An international university offering high quality education, research excellence and public engagement.
With students from over 100 countries around the world, Richmond provides an opportunity for multicultural friendship and intercultural exchange. Richmond faculty are committed to the learning needs of the students who are typically taught in a small class environment. They provide students with an international curriculum which includes academic subjects and intercultural learning. Richmond’s distinctions include dual accreditation in both the USA and the United Kingdom. University emphasizes the best of both the US and UK systems of education: the US focus on the liberal arts and the British system of specialization. Students currently are mainly from North America/Caribbean, Europe, UK, Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America.
American and British Accreditation
Richmond, the American International University in London holds independent accreditation from three separate agencies. The university has earned US accreditation from The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Richmond is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organization to offer higher education programs leading to Open University Validated Awards. Richmond has also undergone a successful full institutional review by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).
Richmond remains the only American University in the UK which is a member of The Association of American International Colleges & Universities (AAICU).
Richmond’s strengths are:
1. Dual US/UK Degree: At Richmond, students will qualify simultaneously for both an American (MSCHE) and a UK degree (OUVS), qualifications which are recognized and respected by employers and graduate schools worldwide.
2. Small class sizes and high contact hours: Average class sizes are 17 students per class, with at least 15 taught hours per week.
3. Study abroad: Students have the opportunity to spend a semester or year in the US or at our study centres in Florence and Rome
4. Internships: Upper Division students that have gained 75 credits and meet the minimum GPA requirements of the programme are guaranteed an internship as a part of their programme. Students may also undertake international Internships across Africa, Asia, Europe and the US.
5. Top London Location: First and second year students are based at our leafy suburban Richmond Campus and Upper Division students progress to Kensington which is at the heart of Central London.
School of Business & Economics
BA Business Administration: Entrepreneurship
BA Business Administration: Fashion Management & Marketing
BA Business Administration: Finance
BA Business Administration: International Business
BA Business Administration: Marketing
BA Financial Economics
BA International and Development Economics
BA International Sports Management
School of Communications, Arts & Social Sciences
BA American Studies
BA Art, Design, and Media
BA Art History & Visual Culture
BA Communications: Marketing Communications And Public Relations
BA Communications: Media Studies
BA Communications: Media Production
BA Development Studies
BA Film Studies
BA International Journalism & Media
BA International Relations
BA Performance and Theatre Arts
BA Political Science
Department of General Education
Richmond Foundation Year
The Freshman Year in London
First Year Programme
Centre for Modern Languages
Minors & Certificate Programmes
For detailed information on courses and admission please contact Prime Study.
Postgraduate Degrees at Richmond:
MA in Advertising and Public Relations
MA Art History and Visual Culture
MA Visual Arts Management and Curating
MA International Development
MA International Relations
Prime Study candidates can enjoy exclusive opportunity of application fee waiver (35 British Pounds) and chance of obtaining financial aid (partial tuition fee waivers). For more information, please contact Prime Study.
London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. With an estimated 8,308,369 residents in 2012, London is the most populous region, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and is the largest city in the European Union. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium.
London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is one of the world’s leading financial centres and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world. London is a world cultural capital. It is the world’s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world’s largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. London’s 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.
London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory, Greenwich marks the Prime Meridian, 0° longitude, and GMT). Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.