London is the capital of the UK and one of the largest population centres in the world. The city is home to many different universities, including a wide range of specialist providers and some of the UK's most successful research institutions – with over 300,000 resident students.
The history of London is synonymous with that of the modern city itself. London was the first city to have gas street lighting, the first to have a metropolitan railway and even the first to fix a global time standard (Greenwich Mean Time, established at the Royal Observatory in 1884).
Modern London is a global city and world renowned financial hub, home to some of the most famous landmarks and entertainment venues in Europe.
These include Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Houses of Parliament, the Shard (the tallest building in the EU), the London Eye and Buckingham Palace (home of the Queen of England and the British Royal Family).
Whilst studying a Masters in London you'll enjoy access to an unparalleled range of cultural resources and leisure activities, from historic buildings to famous shopping districts, theatres and sports stadiums.
You'll also find that London's many airports and railway connections provide excellent opportunities to explore the rest of the UK, or travel further afield to continental Europe.
Many of the most renowned universities in London are part of the federal University of London, established in 1836.
They include elite Russell Group universities such as the London School of Economics, University College London, Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London as well as other prestigious institutions.
The city is also home to a wide range of other higher education providers, many of which offer their own specialised Masters programmes.