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
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.
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)
- 86% of UCL graduates enter graduate level work compared to a national average of 66% (HESA 2013)
- UCL was awarded an Emplyer Review score of 98.7 out of 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2013-14
- The average starting salary for UCL graduates was £24,572 in 2012-13, nearly 20% higher than the national average (£20,479) (HESA 2013)
- 896 employers attended events arranged by UCL Careers Service in 2013-14 to recruit UCL students.
An increasing number of UCL degree programmes include internship opportunities and professional placements. Additionally, UCL Careers has a dedicated team to help students identify and apply for such opportunities.
In 2013/14 UCL Advances supported over 300 students with business ideas. One successful student start-up is bio-bean, which creates advanced biofuel from waste coffee grounds. It recently won the €500,000 Green Challenge.
Top employers of UCL graduates include:
Ministry of Justice
Cancer Research UK
Medical Research Council