Guidelines and Support
Taught programmes normally begin at the start of the
academic year in September. As outlined above, the programmes will
comprise taught elements, which will usually include some compulsory
courses and a range of specialist options from which you make your
selection. Assessment of the taught components is normally by unseen
written examination and may also include assessment of coursework.
Master's programmes also usually include a research component which
contributes significantly to your final result and is examined by report
Whilst our taught programmes undoubtedly involve intense, in-depth study, they are well supported and teaching is usually carried out in small groups, meeting frequently with academic tutors. You will have opportunities to analyse important issues, theories and approaches in seminar discussions with staff and fellow students, and individually with your tutor. Advice on the selection of options and, where relevant, the subject of your dissertation or research project, is readily available from your programme tutor.
Your programme tutor will provide essential support throughout your studies, including academic advice and, where appropriate, directing you to other support services available at UCL. In addition to this, the UCL Graduate School aims to ensure that your studies are enhanced through access to a range of opportunities which enable you to gain maximum benefit from your time at UCL. For details please see www.grad.ucl.ac.uk.
This Code contains guidelines for good practice and aims to ensure that
students are aware of the structures within which they will study, and
of the roles of the various staff they will have contact with, such as
programme directors, project supervisors and departmental graduate
tutors. It also defines the responsibilities of the student, and
addresses some generic issues relating to graduate study, such as study
leave. For details visit www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/codes.
The Graduate School's extensive Skills Development
Programme brings together a wide variety of workshops, training courses
and online opportunities designed to help expand your generic research
skills and personal transferable skills. Courses available to taught
graduate students cover areas such as IT skills, library skills, and career management and employability skills. Full details can be found on
the Graduate School's website www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/skills.
The Graduate School plays an important role in providing intellectual
and social contacts between graduate students, enabling you to meet
fellow students from different disciplines, countries and backgrounds.
One element of this is provision of a dedicated Graduate Computer
Cluster Area and a separate Graduate Common Room. You may also join one
of the supported academic societies which organise graduate seminars and
social events. Welcome events for new graduate students provide an
excellent introduction to the services and facilities on offer, and to
the activities of the Postgraduate Association of the UCL Students'
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