About UCL


UCL faculties

We lead the field across our 11 faculties, and work together across disciplines to solve the world's biggest problems.

Click on the links below to visit each of the faculties' websites, find out more about what they offer and check their latest news. 

Or access an overview of academic units per faculty (i.e. departments, schools and institutes).

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Arts & Humanities

Ranked 6th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2024), the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at UCL is recognised globally for both its teaching and research excellence.

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Bartlett (Built Environment)

As one of the oldest but most radical faculties of its kind, The Bartlett has built a reputation for education and research that draws students and academics from across the world.

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Brain Sciences

The Faculty brings together our expertise in psychology, psychiatry, prion diseases, ophthalmology and vision, language sciences, audiology, deafness and hearing, neurology and related basic neuroscience.

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Engineering Sciences

We work across a broad range of disciplines, but everything we do brings discoveries closer to the people who need them. Proudly part of an open-minded home for arts and sciences, within a global city.

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IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science - ranked number one for education worldwide since 2014 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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This faculty is one of the leading centres of legal education in the world, combining a strong theoretical foundation in the law with practical teaching from world-leading academics and practitioners.

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Life Sciences

This faculty spans an incredible breadth of scientific areas; from fundamental research into the origins of life and evolutionary genetics through structural, molecular and cell biology, developmental biology and neuroscience to ecology and biodiversity. 

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Mathematical & Physical Sciences

This faculty encompasses the logical, experimental and mathematical study of our universe. Front-line research feeds directly into our teaching programmes, and our students benefit from access to first-class laboratory facilities.

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Medical Sciences

UCL is 7th in the world for Medicine and No. 1 in London* - educating doctors and scientists since 1834. (* QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022). The faculty is also top in the UK for research power in life and medical sciences (REF 2021).

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Population Health Sciences

UCL's Faculty of Population Health brings together seven institutes whose common aim is to explore the underlying factors that cause ill-health, and innovate to improve health worldwide.

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Social & Historical Sciences

This faculty is intellectually diverse and widely regarded as world leading, with the 2022 Times Higher World University Rankings placing our social sciences 13th in the world and our arts and humanities disciplines 5th.