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St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary’s University, Twickenham is a public university based in South West London, It traces its origins back to 1850 and is known as the oldest Roman Catholic University. It was formally granted a university title in 2014 and each year welcomes over 5000 students.

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St Mary's University, Twickenham

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the St Mary's University, Twickenham.

  • Rankings

    St Mary’s University, Twickenham received a Teaching Excellence Framework Silver Ranking for the quality of teaching offered to students.

  • Employability

    The University Careers Service provides CV help, career planning, graduate training scheme and job help. 98% of graduates are in employment, vocation or further study within 15 months of graduating.

  • Fees

    Undergraduate home fees for a full time course are £9250 and £11,100 for a two year degree. International undergraduate fees are £12,900 for full time students and £13,950 for two year degrees.

  • Bursaries

    The University offers 8 different bursaries from fixed amounts of £1250 (History Scholarship) to £3000 and some with varying amounts. Full lists can be found here.


The University has two catered en-suite halls: De Marillac and Cashin and Cronin; five catered standard halls: Clive, Graham Wiseman and Doyle, Waldegrave Park, 16 Strawberry Hill Road and Old House; and one catered shared at Waldegrave Park House as well as one self catered standard room at Grosvenor Apartments. Additional options to stay with a host family and further information can be found here.

Students' Union

The Student’s union offers 28 different sports clubs and 28 different societies which can be found here.

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St Mary's University, Twickenham Students' Union
St Mary's University, Twickenham Students' Union

Famous for

Famous alumni include Joe Wicks, Mathew Wells, James McEvoy, Tom O’Conner, Paul Clement and Toby Gold.


The University announced the Framework to Support Victims and Survivors of Modern Slavery in September 2020 in a partnership with the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, Today Skills for Care and The Snowdrop Project. Also praised was sports graduate Joe Wicks for receiving an MBE this year as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours!

AFS says

"Don’t worry, London students; London is far better than the terrible clubs you visited during Fresher’s Week. Away from the Tiger Tigers and Zoos there is a whole world of fantastic nightlife and student pubs in London.Even if getting stuck to the floor of The Piccadilly Institute has sworn you off of clubbing for life, the capital offers so much to do. Plus, despite its reputation and what every parent tells you, you can afford to do it all without having to sell a single one of your kidneys, trust me".

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