University of St Mark & St John
Welcome to University of St Mark & St John
The University of St Mark & St John was founded in 1838 and originated in London as the UK’s first teacher training college. In 1973 the College of St Mark & St John moved to Plymouth and achieved University status in 2013.
With over 175 years of heritage, tradition and experience we deliver education, research and innovation across three faculties of Education and Social Sciences, Sport and Health Sciences, and Culture and Language Sciences. We are ranked as the top UK university for Social Mobility and this year became only the fourth university to have been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark.
We work 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 student satisfaction and employability.
We are a small, values based and friendly university where everyone works together to help all students achieve their full potential. Our staff know all their students by name, our class sizes are small with contact hours high and students are supported to be the very best they can be.
We work with a range of partners from the sectors of education, sport, health and the creative industries to pioneer and provide an innovative model of university education that adds value to your degree by integrating a wide range of activities and opportunities to enhance your experience, qualifications and employability.
This approach, underpinned by our values and by digital scholarship, global citizenship and employer partnership, enables you to benefit from internships, professional qualifications, international exchanges, research opportunities and more.We offer over 100 different programmes of study designed to meet your expectations and the needs of employers who value our students very highly.
Located in the South West, the University of St Mark & St John boasts some of the best scenery in the country. We are situated on a single campus, on the outskirts of Plymouth. The City Centre is a short bus ride away, and we are also close to the moors, the sea and an array of beaches.
You will never tire of things to do here, with plenty to choose from both on and off campus. The University of St Mark & St John has a vast number of Sports Clubs, a fully equipped brand new sports centre with world class facilities including a floodlit 3G pitch, climbing wall, 25m indoor swimming pool, a fully equipped state of the art gym and a Sports and Therapy rehabilitation clinic and Sports Science lab and an active Students' Union.
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Courses and fees
The University of St Mark & St John delivers education, research and innovation across three faculties of Education and Social Sciences, Sport and Health Sciences, and Culture and Language Sciences.
Faculties of Education & Social Sciences, Sport & Health Sciences and Culture & Language Science.
The Faculty of Sport & Health Sciences continues to be the leading provider of degree programmes in sport in Plymouth and the Peninsula and supported by some of the most outstanding sport facilities in the South West of England.
The Faculty of Culture and Language Sciences continues to push the boundaries of education, research and performance in the range of creative industries and performance arts. The University’s professional acting company ‘The Actor’s Wheel’ has staged a range of sell-out productions at theatres across the South West and in Greece. Journalism students produced a range of film, magazine, newspaper and online media supported by the University’s professional journalists and state-of-the-art facilities in the Journalism and Media Centre with its industry-standard kit for live and recorded TV broadcasting and its radio station run by students.
The University continues to be a major provider of teacher education programmes and is rated Good with Outstanding Features in Leadership and Management by Ofsted. In the 2015 National Student Survey both the BEd Primary Education (Early Years) and the BA Children and Young People programmes scored 100% for overall satisfaction.
The Faculty has recently developed new models of teacher training in partnership with Church Schools and Co-operative Schools and an extended Schools Direct partnership now offers increased provision for trainee teachers.Visit our website for a full list of courses available including:
- Business Management
- Children Youth and Community
- Working with Children and Young People
- Youth and Community Work
- Health and Social Welfare
- Education and Teacher Training
- Coaching and Physical Education
- Education Studies
- Early Years
- Primary Teaching with QTS
- Special Educational Needs
- English and Performance Arts
- Creative Writing
- English Language and Linguistics
- Speech and Language Therapy & Sciences
- Sport Health and Coaching
- Applied Sport Science and Coaching
- Football Coaching & Development
- Health Exercise and Physical Activity
- Outdoor Adventure
- Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Sports Development
University of St Mark & St John guarantees on site accommodation to all first year applicants. We have 7 halls of residence where students will be allocated a single study bedroom with either an en-suite or a standard room with a wash basin and access to shared shower facilities.
Each halls of residence has access to a kitchen and communal areas which creates a fantastic opportunity for you to make new friends while socialising and studying you can make a room home away from home. Each room has internet access, utility bills with water, gas and electric are included and there are laundry facilities onsite.
- Standard room £95 per week
- En-suite room £110 per week
Visiting us on an Open Day is one of the best ways to find out whether we are the right place for you and help you make one of the most important decisions for your future.
Our Open Days give you a chance to experience a taste of university life, find out more about the courses we offer, talk to academics and take a look around our world class facilities. The day will help you make that all important decision about your future.
You will have the chance to explore our unique and friendly, single site campus including sports facilities, accommodation, the library and theatre, whilst chatting to our existing students who are on hand to share their experiences and answer any questions you might have about life at the University of St Mark & St John. Further to this you can find out about fees and finance, our sports and societies with our Students Union and get advice on admissions.
Throughout the day there are subject talks where you can find out more about the courses you are interested in and their entry requirements. Our friendly and experienced academics will also be on hand throughout the day to help guide you through what to expect when studying with us.
If you are interested in attending one of our Open Days then you will need to book a place. Don’t worry if you are unable to make the dates you can always contact us and book a campus tour.
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