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MA / MSc / LLM Application Process

You should apply for Masters courses using one of the application forms below. Generally, your application should be accompanied by two references (one of which should be academic) and a copy of the certificate of the highest qualification you have gained to date - please see the relevant application form for instructions.

Forms are considered by Programme Directors who may interview you before making a decision. Your interest in and commitment to the course, your academic background and qualifications and professional interests and experience will be taken into account when evaluating your suitability.

For additional entry requirements specific to individual courses, please see the course's webpages. Applicants to Masters programmes are normally required to have at least a second class honours degree from a UK university or equivalent qualification and/or professional interests and experience relevant to their chosen course, together with appropriate references.

Referees can be anyone who knows you well enough to attest to your ability to follow a programme of study at Masters level. This could be a tutor from your University, or your current employer.

Candidates who do not have a first degree or relevant experience, but who nonetheless are considered to have the potential to successfully undertake Masters level study, may be required to register for an initial module or undertake a level 3 module to assess their suitability.

MA / MSc / LLM Application Forms

MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT (Berlin / London): PDFWord

MA in Catholic School Leadership: PDFWord

MA in Education, Culture and Society: PDFWord

3 x MA in Education programmes: PDFWord

MA in Gothic: Culture, subculture, counterculture: PDFWord

MSc in Strength and Conditioning: PDFWord

MA in Theology: PDFWord

All other MA / MSc / LLM programmes: PDFWord

Hard copies of these forms can be requested from the Registry Admissions Assistant:

Tel: 020 8240 4027

MPhil / PhD

Please see the postgraduate research page or contact the Head of School in the area of your personal research. The Head of School can arrange an interview with you and take you through the process of registration.

International / Overseas Applicants

All non-EU international applications should be emailed to or posted to the following address:

International Office
St Mary’s University
Waldegrave Road,
Strawberry Hill,

Please fill out the appropriate application form for your intended course and send it along with the following:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates
  • A Copy of your English language requirements (if needed)
  • A Copy of your passport
  • Two academic/ professional references or information on how and when we can expect these to reach us. We have provided a reference request template for you to use if you wish.

If for whatever reason you don’t have these available at the time you are still welcome to send in an application but we will not be able to make a full assessment or offer until we have all the information required.

Please note original or official copies of these documents may be requested as part of the process.

Transferring Credits From Another University

Credit Transfer Procedure (PDF)

More Information

If you need further information about any of the programmes or need more advice about applying, please contact the Registry Admissions Assistant on 020 8240 4027 or email

If you want to discuss the programme in more detail, you should contact the Programme Director/Administrator/Lecturer cited on the programme's Find Out More page.