The University you see today is the product of more than 170 years’ progressive educational growth. Originally founded in the early 1840s in response to the growing demand for trained teachers, the two constituent colleges (St Mark’s and St John's) were originally based in London, moving to Plymouth in 1973.
Our varied offering of more than 70 courses is always being analysed, and each programme is carefully constructed to meet future career needs. We take a holistic approach to our students’ development during their time with us, encouraging them into extracurricular activities and helping them to apply for exciting opportunities such as international exchanges and internships, bringing out (and testing out) all the unique talents and abilities they can offer future employers. It’s this added value, coupled with an outstanding overall student experience, which has gained us the standing we have today: we’re the small university with the big reputation.
At Plymouth Marjon University we are focused on undertaking research which has a positive impact, locally, nationally and internationally. A great deal of our research is carried out in partnership with local and national businesses, performing collaborative research to generate valuab culture, communication and language research areas.
Our hands-on careers team - Futures - is here to make sure that your university experience is just the beginning of a life of opportunity. We offer students enriching career, travel, volunteer, enterprise and professional development opportunities, helping you to be the best you can be.
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We work hard to make sure your time with us is as rewarding and exciting as possible. But, from time to time, everyone needs a little backup or a friendly ear.Our student support services are carefully structured to make sure you never, ever feel alone. In fact, the team has been awarded the highly coveted Matrix Accreditation: a national quality standard for groups delivering help, support and guidance. And they’re the only team of this kind in the whole of Devon to gain Matrix-accredited status. So if you ever have problems or concerns during your time with us, you’re in the best hands.
Whether you opt for halls of residence, or you’re interested in living in our campus village, you’re guaranteed a great experience and a homely, friendly atmosphere. Many of our students are moving away from home for the first time. Some are returning to study as a mature student, whilst others come to us from overseas. With a variety of 456 rooms ranging from £90 to £110 per week, there’s well-appointed, university-approved accommodation for everyone.
Books, electronic journals, study areas, 24-hour access... and the best views of Plymouth.The total book holdings are now in the region of 120,000 print titles, and a growing collection of e-books that you can access online. We also offer access to more than 16,000 electronic journals.
When you join the University, you'll be allocated a student number and password. These will form your network login and authentication to access resources on the network, email, Learning Space, WiFi and computers. As a student with us, you'll have your own private storage folder on our network, which allows you to store up to 500Mb of data.
Plymouth is a fascinating city with plenty to discover. Offering the unique combination of craggy coastlines, beautiful beaches and rolling moors, it’s a great position from which to explore the rest of the South West - and beyond. The University campus is located to the north of the city, but connections in and out are straightforward, so you can enjoy a day or a night out before returning safely to campus.
Plymouth Marjon University offers sports facilities for all abilities. Whether you're into football or water polo, strength training or wall climbing, our superb sports centre can meet your every need.
Open to the both students and the general public, the University's sports centre facilities are modern, accessible and spacious.
The University Student Union has you, the student, at its heart. Offering support, guidance and advice, the MSU hosts societies, sports clubs and regular events to enrich students’ experience both academically and socially. The team comprises four permanent members of staff, and a varying number of part-time office volunteers. The MSU exists to make sure your university experience is as rewarding and positive as possible. Although obviously linked to the main University, the MSU is an independent charity and is therefore able to remain impartial when it comes to academic issues and more personal matters.