Founded in 1836, The University of London is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the UK. It has over 100,000 students in total, plus an additional 40,000 external students in over 180 countries.
The university is recognized internationally as a centre of academic excellence and it has produced over 55 Nobel Prize winners to date. Its famous alumni include the Prime Minister of Mozambique, President of South Africa, President of Zimbabwe, to name a few.
The university is a federation of 20 leading Colleges and a number of specialist Institutes. Following are some of the University of London Federal Colleges:
London Business School
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
University College London
School of Oriental & African Studies – SOAS
Kings College London
Institute of Education
London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE
Royal Academy of Music
According to “The Best and Worst Online Degree Programs 2007”, the University of London is ranked Number One in the world for its world top online degree programs. It offers over 100 distance qualifications through the University of London External Programme (now known as the University of London External System). The External System offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs to students worldwide. All students, both internal and external, are awarded with the same University of London degrees upon completion of the program.
Following are some of the subject areas offered in its undergraduate qualifications:
– Business Administration
– Computing and Information Systems
– Politics Sociology
Postgraduate programs are offered in a variety of Arts and Science disciplines, including the most popular MBA program (directed by the Lead College – Imperial College London).