University of Plymouth: Rankings

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The University of Plymouth ranked 47th in the United Kingdom and 570th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 146 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Plymouth is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 20,891 publications and 711,205 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 24 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#570 of 14,160In the World
#222 of 2,789In Europe
#47 of 163In the United Kingdom
#36 of 131In England
#1 of 3In Plymouth
#63 of 1,013For Oceanography
#78 of 1,313For Environmental Chemistry
#82 of 1,024For Marine Engineering
#1837 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#474 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top50%For 143 other topics

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Environmental Science

The University of Plymouth ranked 26th for Environmental Science in the United Kingdom and 228th in the World with 5,202 publications made and 262,563 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Ecology, Oceanography, Environmental Management, Geography and Cartography.

RankRanking
#26 of 123In the United Kingdom
#75 of 951In Europe
#228 of 4,129In the World

University of Plymouth
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199251
19933239
19945299
19955481
199664125
199754131
199870188
1999113412
2000108445
200180367
2002107441
2003111380
2004134661
2005145585
2006171770
20072231166
20082401449
20092491933
20102321570
20112421163
20122511455
20132682305
20143142238
20153022225
20163151838
20173031746
20182491372
20193051717
20202641324

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Plymouth ranked 51st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United Kingdom and 360th in the World with 4,409 publications made and 113,056 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Demography, Political Science, Education Majors, Communications and Public Relations.

RankRanking
#51 of 142In the United Kingdom
#122 of 1,158In Europe
#360 of 5,152In the World

University of Plymouth
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
199298
19931816
19943619
19954421
19964660
19976190
19985561
19998476
200099160
200163225
200289275
2003100304
2004113320
2005141371
2006148418
2007202545
2008175328
2009188820
2010177527
2011196444
2012186540
2013291786
2014278943
2015230952
2016272975
20172451143
2018228549
2019263698
2020240419

Medicine

The University of Plymouth ranked 48th for Medicine in the United Kingdom and 660th in the World with 4,313 publications made and 132,763 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Nursing, Healthcare Management (MHA), Physical Therapy, Family medicine.

RankRanking
#48 of 133In the United Kingdom
#222 of 1,028In Europe
#660 of 4,839In the World

University of Plymouth
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
1992613
19932040
19942850
19951844
19962718
19974740
19984252
19995273
200054112
200157141
200253136
200367326
200469165
200583258
2006119595
2007133552
2008116429
2009109595
2010129560
2011171912
2012213914
20132811228
20142541512
20153231838
20163131465
20173121572
20183441031
2019315942
2020394963

Computer Science

The University of Plymouth ranked 43rd for Computer Science in the United Kingdom and 441st in the World with 3,066 publications made and 101,651 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Robotics, Cyber Security, Human-Computer Interaction.

RankRanking
#43 of 130In the United Kingdom
#167 of 1,068In Europe
#441 of 4,494In the World

University of Plymouth
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
1992516
19931619
19942449
19953469
19963389
19973536
19984140
19994877
200054163
200146133
200241129
200354296
200492299
200599181
2006103449
2007120426
200885915
2009136336
2010140469
2011138474
2012140419
2013185886
2014191486
2015215702
2016184814
20172241149
2018189712
2019192752
2020139505

Psychology

The University of Plymouth ranked 37th for Psychology in the United Kingdom and 296th in the World with 2,945 publications made and 125,352 citations received. Main research topics: Cognitive Science, Social Psychology, Education Majors, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology.

RankRanking
#37 of 135In the United Kingdom
#90 of 846In Europe
#296 of 3,753In the World

University of Plymouth
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1992827
19933064
19941950
19952042
19961975
19973978
19982456
199943129
200044143
200152197
200243160
200366410
200474340
200590342
2006104470
2007134517
20081241296
2009113531
2010123586
2011137453
2012148655
20131941224
2014192556
2015194810
2016211726
2017210890
2018160735
2019128543
2020141399

Engineering

The University of Plymouth ranked 51st for Engineering in the United Kingdom and 816th in the World with 2,895 publications made and 76,513 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Robotics, Automation and Control engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Optical Engineering.

RankRanking
#51 of 123In the United Kingdom
#276 of 1,147In Europe
#816 of 4,716In the World

University of Plymouth
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199114
199240
19933519
19943516
19955454
199658109
19975017
19983439
19995162
20006578
20015846
200265157
20036392
200461115
200573141
200688289
200791216
200874423
200997263
2010117648
2011125361
2012158421
2013156437
20141891055
20152081006
2016182586
2017185689
2018175761
2019172713
2020108306

Biology

The University of Plymouth ranked 52nd for Biology in the United Kingdom and 781st in the World with 2,819 publications made and 126,710 citations received. Main research topics: Paleontology, Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation, Zoology, Agricultural Science, Oncology and Cancer research.

RankRanking
#52 of 123In the United Kingdom
#257 of 958In Europe
#781 of 4,578In the World

University of Plymouth
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199114
199242
19932331
19942222
19953445
19963484
19973578
19983567
199967183
200065257
200146146
200256214
200356173
200466401
200574376
200676301
2007102495
2008113918
2009125621
201091659
2011131643
2012126620
20131671320
2014148846
2015174872
2016181868
20172051360
2018138672
2019169880
2020178631

Business

The University of Plymouth ranked 54th for Business in the United Kingdom and 382nd in the World with 1,919 publications made and 66,943 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Public Policy / Administration, Management Information Systems, Project Management, Hospitality and Hotel Management.

RankRanking
#54 of 130In the United Kingdom
#134 of 1,028In Europe
#382 of 4,080In the World

University of Plymouth
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199110
199247
1993159
19942538
19953020
19961713
19973342
19983446
199939122
200038100
200135151
20023179
200343149
200456200
200556157
200681305
200778262
200854248
200989408
201074244
201181179
201293383
2013124399
2014120550
201599551
2016122545
2017111818
201888646
2019119732
202086457

Chemistry

The University of Plymouth ranked 53rd for Chemistry in the United Kingdom and 957th in the World with 1,885 publications made and 80,152 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, Petrology and Geochemistry.

RankRanking
#53 of 108In the United Kingdom
#319 of 995In Europe
#957 of 4,409In the World

University of Plymouth
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199114
199200
19931921
19942836
19954047
19964164
19973570
19983154
199951152
20005095
200144105
200252177
200355116
200460198
200553213
200649133
200770401
200878691
200972456
201071527
201190406
201274416
201376433
201481541
2015103556
201689383
201797493
2018105383
2019119680
2020102354

Art & Design

The University of Plymouth ranked 48th for Art & Design in the United Kingdom and 313th in the World with 856 publications made and 16,397 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Multimedia, Art History, Aesthetics, Literature.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#48 of 134In the United Kingdom
#114 of 734In Europe
#313 of 2,801In the World

University of Plymouth
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199310
1994611
1995728
1996618
1997101
1998102
19991118
20001725
20011342
200268
20031332
20041415
20052636
20062635
200727166
2008198
200947112
20103556
201143238
20124693
201355106
20146872
20154249
201658123
201775149
201858105
20195374
20204471

Economics

The University of Plymouth ranked 60th for Economics in the United Kingdom and 471st in the World with 853 publications made and 20,777 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Finance.

RankRanking
#60 of 121In the United Kingdom
#178 of 803In Europe
#471 of 3,117In the World

University of Plymouth
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199362
199492
1995164
19961216
19971610
19981817
1999218
2000158
20011162
20021527
20031757
20042881
20052973
200630102
20073896
20083477
200938135
201042145
20113843
20123886
201336138
20144999
201535277
201669195
201747151
20183248
201939140
202050145

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of Plymouth

SpecialityUnited KingdomEuropeWorld Rank
Math Teachers2751264
Quantum and Particle physics38237549
Statistics54213581
Mathematics53223598
Theoretical Physics43262648
Condensed Matter Physics49324901
Physics643751133