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Plymouth Marjon University

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). These colleges merged in 1923, establishing a single institution in Chelsea as the College of St Mark & St John. In 1973 came the move to Plymouth due to the college outgrowing the Chelsea campus. It was awarded full university status as Plymouth Marjon University in 2013.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Plymouth Marjon University .

  • Rankings

    The University ranks 6th in the UK for Education courses, as well as being Top 5 in the UK for student voice, and No. 1 for Student Satisfaction. The university is divided into seven subject areas, which include arts and humanities, business, education and communities, health and wellbeing, law and criminology, sport, physical education and coaching, and teacher training. Each area offers a wide range of both undergraduate and graduate courses.

  • Employability

    95% of graduates finding employment or going into further education within six months of graduation. All of the university’s programmes involve relevant work experience, and all students are trained in critical graduate-level skills such as presenting with impact, applying for jobs, managing interviews and influencing others. Futures Online has a dedicated graduate area focussing on helping Marjon alumni to secure their first graduate role.

  • Fees

    Fees for UK and EU students are £9,250 per year rising to £14,500 per year for international students. (2024/2025 Admission Rate)

  • Bursaries

    The University has multiple bursaries available for students which meet the qualification criteria. Bursaries such as: Care Leaver Student, University Hardship Fund, Elite Sports Scholarships.


The entire University is situated on one campus. With seven different halls of residence to choose, you will always be at the heart of the campus. The University guarantees either a room on campus or in off-site University approved accommodation to all first year undergraduate students.

Students' Union

Marjon Student Union (MSU) has you, the student, at its heart. Offering support, guidance and advice, MSU hosts societies, sports clubs and regular events to enrich students’ experience both academically and socially. True to its ethos, the MSU is run by people elected by the students.

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Plymouth Marjon University  Students' Union
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Famous for

The University has produced famous alumni such as: Bob Brunning, founding member of Fleetwood Mac; Helen Glover, Olympic Gold Medallist for Rowing; Paul Potts, winner of Britain’s Got Talent; Sir Frederick Wall, secretary of the FA, responsible for purchase of the original Wembley Stadium.


Scientists at Plymouth Marjon University have made a world first discovery that sleeping on a specially designed mattress can improve health. The three-year study concluded that sleeping on a Squirrel VeSTIM® mattress improves blood flow. These beds cause subtle movement during sleep, increasing blood flow around the body. More details.

AFS says

"Upon entering Plymouth, it’s easy to see that this is a city designed with student living in mind. With the university in the heart of the city, everything you need is just a short walk away".

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