Host University for London, England
Semester and Yearlong Program
London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University is a diverse, metropolitan university of around 12,000 students, located at the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world. Its mission is to transform lives through excellent education and build rewarding careers for its students, staff and partners. Its courses have received top marks from the UK's Quality Assurance Agency and in the latest Research Assessment Exercise, more than two-thirds of the University's research output was judged to be world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognized.
London Metropolitan University has strong educational roots that go back as far as 1848.
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The University combines a friendly atmosphere and welcoming attitude with the capacity and resources to deliver a quality learning experience. Students have access to excellent facilities, from the recently refurbished Learning Centre on Holloway Road to the Superlab – a cutting edge science facility with over 280 workstations.
Teaching takes place on two campuses in central London and students may study at either or both campuses, depending on the classes they take. The North campus in Islington concentrates on humanities, social sciences, computing, mathematics and natural sciences. There are plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants nearby and there is also a choice of cinemas, theatres and comedy venues in the local area for you to enjoy. The new Arsenal soccer stadium is just a three-minute walk from the university's Learning Centre.
The City campus is the location for business, law and art classes. It has a prime location in the Aldgate and Moorgate areas. It is bordered on one side by the City of London, an international financial center with corporate businesses situated alongside traditional trading firms. On the other side, near Aldgate, you will find colorful bargain markets such as Petticoat Lane, great art at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, and Brick Lane, where you can experience the district's rich culture and great nightlife, regularly featured in London's top events guides.
Imperial College London is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. In the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities, it was listed as 10th in the world and 3rd in Europe.
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Imperial College London is ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities—ranked number eight in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2012. It has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Founded in 1907, it currently hosts over 12,000 full-time students. It is located near Exhibition Road in South Kensington, an attractive Victorian area of London near Fulham Road and King’s Road, a couple blocks from the River Thames. Famous sites such as Hyde Park, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum are all within walking distance.