London city is also famous for the colleges it has. The following are the famous colleges in London city.
1) Imperial College
The Imperial of Science and Technology was formed after combining the City and Guilds College, the Royal School of Mines and the Royal College of Science in 1907, after the Royal Charter of the college was sanctioned by Edward VII.
The college is a public research university in London. It offers specialization courses in business, science, engineering, and medicine. The college was until 2007 affiliated to the University of London but now it is an independent institution. The main campus of the college is in South Kensington, Central London. It has other campuses in Chelsea, Hammersmith, and Paddington.
The Imperial Colleges in London has two major campuses; one at Sapwood Park and the other at Wye. The Wye campus is a 15th-century structure. Imperial College has the largest estate than any other higher education institution in the country. The college is also a major center for biomedical research. The college is a part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ of British universities.
The college has three faculties namely The Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Natural Sciences. There are academic units like the Imperial College Business School, Graduate Schools, Department of Humanities and the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. The Colleges in London faculty of medicine is one of the largest faculties in the country.
2) University College of London
The college is a public research university in London. It is the largest college under the University of London. The University college was the first university in London, founded in 1826, and was also the first in the country which admitted its students irrespective of their religion or gender.
Jeremy Bentham is known as the ‘father of the University College of London’. The main campus of the college is in Bloomsbury, Central London. The college has eight main faculties. There is another institute under the University college namely; UCL Ear Institute, the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, the UCL Cancer Institute, the UCL Institute of Neurology, the UCL Institute of Child Health, etc.
The University College’s Schools of Energy and Resources in situating in Adelaide, Australia. The University College is a major center for biomedical research. The college is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, and such other groups. It also is a part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ of the British universities.
3) King’s College London
The King’s College is a public research university in London under the federal University of London. It is said to be the third oldest university in the country and was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829. It received its royal charter in 1836. The college is spread cross four Thames-side campuses and is arranged in nine Schools of Study.
The Colleges in London is one of the largest centers for graduates and post-graduate medical teaching and biomedical research in Europe. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association and other groups. The college is also a part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ of British Universities. The King’s college issued its first qualification that dealt with questions of ethics and theology.
The Strand campus is the main college campus located close to Somerset House. The campus is along-side the Thames river. Many schools like the Humanities, Law, Social Science and Public Policy and Physical Sciences and Engineering are established on this campus. The other campuses are Guy’s campus, Waterloo campus, St. Thomas’ campus and the Denmark Hill campus.
4) The Royal College of Art
The college was established in 1837 under the name of Government School of Design. However, in 1896, the name of the college was changed to its present name. In 1967 the college was granted its Royal Charter and it is since then an independent institution. This college is the only college in the world which is wholly postgraduate university of art and design.
The college is located in South Kensington and Battersea in Central London. The college offers a masters degree in arts, philosophy and also offers a degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
5) Queen Mary, University of London
It is a public research university in London. The main campus is in the Tower Hamlets in Central London. The college has other campuses within London at Mile End, Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square and Lincoln’s Inn Fields. It has three main faculties namely The Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and Universities UK. The present college was formed by merging four older colleges namely; Queen Mary College which was established during the Victorian period, Westfield College, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College and lastly the London Hospital Medical College.
In 1989Queen Mary merged with Westfield College to form Queen Mary and Westfield College. In 2000, the college adopted its present name but its official legal name is still Queen Mary and Westfield College.
Colleges in London
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