Boston University


The unique opportunity to study with the prestigious Boston University – and do so in London - cannot be underestimated, and demonstrates once again why the English capital is one of the most coveted academic cities on the planet.

Boston University Study Abroad London offers a variety of programmes and courses from its headquarters in South Kensington. These include the London Internship Programme, School of Education, Graduate Mass Communication, College of General Studies, CFA Theatre (LAMDA), CFA Music (RCM), London/Geneva – Conflict Resolution, London/Paris – Art & Architecture, LLA London Literature, LLA London History, Courtauld Institute of Arts, and MET Arts Administration.

With its primary campus based in Boston, Massachusetts, the university is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church, with more than 3,900 faculty members and nearly 33,000 students, making it one of the city’s largest employers.

It is categorised in the United States as a R1: Doctoral University, which means it is a ‘very high research activity’ institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The University was ranked 37th among undergraduate programmes at national universities, and 39th among global universities by US News & World Report in its 2017 rankings.

Among its alumni are eight Nobel Laureates, 23 Pulitzer Prize winners, 10 Rhodes Scholars, six Marshall Scholars, 48 Sloan Fellows, nine Academy Award winners, and several Emmy and Tony Award winners. The great and good from the worlds of showbusiness, sport, politics, activism, media and music have passed through those famous corridors year after year, excelling in their academic field before going on to achieve great things in their careers.

They include Martin Luther King, talk show host and actor Howard Stern, and talk show host and comedienne Rosie O'Donnell. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that over 5,000 alumni, more than half of whom were women, were operating in the entertainment world. The likes of Julianne Moore, Nina Tassler, Bonnie Arnold, Geena Davis, Ginnifer Goodwin and Nancy Dubuc all graduated from Boston University.

Perhaps most memorably of all, the ground-breaking Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in one of the university’s laboratories, ushering in an exciting new era for technological advancement across the globe. The Scot was a professor of Vocal Physiology and Elocution at the university’s School of Oratory.

If you've been made an offer for a place at the university then have a look at some of our centrally located London student accommodation below:

London Accommodation

Each semester, Boston University Study Abroad provides a range of academic options, giving students the chance to join challenging courses, enjoy stimulating professional internships, and benefit from rich cultural experiences.