is the specialist Philosophy and Theology College of the University of London. Established in 1614, it is the oldest College of the University of London, and one of the oldest Higher Education establishments in the UK. Originally founded by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), Heythrop retains modern Catholic ethos, and offers an educational experience that respects all faiths and perspectives. Heythrop has Highly Trusted Sponsor status and welcomes international students
from across the globe. Our students join us from a wide range of backgrounds and are bound together by a common interest in questions of morality, reality, religion, ethics, philosophy and interfaith dialogue.
Small and specialist
With just under 1,000 students, Heythrop is an exceptional place to study
. A small, specialist college, where the provision of one-to-one tutorials ensures that you gain personal support for your academic development. Heythrop is currently the only public HE institution outside of Oxford or Cambridge to offer this. Heythrop’s small numbers allow for more intimate class sizes, which in turn facilitates learning through discussion.At Heythrop you will be known by name to members of academic teaching staff who are concerned to assist you in your studies.
As a student at Heythrop you will be joining an academic community committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research. Heythrop consistently scores well above the national average for teaching quality in the annual National Student Satisfaction Survey in the UK. Each of our academics is a specialist in their field and together we are one of the largest faculties of Philosophy and Theology in the country.As a specialist college, with an extensive range of undergraduate
programmes within philosophy and theology, students are offered one of the widest ranges of modules of any UK degree in the field. All of Heythrop’s degree programmes can be taken part-time.
University of London
In addition, as a college of the University of London
, you have access to every imaginable resource for study, sports, and socialising, all set within the cosmopolitan capital.If you’re looking for the experience of an Oxbridge-style college education but with all the advantages of a London location, then Heythrop is the place for you.
Heythrop is located in the beautiful Kensington Square in one of the most exclusive areas of London. A stone’s throw from both Hyde Park and a bustling High Street it couldn’t be better situated. Heythrop students also have access to the college’s private gardens. High Street Kensington underground station is a two-minute walk away, linking the college to the entirety of the London underground network and the rail network beyond.Regular, and 24 hour, buses connect the High Street to the West End and the rest of Central London. London also has an extensive cycle networkand the closest cycle hire dock is 100m from the front door.