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Pearson College London

Pearson College London encompasses Pearson Business School and Escape Studios, both offer a new way to get a degree. Immersed in industry from day one, our students learn from successful companies and inspirational industry figures, as well as leading academics. It’s our combination of employer and academic perspectives that make us unique in higher education.



Pearson College London was founded in 2012 by Pearson Plc; as a not-for-profit Higher Education Institution, we offer a different approach to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees through close integration of academia, industry and our learners. 


It’s rare and exciting to have the opportunity to build a new higher education institution, finding innovative approaches to advancing the student experience through technology, collaboration and workplace practice. Academic excellence and professional relevance underpin everything that we do here – none of our programmes are just degrees. All staff are fully involved in this pioneering journey.


Our academics are primarily tuition focused but many have a passion for research and regularly undertake research projects in collaboration with external organisations, established universities as well as our own students. This year alone our faculty have presented alongside current and ex-students at academic conferences in Russia, Madeira and the USA. Our staff are currently researching subjects relating to their area of business specialism e.g. strategic and digital marketing, while others pursue educational research e.g. degree apprenticeships.


Our students are enterprising and entrepreneurial. They get to work with our in-house business incubator The Access Platform (TAP), and many have set up their own companies too, like Kickpush and Yaantu and even social enterprises like Once Upon a Doug.

Our alumni have gone on to work for brands such as Nestle, Sainsbury’s, Microsoft, Dyson, Not on the High Street, the BBC, Wincanton and General Mills.

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Student services

Student Services are responsible for providing administrative and pastoral support and advice to all Pearson College London students from the point of application, through to registration, through programme of study, and on to the award of a qualification as part of graduation.

The team are based at the London campus and are available between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday; students can visit the Student Services desk for general advice or request personal meetings to discuss confidential issues.

Housing services

When it comes to accommodation at Pearson College London there are three options; live in private halls, commute from home or live in a private shared flat or house. Find out more about the student accommodation providers that are popular with our students and how you can secure your accommodation.


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Library services

You’ll have full access to our online library 24/7, including thousands of ejournals and over 400,000 ebooks!

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus at 190 High Holborn is home to all Pearson Business School students and all Escape Studios students too. We're based in the heart of London, surrounded by global businesses, tech start-ups and established law firms.

The campus is a learning environment that truly caters for all. Opened in 2016, it's an ultra-modern fit out. From our collaborative workspaces to our high-spec technology, you’ll learn in exciting, inspiring, authentic surroundings and get a flavour of future workplaces to come! 

You can also find out more about the incredible Escape Studios facilities and Pearson Business School facilities. Did we mention there's free tea and coffee?


Pearson College London has a validation agreement with the University of Kent, which means your degree will be awarded by the University of Kent. We chose to partner with them because of their high calibre and dedication to providing exceptional education. Degree validation means that our academic partner judges your degree to be of an appropriate quality and standard to lead to an award from their institution. No teaching takes place at the University of Kent, as all of your classes and the graduation ceremony will be held in London.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The personalised and one on one teaching. I believe the overall management and administration of the school should improve. I was situated at the Pearson Institute of Higher education Midrand Campus

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

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