All about higher education in London

If you're looking to further your education in a big city, what could be better than higher education in London - the biggest and most exciting city in the UK. As soon as you've finished your GCSEs (or their equivalents) you have the option of moving on from your old school to pursue your education elsewhere. The following three sites provide in depth details of the options available to you;

  • studylondon.ac.uk
  • londonhigher.ac.uk
  • londoncolleges.com

These sites also provide details of any educational funding that may be available to you.

If you are leaving your school as soon as you can, you may want to take a look at Sixth form colleges in London first. The following list details a number of excellent higher education colleges in London;

  • Bromley College of Further Higher Education
  • City Islington CollegeCity of Westminster College
  • College of North West London
  • Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute
  • Harrow College
  • Tower Hamlets College
  • Uxbridge College
  • West Thames College
  • Westminster Kingsway College
  • Working Men's College

These institutions do offer some degree levels courses, but mainly offer A Levels and equivalent qualifications like BTECs and NVQs. If you are looking for institutions that will offer you advanced study options after you have completed your A Levels, the list below may be better suited to your needs;

  • University of the Arts London
  • Birkbeck, University of London
  • Brunel University
  • City University, London
  • University of East London
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Kingston University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London School of Economics
  • London South Bank University
  • Middlesex University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Roehampton University
  • University of Westminster

These are excellent establishments that offer a number of courses to suit most career plans. Before you start applying, consider what exactly it is that you want to do in London. You also need to make sure that you have the grades that the university or college is looking for. Also be prepared to go to an interview, as most universities and college require that you complete an interview with them before you can even be considered for a place.

Don't apply to a course you aren't sure about, if it doesn't work out the way you planned it could end up costing you a lot of money. London is a fantastic vibrant city, but it isn't a cheap place to live. To give yourself the best possible chance you may also want to consider finding part-time work around your studies in London.

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