Who we are

Plymouth Marjon University

About us

Plymouth Marjon University originated in London as the UK’s first teacher training college. 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 pride ourselves on being a small, values based university, and 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 are able to get to know their course tutors personally and are also assigned a personal development tutor on arrival.  

About us

Rich and rewarding experiences

The University is ranked 1st in England for teaching quality in the Times Good University guide and 1st in England for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide and our students enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere they encounter at the institution. 

We offer a range of programmes from Foundation Degrees & Progression Courses, distance learning to Honours Degrees and Postgraduate study. 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 and the creative industries to provide innovative programmes of teaching and applied research which result in very high levels of employability. 

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

Interim Vice Chancellor

Professor Michelle Jones

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1st for teaching quality

The Times Good University Guide


Our founding year

Silver Award

Teaching Excellence Framework