Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

English Language and Professional Studies (Top-up)

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Course summary

This progression to level 6 degree is a one-year full time course designed specifically for students with English as a second or other language and who have existing international qualifications, an ENIC recognised associate degree. It consists of one full day on campus, in small classes, plus online study that you can do in your own time. We have a timetable to fit perfectly around your other life commitments, like work and childcare and a range of assessments. The course is for international students who want to study in the UK and gain a full business and vocational related honours degree alongside the high level English Language and study skills you will need for career development or postgraduate study. You may be currently residing inside or outside the UK and want to earn a full UK honours degree. You may want to use this opportunity to show your ability to continue to English-medium postgraduate study. This can include areas such as translation, education, communication, English language, entrepreneurship, health, management and so on. This degree fully integrates English language development and study skills and includes a project module to prepare for master’s level study. At Marjon, we have excellent teachers from a variety of backgrounds and we aim to help develop your vocational knowledge with taught classes and personalised tuition to suit your needs. You will study Cross-cultural communication, Business and Academic English and your own subject specialism, which we will discuss with you individually as part of the application process to make sure we can help you realise your goals. This degree is about you and developing your careers goals. It is a great chance to prove and improve your English skills at a very high level. It can also act as a general preparation to Postgraduate study. If you know exactly what you want to do next, in the Professional Studies and Project modules, you can choose to study a subject you are familiar with, or already qualified in, and gain the experience of studying and writing on this topic in English. It’s up to you! Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university with a big personality • No.1 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023) • Southwest University of the Year for Student Life and Student Support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2022) • No.3 university in England for Learning Community (National Student Survey 2022)


Intercultural & Professional Communication Professional & Academic English Professional Studies 1 Building Futures Professional Studies 2 OR Business English Honours Project

Assessment method

Essay Portfolio Test Exam Report Reflective Report Project Presentation

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A Higher Education award at level 5 or above, e.g a Foundation Degree or a Diploma of Higher Education, or equivalent

English language requirements

GCSE English Language at Grade C/4 or above, or acceptable equivalent. IELTS Academic with a minimum of Grade 6 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking categories will be required for international students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
English Language and Professional Studies (Top-up) at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS