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 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.