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Coordinates: 54°35′35″N 5°57′40″W / 54.593°N 5.961°W / 54.593; -5.961

St. Mary's University College
Coláiste Ollscoile Naomh Muire
Established 1985
Principal Professor Peter Finn
Students 1,120 [1]
Undergraduates 1,005 [1]
Postgraduates 120 [1]
Location Belfast, Northern Ireland
Affiliations Queen's University Belfast

St Mary's University College (Irish: Coláiste Ollscoile Naomh Muire) was established in 1985, but can directly trace its existence to 1900 and the foundation of St Mary's Training College, which focused mainly on the training of women as teachers. St Joseph's Training College was set up to train men and the amalgamation of the two colleges created the current institution in 1985.

The institution is located on the Falls Road in Belfast, and has approximately 60 staff and 1,300 students. The institution offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for teacher training, especially for a Catholic ethos, including a PGCE for Irish Medium Education. The college diversified its offerings several years ago and now offers a BA degree in Liberal Arts as well.

The university college's legacy institutions have been associated with Queen's University, Belfast, since 1949. Since 1968 Queen's degrees have been obtainable by the students of these two institutions.

The Chairman of the Board of Governors is, ex-officio, the Bishop of the Diocese of Down and Connor. This is currently The Most Reverend Noel Treanor.

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