About Pearson College London
Education, powered by industry experience
Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do; it’s the key to delivering our vision of empowering the people that will change the world.
Our mission is clear: to become one of the UK's leading universities for in-depth industry engagement. Our academic schools are united by our mantra "designed, developed and delivered with industry" and our students graduate feeling prepared for the workplace and ready to embark on a long and fulfilling career.
Our students are taught by experts that have worked in their respective industries and they benefit from industry feedback from leaders within industry too. They get to deliver on live industry briefs and attend industry workshops and conferences led by some of the world's most reputable organisations (past events have included Deloitte, LVMH, Barclays Ventures, Framestore, Blue Zoo and Milk VFX). We work with industry giants from L’Oréal, Tesco, Transport for London and IBM, to Framestore, DNEG, Industrial Light & Magic and PlayStation London Studio, and that's what sets us apart.
When you combine higher education and industry, everyone benefits. Especially when there's a need for graduates to stand out from the crowd in a competitive market.
Industry engagement drives us; it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. And it is what will take us, and our students, into the future.
A recent graduate survey reveals that Pearson College London is one of the top 20 institutions in the UK (18th out of 378) for its graduates entering full-time employment, placing the College in the top 5% in the UK. When surveyed by classification of occupation, approximately 89%* of respondents were already in highly skilled employment.*
*Based on HE Graduate Outcomes Data 2017/18. Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.
Pearson Business School
At Pearson Business School, we do things differently – we're part of Pearson, a FTSE 100 company, and that means we’re immersed in real business.
We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business subjects including Management, Marketing, Finance and Entrepreneurship, as well as Degree Apprenticeships.
Our students’ career and employability are our number one priority, which is why industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do. Our courses are designed, developed and delivered in collaboration with industry.
We aim to give students the perfect balance between academic theory and practice. Our talent development programme will help them develop their professional network and employability skills, so they really shine in the workplace. They are taught by well-connected industry-expert tutors on projects and case studies based on real-world situations (sometimes set up by our industry partners). They benefit from industry workshops and conferences led by some of the world’s most reputable organisations (past events have included Deloitte, LVMH and Barclays Ventures), guaranteed internships (subject to academic performance), as well as traditional lectures and seminars.
Our students are entrepreneurial, working with our start-ups in residence and often setting up their own businesses. Our alumni have gone on to work for companies such as Nestlé, Sainsbury’s, Dyson, Snapchat, Microsoft and the BBC.
Escape Studios has been at the forefront of creative education since 2002, supplying the industry with studio-ready talent.
We offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics and other specialist disciplines.
We’re leaders in digital arts, ranked 5th in the world by the Rookies, a Rookies and Houdini Certified School and the only Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center in the UK. Our courses are designed, developed and delivered in collaboration with leading studios to make sure that they stay relevant.
Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do – it’s the reason we do things differently and it’s what sets us apart.
Our tutors have industry experience. They teach in state-of-the-art facilities and with software that mirror the industry. Our students have plenty of opportunities to get their work in front of studio artists to start building their network. We also provide bespoke training to professionals.
We have helped thousands of our alumni (dubbed Escapees) to progress to successful careers and work on award-winning projects and at big studios across the world such as DNEG, Framestore, Industrial Light & Magic and PlayStation.