London, UK

London External System (University of London)

As a family of 19 world-class Colleges and acclaimed Institutes, the University of London has an international reputation for academic distinction in teaching and research. Through its External System, the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning, the University of London offers degree programmes to students all over the world. Established in 1858, today the External System has 45,000 students in every corner of the globe studying on more than 100 different programmes. Former students and alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, leaders of Commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges and business leaders. The External System’s international reputation continues to ensure our graduates are to be found in leading positions around the world. The University maintains a robust quality assurance process for all its courses. Drawing on the expertise of University of London academics, External students benefit from specially designed courses to suit their needs and achieve exactly the same standard of internationally recognised qualification as those who attend the University itself. Many of our courses are supported by independent teaching institutions around the world. There is a network of institutions which have been recognised as offering teaching and learning support within our quality assurance framework.