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Maximising UCL’s global reach and impact through an extensive portfolio of cutting-edge short courses to promote career advancement and personal growth

About Life Learning at UCL

UCL was established in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. UCL was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men. 

UCL Life Learning aims to build on this tradition of education for all by offering world-class content delivered by global experts through its programme of summer schools, professional development, executive education and personal learning.

What can we offer? 

Single events, weekly courses, online learning, masterclasses – UCL Life Learning courses provide high-quality, engaging content in a variety of flexible learning formats to suit you.

Why UCL?

WORLD CLASS - UCL is ranked fourth in the world's top ten universities by the QS World University Rankings (2013). 

LEADING THINKERS - UCL has the second highest number of professors of any university in the UK.

EXPERTISE - Our academic community includes 53 Fellows of the Royal Society, 51 Fellows of the British Academy, 15 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 117 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

CROSS-DISCIPLINARITY – UCL experts from a wide variety of disciplines collaborate to address real world issues and facilitate research-led education

Inspired by today's challenges

With dedication and a creative approach, research at UCL is targeted toward addressing some of the world's most urgent problems. 

Whether we are designing healthier cities or grappling with issues relating to global health or climate change, the challenges of daily life inspire UCL students and academics. Discover UCL's Grand Challenges.

Explore how UCL Enterprise works to maximise the impact of our research through training, business partnerships and commercialisation. 

Life Learning Across UCL

Over the next 12 months the development team will facilitate expansion of UCL's Life Learning portfolio of summer schools, professional development, executive education and personal learning.

In late 2014, UCL Life Learning will be launching a course finder website with a full list of available courses and booking details.

In the meantime, and for more details of courses currently running at UCL, please see the links on the sidebar on the left.

Online Courses

UCL has a growing portfolio of online courses available via UCLeXtend, its online platform.

Contact Details

Please contact the UCL Life Learning Development Team:

  • If you require any further information about summer schools, professional development, executive education and personal learning
  • If you are external to UCL and require development and delivery of a bespoke course
  • If you are a member of staff at UCL and are looking for assistance with development, marketing or evaluation of a new course 


Email: lifelearning@ucl.ac.uk 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 9358 or +44 (0)20 7679 9353

Twitter: @UCLLifeLearning

Linked in: uk.linkedin.com/in/ucllifelearning

Postal Address:

UCL Life Learning
The Network Building
1st floor, 97 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 4TP