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Teaching and learning

As well as world-leading teaching and facilities, we add an extra dimension to your study by providing you with skills and perspectives that will benefit you for life.

Research-based learning: A UCL education

At UCL, your learning is enhanced by staff who are actively engaged in pushing the boundaries of knowledge and overcoming some of the major challenges facing the world today.

Two students carrying out research in one of the Wet Laboratories in the Cruciform Building

As a UCL student you will contribute to this exciting process of knowledge creation. Through your programme, you'll have the opportunity to conduct your own research projects, and develop the ability to solve unfamiliar problems head-on. You'll learn what research means for your discipline, as well as how research skills can extend your learning and give you the edge in the workplace. Many departments participate in our Connected Curriculum initiative, which gives you the chance to make connections between your programme, other disciplines and the world beyond UCL.

Some UCL departments (particularly in sciences and engineering) offer undergraduate research placements over the summer vacation. Bursaries are usually available.

Teaching excellence

Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology speech science laboratory session

UCL is committed to improving teaching by supporting innovation and excellence. Every year, the best staff are recognised with Provost's Teaching Awards and Student Choice Teaching Awards. We invest in technologies that promote interactive and engaging classroom learning using voting, group activities and the latest multimedia facilities to stimulate discussion and debate.

Our online learning environment enables you to access class materials, communicate with fellow students and tutors, review your lectures, access study resources and check your work for potential plagiarism.

Support to shape the learning environment

At UCL, you are encouraged to take an active role in the decision-making that affects your learning experience. You might decide to stand for office as a Student Academic Representative (a StAR) to represent the interests of your fellow students to the academic staff who teach you. Alternatively, you might decide to lead a UCL ChangeMaker project, where you'll recieve funding to collaborate with staff to investigate issues that are important to you and make recommendations about the ways UCL can support you in your studies.