The story of the University of London is one of innovation, expansion and open access. In 2018 the University of London will mark the 150th anniversary of the enrolment of its first woman students, and in 2008 the University of London International Programmes celebrated its 150th anniversary. The University is constantly seeking new ways of reaching out to students around the world, recently celebrating the 1 millionth enrolment onto a University of London MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

The University prides itself on its prestigious worldwide reputation. As a federal university, it is made up of 18 Colleges and nine specialist research institutes. Among these Colleges are some of the best ranked universities worldwide, including University College London, King’s College London, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 1858, the University of London established the University of London International Programmes to give students around the world access to first class higher education. This makes the International Programmes the world’s oldest provider of distance and flexible learning. Currently, the International Programmes support over 50,000 students in more than 180 countries worldwide.

A Network Like No Other

Our alumni have shaped the world in which we live, from technological advancements to civil rights campaigns, to cultural treasures. They include leaders of business and industry, judges, authors, scientists and politicians. Seven past students have won Nobel Prizes ranging from the Peace Prize to Literature to Economics.

Globally Acclaimed Program


A degree from the University of London is a mark of excellence, respected by employers and universities worldwide.

Great Lakes College (GLC) are provisionally recognised to provide teaching support to the BSc Business and Management and BSc Management and Digital Innovation programmes offered under the aegis of University of London International Programmes in Business, Management and Digital Innovation. Great Lakes have consistently maintained academic standards, faculty and facilities of high reputation.


The academic tone for the University of London International Programmes undergraduate courses offered at GLC is set by the rigour followed at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a member institution of UOL. LSE academicians design the curriculum, formulate the syllabi, develop the study material, and set and assess the final examinations for the University of London International Programmes BSc courses offered at GLC. LSE is among the foremost educational institutions in the world, ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world for Social Sciences.