Plymouth Marjon University, UK

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Plymouth Marjon University


Plymouth Marjon University, also known as the University of St Mark & St John, is a small public university located in Plymouth, England. It was granted full university status in 2013 but has a history dating back to 1838. The university is known for its strong emphasis on education, sport, health, and well-being.

Nearby Universities

  1. University of Plymouth
    • Located in the city of Plymouth, offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  2. University of Exeter
    • About an hour's drive from Plymouth, with campuses in Exeter and Cornwall.
  3. Plymouth College of Art
    • Specializes in art, design, and media education, also located in Plymouth.

Weather Around the University

Plymouth enjoys a temperate maritime climate, characterized by mild temperatures and moderate rainfall.

  • Summer (June to August): Average highs of 17°C to 21°C.
  • Winter (December to February): Average highs of 5°C to 9°C.
  • Rainfall: Moderate and consistent throughout the year, with occasional heavy rain, particularly in the winter months.

Courses at Plymouth Marjon University

Undergraduate Programs

  • Education and Teaching: Primary Education, Secondary Education, Special Educational Needs.
  • Sport and Health Sciences: Sports Therapy, Exercise and Sport Science, Health and Wellbeing, Physical Education.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: Criminology, Sociology, History, English Literature.
  • Business and Performing Arts: Business Management, Acting, Performing Arts, Journalism.

Postgraduate Programs

  • Education: MA in Education, PGCE (Primary and Secondary), Educational Leadership.
  • Health and Wellbeing: MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, MSc in Rehabilitation.
  • Business and Social Sciences: MBA, MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice, MA in Social Policy.

Vocational and Professional Courses

The university emphasizes practical and vocational training, particularly in teaching, sports science, health professions, and the performing arts.

Additional Information

  • Research: Plymouth Marjon University is involved in various research activities, especially in education, sports, health, and social sciences.
  • Student Support: The university provides extensive support services including career guidance, counseling, disability support, and academic assistance.
  • Facilities: Modern facilities such as state-of-the-art sports centers, libraries, student accommodation, and performance spaces.


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