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Universities and higher education colleges in London

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Imperial College London(Imperial College London)

London is a global leader in the domain of the education, with one of the largest concentrations of universities and higher education institutions in the world. It has 40 higher education institutions, exceptting the foreign Universities with London branches, and hasmore than 400,000 students.”, ” In London there are some of the old and most famous colleges in the world that today make up the federal University of London, modern universities, and several smaller and often highly specialised universities and colleges. Besides, more than 45,000 students from all over the world follow the University of London External System established in 1858.

Most important universities

  • GUG: Guardian University Guide 2013 (published 2012)
  • TUG: Times Good University Guide 2011 (published 2010)
  • CUG: Complete University Guide 2013 (published 2012)
  • UoL: Part of the University of London
  • AMBA: accredited by AMBA
  • EQUIS: accredited by EQUIS
  • QS: ranking in QS World University Rankings 2011/2012
  • THE: ranking in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011/2012

Note: Birkbeck, University of London is not ranked because the tables are based on full-time undergraduates, and Birkbeck has only part-time undergraduate students.

University GUG TUG CUG UoL AMBA EQUIS QS THE
 
University of the Arts London N/A 86 59          
 
Birkbeck, University of London N/A N/A N/A

Y

    369 149
 
Brunel University 44 50 41   Y   351 251 to 275
 
City University, London 21 47 38   Y Y 356  
 
University of East London 115 111 115          
 
Goldsmiths, University of London 65 52 50 Y     401 to 450  
 
University of Greenwich 88 103 102          
 
Imperial College London 13 3 4   Y Y 6 8
 
King””s College London 31 16 18 Y     27 56
 
Kingston University 95 92 85   Y      
 
London Metropolitan University 118 N/A 114          
 
London School of Economics 3 5 2 Y     64 47
 
London South Bank University 104 113 109          
 
Middlesex University 94 104 83   Y Y    
 
Queen Mary, University of London 36 36 42 Y     172 127
 
Roehampton University 109 87 88          
 
Royal Holloway, University of London 39 31 26 Y Y   293 107
 
School of Oriental and African Studies 29 27 30 Y     303  
 
St Mary””s University College, Twickenham 97 N/A N/A          
 
University of Westminster 93 100 73   Y      
 
University College London 6 7 8 Y     7 17
 
University of West London 68 106 109          
     

City University(City University)

Specialised universities and higher education colleges

Specialised universities and higher education colleges

These institutions offer British undergraduate and/or postgraduate degrees, but are specialised in one or several academic fields. All are listed as either Recognised or Listed institutions by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, so they offer officially accredited British degrees:

  • Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (drama)
  • Bird College
  • BPP University College of Professional Studies (business, law)
  • British College of Osteopathic Medicine (medical)
  • British School of Osteopathy (medical)
  • Central School of Speech and Drama (theatre)
  • City of London College
  • Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (dance and drama) – made up of a range of institutions, those in London are Central School of Ballet, The Circus Space, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • Courtauld Institute of Art (history of art)
  • Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College
  • EThames Graduate School
  • European Business School London
  • Greenwich School of Management (business, law)
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama (music and drama)
  • Heythrop College (philosophy, theology)
  • Holborn College (business, law)
  • Institute of Cancer Research (medical research)
  • Institute of Education (postgraduate teacher education)
  • Islamic College for Advanced Studies
  • Jagiellonian University – Polish Institute of Sciences (Polski Ośrodek Nauk)
  • Kensington College of Business (business)
  • London Business School (postgraduate business school)
  • London College of Accountancy
  • London College of Business
  • London College of Management and Information Technology
  • London College of Professional Studies
  • London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • London International College
  • London Institute of Shipping and Transport (Shipping, Transport & Management)
  • London School of Business and Finance (Business, Finance, Marketing)
  • London School of Business and Management (Business, IT & Postgraduate)
  • London School of Commerce (postgraduate business school)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (medical)
  • London School of Osteopathy
  • London School of Theology
  • London Studio Centre (dance)
  • Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences (Business,Management & Hospitality)
  • Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (drama)
  • Newham College of Further Education
  • Oxford College of London
  • Open University in London
  • Polish University Abroad
  • Ravensbourne (broadcasting, fashion, design, postgraduate)
  • Regents Business School London
  • Rose Bruford College
  • Royal Academy of Dance
  • Royal Academy of Music (music)
  • Royal College of Art (art and design)
  • Royal College of Music (music)
  • Royal College of Nursing (nursing)
  • Royal Veterinary College (veterinary)
  • SAE Institute
  • School of Advanced Studies (University of London) (research-led postgraduate specialisms)
  • School of Design London (Northumbria University) formerly the London Centre for Fashion Studies (fashion)
  • St George””s, University of London (medical)
  • The School of Pharmacy, University of London (pharmacy)
  • Southwark College
  • Tower Hamlets Campus, University of Cumbria
  • Trinity Laban (music and dance) – made up of Trinity College of Music and Laban Contemporary Dance
  • West End College London

Colleges which form the federal University of London are in italics

Wilson_building_at_Open_University_Campus_in_Milton_Keynes_spring_2013_3(Open University)

Foreign universities

Several foreign university institutions operate in London without Royal Charters, both bona fide universities with their degrees validated by recognised accreditation bodies abroad or in the UK, as well as not validated at all or are validated by unrecognised accreditation agencies.

Some universities run study-abroad programmes based in London but these are often restricted to students who spend the majority of their degree studying at the university campus in their own country, and are not independent university campuses. Some of the colleges offering foreign degrees in London are listed below.

  • New York University
  • American InterContinental University
  • Hult International Business School
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Regent””s College, including:
    • Regent””s Business School (undergraduate business school)
    • European Business School London (undergraduate & postgraduate business with languages)
  • Richmond, The American International University in London
  • Schiller International University

Projected universities

An international university is to be built in London’s Olympic Park. The university will make use of the sporting facilities and high-tech communications infrastructure remaining after the  2012 Summer Olympics, and will specialise in sport science, digital media and green technology. The new institution will either become a component of the college of the University of London (or else be run by one of the existing colleges), or another London institution, such as the University of East London, Imperial College or the University of the Arts London. Besides, Loughborough and Bristol universities want to run the institution’s sports science programmes. There is also an alternative of co-operation with a foreign university, such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology or Tsinghua University, Beijing. The institution is expected to move to the Olympic park in about 2015. The Government is expected to provide a subsidy but it is hoped that the majority of funding will come from the private sector.

Also, St. Mary””s University College, located in Twickenham, South-West London, aims to be awarded University status within the next few years.

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