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Applications for University of Plymouth rise by 10%

The University of Plymouth has received 2,000 more applications for its courses compared to 2010, it has said.

Just over 25,000 applications had been submitted to the university via UCAS for places starting in the autumn.

It said it was a 10% rise compared to 2010, and a 20% increase on the number of applications submitted in 2009.

The university said there had been "substantial increases" of interest in business, biological sciences and maths and computing.

The university has about 30,000 students.

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