An Education of the Highest Calibre
We provide you with an education which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programs. It is designed to allow the discovery of the connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business, psychology and sociology. It is a broad based education, an ideal preparation for a range of careers.
Richmond’s Not-For Profit Status
Richmond is a private not-for-profit institution.
Richmond is registered as a charity with the Charities Commission in the United Kingdom and registered in the U.S. as a not-for-profit corporation. Visit Richmond Foundation for more information.
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 traditional academic achievement. A Richmond education offers a global perspective. It examines the patterns of similarities and differences between cultures and provides you with an intercultural focus. It’s challenging and stimulating. It encourages you to form your own opinions.
Degrees Recognised in America plus institutional approval in the United Kingdom by The Open University (OU).
At Richmond you will qualify an American BA or BS degree, and in many cases, simultaneously a UK BA(Honours) or BSc (Honours) degree, qualifications which are immediately recognised and respected by employers and graduate schools worldwide. The Richmond dual degree is possible because Richmond’s degrees have US accreditation (Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools), plus institutional approval in the United Kingdom by The Open University(OU). Richmond has also undergone a successful full institutional review by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).
The London Experience
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 class projects. Add to all this an international faculty, flexible curriculum allowing you to explore outside your main specialization, small classes and campuses in two of London’s most beautiful areas and you’ll find Richmond a great place to earn an undergraduate or masters degree.
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 area of Kensington for their last two years of study.
To learn more about the history of Richmond and Richmond Hill see http://www.richmond.gov.uk/
Third-year, fourth-year and graduate students attend our city campus in Kensington, one of London’s most beautiful residential areas. Its several buildings house classrooms, computing facilities, library, a dining hall and University offices. Students live in University buildings or live in 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, cafes, restaurants, clubs and department stores.
London’s extensive underground train network, called “the tube,” links Richmond or Kensington and 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 through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and the Continent. Both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are easily accessible.
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.
To learn more about the Royal Borough of Kensington Chelsea see http://www.rbkc.gov.uk