UCL - University College London

UCL is a world-class university; with academic strength in breadth and depth. UCL offers an enormous range of taught programmes at  undergraduate and postgraduate level, alongside exceptional postgraduate research opportunities. UCL’s eminence is recognised through its top five world ranking (QS World University Rankings 2013). It was also placed in the top three UK universities for the volume of its research assessed as 4* (world leading) in the most recent (2008) Research Assessment Exercise.

Why study with us?

UCL’s renowned pioneering approach can be seen today in its application of interdisciplinary research to resolve the challenges facing the modern world, through focusing its research endeavour on the Grand Challenges of Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction, and Human Wellbeing. UCL also takes the lead in providing understanding of global citizenship concepts to all students, preparing them to respond to the intellectual, social and personal challenges that they will encounter throughout their lives and careers. Such examples of innovation and willingness to question traditional practice date back to its foundation in 1826, when UCL was established as a radical alternative to the social and religious restrictions of the only two other universities in England at that time.

The expertise of UCL’s world-leading academics is applied in the ongoing development of degree programmes which are broadly grouped in the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Brain Sciences, Built Environment, Engineering Sciences, Laws, Life Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Population Health Sciences, and Social and Historical Sciences. Study at all levels at UCL offers rigorous academic investigation and discovery, and has embedded within it personal and professional development opportunities that will enhance students’ career prospects.

UCL is located in central London, and has a cosmopolitan, dynamic and friendly atmosphere. Students benefit from UCL’s own resources, including libraries, accommodation, careers, welfare and social facilities. They also have easy access to London’s array of specialist libraries, museums, galleries, and cultural and performing arts venues, as well as to the many London-based professional institutions, societies and international businesses.

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Contact Office

UCL Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment Office


University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT


+44 (0) 20 7679 3000


+44 (0) 20 7679 3001





Number of students

Total 26,600
Undergraduate 14,700
Postgraduate 11,900
International 10,900
54% female 46% male
Staff to student ratio 1:10

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