Tradition for excellence
Innovation for relevance
Our world needs smart people who also have the leadership skills to make things happen. Combining academic excellence with leadership development (creativity, communication, cooperation, networking…) will make you stand out.
Combine Academic and Leadership
All our programmes include a Bachelor’s designed by the LSE or King’s College London in one of the subjects below.
Depending on your ambitions, you can select more challenging programmes that add leadership development; real-life projects, digital training and personal development to maximise your experience.
Select your academic field
For each of these subjects, we offer Bachelor’s, Bachelor’s + and Double Bachelor’s options. All of them are designed by the LSE except Psychology that is designed by King’s College London. The academic degrees are awarded by their parent institution: the University of London.
Discover a unique way of teaching
No lectures, teamwork, small group seminars to debate and simulate, one on one tutoring, peer mentoring… The Forward College pedagogy takes inspiration from the most impactful teaching & learning practices. Read more about our learning at Forward College.
Discover our world class faculty
Forward students are supported by leading academics who have been affiliated with world-class universities as well as seasoned experts and professionals. They passionately believe in the power of education to change attitudes, lives and ultimately shape a better future. Read more about our Faculty.
Dr. Gemma Gordon
Head of Psychology
Previously researcher in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in KCL
I was fortunate to gain teaching experience in psychology in a world-leading university, and had been mulling over ways in which some modifications to the teaching paradigm might enrich student and staff experience. Forward offered the opportunity to be part of a new institution seeking to revamp the traditional university model. Teaching smaller class sizes with more time allocated to debate and to apply, rather than reveal, academic material was an exciting proposal. The study of psychology lends itself well to a more dynamic educational framework, and the opportunity to explore ways in which this could be realised was a chance I didn’t want to pass up.
Dr. Ruairidh J.Brown
Head of Politics and International Relations
Recipient of the University of Nottingham Lord Dearing Award
Learning is not about memorising facts, figures, or dates, but developing an understanding of the world and one’s place within it. In this sense, learning is very much a journey through existence rather than the passive activity of observing and memorising. Discovering about Forward’s focus on developing the areas of human development, personal development, and small teaching groups, I realised this was an institution who really cared about developing human beings and laying the foundation for their journey through existence.
Dr. Sara Santos
Head of Data Science and Business Analytics
Previously taught at King’s College London and Goldsmiths
Forward College is a bold new offer to students but also to all of us. I think society at large benefits from having people studying at an institution that focuses on multiple-intelligences and ‘factors in the equation’ the social impact of our individual and collective actions from day one.
Head of Personal Development
Previously worked with the UN, the International Organization for Migration and the Aga Khan Development Network
The paradigms for having an impact and the definitions of individual and collective success are changing, and have to change. I value how Forward College takes on this challenge by equipping its students with practical skills in preparation for adaptive futures. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, I can share my international development experience and I have the opportunity to be the lead architect of a truly innovative 3-year personal development curriculum delivered in Lisbon, Paris and Berlin. I am building the curriculum with a wonderful and collaborative team with diverse expertise from the corporate world, in student wellbeing, management consulting, and in conflict transformation. This is what makes my work at Forward College fulfilling.
Dr. Soizic Gauthier
Assistant professor of Psychology
Researcher and lecturer at the University of Paris
Forward focuses on developing all types of intelligence in students, including social and emotional intelligence, and on fostering students’ soft skills. I believe this is particularly important, for all students of course, but in particular for students in psychology, as those elements have a great impact on how efficient a psychologist will be at doing its work but are too often an overlooked aspect in the psychology curriculum. Joining Forward enabled me to make my ideals meet my actual teaching practice.
Dr. Christof Royer
Assistant Professor in International Relations
Previously taught at the University of Hong Kong and at the University of Dundee
Forward College provides the perfect combination of the traditional strengths of the University of London institutions and a highly innovative student-centred approach to teaching. It is, quite simply, the ‘forward looking’ philosophy of this institution, the commitment to create ‘a world that spins together’ with talented and motivated people, and the desire to go ‘beyond academic excellence’, that makes Forward College a true pioneer in the Higher Education sector.
“To acquire the right skills, students need empowerment and experience”
Forward College in the media – The Times Higher Education
“Forward College is one of the pioneering centres that have given a twist to the university experience”
Forward College in the media – El Economista
“Forward College combines what corporates are looking for: a solid intellectual training with soft and digital skills.”
Jean-Claude Legrand – Global Head of Human Resources L’Oreal and Forward College Advisor
“Forward College brings about new talents who will be both more humane and able to leverage technology for good.”
Corinne Vigreux – Co-Founder of TomTom, Founder of CODAM Coding School” and Forward College Advisor
“Forward’s Personal Development programme is essential. It enables students to become the best version of themselves.”
Kathia D. Costa – Paulmier – Former General Manager People & Organisation CHANEL and Forward College Advisor
“Students need to be much more flexible, adaptive and agile. That’s why Forward College is a fantastic initiative.”
Hubert Giraud – Head of HR & Transformation at CapGemini and Forward College Advisor
“One of the most innovative universities is Forward College with an emphasis on leadership, management and practical team-work skills.“
Forward College in the media – Independent Schools Magazine
“Expanding education to develop all human intelligences.”
Forward College in the media – Challenges
“Forward College aims to train “future young leaders”, aware of and able to respond to the environmental and economic challenges that result from them.“
Forward College in the media- Studyrama
Co-living in 3 countries
Living in three countries in three years expands our students’ geographic, social, cultural, and linguistic horizons.Learn more
Forward College is a Recognised Teaching Centre of the University of London (UoL). As such, our students are also students of the University of London and will graduate from the University of London […]Learn more
Learning at Forward
Drawing inspiration from the « Oxbridge » tutorial system, Forward College tuition programme includes…Learn more
A week at Forward
Whether in Lisbon, Paris, or Berlin, your week will be a busy one, as you will be studying for your University of London Bachelor’s and for your Leadership training together.Learn more