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Study Options

As announced at its meeting on 26 June 2015, the Governing Body has concluded that the College in its current form, as a constituent college of the University of London, will come to an end in 2018, although its mission and work will not.

Whilst options for the future of the College are explored, we are pleased to confirm we are accepting applications for the full-time MA and MRes programmes. Or if you are already studying in another country, you may be able to join us for a shorter period of time as a visiting student on the, Study Abroad or Direct Enrol programmes. If you’re not able to visit the UK, you can study one of our programmes by distance learning through the University of London’s International Programmes.

Postgraduate study

After completing an undergraduate degree some students will then choose to specialise in their subject and study a graduate level programme which will typically take a minimum of one year to complete. Students wishing to study at graduate level will need good grades in their undergraduate degree.

Graduate taught programmes can provide students with the necessary skills either for a professional career or to undertake further research in their subject.

Our taught master’s programmes usually includes teaching through lectures, classes, and seminars for two terms of the year and then an independent research project or dissertation during the summer. The project or dissertation is submitted in September at the end of the course. A taught master’s degree will typically last 12 months full time.

For a full list of the postgraduate degree programmes available at Heythrop please look at our postgraduate taught programmes pages. You may also wish to check our entry requirements and fees and funding information.

Direct Enrol Programme

This programme is available for students of Fordham University and enables you to take modules at Heythrop College which count towards your programme of study at Fordham.

Study Abroad Programme

Our Study Abroad Programme enables you to spend a year or a term at Heythrop taking modules that count towards your undergraduate degree at your home institution. 

Distance Learning

Distance learning enables you to study at a time, place and pace to suit you.  The courses are available through the University of London International Programme and are designed and assessed by Heythrop staff.