London is the best city in the world for prospective students, with four universities in the top 40, more than any other city, according to the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
From cutting-edge facilities and world-famous lecturers, to award-winning alumni and fantastic courses, London universities provide everything students need to set them up for a successful career.
Find out more about these four leading institutions and discover what makes them the cream of the crop.
Renowned for its science, medicine, engineering and business courses, Imperial College London is located in South Kensington and surrounded by some of London’s most famous museums, such as the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum.
Throughout its 111 years of history, the university has taught many students who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Sir Alexander Fleming, winner of the Nobel prize in 1945 for discovering the effects of penicillin.
More recently, Imperial College London partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop a new student exchange programme furthering collaboration on topics such as chemistry, aeronautics and computing.
To find out more about the university, you can join one of the numerous public events held at Imperial College London which include lectures, exhibitions and seminars, or attend one of the weekly campus tours to hear all about student life.
Join students from all over the world, Nobel Prize winners and alumni such as Mahatma Gandhi at UCL.
A multidisciplinary university, UCL is a leader in fields as varied as arts, sciences, law, maths and engineering.
It works closely with partners such as CISCO, the BBC, the European Union, NASA and Microsoft, providing students with the opportunity to extend their professional network. UCL also boasts a newly announced partnership with Google to advance research into quantum science and its applications in computing.
Delve into current affairs with lunchtime lectures, seminars, or discover campus exhibitions. Away from the campus, you can join walking tours and music performances.
London School of Economics and Political Sciences is a specialist social science university with courses including law, finance, philosophy, business and international relations.
With 68 per cent of international students from more than 145 countries and 100 languages spoken on campus, students at LSE can gain a truly international outlook and benefit from making contacts across the world.
LSE hosts a prestigious public events programme which invites industry leaders to speak to students and members of the public. Past speakers include Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama and Angelina Jolie, who is now a visiting professor of the university.
Sign up to join The Ralph Miliband lecture series, panel discussions or watch a free lunchtime concert, and don’t miss the LSE Festival taking place in February and March 2019.
King’s College London is a multi-faculty university with five campuses across London, home to nine faculties, schools and institutes.
The university has long been a leader in life sciences, with contributions to major advancements in medicine, including new treatments for Hepatitis C, and research around stem cell cloning and the study of DNA.
King’s College London also operates two museums: the Gordon Museum of Pathology and the Museum of Life Sciences, both of which are open to the public and worth a visit for the lectures and exhibitions.
The Gordon Museum of Pathology is the largest medical museum in the United Kingdom, housing 8,000 specimens and art pieces, and recently acquired its first Egyptian mummy, while the Museum of Life Sciences is home to a large zoological collection.
Find out more about the university by signing up for free seminars or visit the newly opened and free Science Gallery London, a new King’s initiative linking art, health and science through several themed seasons.
Universities regularly host events abroad. If you don’t live in the UK, check out their websites to find out when they are near you next.
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