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St. Mary’s University London International College

Holmes Institute Pathways specialises in providing personalised education offerings that help students succeed in their Higher Education programmes. Small class sizes and individual attention mean students can achieve to the highest standard.

The HI:P St Mary’s University London International College is fully integrated with St Mary’s University London. This means from the first day of class, students are part of the University student community, with full access to all the facilities.

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Study in London!

St Mary’s University is a modern, friendly, and welcoming University situated in the leafy borough of Richmond-upon-Thames and just a short train journey from the hustle and bustle of Central London. The University is also within walking distance of Twickenham and Teddington.

We offer you the best of both worlds: the safe and quiet area of Richmond-upon-Thames—but travelling into exciting Central London only takes half an hour! Plus, Heathrow is only a 20-minute train ride away.


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Sport, Health and Science

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We are internationally renowned for sport. Our sport science degrees include physiology, rehabilitation and physiotherapy, sport psychology, nutrition, coaching science and strength and conditioning.

Our world-class facilities are constantly used by professional athletes. This includes rugby teams, athletes, tennis players, Formula One drivers and American football stars. You will get to use these state-of-the-art labs and training facilities as part of your degree.

We also offer degrees in sports coaching and physical education. These are often followed by a PGCE for those wanting to teach PE in a school setting.

Business and Law

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We offer a suite of undergraduate business degree programmes that allow you to follow your career ambitions. We also offer an LLB Law programme, which can be studied with criminology. You could also combine studying business law with management or history.

Education and Teaching

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Teacher training has been the centre of St Mary’s ever since our founding in 1850. Our Institute of Education has been rated outstanding by Ofsted and boasts impressive employment statistics.

You may choose to study an undergraduate degree and move on to a PGCE teacher training programme after you graduate. We offer PGCE’s at primary teaching level and in a wide range of secondary subjects.

We also offer an undergraduate degree in primary education. This degree includes the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). If you’re currently working in a school you could apply to study our work-based programmes. These school-based degrees can also lead to qualified teacher status.

Humanities, Theology and Ethics

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There is a strong tradition of humanities degrees courses at St Mary’s. On our history degree you can study a wide range of historical events. The French revolution, early modern history, 60s Britain and the Ottoman Empire and just few of the subjects you could study. 

Our English programmes allow you to explore the complexities of the language and the impact of literature. Within our campus is Strawberry Hill House, a Gothic castle, making us well located to explore Gothic literature. 

Theology is at the heart of St Mary’s, with Catholic principles underpinning the core values of the University. We offer a range of theological degrees in areas such as bioethics, spirituality and catholic teaching.

Media, Communications and Creative Arts

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Our media programmes allow you to explore the practical and theoretical side of film and TV. You’ll also get to study web design, radio production and graphic design. Our marketing degrees allow you to pick a specialism. You could choose to study design, media sport communication or data analytics.

Drama St Mary’s combines drama school training with the rigour of university study to offer an Acting course like no other. If you prefer being off-stage you could study Technical Theatre. You’ll get to learn the ins and outs of lighting, sound production, and set design. We also offer Master’s degrees specialising in theatre directing, London theatre and playwriting.

You’ll have access to specialist facilities including drama studios, a TV production set, design suites and a fully-equipped theatre.

Social, Political and Behavioural Sciences

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We offer a series of psychology programmes, accredited by the British Psychological Society. These include Masters’ degrees specialising in mental health and sport psychology.

Our social science degrees offer you an in-depth insight into your chosen subject, such as education or criminology.

We also offer a range of politics programmes. The politics degrees include international relations, diplomacy, public policy and communications.

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Pathway programmes

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St Mary’s University London International College offers a variety of pathway programmes that will get you into your dream course. 

- Undergraduate Foundation programme
- International Year 1
- Pre-Masters
- English Pre-Sessional


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Course duration will depend on your chosen pathway programme as well as your study area.

Foundation programme: 1 year Foundation + 3 years degree studies
International Year One: 1 Year International Year 1 + 2 years degree studies
Pre-Masters: 1-2 semesters Pre-Masters + 1 year Masters studies
English Pre-Sessional: 6 or 10 weeks English Language + course of your choice.
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