Admissions and Course Vacancies

St Mary’s is a Catholic higher education institution which welcomes applications from people of any faith and none. Applications are considered in accordance with the College’s Admissions Policy, which is aligned with that of Queen’s University, with whom St Mary’s enjoys a collaborative partnership of academic provision.

St Mary’s does not use the UCAS scheme for the purpose of Admissions, so applications must be made directly to the college. Prospective undergraduates typically apply both to St Mary’s, and to other institutions via UCAS.


Programme Summaries

Entry Guidelines

Application Procedure

Terms and Conditions

Admissions Policy



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Undergraduate Admissions 2023 Entry


Please note that applications to the BA (Hons) course for 2023 entry are still welcome.
Applications for the BEd (Hons) course for 2023 entry are now closed, no new BEd (Hons) applications will be considered.

See further details of the BA (Hons)

To apply please complete and submit the undergraduate online application form.



Postgraduate Admissions 2023 Entry


Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Irish-medium Education)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a one-year award bearing course for graduates wishing to enter teaching. The PGCE in St Mary's is specifically focused on teaching in an Irish Medium setting. Please apply directly to the College.

See further details of the PGCE course

How to apply to the PGCE course



MEd Programme of Professional Development

The contribution of St Mary's to the continuous professional development of teachers consists of a menu of part-time courses which includes accredited Summer School short courses and which contribute to one of the following awards:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education Studies (PgCertEd)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education Studies (PgDipEd)
  • Master of Education (MEd)

See further details of the MEd programme

How to apply to the MEd Programme



MSc Programme in Physical Education & Sport for Young People

The MSc is a distinctive full-time modular programme which seeks to enhance employment opportunities in sport and related fields.

See further details of the MSc programme

How to apply to the MSc Programme