How to apply

To be considered for the Graduate Diploma you must complete an admissions application form. This can be downloaded from the UCL Graduate Studies website.

Your application must include:

  1. A completed application form
  2. Two references
  3. Copies of your transcript
  4. An English Language Qualification if English is not your first language.

Once the Department has received your admissions application you will be sent an email confirming receipt.

A decision as to whether you will be called to interview is normally made within two weeks of receipt of your application. If you are overseas this would be a telephone interview.

Once a decision has been made on your application you will be sent an informal email letting you know the outcome, normally within two weeks of your interview. An official offer letter will be sent by College Admissions.

Applying online

Please note that if you apply online your application will not be uploaded until both referees have submitted their references. You can check the progress of your online application form at any point during the application process.

College Admissions can experience delays during busy times (especially during January to April). If you are also applying for funding please contact Lisa Daniel to confirm whether you should send your application direct to the Department.


Ideally you should be submitting two academic references; however we will accept one reference from an employer. If you have been out of academic life for more than five years we would accept two employer references if an academic reference is impossible to obtain.


A transcript is a breakdown of marks you obtained in each course/module you took at University.

Your University will be able to provide you with this. If you are currently studying please provide a transcript of the past two years marks.

If your transcripts are not in English you will need to provide an official translation. This can either be through your University, the British Council, the British Embassy or an official translator.

If you are a current UCL student please print off your current marks from your PORTICO record.

English Language Qualification

English language requirements are described here.

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