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UCL is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary universities, with more than 11,000 staff and 39,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, and became one of the two founding institutions of the University 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.

UCL campus
UCL is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary universities

UCL's founding principles of academic excellence and research aimed at addressing real-world problems continue to inform its ethos to this day through focusing its research endeavours on the Grand Challenges of Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Cultural Understanding, Human Wellbeing, Transformative Technology, and Justice & Equality.

UCL’s dedication to world-class research, education and innovation is recognised through its top seven world ranking. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, UCL was the top-rated university in the UK for research strength.

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.

Number of students

  • 39,473 : No of students
  • 18,311 : Undergraduate students
  • 21,162 : Postgraduate students
  • 11,692 : International students

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’s global community of more than 200,000 alumni have access to online networking, events, e-journals, special offers and exclusive opportunities as well as alumni benefits card. UCL also host specialised career networking evenings for recent graduates.