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 global eminence is recognised through its top seven world ranking (QS World University Rankings 2016/17). In the last Research Excellence Framework (December 2014), UCL was the top-rated university in the UK for research strength, by a measure of overall quality of research multiplied by the number of staff submissions.

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 endeavours on the Grand Challenges of Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Cultural Understanding, Human Wellbeing, Transformative Technology, and Justice & Equality. 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 to provide 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, 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, Social and Historical Sciences, as well as the Institute of Education. 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 the career prospects of our students.

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.

Useful links

Undergraduate Prospectus
Graduate Prospectus
Study Abroad Guide (Affiliate students)
Summer School
UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (pre-sessional programmes for undergraduate and graduate study, including English courses)

Social media
Twitter: @UCL 

Contact Office

UCL Student Recruitment Marketing


University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT


+44 (0)20 3370 1214





Number of students

Total 39,300
Undergraduate 18,300
Postgraduate 21,000
International 16,300
58% female 42% male
Staff to student ratio 1:10.2
(all figures correct as of 1 February 2017)

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