The University of London (Lond) was established in 1836 as a secular alternative to Oxford and Cambridge. Nowadays it is a federal public research university consisting of seventeen independent member institutions including two of the oldest education providers in the UK: King’s College London and University College London. Lond is one of the largest and most diverse universities in the country with over 120 000 students studying on campus in London and 50 000 students working towards the qualification from the university around the globe. Lond hosts numerous annual events, such as festivals, student fairs, academic events and exhibitions nationally and worldwide.
The University of London owns a considerable estate in Bloomsbury, in the heart of one the most vibrant, creative and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Bloomsbury is an intellectual and cultural centre of the city. It is home to the British Museum, theatres, restaurants, café, markets and studios.
The campus has Senate House with the main library, the chancellor's official residence and eight Halls of Residence, which accommodate students. The member colleges have also their laboratories and buildings on the estate, some of which are of architectural and historical interest. The university offers a variety of affordable accommodation types: single, twin, double and en-suite rooms, studio and family apartments. The campus includes features such as resident bars, game rooms, squash and tennis courts. Good transport links allow students to explore the city and feel at home.
The university offers an exciting range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various subjects and provides a flexible degree structure, helping students to find a qualification that suits their interests and career plans. Besides, some programmes are designed to be studied by distance or online, allowing students to arrange their studies around their work or family life. Those who want to continue professional development, refresh their knowledge or explore a new area of interest can consider lots of useful short courses taught both on-campus and online.
The University is especially proud of its talented students. For many years graduates with engineering and medicine majors have shown outstanding results and achievements.
Graduates of the university’s member institution London Business School are considered the world’s most successful and competent specialists in economics, business and political sciences. London Business School is also well-known for its joint degree programme, which allows students to get two MBA degrees at the same time.
The University of London has hundreds of partnerships with universities in Africa, North America, Latin America, Australasia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. In addition to the main course of study, the university offers to get an optional course in one of the partner institutions. It also promotes exchange and study abroad programmes which become more popular among students every year.
The University of London is interested in talented and gifted students and is ready to provide personal and financial support to its future and current students. Most scholarships are offered to master’s and doctoral students and may cover up to 100% of tuition and living costs.
Throughout its long history, the university has been one of the leaders among top universities, providing access to higher education across the globe. Today it gives unique academic opportunities to millions of people around the world and promotes its unique approach to learning and teaching.