Study with us

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, united through the School of Advanced Study, offering postgraduate study and research in the humanities as well as the University of London Institute in Paris and our distance and flexible learning programmes.

Worldwide access

The programmes you study and all the materials provided are created and 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 50,000 students in every corner of the globe studying more than 100 different programmes.

When you graduate, your prestigious University of London award will be valued internationally and help you to pursue sought-after careers. You will join a global network of influential alumni, including Nobel Prize winners.

The University of London is proud of its history of global engagement since its founding in 1836. The first UK university to open its doors to all regardless of gender or creed, we were also the first to enable students to take our degrees anywhere in the world.

We educate students from all backgrounds - without regard to race or colour, nationality, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability.  The University is committed to sharing and exchanging knowledge and expertise with academics, professionals, their institutions, their organisations and their communities as part of our societal engagement wherever this is relevant to local needs.

Academic Quality 

All of our students, regardless of how they choose to study with us have access to our wide range of services in central London. The academic quality of your qualification is of the very highest standard, wherever you study. The programmes 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 of our qualifications is valued and recognised by universities, employers and specific professional and statutory bodies.

Read our Quality Assurance Schedules describing the relationship between member institutions and us and  about how formal decisions are made about our programmes.

Our commitment to education for all

The University of London is committed to making all aspects of university life accessible and we are committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do.

Ways to study

Student at home sitting in front of a computer

Distance and flexible learning

Study online, around your own schedule, wherever you are in the world.

Three post graduate students walking outside on campus

On campus in London

Study on campus in London and the South East with one of our independent Member Institutions and experience London life.

School of Advanced Study

Postgraduate study in the humanities

Study at the School of Advanced Study - the UK's national centre for the support and promotion of research in the humanities.

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Recognised Teaching Centre

Study full-time or part-time with the support of a local teaching centre.

BA in International Politics with French Studies

Studying in Paris

Expand your horizons and gain international experience at our Institute in Paris.

Student Services

Students of the Member Institutions are also University of London students, giving them access to our wide range of services in central London. The academic quality of your qualification is of the very highest standard, wherever you study.

As well as providing a world-class education, we also offer a range of other services including careers advice and access to the prestigious Senate House Library. The University also manages a range of high-quality student accommodation in central London where students can mix with others from across a range of member institutions.

We are committed to delivering an exceptional student experience for all our students, regardless of which of our programmes you are studying. You will have access to support through:

  • The Student Advice Centre – provides support for application and Student Portal queries.
  • TalkCampus – a peer support service that offers a safe and confidential way to talk about whatever is on your mind at any time of day or night, access the Student Portal.