Who we are

Plymouth Marjon University

About us

Plymouth Marjon University originated in London as one of the UK’s first teacher-training colleges. We moved to an attractive single campus in Plymouth in 1973, near the stunning South West coast of Devon and Cornwall, and achieved University status in 2013. We’re now celebrating 50 years of being Marjon in Plymouth.

We pride ourselves on being a small values-based university with a big personality. We make sure that financial, emotional, and practical support systems are firmly in place for every student at every turn. With small class sizes and high contact hours, our students can get to know their course tutors personally and build solid relationships with their learning community.

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Rich and rewarding experiences

The University is ranked top 2 in England for Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2024 and top 4 in the UK for Career Prospects in the WhatUni Student and our students enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere they encounter at the institution. 

We offer a range of programmes from Apprenticeships to Foundation Degrees to Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. We also offer a range of research opportunities as part of our Doctoral College. We offer both full-time and part-time study options.

Plymouth Marjon University works with a range of partners from the sectors of education, sport, health, wellbeing, and the creative industries to provide innovative programmes of teaching and applied research which result in exceptional employability – we’re above national average across multiple categories in the 2023 Graduate Outcomes Survey.

Our students build strong working relationships with a network of supporters, from their Personal Development Tutors to their lecturers to the Student Union, and therefore achieve more than they ever thought possible. They work side-by-side with us to improve and develop the University to make their experience as rich and rewarding as possible.


Key Facts

Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive

Professor Claire Taylor

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TOP 2 in England for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2024

N0. 1 in the UK for Assessment

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2023

Gold Award

Teaching Excellence Framework 2023