St Martin's College
St Martin's College (SMC) is a multi-site Higher Education institution in the north west of England, in the heart of Britain. It has over 10, 000 students, both undergraduate and postgraduate across three campuses (Lancaster, Ambleside and Carlisle). Students are awarded Bachelors, Masters & Doctorate degrees from the Lancaster University.
Life in the region is very neighbourly, and visitors appreciate
In contrast to their peaceful, rural settings, Lancaster, Ambleside and Carlisle are lively places, with significant student populations which benefit from a diversity of entertainment facilities. Several museums show the history of the area. Theatres and cinemas offer a choice of performances and the pubs provide live music of all types. Restaurants cater for tastes as varied as Indian, Chinese, Greek, Italian, French and Mexican. Festivals of music, literature and dance attract both tourists and residents throughout the year.
London, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, York and Glasgow are within easy reach by road or rail and offer the faster pace and more extensive facilities of a larger city - shops, art galleries, etc. Reduced-price rail tickets are available to students. For vacations, mainland Europe and Ireland are easily accessible by plane or overland, with many travel agents offering good value packages.
Each of the campuses has its own distinctive sense of community and offers a complete student experience. All have a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, quality teaching, excellent facilities and a vibrant student experience. The campuses are close to local amenities in communities which are student friendly. Students and staff are genuinely welcoming and there are activities and events to appeal to all tastes and levels of interest.
International Programmes Office
The International Programmes staff play a major role in welcoming students to
Pre-course orientation programmes for international students will typically include; meetings with academic and services staff, campus and
A Mark of Quality:
A Mark of Distinction:
An unbroken record of excellence in student welfare and support services has resulted in St Martin's drop out rate being "in the lowest 10% in the United Kingdom"
(The Sunday Times University Guide, 16 September 2001).
Opportunities for Overseas students who wish to Study in the United Kingdom
International students at SMC follow many different possible patterns of study.