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University College London

University College London - a world-leading university in the heart of LondonAs one of the world’s leading universities, UCL is London’s top multidisciplinary research university with an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. UCL’s excellence extends across all academic disciplines.

Top reasons to study here

  • UCL is ranked 10th in the world in the QS World University Rankings.
  • Based in Bloomsbury, central London, UCL is surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums, archives and professional bodies in Europe.
  • UCL attracts top academics and students from 154 different countries, resulting in a vibrant and cosmopolitan academic community.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (52)
Social Sciences (48)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Education & Training (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)



UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.


Focused on the translation of research into solutions for the world’s major problems, UCL works across the disciplines and with partners from all over the world. We strive to ensure that our students can achieve their full potential at UCL and are equipped not just with academic knowledge but with other highly valued skills which are sought by some of the world’s most prestigious employers.

UCL offers a stimulating and richly rewarding experience for graduate students who want to study in one of the world’s leading centres of research and teaching. 


UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers submitted.

UCL's research-based teaching methodology means that research is integrated into many of our degrees and students have the opportunity to make an original contribution to their field of study.


UCL is the fourth highest rated university in Europe for employability (QS Global Employability University Ranking 2019).

UCL scored highly in employer reputation, ranking 1st in the UK with a score of 97.3 out of 100 (QS World University Rankings for graduate employability 2019).

The average starting salary for UCL Master's graduates is £27,600 in 2016/17, while research students achieved an average of £35,000. These salaries are nearly 20% higher than the national average. (HESA 2016/17)

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The team at the Student Centre can advise you how to complete many UCL processes and how to access the core services that UCL provides.

Housing services

UCL provides around 6000 beds in 26 Halls of Residence. Our halls vary in size, facilities and history. UCL guarantees an accommodation place for all full-time single, first-year undergraduates students studying at UCL for the first time and single, international first-year post graduate students subject to the eligibility criteria. 

Library services

UCL Library Services supports learning, teaching and research at UCL and consists of 18 libraries and learning spaces located across London, covering a wide range of specialist subjects.

ICT services

The computer workrooms are available for use by all UCL students. All UCL students can borrow laptops from UCL libraries free of charge for short term use.

Medical services

You can find out how to access Healthcare during your stay at UCL on the UCL website. 

Student Life

Campus life

UCL's main campus is in Bloomsbury, London, with the main Quad on Gower Street.

UCL is building a new campus at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, to form part of a wider education and cultural quarter. 

Sports facilities

UCL offers plenty of opportunities to take part in team sports or just to keep fit and have fun.

Students’ Union UCL, runs around 60 sports and dance clubs, ranging from boxing and badminton to karate and capoeira. The Union also runs Bloomsbury Fitness, a well-equipped health and fitness club located just next door to the main campus in Bloomsbury. The UCL Sports Grounds in Shenley, Hertfordshire include full-size football pitches, rugby and lacrosse pitches, all-weather netball and tennis courts plus a pavilion. A free bus service runs to the sports grounds on match days. Other nearby facilities include Student Central, which houses a 33-metre swimming pool, and Somers Town Community Sports Centre.

Student clubs

UCL students currently run over 250 different clubs and societies through the Students’ Union, providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities for students to get involved with during their time at UCL. 


UCL degrees are widely recognised around the world. Many of our programmes are accredited by professional bodies, societies and institutes. 

Student Reviews

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This year is one of the best in my life! I am furthering my knowledge substantially, meeting people from all over the world and enjoying the wide spectre of extra curricular activities.

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