Where can I study?
Royal Holloway, University of London (often abbreviated to RHUL) is spread over 135 acres of beautiful woodland in Egham, Surrey. The campus is around 30 minutes from Waterloo by national rail and has a strong academic reputation in the fields of art and social sciences, management and economics, and science. The Times World University Rankings placed Royal Holloway 107th out of the world’s top 400 universities 2011.
University College London (UCL) is located in central London and was the first university in England to admit women on equal terms with men. The university is organised into 10 faculties ranging from arts and humanities to biomedical sciences and law. UCL is a major centre for biomedical research and forms 3 of the 11-biomedical research centres established by the NHS. In 2011, University College London was placed 17th in The Times World University Rankings.
Queen Mary, University of London (often referred to as just Queen Mary) is a public research university and constituent college of the University of London. The main campus at Queen Mary is located in Mile End, in the east of London. The university has three other campuses located in Holborn, Smithfield and Whitechapel. Queen Mary is organised into 3 faculties: the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Queen Mary has a strong reputation for academic excellence and in 2011 was placed 127th out of the world’s top 400 universities by The Times World University Rankings.
Birkbeck University of London (known as BBK or just Birkbeck) is a public research university and forms part of the University of London. Birkbeck offers Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programmes on a full-time or part-time basis. The university has a strong reputation in the fields of English, History, History of Art, Psychology, Philosophy, Science and Crystallography. In 2011, The Times World University Rankings placed Birkbeck 149th out of the world’s top 400 universities.
Goldsmiths, University of London is a public research university specialising in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The university forms part of the University of London and can be found in New Cross, southeast London. Goldsmiths Faculty of Art is famous for producing a high standard of artists and can boast over 20 Turner Prize nominees. Notable arts graduates from Goldsmiths’ include Lucien Freud, Steve McQueen, Antony Gormley and Damien Hirst.
King’s College London (known informally as KCL or King’s) can be found spread over several campuses in central London. The Strand Campus is the largest campus and is located in Westminster. The Strand campus is home to the schools of arts and humanities, law, social science, physical science and engineering. Kings College offers the largest healthcare-learning centre in Europe and incorporates 3 teaching hospitals, including Guy’s Hospital in London Bridge and St Thomas Hospital in Lambeth. Kings College has a reputation for academic excellence in the fields of law, humanities and social sciences. In 2011, The Times World University Rankings placed King’s College as 56th out of the world top 400 universities.