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Plymouth Marjon University

Plymouth Marjon is a small university with a green and spacious campus, and world-class facilities in a spectacular part of the world. With strong support and an ambitious community, its students achieve more than they ever thought possible. Specialisms include teaching, sport, health and wellbeing, social sciences, business, and performing arts.

Coastal
Coastal

On the coast, near the sea

Campus
Campus

The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Greenfield
Greenfield

Located on a green space in, or near to, a city or town centre

UCAS Code: P63

League Table Scores

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    125
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.08 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    59.9 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the university.

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    22.7
  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    817
  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    1,094
  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    65.5 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the university.

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    84.1 / 100.0

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Undergraduate Courses

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Student Services and Facilities

Library

  • The library includes a variety of work space for individual needs, group space and rooms with equipment to practice presentations.
  • Over 120,000 print titles are held, along with over 16,000 journals and an e-book collection that can be accessed online and available 24/7.

Student jobs

  • Part-time work is available within the university, through the student ambassador scheme, and in Plymouth. The Futures team can help students to find part-time work.
  • The Student Ambassador Scheme offers flexible, paid work to assist with university events, open days and UCAS fairs. It enables students to develop important life skills, gain credible work experience and enhance their CV.
  • Opportunities for paid work also exist through the university's wide-ranging sport provision and through services on campus, such as the shop. 

Careers advice

  • Students are supported to develop their careers from day one, through several routes. Careers inspiration and advice is included within all courses. All students work with a personal development tutor and have timetabled careers sessions as part of this work. Unpinning this is the Futures team who offer resources, support, and advice on how to develop the necessary skills and profile to secure employment.
  • The Futures service is available on-line as well as one-to-one careers guidance, and an innovative programme of workshops and events designed to support students in developing, planning, and achieving their career goals.
  • The Futures service continues to be available to students for three years after graduation.

Health services

  • Students are recommended to register with the university's local GP surgery
  • A strong network of pastoral support, including experience in metal health support, is offered through a mixture of professional student support, counselling, Students' Union, on-site out-of-hours support, and the chaplaincy.
  • Students' physical health benefits from facilities and activities on campus including the gym and pool, active Sports clubs, free sports sessions such as surfing to get students active, and Sports Therapy clinic (with very cheap or even free massages for students).

Counselling services

  • Free on-site counselling support with fully trained counsellors. Mentoring is also offered to those with diagnosed specific learning disabilities; please refer to the university website for details.

Disability support

  • Marjon provides confidential support, advice, and guidance to students with a wide range of disabilities, medical and mental health conditions and formally diagnosed specific learning differences such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.
  • It provides pre-entry information, advice and guidance including how to apply for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA). DSA funding can include ergonomic equipment, computer equipment/ software and non-medical support such as one-to-one support for mentoring, specialist study tuition and Assistive Technology Training.
  • The university promotes an accessible and inclusive approach to higher education by continuing to review its campus support, accessibility and teaching on a regular basis. 

Students' Union

  • Marjon Student Union (MSU) represents the student voice and campaigns on behalf of the student body. MSU has a strong and positive relationship with university staff and management and is well-represented on Committees and on the Board of Governors.
  • The student union encourages diversity through involvement in activities and development opportunities including LGBT events.
  • It creates a friendly and open social environment, facilitates inter-university sport at national level, and runs clubs for wide-ranging interests in art and culture, politics, and the environment.

History

  • Marjon is formed from St John's College in Battersea, and St Mark's College in Chelsea, founded between 1838 and 1840.
  • They merged in 1925, after they both lost students in the first world war, and the term 'Marjohnner' was used to describe students studying in the new college.
  • In 1973 the College of St Mark and St John moved to Plymouth and was awarded its university title in 2013.

Fascinating Fact

  • Criminology students at Plymouth Marjon will be able to truly play detective in the university's newly opened crime-scene house; course leaders will set up a scene for groups of students to analyse over a two to three week period. Students also have access to a mock police cell, moot court and prison...

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Bob Brunning – founder member of Feetwood Mac.
  • Sir Lewis Casson – actor and theatre director who established the Actors' Association which became the Actors' Equity Association.
  • Rochelle Clarke MBE – most capped England Women's Rugby player and member of the World Cup winning team in 2014.
  • Helen Glover MBE – two-time Olympic gold medal-winning rower and world record holder.
  • Harry Greenway – British Conservative MP for Ealing North (1979–97).
  • Ernest Millington – British Labour MP for Chelmsford (1945–50).
  • Paul Potts – English tenor and winner of the first Britain's Got Talent competition (2007).
  • Jon Rudd – swimming coach to London 2012 Olympic gold medal winner Ruta Meilutyte and Commonwealth Champion Ben Proud (a Marjon student).
  • Andrew Salkey – Jamaican novelist, poet and journalist.
  • Sir Frederick Wall – Secretary of the Football Association, responsible for the purchase of the first Wembley stadium.

Address

Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Devon , PL6 8BH