Catholic Higher Education at St Mary’s University College

Wherever it is found throughout the world Catholic Higher Education seeks to integrate intellectual, personal, ethical, and religious formation; and to unite high academic achievement with service to others. St Mary’s has a catholic identity and mission which defines its distinctive place in the higher education sector of Northern Ireland.

Catholic Higher Education is inclusive and St Mary’s particularly welcomes applicants for both employment and student places from the Protestant community in Northern Ireland.  The College offers a Certificate in Religious Education programme which we believe performs a significant role in sustaining the Catholic identity of primary schools.


The following are useful links in communicating the distinctive identity and mission of Catholic higher education generally and St Mary's, in particular.