Richmond, The American International University in London

Why Richmond, The American International University in London?

Richmond, The American University in London, has a strong educational and social mission. The university prides itself of the fact that its graduates have a commitment to the well-being of others and society, with a learning culture which aims to support the development of the whole person.

Undergraduate education is available in 19 subjects and a portfolio of professional postgraduate degrees. Richmond teaches in the American liberal arts tradition, which provides students with a broad, US-style multi-disciplinary foundation combined with a British approach of in-depth study in a specific area of interest.

All students can study one programme and gain two degrees, from the US and UK, providing international career opportunities.

The university has two campuses in London, located in Richmond and Kensington, with additional study centres in Florence, Rome and Leeds.

International Students

With students from more than 60 countries, taught in classes with an average size of fewer than 20 students, Richmond provides an international and unrivalled education in central London.

Undergraduates spend their first two years based at the university’s beautiful, historic building on a six-acre site in Richmond, south-west London, close to Richmond Park and the river Thames. The Kensington campus is the location for their third and fourth years and is also where all postgraduate programmes are taught, right in central London.

Employability is a key part of the student experience at Richmond, through curriculum design, integrated internships and out-of-class leadership activities, to enhance career opportunities for students.

The American International University in London has a highly dedicated, award-winning Student Affairs team at Richmond, offering an extensive range of services to support and empower students through all kinds of challenges – personal, social and emotional – helping them make the most of their time at university.

Scholarship opportunities are also available for all students.

What Students Say:

“The reason I chose Richmond’s BA programme in American Studies was because I wanted to gain a broad understanding of American politics and culture, and it was important for me to study in a genuinely American environment, which is provided at Richmond. As we study so many different topics we can choose any minor, I’m planning on doing Political Science which I think will be really helpful for my career options.”

Alice, UK, BA in American Studies

Quick Facts

  • Richmond was originally an American college, founded by social entrepreneur and politician Sir Cyril Taylor, chairman of the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
  • 19 undergraduate programmes and nine postgraduate programmes
  • Psychology is the university’s most popular programme
  • Average class size is 18
  • 62% of undergraduates are from the UK/EU and 38% are from either the US or international students
  • 15,000 alumni from more than 100 countries

Contact

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Queens Road, Richmond upon Thames, TW10 6JP

Student Testimonials

“The reason I chose Richmond’s BA programme in American Studies was because I wanted to gain a broad understanding of American politics and culture, and it was important for me to study in a genuinely American environment, which is provided at Richmond. As we study so many different topics we can choose any minor, I’m planning on doing Political Science which I think will be really helpful for my career options.”