An Education of the Highest Calibre

Richmond is an American International University, established in 1972 and based in West London with two campuses in Richmond Hill and close to Kensington High Street. Since 1981, the university has been awarding US Degrees accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. One of the latest achievement that Richmond is proud to announce, is being granted the power to award students with its own UK degrees starting from August 2018, as a consequence of having been recently granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) by the Privy Council.

The university is the first and the only university in the UK that has been granted the power to award dual taught degrees, which mean students will receive a UK and US degree that will impact enormously our graduates while looking for employment opportunities and make them stand out from the crowd.

Since its opening in 1978, the Kensington campus buildings on St Albans Grove and Ansdell Street accommodate the third and fourth-year undergraduate students as well as all postgraduate students. In March 1988 Kensington campus saw a further expansion on Young Street and most recently, Kensington High Street.

The University is unique for its private institution academic standards, in its teaching approach that combines the American Liberal Arts system with the UK higher education standards, which empowers our graduates with a competitive edge and opens up more opportunities to find employment either in U.K. or in the U.S.

The undergraduate degrees we offer to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes allowing a broad-based education, whereas the postgraduate programmes include the option to take specific electives that will define a degree minor/major. The key benefits that this private university offers, among others, are, more academic mentorship and teaching time (15 hours per week on average) than in any other UK University, a strong focus on promoting international opportunities through a broad range of credit-based and integrated internships, and study abroad programmes in our teaching centres in Italy (Rome and Florence).

We provide teaching excellence and offer financial support with our US and UK Scholarships based on merit and academic achievement, and have recently introduced a new Chancellor’s Plus Scholarship for Fall 2018 that contributes to reducing significantly students’ tuition fee debt after the completion of their degree. Our Scholarships can be combined with other UK and US funding and grant available options, that we advise our students to apply for upon meeting the entry requirements.

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Top 5 reasons to choose Richmond

  1. Dually-Accredited U.K. & U.S. Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees
  2. Scholarships that can reduce student debt & Funding available (including SFE +US Government loans)
  3. Flexible American Liberal Arts system, extensive contact hours and mentorship (average 15 hours per week)
  4. Integrated Internships (in the U.K. and overseas)
  5. Two London campus experiences (in Richmond & Kensington) with available on-campus accommodation, guaranteed for the first year

An International Perspective

Living and studying together, our students from over 100 countries are ready for a world where the ability to communicate effectively across national and cultural boundaries is as valuable as a traditional academic achievement. A Richmond education offers a global perspective and an interactive study environment that promotes diversity, teamwork and leadership. Being a liberal, American international university, it focuses on enriching students’ study experience within an international setting, taking into account multiple intercultural aspects. It encourages students to form their own opinions and be considerate with others while taking decisions or working on course projects, as well as developing their individual strengths and professional skills as future international team leaders.

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Two campus experiences in London

As well as the excitement of living in one of the world’s most lively and cosmopolitan cities, London obviously offers spectacular resources and opportunities for learning outside the classroom. However, Richmond courses also bring the life of the city – its people, institutions, politics, problems and history into lectures and course projects. Add to all this a supportive international faculty, flexible curriculum allowing you to explore topics outside your main specialisation, small classes and campuses in two of London’s most beautiful neighbourhoods and you’ll find Richmond a great place to earn a dual undergraduate or a master’s degree recognised in the U.K and U.S.

Richmond Hill Campus

First and second-year students attend our Richmond Hill campus. The campus is set in a splendid six-acre site at the top of Richmond Hill, one of London’s most sought-after areas. An impressive neo-Gothic building constructed in 1843 and a modern five-level library, house classrooms, computer and science laboratories, art and photography studios and an auditorium.

The campus also accommodates student residences, a dining hall, student common room, and faculty and administrative offices. There is also a multipurpose sports court of tennis, volleyball, basketball and mini-soccer (football). After completing two years at our Richmond Hill campus, students move to our campus in the London borough of Kensington for their last two years of study.

Kensington Campus

Third-year, fourth-year and postgraduate students attend our Central London campus in Kensington, one of London’s most beautiful residential areas. Its several buildings within 2 minutes’ walk from the main Atlantic House on St Albans Street have all necessary facilities from house classrooms, pc labs, library, a dining hall and University offices.

The Kensington campus also hosts a number of visiting students from the United States and other countries who spend a semester or a year in London. Students may choose to live in University buildings or in the off-campus housing of their choice. Within easy walking distance are the Royal Albert Hall, famous for its concerts, the Royal Colleges of Music and Art, Imperial College of Science and Technology, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Geological Museum and many cinemas, the iconic Hyde Park and a buzzling high Street with plenty of cafes, restaurants, clubs and department stores.

District and Piccadilly underground links Richmond or Kensington with the rest of the city. Frequent rail service into Victoria, Paddington and Waterloo stations connects you to the rest of the UK and to Europe. Both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are easily accessible.

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The BA Art History & Visual Culture programme is designed for students who want gain a broad knowledge of art and visual cultures and for those who want to pursue pos ... [+]

The BA Art History & Visual Culture programme is designed for students who want gain a broad knowledge of art and visual cultures and for those who want to pursue postgraduate study in a similar academic area or have a creative role in visual arts institutions and the creative cultural industries.The programme has three key aims:

Introduce students to the key influencers, theories, methods and contemporary art movements as well as the extensive art history Develop an understanding of how to evaluate the role of visual arts and cultures today, through relevant conceptual frameworks Explore a variety of Western and non-Western arts and visual cultures, from prehistory to the present ... [-]
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International Business focuses on developing practical business skills to manage human resources, analyse and overcome business challenges and adapt a business model in a ... [+]

International Business focuses on developing practical business skills to manage human resources, analyse and overcome business challenges and adapt a business model in a competitive global marketplace. You will be prepared to excel in strategic approach and leadership for your career in international organisations.

As finance, socio-economic factors, politics, geography, language and culture all shape and influence business, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to consider all these aspects and apply the right business strategy within an international marketplace.

Top 5 reasons to study this programme Learn about all the aspects of doing business with international partners Gain work experience through an internship at an international organisation that will be recognised towards the completion of your degree Acquire knowledge of human organisation behaviour in the workplace, global financial markets, international marketing, entrepreneurship, social responsibility and multinational management strategy Develop skills in managing a business and people with a multicultural background and the philosophies at the core of global businesses Gain access to leading graduate schools in the UK and the USA After you graduate ... [-]
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The BA in Economics is created to develop in students the skill set to analyse economic issues and tackle challenges that have both national and international importance. ... [+]

The BA in Economics is created to develop in students the skill set to analyse economic issues and tackle challenges that have both national and international importance. The programme provides students with a clear, holistic understanding of economic principles, concepts and ideas within the wider framework of the social and political environment.

The programme enables students to understand and apply the process of data and evidence collection, including the organization, analysis and presentation of material. It also provides students with a clear understanding of economic systems so that they are abstract concepts to real problems, some of which include issues of economic policy.... [-]

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The BA Degree in Fashion Management and Marketing is tailored to give our students the latest insights from the fashion industry and retail businesses. This programme all ... [+]

The BA Degree in Fashion Management and Marketing is tailored to give our students the latest insights from the fashion industry and retail businesses. This programme allows students to gain a strong knowledge and expertise within other fields such as accounting, finance, marketing and operations applied to fashion management.

The degree gives students awareness and the know-how to conduct relevant market/consumer research and forecast trends. It also provides students with the necessary tools to be able to compile insights into consumer and fashion buyer behaviour.

We offer courses in functional areas such as fashion communication, fashion retail & merchandising, fashion product development, and luxury brand management, giving our students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the industry according to their personal interest.... [-]

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The Film Studies degree is a vibrant, cross-disciplinary programme that focuses on historical, critical and theoretical approaches to the study of film, including televis ... [+]

The Film Studies degree is a vibrant, cross-disciplinary programme that focuses on historical, critical and theoretical approaches to the study of film, including television and new media. Through a close analysis of certain national and international examples, and with a specialist emphasis on the history of film, third world/postcolonial cinema and particular themes (including gender, horror, fantasy and science fiction), the degree examines the historical, political, artistic and cultural aspects that go into cinema production. A strong technical and practical element of the degree complements the theoretical component, with classes on topics such as video production, acting and screenwriting, and documentary film production. Thus the degree provides an interdisciplinary and multimedia approach, imparting a theoretical knowledge with strong elements of practical training. Its elective courses allow students to develop a global awareness of film and related media within the framework of the liberal arts tradition.A minor in Media Production may add depth to your major of choice.... [-]

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The BA Finance and Investments programme equips students with the skills and knowledge to enter a range of exciting careers in Banking, Corporate Finance, Fund Management ... [+]

The BA Finance and Investments programme equips students with the skills and knowledge to enter a range of exciting careers in Banking, Corporate Finance, Fund Management and International Finance. The degree structure covers the key areas of Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Investment Management. This degree programme enables our students to respond to the demand for graduates with knowledge and skills required to lead or financially direct organizations, from family-run businesses to global corporations or to secure employment in the world of finance and banking.

Students acquire a solid foundation in business, accounting and economics’ fundamentals with information technology and a sound understanding of financial concepts and considerations within a global financial environment. The programme covers key areas that are vital to the finance industry such as: mergers, regulation and derivatives. The in-depth focus is dedicated to the applications of tools in finance and investment such as risk measurement and management, asset pricing, cost of capital, exchange rate determination, financial modelling and econometric testing. Students can tailor their degree with specialist options in Derivatives, International Finance and Wealth Management. Together with the option to gain Internship experience, the degree aims to form graduates with strong skills and key tools required by global employers in this competitive industry.... [-]

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The BA degree in International Relations prepares students for a career in international organisations, business, finance, government institutions, agencies, and the medi ... [+]

The BA degree in International Relations prepares students for a career in international organisations, business, finance, government institutions, agencies, and the media. Cosmopolitan individuals with a strategic approach and strong awareness of contemporary political issues have the opportunity to expand their extensive skill set.

This degree provides specific knowledge on three core areas: International relations theory and concepts, global institutions, and contemporary issues in international affairs. Students can choose from a variety of electives that cover a range of subjects in a national, regional and global context. Our programme is designed to offer you a specialisation as you progress with your degree, according to your main area of interest.... [-]

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The Marketing programme provides a comprehensive knowledge of issues, theories and working practices connected with the dynamic and fast-evolving field of marketing in gl ... [+]

The Marketing programme provides a comprehensive knowledge of issues, theories and working practices connected with the dynamic and fast-evolving field of marketing in global businesses.

This programme is ideal for students that wish to acquire in-depth knowledge and key competencies to identify key value propositions within businesses and organisations, drivers for company’s growth, longevity and profitability within the marketplace from a marketing perspective and the key elements influencing customers’ demand and loyalty over time. The long-term influencers are then also studied and interpreted so that the best use of the companies offering (its products and services) can be best utilised for maximum profit. Required elements of the marketing major are courses in Advertising, Management, Branding, E-commerce, Consumer Behaviour, Market Research, and Marketing Strategy and social media management that cover an extensive knowledge and specialist marketing expertise.... [-]

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Students pursuing the specialisation in Marketing Communications and Public Relations within the BA degree in Communications will learn how to engage audiences across dif ... [+]

Students pursuing the specialisation in Marketing Communications and Public Relations within the BA degree in Communications will learn how to engage audiences across different channels, media and explore the relationship between marketing communications and public relations within the business and media industries. The aim of this programme is to prepare students to work within the technologically driven and consumer-focused businesses around the world.

This degree provides an interdisciplinary, multimedia approach to the study of communications through the study of theory and subsequent practice. During the first two years of the Communications degree, students take the same core courses across the three available disciplines. During the third and fourth year students then specialise in Marketing Communications & Public Relations, whilst also having the opportunity to pursue an internship with leading global companies and institutions.... [-]

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Political Science degree provides students with knowledge in three core areas of Political Science: political thought, political systems and public policy. Political Scie ... [+]

Political Science degree provides students with knowledge in three core areas of Political Science: political thought, political systems and public policy. Political Science is taught using a range of methods which reflect the international student body, whilst making the best use of emerging technologies. The study of political ideologies, theories and ideas is balanced against the practical study of policy-making across a wide range of themes and issue-areas, and political processes in a wide range of states and regions. Students enjoy a broad study of political thinkers and theories, whilst directly engaging with a range of practical policy issues, in many different national and regional settings. The British Politics course, for example, is partially taught in the Houses of Parliament.The degree also recognises the international dimension of political, economic and policy processes, and ensures students are familiar with the politics of the developing world. Students develop the methodological and technical skills of the social sciences, making the best use of new technologies and practices. The courses also ensure that students in other majors can gain a sufficient understanding of Political Science to help conceptualise the political dimensions of their chosen fields. The programme provides a background both for further postgraduate study and future careers, including work in government, international organisations, business, finance and the media. Students also take a range of optional courses in national, regional and globalisation studies, or addressing thematic areas of contemporary interest, allowing for specialisation within the degree according to student interest.... [-]

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Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), our BA degree in Psychology promotes the acquisition of conceptual knowledge and practice in core areas of Psycholo ... [+]

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), our BA degree in Psychology promotes the acquisition of conceptual knowledge and practice in core areas of Psychological disciplines such as development, language, phenomenology, personality theory & individual differences, biological psychology, social psychology, psychopathology, and cognitive science.

Psychology students will be able to integrate theoretical perspectives with empirical findings, use a variety of research methods and apply psychological principles in professional settings such as educational, clinical, counselling, and legal.

Top 5 reasons to study this programme The BPS accreditation gives Richmond Psychology graduates the opportunity to gain Graduate and/or Chartered Membership of the Society and access to the widest range of training, development and employment opportunities. Equips you with the ability to apply theories into practice in one of the following professional areas of competency: counselling, clinical, legal, forensic science. Provides scientific insights into human and organisational behaviour transferable into areas such as Neuroscience, Law, Management, HR and Marketing Research. Carry out experimental research projects at the new Psychology Laboratory, conducting both qualitative and quantitative research. To equip students with the skills necessary to undertake further studies and/or applied professional training. After you graduate ... [-]
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BSc

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The BSc Accounting and Finance programme is primarily designed for students who are interested in following a career in accountancy or in obtaining professional accountin ... [+]

The BSc Accounting and Finance programme is primarily designed for students who are interested in following a career in accountancy or in obtaining professional accounting qualifications at the start of their business career. Students will gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting and finance and learn to understand management concepts within an international business context.

This programme goes beyond the theoretical and quantitative techniques fundamental to accounting and finance. It draws from various disciplines, such as statistics, economics, law and information technology in order to gain a truly solid understanding of the field. With a generalist business and management core, this degree will not just allow you to pursue careers in accounting and finance but in relevant managerial fields as well.... [-]

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Kensington Campus
Richmond Hill Campus