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University of London

London is a remarkable city, which is why students come here from all over the world, often choosing to study at one of our 17 University of London federation member institutions.

Students on roof of Birkbeck

When students can’t travel to London, however, they can still study with a London university. The University of London works with our federation members to offer more than 100 degrees, diplomas and certificates available to study online or on campus at our School of Advanced Studies in London. Wherever you live in the world, a University of London education is within easy reach.

International students

All of our University of London and federation member students have access to our Bloomsbury campus in the heart of London.

Students also have access to Senate House Library, one of the UK’s largest libraries for arts, humanities and social sciences. The library provides access to over 2 million books, 50 special collections and 1,800 archival collections to explore. A range of study spaces and the special collections reading room are also available.

Students studying online through the University of London have access to the library and learning resources via our learning portal.

Our Careers Service offers tailored resources built to students’ specific career stage, providing opportunities to network with peers from a range of backgrounds. This support is available to students studying in London and those studying internationally. Our expert careers consultants work closely with academic departments to deliver sessions and resources specifically aimed at individual specialisms and disciplines. Alumni and Employer panels provide insights into specific industry sectors.

Quick Facts

We are the UK’s leading provider of digital and blended distance education. We deliver this in partnership with our federation members supporting over 40,000 students around the world from 190 countries. 

We are a national leader in the humanities. Our School of Advanced Study is the only UK institution nationally funded by Research England to promote and facilitate humanities research. Through knowledge exchange we steer the national conversation, contributing to a growing economy and richer cultural infrastructure.

Our student accommodation service provides 3,580 student rooms in central London. These rooms are available to all students studying with the University of London and with any of our 17 federation members



Our students come from all over the world and have unique and inspiring stories to tell.

Find out what you can expect from studying with us, about life in London, and about the diverse career journeys of our graduates.

Read our student stories here

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