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St Mary's University Faculties and Institutes

Institute of Business, Law and Society

Interim Head of Institute and Institute Research Lead: Professor Karen Sanders

Associate Director for Student Experience (Institutes): Ann Kennedy


  • Business Management
  • Sports Management
  • Law
  • Criminology & Sociology
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Communications, Media & Marketing


  • International Business Management
  • Sports Management
  • International Finance & Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Charity Management
  • Human Trafficking, Migration & Organised Crime
  • Sports Journalism
  • Diplomacy & International Relations
  • International & European Business Law
  • International Business Law
  • Law, Power & Human Rights 

Institute of Education

Interim Institute Director: Jane Chambers

Department of Primary Education

Head of Department: Sarah Brooks

  • Education Studies (undergraduate degree)
  • Primary (undergraduate, work-based and PGCE routes)

Department of Secondary Education

Head of Department: Jane Chambers

  • Postgraduate and Educational Development:
  • Secondary, Postgraduate and Educational Development (including all masters programmes)

Department of ITT Partnerships

Head of Department: Eleanor Stewart

  • Partnerships

Institute of Theology and Liberal Arts

Institute Director: Jacob Philips

  • Foundation (FdA) Pastoral Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministry Undergraduate (BA)
  • Theology, Religion, and Ethics 
  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • History
  • English Literature 
  • Liberal Arts (two year accelerated and three year)

Postgraduate (MA)

  • Bioethics and Medical Law
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Christian Spirituality
  • First Novel
  • Public History 
  • Theology 

Department of Drama

Head of Department: Mark Griffin

Undergraduate degree:

  • Acting

Postgraduate degrees:

  • Playwriting
  • London Theatre 

Faculty of Sport, Allied Health and Performance Sciences 

Dean: Dr Leanne Griffiths

Associate Dean for Student Experience (Faculty): Claire McLoughlin

Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise: Professor Jamie North

Department of Health and Science 

Head of Department: Elaine Mullally

Undergraduate degrees/BSc:

  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Nutrition
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sport Rehabilitation 

Postgraduate degrees/MSc:

  • Applied Sports Nutrition
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Human Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Genetics
  • Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
  • Sport Rehabilitation (Pre-Registration)
  • Public Health

Department of Psychology and Pedagogic Science

Head of Department: Dr Abbe Brady

Foundation degree (levels 4 & 5):

  • Physical Education & Sports Coaching
  • Chelsea FC Foundation Coaching and Development 

Undergraduate degrees BA/BSc:

  • Psychology
  • Physical Education, Sport & Youth Development
  • Performance Analysis and Talent Identification (2 year)
  • Sports Coaching Science
  • Chelsea FC Foundation Coaching & Development Top-Up Level 6

Postgraduate degrees MSc:

  • Psychology (Conversion) (Distance Learning)
  • Performance Football Coaching (Distance Learning)
  • Psychology of Mental Health
  • Professional Development: Performance Analysis
  • Professional Development: Rugby Performance

Department of Sport and Exercise Science

Co-Heads of Department: Dr Jade Salim & Dr Jess Hill

Undergraduate degrees BSc:

  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Strength and Conditioning Science
  • Sport Psychology

Postgraduate degrees MSc:

  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Applied Sport Nutrition
  • Strength and Conditioning (Distance Learning)
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning Science (on-site)
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
  • Professional Doctorate (Strength and Conditioning)