St Mary's University, Twickenham

Introduction

St Mary's University has a long and distinguished history as a Catholic university for the education of teachers.

It was founded in 1850 by the Catholic Poor Schools Committee to meet the need for teachers to provide an education for the growing numbers of poor Catholic children.

It started in Brook Green in Hammersmith in the charge of the Brothers of Christian Instruction with an intake of twelve young men. In 1899, the Catholic Hierarchy asked the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) to undertake the administration of the University.

Our Mission

The mission of St Mary’s is to provide high-quality academic and professional higher education within a collegial ethos inspired and sustained by Christian values.

Our primary mission is in teaching and learning, underpinned and enriched by research and scholarship.

The transformative nature of our work contributes to the creation of new knowledge and inspires our outreach activities in support of social cohesion and economic development.


Our Values

We are a University which:

  • is rigorous, critical and altruistic, dedicated to the development of the physical, intellectual and spiritual potential of each member of our community.
  • fosters equality of opportunity for all and the integrity of the individual, respects human diversity and actively works towards a more just, prosperous and inclusive society.
  • acts with honesty, integrity and professionalism in a spirit of dialogue and reflection.

Introduction to Research at St Mary's

St Mary’s has a vibrant research culture and environment, providing an individualised and highly supportive environment for academic staff and postgraduate research degree students.

The results of the 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) clearly demonstrate the University's strong profile of research with work that has been rated as world-leading in Theology, Divinity and History, and English Language and Literature, and internationally excellent research in Education and Sport-Related Studies.
Research Culture

Our research strategy places emphasis on consolidating and further developing the culture of research, including pedagogical research across the University and supporting established areas of research strength.

This is further evidenced by strong research links with other institutions both at home and abroad, as well as with community organisations and groups.


Research Degree Programmes Available

We offer the opportunity to study for an MPhil or PhD, working on your research project alongside highly experienced researchers.

These research degrees involve defining your own area of research enquiry, working closely with a team who will guide and support you.

This school offers programs in:
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Programs

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MSc

MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London

The MSc/PG Diploma course is for you if you want to pursue a career in applied sport and exercise physiology. The course involves a range of specialist modules to develop core knowledge and applied skills. [+]

MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology

 

MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology

 

 

The increase in professional sport combined with the drive to promote an active and healthy lifestyle in the UK has led to an increased demand for applied sport and exercise physiologists. With this in mind, the MSc / PG Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology has been developed to address this demand by providing students with an opportunity to expand their current knowledge and to develop the skills required to work in the field. The MSc / PG Diploma programme is suitable for individuals wishing to pursue a career in applied sport and exercise physiology. The programme has been designed around a range of specialist modules to develop core knowledge and applied skills in the area of sport and exercise physiology. Individuals can study on either a full-time or part-time basis, completing the MSc part-time in two years.... [-]


MSc in Applied Sport Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc in Applied Sport Psychology is aimed at those wishing to develop a career in the area of sport psychology or wish to enhance their understanding and develop their skills in the area. For the last 20 years there has been a gradual acceptance and involvement of sport psychology within sport at all levels of sporting performance. In recognition of this the professional bodies of sport science (BASES) and psychology (BPS) have both developed professional development routes leading to recognition within the field. The course has been designed to enable suitable candidates to progress on to attain professional recognition beyond the MSc course [+]

MSc in Applied Sport Psychology

 

MSc in Applied Sport Psychology Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Sport Psychology Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Sport Psychology

 

Within the field of Applied Sport Psychology, there is an increasing demand for professional accreditation through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and/or the British Psychological Society (BPS) chartered status. This vocationally oriented demand is apparent within job profile details for positions within the employment sector that are requiring either BASES accreditation and/or BPS chartered status.With this in mind, the MSc / PG Diploma / PG Certificate programme will provide a qualification aimed specifically at enhancing students’ knowledge base and vocationally essential applied skills. The programme enables those wishing to pursue a career in Sport Psychology to be optimally prepared for a further two or three-year postgraduate supervised training (named Supervised Experience within BASES or Stage 2 training within the BPS). This supervised training, if successfully completed, can result in professional qualifications i.e. BASES accreditation or BPS chartered status.... [-]


MSc in Sport Rehabilitation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc in Sport Rehabilitation seeks to educate students in the management and care of the injured athlete or those returning to physical activity following prolonged illness, [+]

MSc in Sport Rehabilitation (Pre-Registration)

MSc in Sport Rehabilitation (Pre-Registration) Diploma in Sport Rehabilitation (Pre-Registration) Certificate in Sport Rehabilitation (Pre-Registration)

The MSc in Sport Rehabilitation seeks to educate students in the management and care of the injured athlete or those returning to physical activity following prolonged illness, underpinned by a detailed understanding of physiological, biomechanical, anatomical and psychosocial principles.There is currently a high clinical demand for provision of highly skilled, autonomous and analytical therapists specialising within the field of prevention, assessment and management of sports related injuries. This demand is from sportsmen/women, teams and clinicians currently working in the field of amateur and professional sport and this course aims to provide specialists in the field of Sport Rehabilitation to fulfil this demand.Graduates of the MSc in Sport Rehabilitation will be eligible to join BASRAT the professional body overseeing and regulating the practice of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers in this country.This degree is specifically designed for graduates in the areas of the Sports Sciences who wish to change focus and become rehabilitation practitioners.... [-]


MA

MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London Germany Berlin Region + 3 more

The MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT programme at St Mary’s has been running for more than 25 years and has helped develop the careers of hundreds of professionals in language teaching, management, publishing and research. The programme is designed primarily for teachers of English and of other modern languages who are interested in extending their knowledge of language and language teaching. It provides participants with the opportunity to explore developments in applied linguistics and language teaching in the light of their own practical expertise and knowledge. [+]

MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

 

MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics and ELT Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics and ELT

The prestigious Applied Linguistics and ELT programme at St Mary’s has been running for twenty-five years, and has enhanced the careers of hundreds of language professionals who are now to be found in high-level teaching, management and research posts in schools and universities on five continents.The programme is designed primarily for teachers of EFL, ESL, and of other modern languages who are interested in extending their knowledge of language and language teaching. It provides participants with the opportunity to explore developments in applied linguistics and language teaching in the light of their own practical expertise and knowledge.The emphasis throughout is on the sharing of knowledge and experience, and the way that theory and practice can illuminate each other. The programme can be followed in two ways, and at two different locations:... [-]


MA in Bioethics and Medical Law

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The primary aim of the programme is to promote respect for human dignity and respect for the life of human beings through the provision of a thorough academic understanding [+]

MA in Bioethics and Medical Law

MA in Bioethics and Medical Law Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics and Medical Law Postgraduate Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Law

 

Start Month: September. One entry point only each year.Mode of Study: Full-time, part-time. On site or distance learning. The programme is offered both part-time over three years and full-time over one year for the full MA, with possible options of a certificate (after one year part-time)and a diploma (after two years part-time).Length of Course: 1 year full-time; 3 years part-time, as explained in previous section.Everyday, it seems, some new medical ethical problem appears in the news: whether to do with resource allocation or withdrawing treatment, assisting suicide or human cloning. There is an obvious need for people, and especially for healthcare professionals and teachers, to be informed about these issues.To address this need, St Mary's University has a well established Postgraduate Programme in Bioethics and Medical Law. The discipline of bioethics addresses ethical issues related to medicine, life sciences, and associated technologies as applied to human beings, taking into account their social, legal, environmental and spiritual dimensions.The primary aim of the programme is to promote respect for human dignity and respect for the life of human beings through the provision of a thorough academic understanding of the major issues and competing schools of contemporary bioethics. The perspective of the course is strongly influenced by the Hippocratic Oath. This corresponds closely to the traditional stance of Judaism and Christianity on medical ethics.... [-]


MA in Catholic School Leadership: Principles and Practice

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time August 2016 United Kingdom London

The postgraduate programme 'Catholic School Leadership: Principles and Practice' is the only course of study available in the UK that specifically supports the distinctive leadership [+]

MA in Catholic School Leadership: Principles and Practice

 

 

MA in Catholic School Leadership: Principles and Practice Postgraduate Diploma in Catholic School Leadership Postgraduate Certificate in Catholic School Leadership

The postgraduate programme 'Catholic School Leadership: Principles and Practice' is the only course of study available in the UK that specifically supports the distinctive leadership development needs of leaders and aspiring leaders at all levels and within all phases of Catholic education.This unique course offers both valuable career building academic qualifications and the opportunity to reflect upon practice to help you develop the skills needed within your current role.Our flexible modular programme can be accessed wherever you live - within the UK or overseas. The same high quality programme is offered through alternative modes of study designed to meet the varying needs of busy professionals.Courses involving regular face to face seminars based on the St Mary's campus or at other centres, commence in early October 2011 – apply now to secure your place on these courses. The date for the first Module 1 Saturday School is 1st October 2011 from 9.30am .If you are happy to work independently with online support you can study through our Full Distance Learning mode. Full distance learners can start the course at any time of the year.If you are committed to Catholic education, whether you an aspiring leader, carry a teaching and learning responsibility, have a senior leadership role or are a headteacher or principal, this course will support your ongoing professional and career development.The programme is built on a solid theoretical foundation, but it also provides members with the opportunity to explore practical responses to the day to day challenges facing middle managers and senior leaders working in Catholic education. The feedback we get is that colleagues find the input excellent and they also value the fellowship gained from learning with, and from, others working in Catholic schools.... [-]


MA in Charity Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This postgraduate course has been specially designed for people working in the charity sector who would like to either formalize their education, learn and develop [+]

MA in Charity Management

MA in Charity Management Postgraduate Diploma in Charity Management Postgraduate Certificate in Charity Management

This postgraduate course has been specially designed for people working in the charity sector who would like to either formalize their education, learn and develop the latest management skills and/or enhance their career opportunities.The demands made by the Charities Act 2007, Charities Regulation Bill 2005, the Trustee Act 2000, and other relevant legislation, has led to a need for charity employers and anyone else seeking to be employed in the sector, to be equipped with a range of skills.These include a knowledge and understanding of Charity Management, Charity Governance , Marketing and Fundraising, Strategic Management, HRM and Research. The Programme starts every September, although in January an intake is possible for students with a financial background.This programme, which has different exit points, addresses this need. A strong and distinctive feature of the programme is the ethical and moral reflections which are embedded in each of the modules.... [-]


MA in Education: Pedagogy & Professional Values & Practice

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom London

A full time programme for International students (including School placements). This is a professional development programme for experienced teachers, tutors and other education professionals. [+]

MA in Education: Pedagogy & Professional Values & Practice

A full time programme for International students (including School placements). This is a professional development programme for experienced teachers, tutors and other Educational practitioners.

Accredited Modules

30 PVM10 – Investigating Teaching and Learning (30 credits) 30 PVM20 – Supporting Learning: Practices & Principles (30 credits). 30 PVM30 – Pedagogical Issues & Practice (30 credits). 30 PVM40 – Research Project Methods & guidance (30 credits). 60 PVM50 – Research Project Dissertation (60 credits) – (15,000 words).

 

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MA in International Tourism Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in International Tourism Development aims to equip postgraduates with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to enable them to exploit the growing number [+]

MA in International Tourism Development

MA in International Tourism Development Post Graduate Diploma in International Tourism Development Post Graduate Certificate in International Tourism Development

This postgraduate course has been specially designed for people wishing to work in or study the area of tourism development. The travel and tourism sector has emerged as one of the world’s largest industries and the fastest growing service sector. Domestically there are over 2 million jobs sustained by tourism activity in the UK, either directly or indirectly and it is estimated that there is almost 1.5 million jobs related directly to tourism activity in the UK, some 5% of all people in employment in the UK . The importance of the Tourism industry to the UK in general and London specifically have recently been noted by the Prime Minster (2010) and Mayor of London (2009) .The MA in International Tourism Development aims to equip postgraduates with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to enable them to exploit the growing number of global job opportunities within the travel and tourism sector in the UK, mainland Europe and global employment markets.... [-]


MA in Pastoral Theology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The study of Pastoral Theology develops students intellectually in a way that fits them in particular for pastoral work. It is an excellent preparation for any profession [+]

MA in Pastoral Theology

With Pathways in Chaplaincy Studies, Pastoral Leadership and Christian Spirituality

MA in Pastoral Theology Postgraduate Diploma in Pastoral Theology Postgraduate Certificate in Pastoral Theology

In a fast moving ‘age of anxiety’ old certainties must be questioned and made relevant to the world we live in today. At St Mary’s we are particularly concerned that academic theology should be in the service of the churches, the world and wider society. Consequently we offer specialist pathways in Chaplaincy Studies, Christian Spirituality and Pastoral Leadership.It is possible to study for three postgraduate qualifications in Pastoral Theology: the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s Degree. Each is incremental on the other so having completed the two core modules of the course you will be eligible for the PG Certificate. If you successfully complete the Optional Modules you will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma and, if this is followed with the Dissertation, you will be eligible for the Master’s degree.More details about the three pathways • Who are the pathways forThe programmes are taught at St Mary’s through weekly classes, usually on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 6-9pm. The dissertation will be taught by tutorial supervision. Each module will comprise input from experienced speakers who have been engaging with the subject for some time, followed by opportunities for reflection and discussion. Students will be expected to give seminar presentations and write an essay for each module. There are also opportunities for one-to-one tutorials.St Mary’s now has agreements with the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Northampton,Portsmouth and Plymouth and teaches the MA at Saturday classes in Exeter, MiltonKeynes and Portsmouth.... [-]


MA in Physical Theatre (International Ensemble)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom London

The programme is targeting an international practitioners with a view to sharing perspectives, cultural and theatrical traditions. With physical theatre’s emphasis on the visual rather than the verbal [+]

MA in Physical Theatre (International Ensemble)

 

This a unique opportunity for practitioners, actors, directors, graduates to learn to create visual physical theatre as well as to form their own companies. The programme is designed to develop professional practitioners within the European tradition of theatre established by Copeau, Lecoq, Gaulier, Pagneux, Fo, Brook and Theatre de Complicite.With roots in Commedia Dell’Arte and developed by the French mime schools, this mode of theatre is a theatre of storytelling, stories drawn from and shared by the community to whom they are performed. With a focus on physicality, expression, images and illusion it is populist, humanist and anti-elitist.The programme  is targeting an international practitioners with a view to sharing perspectives, cultural and theatrical traditions. With physical theatre’s emphasis on the visual rather than the verbal it is not necessary that the students are Anglophone, though the common language will be English.Two international companies will be connected with this degree: New International Encounter and Theatre de Complicite. They will provide a number of learning opportunities for the students.  Participants will be expected to develop the ability to establish theatre companies both in terms of artistic skills but also in terms of appropriate administrative and financial skills.... [-]


MA in Sports Journalism

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 United Kingdom London

Designed by journalists with years of experience in the press and broadcasting industries, you will follow an intensive course that provides work experience, training in multimedia [+]

MA in Sports Journalism

MA in Sports Journalism Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Journalism Graduate Diploma in Journalism

We offer a comprehensive and unique training experience that offers one of the best entry routes into a highly competitive industry.Designed by journalists with years of experience in the press and broadcasting industries, you will follow an intensive course that provides work experience, training in multimedia production - covering all the essential convergent technologies, alongside modules that teach you the core skills in sports reporting, including news writing, media law, current affairs, court reporting and short hand.Our curriculum and approach to training strongly reflects the high expectations of the profession, which is why we are the only post graduate Sports Journalism degree in the UK to be professionally accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.We have also established a unique working relationship with our training partners, Sportsbeat, one of London's busiest sports news agencies, where all our students will gain work experience. We also offer a visiting lecturer programme that includes a host of award winning sports journalists.... [-]


MA in Theatre Directing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Theatre Directing is designed to explore the art and techniques of theatre directing within the context of contemporary theatre making. It aims to enhance students’ [+]

MA in Theatre Directing

MA in Theatre Directing Postgraduate Diploma in Theatre Directing Postgraduate Certificate in Theatre Directing

The MA in Theatre Directing is designed to explore the art and techniques of theatre directing within the context of contemporary theatre making. It aims to enhance students’ professional practice and to help students gain access to the theatre profession. Modules are taught by both academics and theatre directors with the assistance of professional actors in the practical classes.Directing workshops explore rehearsal techniques, script analysis, performance, design and technical aspects of production. A key module focuses on directing as a career. There is a particular emphasis on the study of the working relationship between the director and the performer. At the end of the course students present a full scale production at a London fringe venue. Study is over one year full-time or two years part-time.... [-]


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