The University of Plymouth is a modern, dynamic higher education institution, renowned for its high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. Enterprising and practical in its outlook, almost two thirds of its research was rated ‘world leading’ or of ‘international quality’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, and it has world-renowned expertise in areas such as marine science and engineering, medicine, earth sciences and sustainability. The university has a proud track record for research-informed teaching, and ensures that its students have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and experience as part of their academic journey. The institution’s long-standing connections with business and industry serve to create placements, internships and employment for both students and graduates. Rated in the top 25 universities in the 2018 What uni Student Choice Awards, Plymouth now has over 139,000 alumni in more than 135 countries. Its location, in the heart of an historic maritime city, but also close to the stunning beaches of Cornwall and the epic landscapes of Dartmoor, ensures that it has both urban attractions and rural charm on its doorstep.