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Academic life

London contains more top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2011/2012) than any other city in the world; meaning that in addition to the excellent resources at UCL, you will benefit from the richness of an academic environment unrivalled by any other destination worldwide.

Museums, galleries and libraries

London’s world famous museums, galleries and libraries house collections of international importance that will enhance your learning, whether through independent study or a more formal interaction (for example, history of art students are often taught in galleries). High-profile and specialist collections include:

Learned societies

UCL is surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums, archives and professional bodies in Europe. Whatever your subject interest these resources, combined with the study experience offered by UCL, provides you with unparalleled opportunities. The following are within easy reach of UCL’s central London location:

Professional and educational bodies

London is the epicentre of UK professional life. Most of the professional and related educational bodies are located here. Many run education and information events and provide other resources that will enhance your experience. They include:


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