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Richmond, the American University in London

Richmond, The American University in London

Location London, England
Established 1972
Famous Courses Liberal Arts, Business, International Relations
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Location London, England
Established 1972
Famous Courses Liberal Arts, Business, International Relations


Richmond, The American University in London offer a Liberal Arts education renowned for its flexibility and broad-based curriculum. The University have campuses in two of London’s premier areas – Richmond and Kensington, where accommodation is also provided.

The liberal arts approach is designed to allow the discovery of the connections between different academic areas, it examines the patterns of similarities and differences between cultures and provides you with an intercultural focus. It is challenging and stimulating. It encourages you to form your own opinions. It is a broad education, an ideal preparation for a range of careers and both our Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees have dual accreditation (UK & US), providing worldwide recognition to Richmond graduates.

Bachelors programmes in Business, Communications, Arts and Social Sciences with Study Abroad and Integrated Internships are available, as well as MA programmes in International Relations, Luxury Brand Management, Art History, Advertising & PR, as well as an MBA. With generous scholarships, a truly international student body of over 100 nationalities and small class sizes, internationalism and personal attention is at the heart of Richmond.

Services for International Students

Richmond’s Department of Student Affairs look after the health and wellbeing of all international students outside of the classroom. They offer pastoral care and counselling, housing advice, visa support, financial guidance, a careers service, clubs and societies and extra-curricular trips.

During the first week, Student Affairs helps guide students on the essential practicalities of living on campus and in the UK. This includes helping students register with a doctor, opening a bank account, giving educational seminars and organizing social events.


Students residing at the Richmond Hill Campus may choose from a variety of room types, from traditional US-style shared rooms, to single occupancy rooms. Student accommodation is located in the impressive main building and also in the surrounding buildings on the Richmond Hill campus.

Students residing at the Kensington Campus are housed in four residences which are within walking distance from the main campus buildings. Atlantic house, which also houses the library, IT Labs and dining hall, is the central residential hall in Kensington.


The University has two campuses located in two of London's most sought-after boroughs. Foundation, first and second year students are based at the Richmond Campus. Richmond is an area which for hundreds of years has been a favourite retreat of Royalty, the rich and the famous, and is located only 20 minutes tube ride from the city.

Third year, fourth year and postgraduate students are based at the Kensington campus, located right in the heart of central London. The campus is close to the capital’s wealth of cultural and leisure facilities, historic sites and the financial district.

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