University profile

St Mary’s University, Twickenham

2022/23 edition

About St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Based in leafy Strawberry Hill on a single London campus, St Mary’s University, Twickenham is a modern, friendly university with all 5,000 students valued, encouraged and supported.

St Mary’s was awarded the Silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Award in 2017 and rose 25 places in the most recent Guardian University League Tables while also reaching its highest ever position in The Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2017.

PG subjects available

St Mary’s has nearly 50 postgraduate courses to choose from. The University has a vibrant postgraduate community and its high quality taught courses and research degree programmes are internationally recognised for pushing academic boundaries and setting standards.

The courses come under the below categories:

  • Business and Law
  • Education and Teaching
  • Humanities, Theology and Ethics
  • Media, Communications and Creative Arts
  • Social, Political and Behavioural Sciences
  • Sport, Health and Science

Departments information

All courses fall into one of St Mary’s’ four Academic Schools – Arts and Humanities, Education, Theology and Leadership, Management and Social Sciences and Sport, Health and Applied Science.

Future career prospects

More than 93% of our graduates find themselves in full-time employment or postgraduate education within six months of completing their studies (HESA 2018).

English language support

As an international student, you may need to improve your English skills before starting your degree. Our Pre-sessional English courses are specially designed to help you meet the English language requirements for your chosen St Mary’s degree and to prepare you for university study in the UK. We offer different summer courses depending on your International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score, find out more on our website.

Facilities and support arrangements

We have two libraries, one on campus which contains 300 study spaces, and a brand-new £6 million facility which has approximately 270 study places to suit different working styles plus an on-site café and is just a 10-minute walk from campus.

Also on offer to students is the i-Learn Café, a 24-hour, open access study space with refreshment facilities, a large collection of library resources in both online and printed formats to support learning and research.

There is a range of support available through our Student Wellbeing Service including a dedicated Mental Health Advisor, professional and experienced counsellors and a Disability and Dyslexia Team. For more information, contact

Fees, funding and costs

Fees vary between postgraduate courses, mode of study and year of entry, please visit the relevant course page on our website for the latest information.


St Mary’s is situated in the London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames – a safe, leafy suburb just a few minutes away from the river and less than half an hour from Central London by train.

We are also just a 10-minute walk from Twickenham and Teddington while by bus we are 15 minutes from Kingston, 20 minutes from Hampton Court and 25 from Kew Gardens.

There is good local public transport so students have easy and convenient access to shopping and leisure facilities, in Kingston, Twickenham or Richmond.


St Mary’s is a campus university, with a wide range of accommodation available on campus to suit all budgets and lifestyles including catered, self-catered, single or shared rooms.

There is also a number of halls within easy reach of the University in local areas such as Twickenham and Kingston.

For 2018 entry the costs of University accommodation ranged from £7,350 to £9,680 for catered and from £4,595.13 to £7,761.42 for self-catered accommodation.


There is a huge range of entertainment in the nearby large riverside towns of Kingston and Richmond including cinemas, live music venues, pubs, several theatres, and a bowling alley as well as an excellent range of shops, cafés and restaurants. Kingston night clubs offer special deals for St Mary’s students and you will find other discounts for students in the area.

On top of this, with Waterloo being within reasonable distance, take advantage of everything Central London has to offer from shops and entertainment to the cultural and educational benefits of access to theatres, galleries and the latest exhibitions.

There’s also find plenty of convenient local amenities with the high streets of Teddington and Twickenham within walking distance and offering a good range of shops, restaurants and pubs as well as the University being just a few minutes away from the River Thames and in the grounds of the historic Strawberry Hill House.

How to apply

Those wanting to apply for postgraduate study can do so through our website.

Contact details

020 8240 4000
020 8240 4255
St Mary’s University, Twickenham
Waldegrave Road
Strawberry Hill
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