University of Plymouth - Rankings

The University of Plymouth is the largest university in the southwest of England, consistently ranked as one of the top five modern universities in the UK.

The university has the following Faculties and Schools:
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Health and Social Work
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Science and Business
  • Faculty of Technology
  • University of Plymouth Colleges
  • Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Plymouth Devon International College
Rankings and Ratings:

- 51st out of 117 institutions in the Guardian University Guide 2010, ahead of Hull and Brunel.

- 36th out of 118 universities in the Guardian League Table 2008, moving up 7 places from last year's ranking. Plymouth is placed highly in the following subjects:
  • art and design (5th)
  • music (6th)
  • drama and dance (12th)
  • chemistry (14th)
  • architecture (14th)
  • education (17th)
  • social work (17th)
  • earth and marine sciences (19th)
- 80% of its research judged as being of international repute in the RAE 2008. It jumped up 15 places to join the top 50 universities in Research Fortnight's power table, showing the greatest improvement of any university since the RAE 2001.

- In the RAE 2008, it is placed among the top 15 UK universities for computer science and informatics research, with 100% of the research judged as being of international repute. In Civil Engineering, it is rated 11th amongst UK universities based on the proportion of 4* research activity.

- 52nd in the Financial Times Ranking 2003.

- Named Top 5 Modern University by Guardian University Guide 2005.

- 57th in the Daily Telegraph University Ranking 2007.

- 62nd in The Times Good University Guide 2009.

- 2nd among the Top 20 Green Universities (Times Higher Education).