Pearson College (United Kingdom)

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Pearson College
Established 2012
Type Private, for-profit
Managing director Roxanne Stockwell
Location London, United Kingdom
Affiliations Ashridge Business School
Royal Holloway, University of London
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Pearson College is a British private, for-profit degree provider based in London owned by Pearson PLC. It was founded in 2012.


The creation of Pearson College was announced in July 2011.[1][2]

Pearson College launched its first degree programme in September 2012.[3]

In August 2013 it was announced that Pearson College would begin offering business degrees validated by Ashridge Business School, whilst continuing with its partnership with Royal Holloway.[4]


Students of Pearson College primarily study at Pearson's offices in London[3] Residential courses are also offered at Royal Holloway, University of London's campus in Egham, Surrey.[3]


Entry requirements are ABB grades at A level or its equivalent. Applicants are also required to attend an assessment day including an interview and an aptitude test.[5]

Fees are £6,500 a year.[5]


Pearson College offers a single programme, a BSc (Hons) Business & Enterprise, which can be studied over two, three or four years.[5]

The degree programme is validated by Royal Holloway, University of London and was developed in partnership with Atos, BT Group, Cisco Systems and the Peter Jones Foundation.[5]


  1. ^ "Royal Holloway to validate new Pearson degree". Times Higher Education. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "FT owners plan college for business degrees". The Guardian. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "FTSE 100 company becomes first to offer its own degrees". The Independent. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pearson links up with Ashridge". Times Higher Education. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Pearson launches college with Royal Holloway degrees". Times Higher Education. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 

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