The University of London, LSE, and 2U, Inc. Expand Partnership to Bring New Undergraduate Degrees Online

2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), a global leader in education technology, the University of London, and its member institution, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), today announced an expanded partnership to launch two additional online undergraduate degrees. This announcement builds on 2U’s existing partnership with the University of London and LSE that began in 2019 with the announcement of an online undergraduate degree in Data Science and Business Analytics. The addition of these new programmes grows the portfolio to nine degrees, which together encompass the full breadth of LSE’s social sciences expertise.

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“The University of London has been very pleased with the positive reaction from students to the online degrees that have been launched through this partnership,” said Craig O’Callaghan, Director of Operations and Deputy Chief Executive at University of London Worldwide. “The strong enrolment numbers and high levels of student engagement reflect the dynamic nature of this new offer.”

The partners currently offer four University of London online undergraduate degrees in Business and Management, Data Science and Business Analytics, Economics, and Economics and Management, with an additional three degrees already scheduled to launch to students in 2021. Today’s announcement increases the number of new online degrees that will enroll students next year to five: BSc Accounting and Finance, BSc Economics and Finance, BSc Finance, BSc International Relations, and BSc Mathematics and Economics.

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“Our mission is to transform digital education by delivering high-quality, accessible online learning programs to anyone seeking a pathway to higher education, career training, and economic mobility,” said Andrew Hermalyn, President of Global Partnerships at 2U. “Particularly in the era of COVID, there has never been a greater need for interactive, engaging, science-supported digital education with a truly global reach, and our continued partnership with the University of London and LSE to bring their signature undergraduate degrees online will meet this need head on.”

Specifically designed to accommodate learners looking to accelerate their careers, these degrees will build on the University of London’s rich history of delivering distance learning and enable students to access the thought leadership for which LSE is world renowned. Graduates will be awarded a degree from the University of London with academic direction for the programmes being provided by LSE.

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