A UCL education
World-leading research feeds directly into our degree programmes. Students study with experts in their field and benefit from a programme of distinguished visitors and guest speakers. See more advantages of graduate study at UCL or undergraduate
We are committed to providing the academic foundation and personal development opportunities that will equip our graduates to rise to the challenges of life after university. Global citizenship
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London’s global university
UCL attracts students from 150 countries and has active exchange and research links with nearly 300 overseas
universities. 25% of undergraduate students spend time studying abroad
as part of their degree.
UCL’s estate combines beautiful historic buildings with modern, state-of-the-art facilities. Our dedicated humanities and sciences libraries boast two million books and subscriptions to 12,000 journals. UCL’s mission to create and disseminate new knowledge is supported by the latest scientific and IT facilities, creative learning spaces and diverse museums and collections – all underpinned by the UK's greatest concentration of professors.
The 500-seat UCL Bloomsbury Theatre provides our students with an outstanding experience of professional standard performance and production. UCL lies in Bloomsbury, just north of Oxford Street, Covent Garden, the heart of the West End and a short walk from the British Museum and British Library. Our central London campus provides an exceptional opportunity to draw on the resources of one of the world's pre–eminent cities and the UK's centre of commerce, government, law and culture.
Images: UCL Grant Museum of Zoology (upper left); London Centre for Nanotechnology laboratory (lower left)
- UCL was ranked 4th in the UK by The Guardian (2013) for career prospects and 6th overall.
- The average starting salary for UCL graduates in the UK and EU was £27,975 in 2011-12, a full 30% higher than the national average (£21,443). (HESA 2013)
- UCL is one of the top five universities in the UK for graduate employability, and one of the top 20 worldwide. New York Times 2012
An increasing number of UCL degree programmes include internship opportunities and professional placements. Additionally, UCL Careers Service has a dedicated team to help students identify and apply for such opportunities.
UCL student-led companies raised more than £5 million in venture capital in 2012. UCL Advances offers students business training, start-up finance and mentoring.
Top 10 employers of UCL graduates in 2011
- Network Rail
- King's College London
- Barclays Capital