St Mary's University, London

Rank 45
Established 1850
Famous for

Sports Science, Business, Teacher Training

Fees £16,320.00 - £18,600.00


Founded in 1850, St Mary's University in London has a long and distinguished history. Situated in a safe, green suburb near the river, the beautiful campus is only half an hour from Central London, offering students the best of both worlds. 

St Mary’s University ranks in the Top 10 for Student Experience and the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times Good University Guide 2024) and the University has a welcoming community of around 6,000 students, around 10% of whom are international studying in one of London's top-performing sports institutions and providing students with Olympic-quality sports facilities equipped to world-class standards.

Other popular subjects include Business Management, Law, Criminology and Sociology, Acting, Education, Creative Writing, Psychology, Computer Science and allied health courses.  

St Mary’s University, London

Undergraduate students can also undertake practical part-time work placements or a one-year (paid) industry placement (across some subjects), organised by the Centre for Workplace Learning which links academic learning to personal and professional development, aiding future career prospects.


St Mary’s University, London active Students’ Union (SU) and location means the University offers an exciting social life both on and off campus. The SU organises all kinds of entertainment, from weekly events to major annual occasions like Freshers' Week and the Summer Ball. There are currently over 50 clubs and societies at St Mary’s.

Generous scholarships are offered to international students who demonstrate strong academic potential – and are sometimes guaranteed for certain grades/GPAs.


98% of graduates are in employment, vocation, or further study within 15 months of graduation (HESA 2023), while Which? The University group described St Mary’s as one of the top universities for athletics and sports science. Other notable rankings include:

  • Rated Ofsted Outstanding for over 10 years
  • 1st in London for academic support (National Student Survey 2023)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction (CUG 2023) 



International undergraduate students are usually guaranteed university accommodation, provided you confirm your place by the late spring/early summer accommodation deadline. On-campus accommodation is available and very affordable for London, starting from £6,250 per academic year. The prices include a meal package (term time only), which typically includes breakfast Monday to Friday, brunch on Saturday and Sunday and a meal every evening. All meals are taken in the campus refectory, which has an extensive menu to suit various needs.

Postgraduate students have a wide range of options open to them, from local halls of residence, shared student housing and private homestay accommodation. Students can also have peace of mind knowing that the University is in one of the safest boroughs in London.


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