The Law Faculty strives to enhance the quality of graduate
study through the continuing upgrading of support facilities. The
Faculty occupies a prime location in the heart of Bloomsbury close to the central
UCL campus. Our staff and approximately 450 students are located in the five
floors of the Law Building. We have a student common room, and access to computer
facilities are provided in two computer work rooms.
Computer Rooms The Faculty of Laws has two computer rooms in the basement
of Bentham House for the use of Law students only. These give access to a huge
range of online legal materials via the UCL library services plus the usual
email, internet and word processing packages.
UCL has free wireless access in hotspots across the campus, and in Bentham House in the student lounge, cafe and some lecture theatres.
The Graduate School also a graduate common room in the
main campus with computers for recreational use.
A PC cluster for graduates has been set up in the Science Library (DMS Watson
building) alongside other clusters. The UCL
Graduate School also provides courses and facilities for graduate student.
Information Systems in UCL have a number of computer cluster rooms across college and in the UCL residences. See the IS website.
Libraries UCL is uniquely well placed in respect of library facilities.
Research students registered at the College have access to the following libraries
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Library holds a total of almost two million item and subscribes to over
12000 journals in a combination of print and electronic formats covering the
full range of subjects taught at UCL. The Law collection consists of approximately
50,000 volumes and is housed in the Main Library in the historic Wilkins Building
on the Main Gower Street campus. It has strong holdings in all main areas of
English Law as well a good range of international, foreign and comparative legal
materials. It is particularly strong in the areas of Public Law, Jurisprudence,
Family Law, Russian and Soviet Law and Roman Law. A full range of the major
legal databases are provided including Westlaw and LexisNexisButterworths, along with a large number of electronic
and print journals all of which are available via the web to students at home
or in halls 24 hours a day.
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) Library has over 286,000
volumes mostly housed at the Institute site on Russell Square, about five minutes'
walk from Bentham House. The collections concentrate primarily on common law,
civil law, and Roman-Dutch law systems throughout the world and include material
in western European languages for all jurisdictions for comparative and general
reference purposes. Many graduate lectures and seminars take place at the Institute
of Advanced legal Studies as well as an extensive programme of public lectures.
House Library at Senate House is within ten minutes' walk of UCL and contains
a valuable interdisciplinary collection.
Also in Bloomsbury located on the Euston Road is the invaluable collection
of the British Library one of
the largest libraries in the World. Postgraduate students who wish to obtain
access should apply direct to the British Library.
The application process for the 2014-15 academic session, for entry in September 2014, is now closed.
Information regarding applications for September 2015 will be updated on the website in September 2014.
IMPORTANT NOTICE : Updated 28 May 2014
The Home Office issued an update about the acceptance of ETS tests (including TOEFL). They have now confirmed that Higher Education students applying for a Tier 4 visa may use a TOEFL test taken after 17 April, if a Higher Education Institution is willing to use its academic discretion. For those students entering in September 2014, UCL will continue to accept the TOEFL even if it was taken after 17 April. However, if an applicant still needs to book a test then we recommend that they take an alternative test to TOEFL. Those who have already arranged to take a different test following the previous advice from the Home Office, we encourage you to go ahead with taking the alternative test.
The TOEFL test will continue to be accepted for 2014 entrants who have been asked to take an English language qualification as part of their offer condition, and do not need to apply for a visa to study in the UK.