Professional Postgraduate StudiesLondon is one of the best cities in the world for postgraduate studies and an epicentre of European business and learning. There is a wealth of different courses available whether you want to expand your horizons, boost your skills or change your career path.
MBAsLondon is among the best places in the world to study for an MBA. As well as studying in English, the recognised language of business, students are well placed to benefit from work and study opportunities in a thriving business capital. Three of the top-rated MBA schools in the world are based in London, and each of these makes full use of the capital’s diverse business community to provide work and experience for their students.
Tanaka Business School, Imperial CollegeImperial College London SW7
Imperial College is Europe’s leading scientific University and has just opened the Tanaka Business School in a beautiful building on exhibition road. The Imperial MBA was already rated among the best in the country, and with the revamped faculty attracting some world-class teaching staff this MBA is surely one of the hottest qualifications in Europe. Imperial is also an excellent choice for younger students thanks to its diverse student body, handy location and full social life.
Cass106 Bunhill Row EC1Y
Cass is the business school attached to City of London, which offers an MBA course to around 100 experienced graduates each year. The course is rated among the top 50 worldwide, and the main strength is the wide network of contacts enjoyed by the school with the London Business Community. The course has a very international structure and outlook, and 65% of students are from outside the UK.
LawPostgraduate Law courses in the UK take two basic forms: The Legal Practice Course (LPC) which is a conversion course for solicitors and the Bar Vocational course (BVC) which trains barristers. Both courses generally take a year although many faculties allow students flexibility. Unless you have already studied law as an undergraduate, you will have to take a conversion course before beginning your vocational course.
London Business SchoolRegent´s Park, NW1
As one of the five best MBA programmes in the world, the two-year course set up by the London Business School attracts the cream of global business leaders. This is a varied and challenging course at a well-equipped and connected faculty and most applicants have the backing of a major corporation.
BPP68-70 Red Lion Street WC1R
BPP’s two year LPC course is rated among the best in Europe by the Law Society. This is the place to attend to demonstrate your powers of hard work to potential employers. Although the LPC is sustained and exhausting, it serves as ideal preparation for the world of corporate law. BPP itself is a friendly, well-run establishment that provides excellent support for students.
CityNorthampton Square EC1V
City’s LPC course, like that at BPP, is geared towards the worlds of corporate and city legal practice. The course is tough but City graduates with good scores are coveted by city firms all over the world. The BVC at City is the best in London, for two reasons: the second year is comparatively relaxed and the college’s prestige allows unrivalled networking opportunities for future barristers.
College of Law50 Chancery Lane WC2A
The College of Law is a national institution with branches all over the UK. Although the teaching standards are not as high as at BPP or City, the size of the College of Law and its associate colleges means that students have a great deal more flexibility in choosing which aspects of the law to specialise in. The College of Law also benefits from a huge, diverse student body the majority of whom are first time students. This is the place to come for a specialist legal qualification if you are interested in a particular area outside the money-making mills of the city and industry.
MedicalLondon is one of the foremost cities in the world in which to study medicine. Despite huge pressures on the capital’s hospitals teaching standards are high – medical juniors will face huge workloads but will benefit from a wealth of diverse practical experience.
One innovation pioneered in London is the conversion of young professionals from other walks of life into doctors. The demand for doctors has led to the creation of medical study courses specifically targeted at postgraduates who have degrees in unrelated arts or science subjects. In recent years an increasing number of unfulfilled young professionals have turned away from city and commercial careers to reinvent themselves as medical doctors. These compressed courses were first introduced by King’s College and are now spreading to other medical faculties.
King’s CollegeStrand, WC2R
Imperial College London is the foremost medical training faculty in the country but for non-medical graduates wishing for a change of career, King’s is the obvious choice. The college offers a purpose built four-year conversion programme using first-rate teaching facilities in London, Kent and the Medway. The two main facilities to which students are attached are the well-loved Guy’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine.
Media & Arts
Where better to study journalism than in London, home to some of the world’s most famous press publications? There are thousands of journalistic jobs in London, from the daily press, to magazines, to broadcast journalism and the online sector. However there are many more thousand hopefuls.
In order to set themselves apart from the crowd many graduates now choose to study for a masters in journalism. This has led to the creation of a number of first-rate courses at London colleges. A journalism masters from London will be valued all over the world.
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