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London Campus
£ 16320

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About - St Mary’s University, Twickenham

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St Mary’s University, Twickenham is a public university in Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, in South West London. Its stated commitment is to the mission of the Catholic Church in higher education.

Originally founded in 1850 as a college for training Catholic schoolmasters, it became a constituent college of the University of London Institute of Education in 1949. This affiliation ended in 1976, and its degree courses were then validated by the University of Surrey. Formerly called St Mary’s University College, it was granted full university title by the Privy Council on 23 January 2014. Since July 2019, the university has hosted the Mater Ecclesiae College, whose Ecclesiastical faculties enshrined since 2013 in the “Bellarmine Institute” was brought in after the closure of Heythrop College, University of London earlier in 2019.

Our legal objects

“To advance education, in such manner as befits a Catholic foundation, by:

the provision, development and conduct of a Catholic institution of higher education; and
the provision of training and continuing professional development for teachers in both religious and secular schools, with special provision for those intending to teach in Catholic and other Christian schools.”
(Articles of Association of St Mary’s University, Twickenham: approved by the Privy Council January 2014)

“A university is understood by the Catholic church as “an academic institution which in a rigorous and critical fashion assists in the advancement of human dignity and cultural heritage through research, teaching and services offered to local, national and international communities” (Ex Corde Ecclesiae 12) and a Catholic university does so in a distinctive fashion which ensures a Catholic Christian presence in the intellectual exploration of the great problems and challenges facing society and culture.”

History and Heritage
With an original intake of just six students, St Mary’s has now grown to around 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across the four academic Schools.
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.

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