UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (international foundation courses)
UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates are foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL or other top UK universities.
These courses provide students whose education systems in their own countries do not offer qualifications
suitable for direct admission. There are two undergraduate foundation courses at UCL:
UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities (UPCH)
The course helps students gain entry to the best undergraduate degree
- Business and Mathematics-related programmes
- Social Sciences, including Economics and Law
UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE)
The course helps international students gain entry to the best undergraduate degree courses in:
- Life Sciences
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Over one academic year, the courses provide an
intensive preparation for the academic and linguistic challenges of a
top UK degree programme.
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