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How to Find the Best Postgraduate Courses in London

If you’re thinking of completing postgraduate courses in London, the good news is that you won’t be short of options! In fact, there are so many London postgraduate courses, you might find it hard to know exactly where to start.

To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular and renowned postgraduate courses in London, as well as the best places to live whilst you take them. You can thank us later.

Postgraduate Courses in London

You might be coming to the end of your undergraduate degree and aren’t ready to walk away from the world of academia just yet. Or maybe you’re looking for a career change. Whatever your situation, choosing the right master's or postgraduate degree is an important decision to make.

Thankfully, with around 18 universities – including some that are in the top 10 globally – London has a huge amount of choice when it comes to postgraduate courses.

The city also has great transport links, so getting around is affordable and quick. But that’s not all. London is a buzzing, lively city with tonnes of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops. Plus, with every one in three Londoners born abroad, the city is truly an international melting pot.

Offering a unique blend of cultural, social, and professional opportunities, get ready to embark on an unforgettable postgraduate experience in the capital.

How to Find the Right Postgraduate Courses in London

Before choosing the right postgraduate course for you, there are lots of things you’ll need to consider. To make your decision a little bit easier, here are some suggestions of things to keep in mind when narrowing down your choices.


You’ll find a different vibe in each area of London. But, one thing is for certain, whether you’re in the north, south, east or west of the city, there’s no shortage of great places to eat, drink and hang out with friends.

The parks, heaths, and woodlands are just as much a part of London life as the markets, hip high streets, artisan cafés, and stellar nightlife. And, there are plenty of hidden gems to discover away from the main tourist attractions.

London is a vast city. In fact, it’s nearly eight times larger than the next biggest UK city, Birmingham. This unfortunately means that some universities might be harder and therefore more expensive to get to.

So, when choosing a postgraduate course in London, you’ll need to consider both the location of the university and where you’re going to live. Luckily, at Yugo, all of our spaces in London have been specifically built close to the main universities, so you don’t have to worry about being late for lectures or meetings!

Tailoring Your Accommodation to Your Needs

As a postgraduate student who’s probably already ‘been there and done that’, you might prefer to live in a studio, away from the standard student halls experience.

Living in a studio has tonnes of benefits, including more space and privacy, less noise and distraction, and more independence.

More often than not, campus life can feel like a bit of a bubble, and it can be hard to stray away from it. By living in a studio, you can explore London properly and live like a local would.

Worried about finding quiet places to study? Fear not. You’ll be glad to know that London has plenty of places to get your head down and focus.

Academic Interests

Your academic interests obviously need to play a role in determining which postgraduate course in London you decide to take.

Before committing to one, take some time to research the area that interests you and the postgraduate courses on offer in that field.

Once you’ve narrowed down your search, look at the course content and structure, whether it’s teaching or research-based, and what the career prospects are likely to be afterwards.

The Best Postgraduate Courses in London

London is home to some world-class universities. But choosing the right one for you can be tricky if you’re not familiar with the city. Here are our top picks of some of the best universities and the postgraduate courses they offer.

Queen Mary’s

Located in London’s vibrant East End, Queen Mary’s offers an extensive range of postgraduate qualifications, with full-time and part-time options available.

The Institute of Dentistry provides a thriving and stimulating academic and research environment, offering a range of postgraduate dentistry courses.

Elsewhere, you’ll find state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and a friendly student community made up of over 170 nationalities. It’s also the only campus-based university in London, so all the university buildings are close to each other.

And, you won’t have to worry about travelling to campus either with our student accommodation, The Curve, so close by.

University College London (UCL)

Consistently voted one of the top ten universities in the world, UCL is London's leading university, with more than 16,000 staff and 50,000 students from over 150 different countries.

UCL claims it’s the university that is most targeted by graduate employers. And that’s down to its employer-led events and workshops, career consultancy and work placement opportunities.

Having educated doctors and scientists since 1834, UCL is ranked sixth in the world for Medicine (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024) and seventh for Clinical and Health in the Times Higher World University Rankings 2024 by subject.

Thanks to its central location, UCL is super easy to get to, and our Depot Point student accommodation is just a short stroll away.

H3: London School of Economics & Political Science 

As the name heavily hints, the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) is the place to go if you’re interested in undertaking a postgraduate degree in economics.

This year it’s been ranked as the top university in London in the Complete University Guide 2024, and fourth in the UK in the Guardian’s Best UK Universities 2024 league table, and it’s easy to see why. With first-class education, unique degree courses focusing on social sciences, regular events that go beyond the classroom syllabus, and strong networking opportunities, it’s the perfect place to pursue your postgraduate dreams.

Not sure where you’d live? Our Therese House student accommodation is a handy 25-minute walk from the main LSE campus or even better – just eight minutes on the bike.

H2: The Postgraduate Courses in London are Endless!

A postgraduate degree has many advantages. You’ll get to increase your knowledge while gaining a qualification, meet new people, expand your networks, and improve your career and earning potential.

When it comes to choosing a postgraduate course, there are many options - but only you can make the final decision on which one is right for you.

The good thing is, whatever your area of interest, there are plenty of postgraduate options available – not just in London, but across the UK and the rest of the world too.

With student accommodation in the UK, USA, Spain and Germany, all close to universities and amenities, we’re here to support your academic journey all the way.