IAU Member

United Kingdom

top General Information


Street:Malet Street


Post Code:WC1E 7HU

Tel.:+44(207) 862-8000

Fax:+44(207) 862-8358


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Institution Funding



Established in 1836 as a secular alternative to Oxford and Cambridge, the only two other English universities at the time, University of London became the first to explicitly exclude religious qualification as an entry requirement. It is also the first University to give external students the opportunity to continue to earn a living while studying, and to study privately and take exams without coming to London.
Since then, University of London has expanded and modernised, becoming a pioneering institution that was the first to make higher education available to women and those unable to pursue traditional forms of study.
Today, UoL has 120,000 students on campuses in London and 50,000 in 190 countries taking UoL degrees transnationally. It comprises a federation of central academic bodies, member institutions and research institutes that include world leaders in their fields: Birkbeck, University of London; City, University of London; Courtauld Institute of Art; Goldsmiths, University of London; Institute of Cancer Research; King's College London, London Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Queen Mary University of London; Royal Academy of Music; Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; Royal Holloway, University of London; Royal Veterinary College; School of Advanced Study; School of Oriental and African Studies; St George's, University of London; UCL; and University of London Institute in Paris.

Academic Year

September-December; January-March; April-June

Admission Requirements

Minimum for undergraduate degrees is two subjects at GCE ‘A’ level, plus at least three further subjects at GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level at grade C or above. Other qualifications both from the UK and rest of the world are also accepted for University of London transnational degrees through online, flexible and blended learning.



Student Body


top Officers

Head : Wendy Thomson

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Sandra Elliott

Job title:Public Relations Officer Director of Communications

International Relations Officer : Mike Winter

Job title:Director of Global Engagement

top Divisions

Institute : Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Fields of study:Human Rights, Law

Institute : Institute of Classical Studies

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities

Institute : Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Fields of study:Human Rights

Institute : Institute of English Studies

Fields of study:English

Institute : Institute of Historical Research

Fields of study:History

Institute : Institute of Latin American Studies

Fields of study:Latin American Studies

Institute : Institute of Modern Languages Research

Fields of study:Modern Languages

Institute : Institute of Philosophy

Fields of study:Philosophy

Institute : Warburg Institute

Fields of study:Cultural Studies, History, Human Rights, Visual Arts

top Degrees

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, History, Latin American Studies, Library Science, Modern Languages, Visual Arts

Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Postgraduate Diploma

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Art History, Human Rights, Landscape Architecture, Library Science, Visual Arts

Master of Philosophy

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, English, History, Human Rights, Latin American Studies, Law, Modern Languages


Fields of study:Art History, English Studies, History, Human Rights, Latin American Studies, Law, Modern Languages


Also :
- LLM (Master of Laws) in Drafting Legislation, Regulation, and Policy / International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law.
- MRes (Master of Research) in Art History and Renaissance Culture / Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History / Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture / Historical Research.
- MPhil/PhD Programme in: Art, Cultural and Intellectual History / Classics and Digital Humanities.
- Some masters degrees are also available through online and blended learning

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2017-2018

Full Time Total:53

Staff with Doctorate

Full Time Total:73


Statistics Year:2018-2019


Foreign Total:50000

Updated on 17-04-2020