St Mary’s University, London is a specialist university of 5,500 students at our beautiful campus in South West London. The university has developed an excellent reputation for teaching and student support, and is ranked 1st in London for Course Satisfaction and Teaching Satisfaction in the Guardian University League Tables 2020. There is guaranteed university accommodation for new undergraduate students who apply before the deadline, and we have International scholarships available.
The university has excellent national and international transport links: the centre of London is 35 minutes away train, London Heathrow airport is 30 minutes away by bus, and London Gatwick airport is 60 minutes away by train. The campus is in Richmond-upon-Thames, one of the most popular, attractive and safe boroughs in London, with its parks, boutique cafes and shops, bars and pubs next to the river. Kingston-upon-Thames is also close by, where you can go for even more shopping and entertainment.
St Mary’s is also an elite sports university and was voted the top university for sport in London in the Which? University Student Survey 2019. All of our sports teams have professional, full qualified coaches, and our Olympic-level sports facilities are often used by national teams and athletes such as Usain Bolt and Mo Farah to prepare for competition in London. We also have Sports Scholarships available for students who can compete at International, National and Club level.
Many of our Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees include work placements so that you can gain valuable experience alongside your studies. Some of our most popular subjects include Acting, Film and Digital Media, Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Communications, Politics and International Relations, Law, Criminology, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Sport Rehabilitation, and Sport and Exercise Science. We also offer some unique 2-year ‘accelerated’ Bachelor’s degrees, Distance Learning Master’s degrees, and a Chelsea Football Club Foundation Coaching and Development degree which includes training and study on campus, and the Chelsea training ground and stadium to produce the next generation of elite football coaches.