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The University of Plymouth ranked 49th in the United Kingdom, 578th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 144 research topics. The University of Plymouth ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 18,211 publications and 674,843 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 25 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#578 of 14,131 In the World
#227 of 2,785 In Europe
#49 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#38 of 131 In England
#1 of 3 In Plymouth
#54 of 1,036 For Oceanography
#63 of 1,209 For Environmental Chemistry
#82 of 1,019 For Paleontology
#1815 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#486 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 141 other topics

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Environmental Science

The University of Plymouth ranked 25th for Environmental Science in the United Kingdom and 216th in the World with 4,458 publications made and 255,828 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Ecology, Environmental Management, Oceanography, Geography and Cartography.

Rank Ranking
#25 of 121 In the United Kingdom
#71 of 931 In Europe
#216 of 4,023 In the World

University of Plymouth
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1993 25 28
1994 35 65
1995 18 16
1996 60 117
1997 50 121
1998 67 168
1999 106 380
2000 98 384
2001 64 283
2002 84 337
2003 102 347
2004 109 596
2005 121 380
2006 140 595
2007 182 942
2008 206 1212
2009 203 1799
2010 205 1247
2011 223 1273
2012 215 1303
2013 214 1748
2014 280 1747
2015 245 1650
2016 266 1220
2017 228 971
2018 190 757
2019 252 1058
2020 211 726
2021 258 232

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Plymouth ranked 52nd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United Kingdom and 356th in the World with 3,921 publications made and 105,500 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Demography, Political Science, Education Majors, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#52 of 142 In the United Kingdom
#127 of 1,147 In Europe
#356 of 5,073 In the World

University of Plymouth
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 1 0
1993 10 11
1994 22 10
1995 20 4
1996 41 60
1997 61 88
1998 50 54
1999 76 71
2000 90 136
2001 49 142
2002 68 173
2003 88 236
2004 100 266
2005 117 253
2006 124 305
2007 166 436
2008 166 289
2009 171 568
2010 169 478
2011 170 571
2012 170 476
2013 273 569
2014 249 592
2015 182 592
2016 262 683
2017 195 801
2018 192 381
2019 225 433
2020 186 535
2021 226 101

Medicine

The University of Plymouth ranked 48th for Medicine in the United Kingdom and 668th in the World with 3,714 publications made and 120,792 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Nursing, Healthcare Management (MHA), Physical Therapy, Family medicine.

Rank Ranking
#48 of 133 In the United Kingdom
#225 of 1,018 In Europe
#668 of 4,739 In the World

University of Plymouth
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 2 4
1993 10 26
1994 18 25
1995 7 15
1996 24 17
1997 47 38
1998 41 48
1999 44 65
2000 45 95
2001 45 121
2002 44 111
2003 60 236
2004 60 104
2005 66 197
2006 86 479
2007 109 436
2008 107 398
2009 103 480
2010 128 469
2011 146 612
2012 170 800
2013 207 802
2014 202 1023
2015 239 1120
2016 265 1009
2017 229 928
2018 287 602
2019 250 561
2020 313 858
2021 357 188
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Toxicology 15 39 142
Nursing 37 53 159
Social Work 37 47 162
Healthcare Management (MHA) 38 74 238
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 39 77 256
Health Science 34 92 270
Forensic Science 34 114 299
Family medicine 39 103 349
Public Health 42 101 355
Occupational Therapy 46 132 358
Cosmetology 27 136 396
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 43 147 431
Physical Therapy 54 179 447
Respiratory Therapy 31 174 473
Clinical Psychology 50 153 475
Psychiatry 54 169 487
Optometry 49 178 528
Sports Medicine 58 219 545
Audiology 53 214 550
Gerontology 60 159 578
Sports / Exercise science 63 227 584
Critical Care Nursing 47 226 585
Dentistry 27 196 600
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 39 226 652
Neurosurgery 28 216 662
Medical Physics 53 262 699
Anatomy and Physiology 47 243 728
Ophthalmology 41 237 738
Pediatrics 50 247 777
Anesthesiology 39 234 792
Surgery 54 284 916
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 40 283 919
Immunology 49 301 958
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 41 291 1007
Pathology 58 345 1145
Oncology and Cancer research 59 341 1197

Computer Science

The University of Plymouth ranked 43rd for Computer Science in the United Kingdom and 451st in the World with 2,692 publications made and 94,985 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Robotics, Cyber Security, Management Information Systems.

Rank Ranking
#43 of 129 In the United Kingdom
#175 of 1,051 In Europe
#451 of 4,392 In the World

University of Plymouth
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 2 1
1993 10 5
1994 17 29
1995 16 26
1996 29 79
1997 32 35
1998 36 36
1999 43 70
2000 44 132
2001 34 94
2002 37 79
2003 53 285
2004 89 282
2005 81 116
2006 75 348
2007 105 406
2008 79 778
2009 120 266
2010 137 330
2011 121 366
2012 143 478
2013 145 669
2014 172 354
2015 176 461
2016 151 577
2017 175 546
2018 159 431
2019 159 431
2020 119 309
2021 131 105
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Cognitive Science 20 37 123
Robotics 8 43 149
Cyber Security 13 47 175
Multimedia 30 96 254
Information Technology 32 75 274
Human-Computer Interaction 40 135 284
UX/UI Desgin 34 133 290
Web Design and Development 23 120 319
Library and Information science 48 113 342
Animation 40 133 375
Game Design and Development 47 162 385
Computational Linguistics 34 155 392
Management Information Systems 53 163 397
Data Science 54 210 485
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 45 199 547
Computer Networking 36 161 555
Machine Learning 57 235 638
Neuroscience 46 245 641
Telecommunications 57 254 713
Computer Graphics 62 258 718
Computer Vision 59 262 754
Blockchain and Cryptography 54 306 874
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 68 386 1186

Psychology

The University of Plymouth ranked 38th for Psychology in the United Kingdom and 303rd in the World with 2,528 publications made and 112,230 citations received. Main research topics: Cognitive Science, Social Psychology, Education Majors, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#38 of 135 In the United Kingdom
#97 of 833 In Europe
#303 of 3,654 In the World

University of Plymouth
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1992 3 4
1993 20 45
1994 6 19
1995 9 3
1996 15 38
1997 38 75
1998 24 52
1999 38 113
2000 35 114
2001 41 149
2002 31 86
2003 62 358
2004 68 289
2005 68 177
2006 82 354
2007 113 440
2008 116 1120
2009 108 436
2010 123 520
2011 119 316
2012 127 491
2013 152 938
2014 165 395
2015 157 551
2016 192 437
2017 167 564
2018 127 397
2019 106 280
2020 105 208
2021 110 73
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Education Majors 17 22 102
Cognitive Science 20 37 123
Social Work 37 47 162
Special Education 36 60 220
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 47 90 263
Social Psychology 35 68 270
Occupational Therapy 46 132 358
Child Psychology 48 121 376
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 62 137 453
Sexology 70 132 467
Clinical Psychology 50 153 475
Psychiatry 54 169 487
Neuroscience 46 245 641

Engineering

The University of Plymouth ranked 51st for Engineering in the United Kingdom and 809th in the World with 2,477 publications made and 71,323 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Robotics, Automation and Control engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Optical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#51 of 123 In the United Kingdom
#273 of 1,123 In Europe
#809 of 4,624 In the World

University of Plymouth
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 4
1992 2 0
1993 22 8
1994 26 9
1995 22 17
1996 51 100
1997 48 14
1998 28 31
1999 46 57
2000 61 68
2001 44 29
2002 54 91
2003 58 78
2004 56 101
2005 60 72
2006 67 199
2007 83 198
2008 70 375
2009 99 225
2010 112 483
2011 108 507
2012 139 303
2013 126 322
2014 160 799
2015 172 644
2016 146 402
2017 138 419
2018 145 379
2019 148 450
2020 84 128
2021 100 70

Biology

The University of Plymouth ranked 50th for Biology in the United Kingdom and 782nd in the World with 2,410 publications made and 117,401 citations received. Main research topics: Paleontology, Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation, Zoology, Agricultural Science, Oncology and Cancer research.

Rank Ranking
#50 of 122 In the United Kingdom
#257 of 942 In Europe
#782 of 4,496 In the World

University of Plymouth
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 4
1992 0 0
1993 14 21
1994 14 10
1995 12 11
1996 32 77
1997 33 72
1998 33 57
1999 64 169
2000 59 226
2001 37 133
2002 49 191
2003 52 137
2004 57 413
2005 61 235
2006 60 235
2007 86 426
2008 97 799
2009 103 427
2010 80 466
2011 104 402
2012 110 486
2013 128 945
2014 138 668
2015 136 513
2016 153 531
2017 154 839
2018 109 505
2019 141 610
2020 154 351
2021 138 138
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Paleontology 14 37 82
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 13 27 91
Toxicology 15 39 142
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 39 77 256
Animal Science 21 82 257
Zoology 36 147 381
Entomology 41 167 420
Nutrition and Food Science 21 146 431
Agricultural Science 39 155 497
Evolutionary Biology 45 227 585
Neuroscience 46 245 641
Astrobiology 54 268 696
Microbiology 47 247 724
Botany 47 270 787
Genetics 53 316 902
Biochemistry 58 314 923
Immunology 49 301 958
Molecular Biology 54 318 1023
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 68 386 1186
Oncology and Cancer research 59 341 1197
Nanotechnology 63 396 1285

Business

The University of Plymouth ranked 53rd for Business in the United Kingdom and 377th in the World with 1,681 publications made and 65,746 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Management Information Systems, Public Policy / Administration, Project Management, Supply Chain Management.

Rank Ranking
#53 of 130 In the United Kingdom
#132 of 1,011 In Europe
#377 of 4,001 In the World

University of Plymouth
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 0 0
1993 8 3
1994 18 14
1995 13 10
1996 17 14
1997 32 97
1998 29 40
1999 36 115
2000 38 95
2001 25 100
2002 24 67
2003 35 127
2004 52 163
2005 46 120
2006 62 227
2007 65 222
2008 51 225
2009 86 306
2010 72 201
2011 61 130
2012 94 471
2013 104 244
2014 108 446
2015 76 360
2016 111 435
2017 93 406
2018 76 486
2019 105 481
2020 70 277
2021 73 170
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Hospitality and Hotel Management 11 19 67
Supply Chain Management 15 41 144
Human Resource Management 35 78 245
Public Policy / Administration 50 86 261
Project Management 47 124 315
Management 52 101 322
International Trade 40 117 325
Construction Management 45 121 345
Marketing 51 118 350
Operations Research 39 131 383
Management Information Systems 53 163 397
Advertising 54 122 421
International Business 49 164 425
Entertainment Industry Business 74 169 432
Occupational Safety and Health 52 136 448
Risk Management 60 197 477
Entrepreneurship 70 238 510
Actuarial Science 59 205 539
Engineering Management 61 204 592
Tax Law 52 254 682
Accounting 79 251 683
Investment Banking and Stock trading 70 287 764
Finance 73 293 787

Chemistry

The University of Plymouth ranked 53rd for Chemistry in the United Kingdom and 933rd in the World with 1,597 publications made and 81,749 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, Petrology and Geochemistry.

Rank Ranking
#53 of 108 In the United Kingdom
#311 of 977 In Europe
#933 of 4,317 In the World

University of Plymouth
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 4
1992 0 0
1993 10 5
1994 18 22
1995 11 4
1996 38 57
1997 33 63
1998 31 52
1999 50 140
2000 46 76
2001 34 76
2002 47 161
2003 49 96
2004 60 180
2005 45 152
2006 43 95
2007 61 314
2008 73 601
2009 63 507
2010 67 475
2011 82 538
2012 66 511
2013 59 333
2014 68 431
2015 82 392
2016 66 249
2017 64 246
2018 76 239
2019 95 403
2020 81 163
2021 78 62
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Environmental Chemistry 4 20 63
Nutrition and Food Science 21 146 431
Petrology and Geochemistry 36 202 580
Biochemical Engineering 58 297 702
Biochemistry 58 314 923
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 71 364 968
Radiochemistry 43 260 1062
Organic Chemistry 60 392 1253
Nanotechnology 63 396 1285
Materials Science 62 396 1299
Inorganic Chemistry 60 400 1432

Art & Design

The University of Plymouth ranked 48th for Art & Design in the United Kingdom and 319th in the World with 772 publications made and 16,535 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Multimedia, Art History, Fashion Design, Aesthetics.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#48 of 134 In the United Kingdom
#121 of 723 In Europe
#319 of 2,700 In the World

University of Plymouth
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1993 1 0
1994 4 10
1995 4 6
1996 6 17
1997 7 1
1998 8 1
1999 9 16
2000 15 14
2001 11 7
2002 5 8
2003 13 29
2004 15 15
2005 23 27
2006 23 34
2007 26 158
2008 18 4
2009 41 92
2010 32 43
2011 33 184
2012 57 228
2013 54 86
2014 63 47
2015 41 39
2016 49 96
2017 51 84
2018 51 71
2019 40 27
2020 40 54
2021 32 11
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Fashion Design 39 49 118
Photography 36 63 179
Music 36 73 208
Creative Writing 44 66 210
Aesthetics 63 91 237
Interior Design 21 73 250
Landscape Architecture 23 112 253
Multimedia 30 96 254
UX/UI Desgin 34 133 290
Cinematography 73 154 364
Animation 40 133 375
Game Design and Development 47 162 385
Performing arts 81 148 389
Entertainment Industry Business 74 169 432
Graphic Design 48 176 442
Architecture 51 215 470
Art History 79 178 479
Illustration and Concept Art 67 230 520
Literature 80 184 520
Painting and Drawing 62 231 520
Sculpture 62 231 520
Singing and Vocal Performance 63 196 566
Computer Graphics 62 258 718

Economics

The University of Plymouth ranked 61st for Economics in the United Kingdom and 491st in the World with 717 publications made and 18,417 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#61 of 118 In the United Kingdom
#185 of 790 In Europe
#491 of 3,039 In the World

University of Plymouth
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 3 1
1994 8 1
1995 8 1
1996 13 17
1997 12 8
1998 15 14
1999 18 8
2000 15 6
2001 8 58
2002 11 19
2003 16 52
2004 28 71
2005 22 61
2006 22 40
2007 31 68
2008 31 61
2009 35 123
2010 39 109
2011 33 46
2012 37 58
2013 32 93
2014 40 58
2015 26 138
2016 61 138
2017 37 110
2018 22 27
2019 36 74
2020 29 45
2021 28 26
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Agricultural Economics 26 75 276
International Relations and Diplomacy 54 113 307
Political Economy 62 132 324
International Trade 40 117 325
Development Studies 49 100 328
International Economics 51 180 440
Environmental Economics 43 198 493
Actuarial Science 59 205 539
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 52 277 650
Investment Banking and Stock trading 70 287 764
Finance 73 293 787

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of Plymouth

Speciality United Kingdom Europe World Rank
Math Teachers 25 50 277
Quantum and Particle physics 37 235 539
Statistics 53 212 585
Mathematics 49 222 594
Theoretical Physics 40 257 638
Condensed Matter Physics 45 318 900
Physics 64 374 1141