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Armed Forces

The University is proud to serve the military professionals with several years’ experience in providing tailor-made programmes

Our courses

Our most popular courses with Armed Forces members are:

  • 2018 Leadership-and-Management-for-Business

    BA (Hons) Leadership and Management for Business


    You’ll study marketing, leadership, people management, accounting and finance, mentoring and enterprise and develop your business skills through coaching and by working on real world projects.

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  • Mres



    The Master of Research (MRes) is a flexible programme based around three taught research methods modules, an independent project relating to your specialist subject area, and a Masters thesis.

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  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (part-time, suitable for Public Services and Military personnel)


    This 36 month part-time BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course is specifically designed for armed forces and public services physical trainers.

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What our students are saying

Armed Forces student Stephen Mooney

Stephen Mooney MBE, Warrant Officer

"I can honestly say that whilst this course has been the hardest academic challenge that I have ever faced it was also the most enjoyable and definitely the most rewarding. The lecturers are fantastic, each one possessing individual but extensive experiences and knowledge which they are always eager to share with their students.

I would definitely recommend the University and in particular the Youth and Community programme to anyone who was passionate in pursuing a career in Youth and Community work."

Armed Forces student Al Hewett

Al Hewett, Colour Sergeant, MC Royal Marines

Colour Sergeant Al Hewett MC Royal Marines

“Attempting any course while in employment is hard enough without the added factor of being part of the UK Armed Forces and rotating through exceptionally busy job roles in often demanding locations ranging from the Omani desert to the Central American Jungle.

The University of St Mark & St John offered me the chance to broaden my educational horizons in an affordable and flexible, and often long distance method of tuition; aided by an exceptional student support team and a unique electronic learning space.

The course has allowed me and many more military personnel gain higher education at an affordable rate, during the most austere of times for UK Defence.”

Armed Forces student Paul Todd

Paul Todd, CPOPT

“The part-time Strength & Conditioning course provided me with the skills to look critically at the PT syllabus provided for Royal Navy recruits and members of Royal Navy Board and Search Teams to ensure that the PT delivered was suitable to provide robust and resilient sailors fit for frontline duty.

My whole experience with Marjon has been exceptionally positive, the lecturing staff are extremely knowledgeable and were approachable throughout. I would recommend the University to anyone wanting to gain higher education in an environment that understands the needs and commitments of the Armed Forces”.

Working in partnership

Additional courses

For other undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including further routes for PGCE Secondary teaching, please click the link below:

Our other courses may also be relevant to service leavers with ELCAS and the publicly funded degree scheme.

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Alayne Ashman Public Services and Armed Forces Liaison Officer

You can contact Alayne by phone on 01752 636843 or by email on Click the button for biographies of our Armed Forces specialist tutors.

Snapshots from our Military Heritage

Our founder colleges - St Johns in Battersea and St Marks in Chelsea – both join forces, in response to a call for civil defence units.

Volunteer forces of the UK are merged, and renamed the Territorial Force. Both colleges become part of the 10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.

Alumni and current students of both colleges serve during World War I. Over 1100 students in all will serve.

Our two founder colleges merge and are re-named as the College of St Mark and St John (Marjons) and the college is again requisitioned as a military hospital.

Remembrance Day

Armed Forces - Corporate Covenant

Corporate Covenant

We pledge to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country.

Armed Forces - UNSWIS


Members of Universities in Support of Wounded, Injured and Sick Service Personnel, Veterans and their Families (UNSWIS) which supports personnel to transition into civilian employment.

Armed Forces ELCAS

ELCAS - Centre code 4437

We are registered to ELCAS -

Armed Forces CTP

Career Transition Partnership (CTP)

Proud to be a preferred training provider of the Career Transition Partnership (CTP).

Armed Forces - Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes

Work closely with Endeavour Facility in HMS Drake to support their Veterans programme.