University profile

University of London

2019/20 edition

About University of London

The University of London is one of the largest, most diverse universities in the UK with over 120,000 students in London, and a further 50,000 studying across 180 countries for a University of London degree.

We are a federation of 17 independent member institutions of outstanding global reputation, ranging from larger universities such as UCL or King’s College London to smaller specialised institutions such as the Royal Academy of Music or the Courtauld Institute of Art. There are also research institutes offering postgraduate study, the University of London Institute in Paris and our flexible and distance learning programmes.


Worldwide reputation

The courses you study and all the materials provided are created an assessed by the University of London’s member institutions, which have international reputations for their teaching and research.

When you study with us, you will join over 52,000 students in every corner of the globe studying more than 100 different courses.

When you graduate, your prestigious University of London award will be valued globally and help you to pursue sought-after careers.


Fit your studies around your lifestyle, choose how to pace your studies and study independently by distance learning. You can also attend face-to-face classes at a local teaching centre.

Our former student have won Nobel prizes, governed countries, and written great works of literature. They also work in the legal profession, in finance and banking, and as business leaders and managers.


The courses you study and all the materials provided are created and assessed by the University of London’s member institutions, which have an international reputation for their teaching and research. The high standing f our qualifications is valued and recognised by universities, employers and specific professional and statutory bodies.

Study a University of London course

You can study for a University of London degree anywhere in the world. Search our range of courses.

Study with a local teaching centre

Study full-time or part-time with the support of a local School, College or University in your country. You can also study many of our courses independently, from anywhere in the world.

We work with a network of teaching centres all over the world. These centres support and supplement your studies through: additional tuition, library resources, access to computers and social and recreational activities.

The University of London has updated the recognition framework for institutions teaching our degrees. Institutions which enter into an agreement with the University will be known as University of London Recognised Teaching Centres.

Find out more about distance learning opportunities.

Contact details

Senate House
Malet Street
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