Placeholder image for St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

We are a strong and welcoming community of students and staff and are committed to the highest standards in teaching across the wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses we offer. In addition, we have a vibrant research culture and environment.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Law (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

Established in 1850 and with a deep heritage in education, St Mary’s has a strong reputation for teaching excellence and a student-centred approach.

On 23rd January 2014, St Mary's University College, Twickenham, was awarded full university title by the Privy Council and became St Mary's University, Twickenham.

Education

Course level

  • Undergraduate
  • Foundation degree
  • Postgraduate
  • Research degrees

Course category

  • Business and law
  • Education and teaching
  • Humanities, theology and ethics
  • Media, communications and creative arts
  • Social, political and behavioural sciences
  • Sport, health and science

Research

St Mary’s has an established culture of research and scholarship, concentrated in hubs of excellence within  research centres and at discipline level in Academic Schools.

  • Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery
  • The Aquinas Centre for Theological Literacy
  • Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society
  • Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies
  • Centre for Initiatives in Spirituality and Reconciliation (InSpiRe)
  • Centre for Joseph Conrad Studies
  • Centre for Joseph Conrad Studies
  • Centre for the Philosophy of History
  • Centre for Research and Development in Catholic Education
  • Social-Scientific Study of the Bible
  • SWIFT – Sport, Wellbeing, Inclusion, Faith

Career

93% of graduates employed or in further study after six months.

On leaving university you do not need to sort your life out immediately. Take control by focusing on small goals, one at a time e.g. prepare your CV, clean up your social media profile, get back on track with your interests or sport. And reward each accomplishment - it represents progress, and will help you to stay positive and motivated.

As a graduate, you have lifelong access to careers support from St Mary's Employability Service. We can help you with:

  • Free careers coaching to help you get the job you want
  • Career guidance
  • Application advice
  • Career resources
  • Interview preparation
  • Psychometric testing

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

St Mary's Students Union (SMSU)

  • St Mary’s Students’ Union is the main representative body of all students at St Mary’s University. 
  • We offer advice and guidance to students on an individual basis and represent students at university, locally and nationally. SMSU also coordinates all sports clubs and societies on campus and provides all major events and entertainments throughout the year.
  • Each year, SMSU holds elections for the new  leaders of the organisation: the SU President, Vice-President Community and Welfare and Vice-President Activities, as well as the Student Leadership Team (part time officers). Candidates must be students at the time of the SMSU Elections, which happen in February or March each year.

Housing services

All of our halls are within easy reach of the University and centred around the popular student areas of  Kingston and  Twickenham, where you can live, work and socialise. Situated along the River Thames, the towns provide fantastic shopping facilities in a selection of high street and independent stores, plus an array of restaurants, bars, cafés and a vibrant nightlife.

We offer a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and lifestyles including catered or self-catered, single rooms or shared rooms, and we are confident you will find somewhere that suits you.

Library services

  • The Main Campus Library, comprehensive study facility located at the heart of the campus containing 300 study spaces and providing access to over 120,000 books, nearly 4,500 e-books and more than 41,000 e-journals
  • The Naylor Library, newly refurbished building with approximately 270 study places to suit different working styles
  • Collection of library resources in both online and printed formats

ICT services

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the campus for students
  • Numerous open access computers plus borrowable laptops for student use

Medical services

The St Mary's Health Centre is a branch surgery of  The York Medical Practice in Twickenham and offers a nurse-led health service.  A Nurse Practitioner is available every week day during term-time and have arrangements to book Doctors’ appointments at The York Medical Practice in Twickenham if necessary. 

Student Life

Campus life

The University's current estate is in four parts. The main campus is on Waldegrave Road in Twickenham within the grounds of Strawberry Hill House, a hall of residence is located at 16 Strawberry Hill Road, the main sports fields are located on the Teddington Lock campus in Broom Road, Teddington, and the new Naylor Library (also on Waldegrave Road) which opened in the autumn of 2015.

Sports facilities

Our Strawberry Hill and Teddington Lock campuses have a range of world-class sporting facilities that are used for teaching and open to the wider community.

  • Fitness and Conditioning Suite
  • Floodlit all-weather pitch
  • Performance hall
  • Sir Mo Farah Athletics Track
  • Tennis Centre
  • GymnasiumStudio
  •  pitches
  • Rugby pitch and training pitches
  • Performance Education Centre

Student clubs

SMSU offers a variety of clubs, societies and social events, so there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

There are over thirty clubs and societies for you to get involved in, but if you can't find something you're interested then why not consider starting your own club or society?

  • Afro Caribbean
  • Applied Physics
  • Art
  • Business
  • Catholic
  • Cathedral
  • Choir
  • Christian Leadership
  • Christian Union
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology and Sociology (CSY)
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Enterprise
  • Geography
  • History
  • International
  • Islamic Students
  • Labour
  • Law
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mature Students
  • No Ordinary (inclusivity)
  • Psychology
  • Radio
  • SimmsSnow
  • Surf
  • Yoga

Other programmes from this university

Wishlist