plymouth is a public university based predominantly in Plymouth, England where the main campus is located, but the university has campuses and affiliated colleges across South West England. A wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are taught at the main city campus in Plymouth. The university scores well in law, psychology, geographical sciences, computing (including digital media) and computer science, fine art and art history. Plymouth was the first university to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, in recognition of working as a genuine social enterprise, caring for communities and protecting the planet. The University of Plymouth Students' Union offers a range of services and stages a number of events throughout the year.

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