A UCL education

World-leading research feeds directly into our degree programmes. Students study with experts in their field and benefit from a programme of distinguished visitors and guest speakers. See more advantages of graduate study at UCL or undergraduate

Interdisciplinary learning

Many of UCL's degree programmes, including the new, combined Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, allow students to build a customised study programme. UCL prospectus

Global citizenship

We are committed to providing the academic foundation and personal development opportunities that will equip our graduates to rise to the challenges of life after university. Global citizenship

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London’s global university 

UCL attracts students from 150 countries and has active exchange and research links with nearly 300 overseas universities. 25% of undergraduate students spend time studying abroad as part of their degree.

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UCL Facilities

UCL’s estate combines beautiful historic buildings with modern, state-of-the-art facilities. 

The building blocks of an academic powerhouse

UCL’s mission to create and disseminate new knowledge is supported by the latest scientific and IT facilities, creative learning spaces and diverse museums and collections – all underpinned by the UK's greatest concentration of professors.

An exceptional learning environment

UCL lies in Bloomsbury, a short walk from the British Museum and British Library. Our central London campus provides an exceptional opportunity to draw on the resources of one of the world's pre–eminent cities and the UK's centre of commerce, government, law and culture.

Images: UCL Grant Museum of Zoology (upper left); London Centre for Nanotechnology laboratory (lower left)

Employment prospects

  • UCL was ranked 4th in the UK by The Guardian (2013) for career prospects and 6th overall.
  • The average starting salary for UCL graduates in the UK and EU was £27,975 in 2011-12, a full 30% higher than the national average (£21,443). (HESA 2013)
  • UCL is one of the top five universities in the UK for graduate employability, and one of the top 20 worldwide. New York Times 2012

Work placements

An increasing number of UCL degree programmes include internship opportunities and professional placements. Additionally, UCL Careers Service has a dedicated team to help students identify and apply for such opportunities.

Business skills

UCL student-led companies raised more than £5 million in venture capital in 2012. UCL Advances offers students business training, start-up finance and mentoring.

Student destinations

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Top employers of UCL graduates include:

NHS

European Commission

UCL

Network Rail

KPMG

Ministry of Justice

Harvard University

Cancer Research UK

Medical Research Council