King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829 as a university college in the tradition of the Church of England. It now welcomes staff and students of all faiths and beliefs.
King's professors played a major part in nineteenth-century science and in extending higher education to women and working men through evening classes. The College has grown and developed through mergers with several institutions each with their own distinguished histories. These include the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas'... See full description.
The University of Sheffield is a leading institution in the UK. Five nobel awards have studied in this university and many of its alumni have reached positions of responsibility all over the world. It is considered one of the ten best universities in the UK and its students come from more than 120 countries.
The University of Bristol was founded in 1876, as University College, Bristol. It was the first University in the country that admitted students women, under the same conditions as men. It currently welcomes more than 13,000 students, many of them from other countries. The institution is among the first in the ranking of best universities in the world.
The University of London was established in 1836, and what distinguishes it from other institutions is that it consists of 19 separate colleges, which are somewhat independent in nature. Therefore, the University of London is the largest institution of higher learning in the UK by number of students enrolled.
The degrees offered at the University of London, as can be guessed, are extremely varied – there is a foundation course, together with a good range of undergraduate, postgraduate degrees and diplomas, as well as research degrees. In addition, there is a Taster Course program for... See full description.