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

Interdisciplinary learning

Many of UCL's degree programmes, including the new, combined Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, allow students to build a customised study programme. UCL prospectus

Global citizenship

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.

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UCL Facilities

UCL’s estate combines beautiful historic buildings with modern, state-of-the-art facilities. 

The building blocks of an academic powerhouse

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.

An exceptional learning environment

UCL lies in Bloomsbury, 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)

Employment prospects

  • 90% of UCL graduates enter graduate level work (HESA 2015)
  • UCL was awarded an Employer Review score of 99.4 out of 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2015
  • The average starting salary for UCL graduates was £28,415 in 2013–14, compared to the national average £24,579 (HESA 2013)
  • 993 employers attended events arranged by UCL Careers in 2014–15 to recruit UCL students.

Work placements

An increasing number of UCL degree programmes include internship opportunities and professional placements. Additionally, UCL Careers has a dedicated team to help students identify and apply for such opportunities.

Business skills

In 2013/14 UCL Advances supported more than 300 students with business ideas. One successful student start-up is bio-bean, which creates advanced biofuel from waste coffee grounds. It recently won the €500,000 Green Challenge.

Student destinations

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Top employers of UCL graduates include:


European Commission


Network Rail


Ministry of Justice

Harvard University

Cancer Research UK

Medical Research Council