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Variety of courses at University of London

New Straits Times March 17, 2002 | R.V. Veera R.V. Veera New Straits Times 03-17-2002 Variety of courses at University of London Byline: R.V. Veera Edition: 2* Memo: Education UK the best you can be.

THE United Kingdom is an international, cosmopolitan place to live. Many thousands of families from around the world have made the UK their home, creating a rich, open-minded and multicultural society.

There are more than a quarter of a million international students in the UK.

The number of international students from outside the European Union pursuing their undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at UK universities has increased by eight per cent in the last two years.

In light of this development, choosing to study one of the UK's diverse and flexible law degree qualification has been made easier for students enrolled at the University of London, one of the oldest and largest unversities in Britain.

The University of London is a federal university comprising institutions of varying size and academic profile in which teaching and research are carried out.

Some are large multifaculty colleges while others are small specialised institutions. These colleges and institutions form the most diverse university in Britain.

The University's external programme allows registered students anywhere in the world to enter the examinations for certain degrees. This external programme established in 1858, enables the University of London degree to be accessible to students who cannot come to London to study. see here university of london

The university has about 25,000 students from over 180 countries worldwide pursuing this programme. It conducts examinations for overseas students in June every year at its various examination centres all over the world with resits in November.

The University of London has over 40 colleges and institutes catering for internal and external students to excel in a variety of academic and professional courses.

Its LLB degree of the University of London is of international standing and over the last 100 years has provided the first step on a career route for many thousands of practising lawyers around the world.

The LLB degree is available to internal students at King's College, London; the London School of Economics and Political Science, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London.

University of London as part of its programmes, offers the Master of Laws in continuity with the Bachelor's degree.

Through its colleges and institutes, the University of London offers the widest range of higher education opportunities in the UK, with over 2,000 courses and unparalleled facilities for advanced research.

The majority of the colleges of the University of London are in the central part of this world class city with just two outside the greater London area. see here university of london

The university's Business School ranks among the world leaders in helping individuals and organisations enhance their management effectiveness.

The school links theory to practice in teaching and research and has a reputation for work which is innovative, rigorous and relevant to international career-long learning. The school is well respected for its postgraduate and MBA programmes.

Students especially from overseas choose UK as their first choice for a wide range of programmes because its degree programmes take only three years and postgraduate Master's courses only one year compared with four years and two years in most of other countries.

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