Colleges of the University of London

The University of London is a federal university comprising 17 Colleges and a number of smaller, specialist Institutes.

In the following table, the Colleges and Institutes marked (*) are those which offer distance learning qualifications through the University of London International Programmes.

The academic direction of our programmes - including the development of syllabuses and learning resources, as well as the assessment of International Programmes students - is the responsibility of a particular University of London College (or consortium of Colleges), known as the 'Lead College'.

You can read a short profile of these Colleges via the links below.

Colleges and Institutes of the University of London

Colleges Institutes
Birkbeck* School of Advanced Study:
  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  • Institute of Classical Studies
  • Institute of Commonwealth Studies
  • Institute of English Studies
  • Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
  • Institute of Historical Research
  • Institute of Musical Research
  • Institute of Philosophy
  • Institute for the Study of the Americas
  • Warburg Institute
  • The Refugee Law Initiative*
Central School of Speech and Drama
Courtauld Institute of Art
Goldsmiths*
Heythrop College*
Institute of Cancer Research
King’s College London*
London Business School
London School of Economics and Political Science*
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine*
Queen Mary*
Royal Academy of Music University of London Institute in Paris
Royal Holloway*  
Royal Veterinary College*  
St George’s University of London  
SOAS, University of London*  
University College London (UCL)*: