Institute of Education

Quick Facts

  • Location: Bloomsbury, Central London
  • Main areas of Study: Education & Social Sciences
  • Students from over 100 countries
  • Was originally founded in 1902

Based in the heart of central London, the Institute of Education (IOE) is the UK's leading centre for studies in education and related disciplines.

Part of the University of London, the IOE was founded in 1902 with a mission to pursue excellence in education and the social sciences. Today, our commitment to education excellence remains and the Institute continues to be the UK's leading specialist education university.

The IOE provides an intellectually rich and culturally diverse learning community with students, staff and scholars from over 100 countries. Many of our academic staff are world-renowned researchers in their field, as reflected in the UK government's Research Assessment Exercise which placed the IOE first for education research in the country. Staff conduct research for governments, NGOs and international organisations meaning that the Institute's expertise continually influence and shape educational policy across the world.

The IOE is ranked first nationally for student satisfaction and offers outstanding academic and social facilities for those enrolled. This includes Europe's largest education studies library and newly refurbished accommodation located just three minutes away from our modern campus.

London School of Economics (LSE)

Quick Facts

  • Location: Holborn, Central London.
  • Main areas of Study: Social Sciences
  • 68% International Students
  • 45% of the 3,000 staff are from outside the UK

The London School of Economics and Political Science (or LSE for short) is a truly international university. A huge 68% of the university’s students are internationals and it has ties with institutions from all over the world.

As its name suggests, LSE specialises mainly in economics, political sciences and social sciences, in which it is the leading institution in the world. However, in addition to these disciplines, LSE also offers a wide range of other courses from Accounting to Sociology, which are also highly respected.

One of the biggest benefits of studying at LSE is the location. Based in the centre of London, students enjoy all the cultural and social perks that such a busy international city offers. These range from literally hundreds of restaurants and cafes, to dozens of museums and art galleries.

University of the Arts London

Quick Facts

  • Location: Spread throughout London
  • Main areas of Study: Art and Design
  • 20% International Students
  • London has up to 200 arts events taking place every day

The University of the Arts, London is made up of six colleges spread throughout London that joined together under one name just five years ago. Despite the university’s young age it is already the largest provider of arts education in Europe and has branches in countries all over the world.

The university specialises in art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. International students can choose from any of these subjects to study at undergraduate, postgraduate or foundation level (to prepare for an undergraduate degree).

Students enjoy all the benefits of living and studying in London, whether it be a cultural day out at one on the city’s many theatres, art galleries or museums, or a night out at one of the literally hundreds of bars and nightclubs.

Imperial College London

Quick Facts

  • Location: South Kensington, London
  • Main areas of Study: Science, Engineering, Medicine and Business
  • 38% International Students
  • 108 different Undergraduate courses

Imperial College London is one of the best specialist universities in the world. Set in the centre of London, it attracts students from all over the world.

Imperial specializes at undergraduate level in Science, Engineering and Medicine, whilst postgraduates can study Business as well as those three. However, within these areas, there are a large number of courses available to international students ranging from Geology to Computing. In the areas that Imperial specializes it is one of the world leaders, and is able to offer students a very high level of teaching.

Students at Imperial also enjoy all the benefits of living in the centre of London, which offers endless options whatever you enjoy doing, from watching a top football match to going to a world famous night club.

London Metropolitan University

Quick Facts

  • Location: Islington, North London.
  • Main areas of Study: Wide Ranging
  • 22% International Students
  • Has 2,400 members of staff

Although London Metropolitan University (or London Met for short) was only created in 2002, it has quickly grown into a large, international institution and is now considered one of the best in the UK for international students.

There are over 150 different undergraduate and postgraduate courses for students to choose from, encompassing almost all academic areas. Although the university may not have as high an academic reputation as the very best in the UK, it is still a very well respected institution.

Students at London Met also enjoy world-class facilities. The university is based in the centre of London and has two main campuses. One is conveniently located in the City of London and the other situated in the fashionable Islington area.

Syndicate content