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Universities in Greater London London as a whole draws in people from all over the country and the world to study in one of the area’s many respected seats of learning.

London’s main university is The University of London [map]. Founded in 1829 the university was the first college outside of Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to admit students regardless of age, race or religion, setting the standard for its international flavour. Today the University has more than 90,000 students at 19 campuses across the capital.

Students who find that their studies bring them to North West London are probably well on their way in their chosen career path as the educational institutions here tend to be focused on one area of study.

The Royal College of Physicians [map]
based near Regents Park is the oldest medical institution in England. As a centre for the profession is not only where physicians go to take medical exams but also has a proactive purpose of promoting high standards in medicine.

The Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists [map] was established after the Royal College of Physicians when the practices involved in giving birth were recognised as a speciality in their own right. From its creation in 1929 the care of women and children during birth improved and today the Royal College continues to advance the profession.

Creative types head to North London. The London Centre for Fashion Studies [map] (FCFS) attracts students from across the globe to study at the north London campus near Angel tube station. Courses cover all budding fashion professionals need to know in part time courses, degrees and postgraduate study programmes.

Probably the newest educational institution with a campus in the north of the capital is London Metropolitan University [map]. This university was formed in August 2002 when the University of North London and London Guildhall University merged to create an institution flexible enough to offer subjects as diverse as accounting, architecture, psychology, and Caribbean studies.

Although it's the smallest of the regions in England, London has a high concentration of campuses spread across the city and East London plays host to a few of the student centres.

Probably the most prominent university in the east of the capital is the University of East London [map] with campuses in Stratford, Docklands and Barking.

The university brought together a number of local polytechnics to create the University of East London in 1992 and now this university alone has more than 16,000 students studying subjects as diverse as architecture, business and social studies.

The south east of London also has some impressive seats of learning. Goldsmiths College [map], New Cross, SE14, has an impressive reputation for offering a range of creative courses. Undergraduates who choose to study here have access to some unusual new course subjects including History and Anthropology, Popular Music Studies, and various qualifications in social work. Postgraduates have access to a range of community and psychology-based courses, as well as qualifications in regeneration and culture.

Holborn College [map], Woolwich Road, Charlton, Greenwich, SE7, is the UK’s most successful independent law school and a leading provider of international education. Undergraduates can choose from a range of courses including several law diplomas, some of which are studied for at the universities sister college in Huddersfield. There’s also the opportunity to study for the New York Bar and International Law MBA.

London City College [map], Royal Waterloo House, Waterloo Road, SE1, is a provider of business qualifications and international management courses. Courses include small business management and neuro-linguistic programming. There’s also the opportunity to study abroad.

One of West London’s most famous learning institutions is Brunel University [map], Uxbridge, UB8. The name of Brunel University has become as well known and respected in engineering circles as the name of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Both reputations are well deserved, reflecting technical competence, creativity and commitment, which have resulted in important advances in science.

However, today, Brunel University’s influence extends far beyond the fields of engineering, science and technology. A long succession of developments and mergers has brought the University from modest beginnings to a major force on the UK higher education scene.

The first step in the establishment of Brunel University was in 1928, when Middlesex County Council transferred its Junior Technical School, founded in Chiswick in 1910, to Acton in west London. Here it grew rapidly, winning the respect of employers and the local community.

The University of London
University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
+44 (0)20 7862 8000

The Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE
020 7935 1174

The Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists
27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RG, UK
+44 (0)20 7772 6200

The London Centre for Fashion Studies
LCFS, Bradley Close, White Lion Street, Islington, London N1 9PF
00 44 (0) 20 7713 1991

London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University, 31 Jewry Street, LONDON, EC3N 2EY
General Equiries: +44 (0)20 7320 1000

University of East London
020 8223 3000

Goldsmiths College
Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW
020 7919 7171

Holborn College
Holborn College, Woolwich Road, London, SE7 8LN
020 8317 6000

London City College
Royal Waterloo House, 51-55 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TX
+44 (0)20 7928 0029

Brunel University
Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, United Kingdom
(01895) 274000


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