Want to study in London? The top 7 Universities to choose from!


Want to study in London? The top 7 Universities to choose from!

First up – why do you want to study in London?

Studying in London, our capital city, is an exciting adventure. Not only do you have brilliant and historic institutions to choose from but you are surrounded by diverse art, theatre, food, music and so much more!

Whether you have already decided you want to study in London or you are still considering your options, we wanted to share with you the top 7 places to study and why. 

  1. London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London (LSE)
    • LSE is based right in the heart of central London. It is a brilliant place to study the social sciences such as Politics and Economics.
  2. Imperial College London
    • Imperial College London is the “only university focusing entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business, Imperial is truly unique.” It also has over 380 student clubs and societies to join!
  3. UCL (University College London)
    • There is a great focus on research at UCL. The university has been rated the top in the UK for “research strength in the Research Excellence Framework”. Projects have been supported by the Duchess of Cambridge – this project focuses on” how early life experience shape the human brain.”
  4. King’s College London, University of London
    • King’s College London has brilliant global links – it has more than 150 partner institutions. There’s even the possibility to do a Joint Phd with an international partner.
  5. Royal Holloway, University of London Clearing
    • Situated just outside London this University offers the best of both worlds, close links to the city but in peaceful and green surroundings. It was also one of the first women’s colleges in the UK in 1886!
  6. Queen Mary University of London
    • Queen Mary has 5 different campuses around London. “Queen Mary has been recognised as the most inclusive Russell Group university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021″.
  7. University of the Arts London
    • At this University you can study a huge range of arts subjects such as Fine Art, Sculpture and Fashion Management. It’s a hub of creativity!

We have taken this ranking from The Complete University Guide

Each of these Universities will be the best at something different. LSE might be the best choice for someone wanting to study Politics. If you are passionate about the environment then “UCL is an award-winning sustainable university, currently powered by 100% renewable energy, with the goal to be carbon neutral by 2024.”

When researching what Universities to apply for, its important to really consider what you want out of the University experience.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

Is there a particular career I’m aiming for? Where can I see myself living? Do I want to meet new people and have a great nightlife? Do I need access to 1:1 support? Does this course inspire me?

Knowing the top places to study is a great start. We recommend going to see as many Universities as possible in person and finding people to talk to who have experiences at said institutions. We know this can be a confusing process but we are here to support you through University choices and applications. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions or for any support – we are happy to help!