Plymouth Marjon University

Business (with Foundation Year) Plymouth Marjon University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth


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Course summary

TEF Silver

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This degree in Business offers you a four-year route to develop your business skills and gain a full BSc honours degree. The foundation year route is suitable for many people, including those returning to education after a break. During the foundation year you will prepare yourself for the rigours of degree-level study before joining the cohort on the three year Business degree. Strong links with regional businesses mean you will gain varied in-depth experiences throughout your course. A specific enterprise support programme can help you through the business start-up process and there is competitive funding for your business ideas.

Why this course at Marjon?
• Long-standing experience of welcoming and supporting students from non-traditional backgrounds or students returning to study after a break.
• A wide network to kick-start your career.
• Practical learning opportunities and live consultancy projects.
• Option to set up your own business.
• Students gain a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.

What might I become?
You would expect to enter the business world with your all-round knowledge and business skills, adding value to small, medium or large enterprises or choosing to set up your own business.

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.

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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 the first year you will develop your Higher Education study skills and be introduced to the core principles behind life in business with a focus on how and why we market products and services the way we do. You will also learn about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and learn the basics of how finance works for business in the modern world. The following years build on that knowledge base as you join the main BSc Business degree.”

1st Year
Foundations in Marketing
Foundations in Enterprise
Foundations in Accounting and Finance
Foundations in People Management
Research Skills
Foundation Year Project

2nd Year
Enterprise Creation
Introduction to Enterprise
Introduction to Accounting and Finance
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to People Management
Academic, Personal and Professional Development

3rd Year
Intrapreneurship and Innovation
Accounting and Finance in Business
Marketing in Business
People Management in Business
Enterprise Development
Research Methods

4th 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 code BUS4
Institution code P63
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level EEE Minimum of 2 A levels Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP Or a triple grade from a combination of BTEC qualifications
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Grade C or 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics

Alternative qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees apply for Foundation year

Provider information

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Plymouth Marjon University
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