Plymouth Marjon University

Plymouth, England


Plymouth Marjon University, commonly referred to as Marjon, is a university based primarily on a single campus on the northern edge of Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom. The university’s history dates back to the foundation by the National Society (now National Society for Promoting Religious Education) of the constituent London colleges of St John’s College in Battersea, London (1840) and St Mark’s College in Chelsea, London (1841). Formerly named University College Plymouth St Mark & St John, the institution was awarded full university status in 2012.

In 1991 the college became affiliated to the University of Exeter, which accredited it to run undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to degree awards of the University of Exeter, and in 2007, gained University College status. Plymouth Marjon University now awards its own undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees, and maintains a strong relationship with the University of Exeter which continues to award research degrees to students of the university. The university has over 70 taught programmes of study with teaching informed by research. There are two faculties: Faculty of Education, Enterprise & Culture and Faculty of Sport, Health & Wellbeing.

130 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Type University
Year Founded 2012
Size Small
2,415 Students


2,3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

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.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS
Other Applications Accepted Institution's own application form

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
PTE, CAE, CPE, Trinity ISE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of UCAS application

Cost and Scholarships

£ 11,000
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



Elite Sports Scholarships
Total Worth up to £2000 (dependent on athletic standard)
Free membership to the University sports centre
Free use of the sports therapy clinic
Eligibility and Requirements Applicants must be studying on a Plymouh Marjon University degree programme to be eligible and must be available to represent the University in the BUCS Championships, Varsity and other related student sports championships.
Available for International Students --
Application Deadline January 1
Other Details Athletes must be competing at a national/international level at the time of application.
Care Leaver and Estranged Student Bursaries
Total Worth £2,000 per annum for Care Leavers and £1,000 per annum for Estranged Students
Eligibility and Requirements If you are student who is estranged from your parents or guardians and are concerned about studying without the support of a family network
Available for International Students --
Application Deadline --
Other Details Available for students who are classified as Care Leavers or Estranged from their family who are aged under 25 on the 1st September on the first year of their course
University Hardship Fund
Total Worth --
Eligibility and Requirements If you have children, are a mature student with existing financial commitments, are from a low-income family, were previously in care, or are homeless
Available for International Students --
Application Deadline --