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Taught Postgraduate Entrance Requirements

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1.2 Taught Postgraduate Entrance Requirements

1.2.1

Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Taught Masters

1. UCL requires a UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, awarded with first or second-class Honours, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a university or educational institution of university rank.
2. For some taught programmes, an applicant whose qualifications, although otherwise acceptable, are of lower standard may be admitted if evidence of an adequate academic background and experience in an appropriate field can be shown. In certain instances, applicants may be required to pursue the programme over an extended period of time (including a qualifying year) and/or pass a qualifying examination before being registered for the degree programme.
3. Applicants must meet any entry conditions set by UCL by the start of the academic year in which they expect to begin their studies. 
  Further guidance
1. Some programmes take into account individual professional and work experience for admissions purposes. Please refer to the Prospectus or relevant Department/ Division for details of specific entry requirements.

1.2.2

Research Masters (MRes)

1. A UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, awarded with first or upper second-class Honours, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a university or educational institution of university rank is required.

1.2.3

Programme Specific Entry Requirements

1. Applicants’ qualifications must satisfy the specific degree programme entry requirements which are outlined in the programme descriptions given in the Prospectus for the year of application.
  Further guidance
1. Applicants are advised to check for specific entry requirements in their chosen area of study before making an application to UCL by referring to the Prospectus and to the information for students on the relevant Department/Division web pages.

1.2.4

International Qualifications

1. UCL will consider a wide variety of international qualifications for entry to its taught postgraduate programmes. The following equivalencies are used for students studying under the US/Canadian grade point average (GPA) marking scheme:
  i) First-Class Honours: GPA 3.6/4.0
  ii) Upper Second-Class Honours: GPA 3.3/4.0
  iii)  Lower Second-Class Honours: GPA 3.0/4.0
  Further guidance
1. Applicants should be aware that, in addition to the required grades, the acceptability of qualifications can be dependent on the type, content and length of the degree programme studied as well as the institution attended.