Academic excellence

Academic excellence at the graduation

Worldwide access

Whatever your location, you can gain a valued qualification from the University of London by studying with the University of London International Programmes (formerly the University of London External System).  

There are over 50,000 students in every corner of the globe studying on more than 100 different courses.


You can fit your studies around your lifestyle. You can choose how to pace your studies and you can study independently by distance learning or attend face-to-face classes at a local teaching institution.

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Our former students have won Nobel prizes, governed countries, and written great works of literature. They also work in the legal profession, in education, in finance and banking, and as business leaders and managers.

Find out more about our notable past students.

International reputation

You can work towards a prestigious qualification which will be valued globally and help you to pursue sought-after careers.

This is based on the track record of the Colleges of the University of London, which have an international reputation for their teaching and research.

The courses you study and all the materials provided to you draw upon the expertise and cutting-edge research of these Colleges. (Read more about our Lead Colleges.)