University profile

Plymouth Marjon University

2017/18 edition

About Plymouth Marjon University

A dynamic and established University, Marjon believes in transforming students’ lives. We are loved for our small size, great courses and unique approach to learning and ensure students from all backgrounds excel and achieve life-long success.

Established in 1838, Marjon was England’s first teacher training college and is now the UK’s top University for social mobility. As pioneers in teacher training, our research drives policy and practice in UK and international education. We are proud of our 178-year record of changing the world, one student at a time.

Marjon is among the UK’s Top 10 modern universities for student satisfaction after it shot up the league tables in 2016 (NSS). Some of our flagship courses score 100% for student satisfaction. Work placements and partnerships with employers are at the core of many programmes and 95% of graduates are in employment (or further study) within six months.

The University offers structured degree programmes to meet your needs and the expectations of employers by equipping you with subject specialist and digital technology skills together with an entrepreneurial and global outlook. We offer extensive practical experience and links with employers to accelerate your career. We provide opportunities to gain additional professional qualifications, to develop your own business and to undertake work placements and international exchanges.

Plymouth Marjon provides a safe, progressive and friendly environment in which to learn and grow, and is a perfect place in which to achieve your full potential.


Our Programmes

Marjon is a highly effective learning environment with small class sizes, high levels of class contact, and outstanding student support. Highly qualified academic lecturers are also working as professionals in health, sport and the creative arts.

At postgraduate level we offer both taught and research programmes in a range of subject areas across our three faculties.

There are a wide range of full and part time programmes available to study including:


World class facilities

A smart campus offers students 24/7 library access, class content capture and smartphone apps to access timetables and resources from anywhere in the world. Students can use cutting-edge facilities such as sport laboratories, health science clinics, live music studios, radio and TV editing suites, a theatre and simulated classrooms for trainee teachers.

World-class sports facilities include a 70-station fitness suite, 12-court sports hall, gym, swimming pool, 3G pitch, one astro and two grass pitches, indoor climbing wall, tennis courts, sports therapy clinics, biomechanics laboratory, physiology laboratories, state-of-the-art environmental chamber.

Students swimming (world class facilities)

What funding is available?

Deciding on studying a postgraduate programme is a big financial and personal investment. Our latest tuition fees can be viewed on all course pages.

From the academic year 2016/17 you could be eligible for a government loan of up to £10000 towards the cost of your master’s degree. You can find out more about the postgraduate loan scheme on the Prospects website.

Marjon graduates can benefit from a 20% discount for alumni who progress from our undergraduate to postgraduate programmes within two years. This discount does not apply to PGCE.

Career development

Many of our degrees include career-enhancing qualifications and skills to give our students the edge in highly competitive postgraduate job market.

The Universities team of highly qualified Student Support staff are here to support you throughout your studies and will provide impartial information, advice and guidance, helping our students to understand the employment market and to develop suitable career-related skills and knowledge.

Plymouth Marjon's Student Support team was among the first in the country to gain the Coveted National Matrix quality accreditation for information, advice and guidance in 2004. Re-awarded every three years we are proud to have retained this quality standard.

Graduation ceremony at MARJON

Contact details

01752 636700
University of St Mark & St John
Derriford Road
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