Plymouth Marjon University

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

TEF Silver

Plymouth Marjon University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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BSc Business gives you the practical skills and creative thinking to develop a career in business. You’ll be perfectly placed to work within fast-moving and innovative organisations. You will gain in-depth experiences in a range of organisations throughout the course. A specific enterprise support programme can also help you through the business start-up process and you will have the opportunity to pitch your ideas to leading business people. You will learn all the essential skills of management; how to evaluate ideas; how to get the most out of a tea; financial and marketing skills and some basics of business law such as patenting and HR laws. Why this course at Marjon? • Work closely with a diverse network of businesses. • Practical and hands-on learning opportunities. • If you wish, you can be supported to set up your own business. • Take part in live consultancy projects for local businesses, gaining insights into your strengths and their businesses. • Students gain a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership. What might I become? You would aim to become a manager within a business, with ambitions to progress through the company, or potentially start your own business. You will develop a variety of contacts to kick-start your career and will have the chance to gain a variety of on-the-job learning experiences to help you to develop the right career for you. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Business at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around The Edge enterprise hub. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: Why study at Marjon? • Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). • High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*. • 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019. *Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018.

Course details


Sarah Preedy - Course Lead, Business; “During your first year you will learn what it means to be enterprising and develop your knowledge of marketing strategy. You will also be introduced to key concepts around people management, finance and idea development. In the second year you will learn how entrepreneurs can thrive within an organisation and learn techniques for marketing and finance in small businesses. During the third year you will learn what it takes to be a great business leader, investigate the reality of running a business and look at current issues affecting business in this country.” 1st Year Introduction to Enterprise Introduction to Marketing Introduction to Accounting and Finance Introduction to People Management Enterprise Creation Academic, Personal and Professional Development 2nd Year Intrapreneurship and Innovation Accounting and Finance in Business Marketing in Business People Management in Business Enterprise Development Research Methods 3rd Year Business Leadership Business Reality Reflective Business Portfolio Contemporary Business Issues Honours Project

Assessment method

Assessment is diverse through coursework such as essays, business reports, group project work, consultancy projects, presentations, business simulations, and reflective portfolios, with no exams.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Management Institute

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeBUS3
Institution code P63
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2 – Higher National Certificate or evidence of 120 Credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level CCC Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM We will accept triple grades gained from a combination of other BTEC qualifications
Access to HE Diploma Achieve 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 level 3 credits at Distinction
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Grade C or 4 or higher in English Language and Mathematics

Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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 £11000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS