Structure of the University

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The University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities. Teaching and research is carried out by the Colleges and Central Academic Bodies.

The Member Institutions contribute to the cost of the running of the University through the payment of an annual subscription. They are also able to subscribe to certain centrally-organised services such as Senate House Library , The Careers Group , and the University of London Housing Services , according to their requirements.

There are currently 120,000 students studying at the University of London with a further 54,000 students studying by distance learning with the International Programmes . To search for courses please use the Course Search facility.

Structure of the University

The Vice-Chancellor is the principal officer of the University and is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the organisation and conduct of the business of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor heads the management structure  [PDF 1pg, 33KB] of the University.

The Central Academic Bodies of the University are:

School of Advanced Study 
University of London Institute in Paris 
University of London International Academy 

Services offered to current students are: 

Intercollegiate Halls of Residence 
The Careers Group, University of London  
University of London Housing Services 
University of London Research Library Services 

The University also includes administrative departments which support the Member Institutions, as well as the Central Academic Bodies and Activities, in their individual academic missions.

These cover academic quality, finance, human resources, governance support, estate administration and IT services including the University of London Computer Centre .

Health Education England’s London Local Education Training Boards (Health Education North Central LondonHealth Education North West London and Health Education South London) are responsible for postgraduate medical and dental training in London.  They are located with the University's administrative departments.


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