The University of London is a federation of 19 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation, and a number of acclaimed central academic Institutes and activities.
Through its member institutions, the University of London offers almost every subject covered in any university curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.
The University of London is a federal University and is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education.
It consists of 19 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation, together with the prestigious Institutes of the School of Advanced Study and a number of other central academic activities.
The University has a very diverse student population of over 90,000 students, with a further 41,000 students studying by distance learning on the University's External System .
They have an outstanding international reputation for the quality of the teaching and research at their Colleges and Institutes. Whatever you want to study, they offer virtually every subject covered in any university curriculum.
Subjects can be studied at various levels and lead to the award of foundation, undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research degrees, or to diplomas or certificates.
The Colleges of the University differ in size, age and tradition as well as in the courses of study they offer. Some are multi-faculty institutions with large student populations, whilst others are specialist and smaller in size.
The School of Advanced Study brings together the specialised scholarship and resources of ten acclaimed postgraduate research institutes; it offers opportunities and facilitation for research across and between a wide range of subject fields in the humanities and social sciences.
The University has a Central Administration which supports the federal University and the central activities covering academic matters, finance, human resources, governance, and the estate administration.