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UCL is one of the world’s top multidisciplinary universities, with an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching.

Defining characteristics of a UCL education

An exceptional learning environment

  • Nobel Prizes have been awarded to 29 current or former students or academics at UCL.
  • 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 more than 150 different countries, resulting in a vibrant and cosmopolitan academic community.

A global leader in generating new knowledge

  • 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.

Advancing your career

  • UCL was awarded an Employer Reputation score of 99.2 out of 100 in the QS World University Tops 2019.
  • Top employment sectors for graduates of taught postgraduate programmes include: teaching (or other educational activities); healthcare; academic research and higher education; construction and built environment; information technology; financial services. The median starting salary for graduates of UCL taught master's programmes is £27,600.*
  • Top employment sectors for our research programmes include: academic research and higher education; healthcare; scientific research, development and analysis; teaching (or other educational activities); policy and government; manufacturing. The median starting salary for graduates of UCL research programmes is £35,000.*

A distinctive ethos

  • UCL was founded in 1826 to open up university education in England to those who had been excluded from it. In 1878 it became the first university in England to admit women on equal terms with men.
  • This philosophy manifests itself today in UCL’s approach and commitment to tackling global problems and the importance it places on global citizenship.
  • More locally, UCL is the only London university to be a Beacon of Public Engagement, working with partners to build closer involvement between universities, local communities and the wider public.

Programs available

Postgraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs

    UCL Bartlett, Faculty of the Built Environment

    • Architecture
    • Construction and Project Management
    • Development Planning
    • Energy
    • Environmental Design and Engineering
    • Planning
    • Spatial Analysis (Centre for Advanced)
    • Sustainable Heritage
    • Sustainable Resources

    UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities

    • Early Modern Studies
    • English
    • European Languages, Culture and Society
    • Fine Art - Slade School
    • Greek and Latin
    • Hebrew and Jewish Studies
    • History of Art
    • Information Studies
    • Multi-disciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry (Centre for)

    UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences

    • Brain Sciences
    • Ear Institute
    • Neurology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychology and Language Sciences
    • Psychology and Special Educational Needs (Institute of Education)

    UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences

    • Biochemical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
    • Finance
    • Management (School of)
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy
    • Security and Crime Science

    UCL Faculty of Laws

    • Law

    UCL Faculty of Life Sciences

    • Biosciences
    • Pharmacy (School of)

    UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

    • Chemistry
    • CoMPLEX (Centre for Mathematics & Physics in the Life Sciences & Experimental Biology)
    • Earth Sciences
    • Materials Newy (Institute for)
    • Mathematics
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Science and Technology Studies
    • Space and Climate Physics
    • Statistical Science

    UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences

    • Cancer Institute
    • Dentistry (UCL Eastman Dental Institute)
    • Medical Education
    • Medicine
    • Surgery and Interventional Science

    UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences

    • Cardiovascular Science
    • Child Health (Institute of)
    • Clinical Trials and Methodology
    • Epidemiology and Health Care
    • Global Health (Institute for)
    • Health Informatics (Institute of)
    • Infection and Immunity
    • Women's Health (Institute for)

    UCL Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

    • Americas (Institute of the)
    • Anthropology
    • Archaeology
    • Cultural Heritage (UCL Qatar)
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Slavonic and East European Studies

    UCL Institute of Education

    • Arts and Culture (Institute of Education)
    • Digital Technologies and Education (Institute of Education)
    • Early Years and Childhood (Institute of Education)
    • Educational Leadership and Management (Institute of Education)
    • English and Applied Linguistics (Institute of Education)
    • Health and Well-being (Institute of Education)
    • Higher and Lifelong Education (Institute of Education)
    • International Development and Education (Institute of Education)
    • Learning, Teaching and Assessment (Institute of Education)
    • Social Science and Social Policy (Institute of Education)
    • Teacher training

University Highlights

Total students - 32,795


International students - 16,750


Total faculty staff - 6,146


Total students - 32,795


International students - 16,750


Total faculty staff - 6,146



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