Host University for London, England
Semester and Yearlong Program
London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University is the largest single university in London and one of the largest universities in Britain. It combines a friendly atmosphere and welcoming attitude with the capacity and resources to deliver a quality learning experience. It has two campuses and a total of 34,000 students—8,000 from overseas and 2,400 full and part-time staff, ensuring excellent student support, teaching, and research.
London Metropolitan University has strong educational roots that go back as far as 1848.
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The program offers courses at both campuses but you are encouraged to apply for modules at either the City campus or the North campus, so you may attend classes and live in the same area. However, some students elect to take courses at the North campus one day and the City campus the next.
The North campus is located in Islington with plenty of cafés and restaurants along Upper Street and Holloway Road which cater to all tastes and budgets. There is also a choice of cinemas, theatres and comedy venues in the local area for you to enjoy, and the new Arsenal soccer stadium is just a three-minute walk from the university’s Learning Centre.
The City campus has a prime location in London in the Aldgate area. 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.