Heythrop College

Founded in 1614, Heythrop is a specialist college of the University of London and has one of the largest faculties in Theology and Philosophy in Britain.

As well as its traditional undergraduate degrees in theology and philosophy, Heythrop offers several combined programmes spanning various aspects of philosophy, religious studies and politics.

Why study with us?

Students have the advantage of belonging both to a small community, of just under 1000 students and scholars within the College, and to the largest student body in the country as part of the University of London.

Heythrop College offers an unusually high level of personal supervision through its small class sizes and individual tutorial system. All undergraduate students are given a one-to-one tutorial and small group seminars.

The College, which has among its lecturers some of the leading thinkers in their fields, offers a wide range of degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and also provides supervision for students undertaking doctoral research.

The College launched a brand new degree – a BA in the Study of Religions in September 2010.


In its library, Heythrop possesses one of the finest collections of theological and philosophical books in the country. Its quarter of a million volumes are freely available to students who also have access to the holdings of the Senate House Library and other major collections through the online catalogue.

Accommodation for around 100 undergraduates is available in the College’s on site Hall of Residence and the College also has an arrangement with the University of London to have an allocation of rooms in the federal halls.

The Heythrop Students’ Union provides a range of societies and services, and students can also use facilities in the University of London Union. The disability provision includes wheelchair access and a loop system. A lift giving access to most floors has recently been installed.

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Heythrop College
University of London
Kensington Square
London W8 5HN


+44 (0) 20 7795 6600


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Number of students

Undergraduate 60%
Postgraduate 40%

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