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Undergraduate Study



St Edmund’s offers a supportive environment where Fellows, staff and students work together to make it an enjoyable place to study and socialise. The collective community spirit makes for a welcoming and enriching environment.


St Edmund’s has an international and multidisciplinary flavour. Half of our student body are from overseas, with almost 80 countries represented.

Most of our students are postgraduates, but St Edmund’s student community also includes 124 mature undergraduates (aged 21 or over), including affiliate students (who already have a degree from another university). Many students are studying for a degree after a break from full-time education.

The College sits in six acres of parkland and is conveniently placed for the arts faculties, the West Cambridge Site, the Veterinary School, the University Library and the city centre. The College buildings currently house 320 single student rooms (some en suite). All rooms are centrally heated and connected to the internet, and some are suitable for students with physical disabilities. Our library building includes a large reception/lecture room, teaching rooms, a gym and a music practice room.

Scholars and Fellows of St Edmund’s form a single community with the student body led by a lively executive committee that runs the Combination Room with its bar, pool table and a host of social events. The College kitchen offers up to three meals a day as well as formal meals at least once a week during term time.

The numerous College clubs and societies include the choir and those for Law, sports and music. Many College members participate in their field at University and national level.

The Chapel reflects the Catholic heritage of the College and is open to other Christian bodies. It’s also open to all members of the College as a place of quiet prayer and contemplation. The Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry also enriches the life of the College.


UCAS Campus Code 

Mount Pleasant
01223 336086
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
For students aged 21 and over (mature students)
108 mature undergraduates
c40 admitted each year
471 postgraduates

Admissions Tutor
Dr Martin Thompson

Senior Tutor
Dr Judith Bunbury

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