UCL Qatar
كلية لندن الجامعية قطر


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the entry requirements?
Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree with Upper Second Class Honours (UK system), a GPA of 3.3 on the 4.0 scale (US system) or another qualification of an equivalent standard for admission to the Museum and Gallery Practice MA. 

For admission to the Library and Information Studies MA, candidates must have a Bachelor's degree with Lower Second Class Honours (UK system), a GPA of 3.0 on the 4.0 scale (US system) or another qualification of an equivalent standard.

To join a short course, candidates are normally expected to have a considerable amount of professional experience working within the cultural heritage sector.

What are the subject requirements at Bachelor’s degree level?
There are no prerequisite subjects for the MA Museum and Gallery Practice or the MA Library and Information Studies.

Am I required to sit an English Language test?
Candidates whose first language is not English are required to sit an English language examination. Any such requirements will be outlined in the conditions of the offer letter. Candidates who completed a Bachelor’s degree that was taught fully in English, from a university located in an English speaking country within the last two years, may be eligible for exemption.

The test that we recommend is IELTS.

What are the required scores in the IELTS test?
For admission to our Museum Studies programmes, an overall score of 7.0 is required in the IELTS, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four subtests.

For admission to our Library Studies programme, an overall score of 6.5 is required in the IELTS, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four subtests.

What other qualities do you look for in an applicant?
In addition to academic excellence, candidates are expected to demonstrate strong motivation for the subject to which they have applied. They should have a passion for their subject and for cultural heritage in general. We look for well-rounded candidates who will contribute to the life of the campus. We also look for candidates with potential.

Am I required to sit an entrance exam?
No, UCL Qatar does not require an entrance exam for the purposes of admission to our degree programmes.

What about interviews?
We do not usually interview candidates who apply to any of the programmes at UCL Qatar, however we encourage informal communication between our applicants and our academic staff.

Are mature students eligible for consideration?
All candidates, regardless of age, are welcome to apply for admission to UCL Qatar. Mature students must still meet the rigorous entry requirements for admission to our degree programmes.

How can I apply for admission to UCL Qatar?
Applications to Master's degree programmes can be submitted online at www.ucl.ac.uk/qatar, by visiting the Apply Now link and following the application instructions. 

What are the application deadlines?
The application deadline is 5 July 2018. The start of the 2018/19 academic year begins on the 16 September 2018.

Is there an application fee?
Yes. UCL charges an application fee of £75 GBP for all Master's degree programmes. This can be paid via any debit or credit card when completing the online application.

I have a question about the application form. What can I do?
Please contact admissions.qatar@ucl.ac.uk in the first instance, quoting your full name and the degree programme to which you are applying. Where necessary, you may be referred to the Central Admissions Office in London for additional guidance and support.

What if I have additional information to provide in support of my application?
Any further information in support of your application should be sent to admissions.qatar@ucl.ac.uk as soon as possible after your application has been submitted, quoting your name and Applicant ID number.

What are the tuition fees?
For 2017 entry, the Museum and Gallery Practice MA and the Library and Information Studies MA have a total tuition fee of QAR 99,900.

Are there any funding and scholarship opportunities?

UCL Qatar is keen to make education accessible to all, and we are pleased to offer a range of funding opportunities to successful candidates.

Successful offer holders who have notified on their application form that they would like to apply for funding from UCL Qatar will be sent a funding application form.  Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by early August 2018, prior to the start of the course on the 16 September 2018.

Successful offer holders are also able to apply for any additional UCL scholarship for which they meet the criteria. Further information is available at www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Any funding queries should be directed to admissions.qatar@ucl.ac.uk

Do you provide student accommodation?
Yes. All of our students are guaranteed accommodation for the duration of their studies. Accommodation is available on campus, in the state-of-the-art HBKU Student Residences. It consists of single-sex apartments (studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom). Offer holders will be contacted individually with instructions on how to apply for student accommodation.

What student facilities are there on campus?
Numerous recreational facilities are provided for our students including gyms, a 50 metre swimming pool, football pitches, volleyball courts and badminton courts. The student centre contains cafeterias, coffee shops, snooker and pool tables, table tennis and a bowling alley. In addition there are dedicated study space, a library, a student common room and IT cluster rooms within UCL Qatar.

Can I apply for more than one Master’s programme?
Yes. Please note that for each programme you apply to, a separate application should be submitted and application fee paid.

Can I defer my offer of a place?
Yes. Candidates wishing to defer their offer of a place for one year should contact admissions.qatar@ucl.ac.uk as early as possible. Candidates should outline their reasons for wishing to defer. We will not normally approve any deferrals for more than one year.

Do you have multiple intakes per year?
We have one intake of students per year, for the 2018 academic year this is on the 16 September 2018.  

When can I expect to receive a decision on my application?
In most cases, a decision on your application will be processed within six to ten weeks of its submission.

How do I accept my offer to enrol at UCL Qatar?
Candidates must log-in to the UCL Application Portal and follow the online instructions in order to review and accept their offer. Guidance is provided by UCL’s Graduate Admissions Office in London (admissions@ucl.ac.uk).

I have accepted my offer to enrol at UCL Qatar. What happens next?
Overseas candidates will be contacted in July with information on the student visa and immigration process for Qatar. They will also be contacted in July regarding  accommodation, and given notification as to the deadline for submitting any documents required to satisfy their offer conditions.

All candidates will receive a welcome pack in early September containing details about joining UCL Qatar, timetabling, the induction programme and registration.

What if I do not meet the conditions of an offer that I have accepted?
Please inform us as soon as possible.  We are able to defer offers for a year to allow students to meet the conditions of their offer (such a English language requirements) for the following academic year.

Do you offer any undergraduate degree programmes?
No, all of our programmes are at postgraduate level.

Do you offer any short courses?
Yes. We are currently running a series of short courses within the field of cultural heritage for mid-career professionals working within the sector. Full details are available at www.ucl.ac.uk/qatar/study/short-courses

Please contact our Short Courses Team for further information.

Do you offer any online/distance learning degree programmes?
UCL Qatar does not offer any online or distance learning programmes.
Can I make an appointment to discuss my application?
Yes. Please contact admissions.qatar@ucl.ac.uk or telephone +974 4000 2600. It is recommended that all candidates make an appointment prior to visiting, to ensure that the appropriate staff member is available to meet with you.

How can I find out about employment opportunities at UCL Qatar?
Our vacancies are listed on the main UCL website at www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs as they become available.