Research facilities available to MPhil/PhD Development Planning students
UCL has 16 libraries In addition to paper resources, thousands of specialised electronic journals and a growing number of books are available for UCL staff and students. The Library also provides access to a variety of bibliographical databases and full-text resources.
The British Library is located only a few minutes’ walk from the DPU. Its collection of well over 150 million items in most known languages, with three million new items added every year, makes it one of the most important libraries in the world.
The University of London Research Library Services comprise the libraries at the center of London University – the Senate House Library, and those of the Institutes of the School of Advanced Study. These include almost three million volumes and provide over 12 miles of open shelf access to collections. In addition to this, students registered in UCL have access to most academic libraries in London, including those of the London School of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, Birkbeck, etc.
The Graduate School's Skills Development Programme is open to all Graduate research students at UCL to help them expand generic research skills and personal transferable skills, intended to help in doing research and also to enhance life skills and employability. These are free to registered students.
Over 30 PC workrooms are available for use by all UCL students and there are about 50 open-access computer workrooms running centrally managed Windows desktops around campus and on some outlying sites. These can be used on a drop-in basis when they are not booked for classes.
Additionally, there are several computers located in the DPU PhD Room that are available for MPhil/PhD students only. Wi-Fi is widely available throughout UCL, including DPU.
The DPU also has facilities for photocopying and binding for Research students.