Plymouth Marjon University has been ranked first in the UK across three attributes for its postgraduate courses in the key national survey of postgraduate students. The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021, run by Advance HE, surveyed nearly 77,000 students from 88 universities. Marjon was ranked first university in the UK for contact with staff, first for assessment, and first for education-based courses, by students studying higher level qualifications including master’s courses and those studying for a PGCE to become teachers.
Marjon was also ranked 4th in the UK for support for students, 6th for teaching, and came out as 5th best overall for postgraduate study. This is the second year Marjon has scored top university for assessment, and the second year scoring in the top 5 overall.
Marjon’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, who heads up the research and knowledge exchange at the University, Professor Michelle Jones, says: “We are so proud of the way we work with our students at Marjon. We see students as co-creators of their education, engaging with them and ensuring they are heard. This approach is reflected in how our students feel a sense of belonging and connection to Marjon. We are thankful that our postgraduate students have ranked us so highly above the sector again.”
The University’s undergraduate provision, for students gaining their first degree, is ranked equally highly by its students. In 2021, Marjon was rated as top university in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, and top in England for learning community in the National Student Survey 2021.
Postgraduate courses at Marjon include health degrees such as the Master of Public Health, PGCE and School Direct courses, and Master of Research degrees. Master of Education courses can also be studied at the Marjon site in Truro, on the site of the old Cathedral School, which was set up to support the needs of teachers in Cornwall to enable them to attend study after school hours. There is also opportunity to progress after postgraduate study onto a research degree.
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