St Mary’s University, London is a modern, friendly institution with a caring atmosphere, a strong academic record and high student satisfaction rates. St Mary’s mission is to provide a high quality academic and professional education, inspired by a Catholic ethos and values as London’s only Catholic University.
Students of St Mary’s benefit from over 165 years of tradition and expertise in teaching at a historic and scenic campus based in Twickenham. With a campus also based in Greater London, St Mary’s is both local and global. St Mary’s has nearly 6,000 students across four academic Schools offering 34 undergraduate degree programs, 24 postgraduate programs, available to study on a full-time and part-time basis, as well as study abroad and Erasmus programs.
Undergraduate students also have the option of undertaking practical part-time work placements organized by the Centre for Workplace Learning which links academic learning to personal and professional development, aiding future career prospects. The University is ranked 8th in the UK for graduate employment, with 94.2%* of graduates employed or in postgraduate education six months after graduation (HESA), and ranked first in London for both course satisfaction and teaching satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2020).
The campus is only a five-minute walk from Strawberry Hill Rail Station, where regular trains will take you to central London in under 30 minutes so you can enjoy all of London’s best attractions. The city has an abundance of museums, historical landmarks, art galleries, world-recognized shops and lively venues for you to explore.
94.2% percent of St. Mary’s graduates are in employment or postgraduate education within six months of leaving the University, while Which? University group described St Mary’s as being one of the top universities for athletics and sport science.
# 85th in the Times University Guide 2020
# 77th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
Services for International Students
St Mary’s University, London active Students’ Union (SU) and location mean the University offers an exciting social life both on and off-campus. The SU organizes all kinds of entertainment, from weekly events through to annual major occasions like Freshers’ Week, SIMM Stock (above) and the Summer Ball. There are currently 48 clubs and societies at St Mary’s.
Generous scholarships are offered to international students who demonstrate strong academic potential.
All international undergraduate students are guaranteed university accommodation, providing you confirm your place by the May deadline. On-campus accommodation is available and very affordable for London starting from £5,162 per academic year. The prices include a meal package (term time only) that includes breakfast Monday to Friday, brunch on Saturday and Sunday and a meal every evening. All meals are taken in the campus refectory, which has an extensive menu to suit a variety of needs.
St. Mary’s University, London is located in Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, a beautiful residential area of the London Borough of Richmond upon the Thames. Teddington and Twickenham are within walking distance and offer a good range of shops, restaurants and pubs. Several famous sights can be found close by including the River Thames, Hampton Court Palace and The Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew. Richmond and Bushy Parks have hundreds of acres of beautiful, secluded woodland for get-away-from-it-all walks and bike ride alongside roaming deer.