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Masters offer holders

This information is being provided for everyone we are expecting to join us to commence study on a Masters programme here at UCL this autumn. It contains some helpful information about arrangements for the start of the 2020-21 academic session, commonly known as Induction Week.

The Bartlett are continuing to monitor the developments of COVID-19

We want to reassure offer holders that we are doing everything possible to limit the impact on programmes commencing in September 2020. For more information, please keep checking UCL's Coronavirus FAQ page, in particular section 8: "Advice for prospective students"

Deferring your start date

To request a deferral of your start date, please contact admissions@ucl.ac.uk. Your request will be considered by the relevant Programme Leader. 

Please note that are not currently permitting deferrals for: Architecture MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2); Architectural Computation MSc; Architectural Design MArch; Urban Design MArch.

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Visa and CAS information

Please refer to the UCL Student website for information.

Please note that you do not need a CAS number / Tier 4 Visa to enrol and join the programme, which starts on 28 September. When you do get your CAS number and then obtain your Tier 4 visa, you can then join us in London. We do understand that starting online and then changing to 'on campus' study is not ideal. Immigration advice for prospective students during COVID-19 is available on our UCL Students website. Alongside any on-campus experience you may have, we want to make sure you have a high-quality, collaborative and engaging online learning experience.

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Pre-enrolment and enrolment

Pre-enrolment is a quick and easy online task in which you confirm various details about you and your programme. Completing pre-enrolment is the first step towards starting out at UCL.

You will receive an invite to pre-enrol once you have met all of the conditions of your offer, completed any statutory checks and accepted your place at UCL.  If you are an international student, you will only receive the pre-enrolment invite once you have received your Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) from UCL.

The latest date to pre-enrol is 14 October 2020.

Please see the UCL Students website for further information.

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Module selection

Please see the UCL Student website for information about the module registration process, including deadlines, module information, timetable clashes and common questions about what to do if your choice is declined. 

Module registration will close for all students on Friday 16 October 2020. However, you are strongly encouraged to complete the process as early as possible so that it does not interfere with your registration on the modules in question.

You can access module registration via the 'My Studies' page on Portico, where you will see a container labelled 'My Modules'.

Before selecting modules, you’ll be asked some questions about how you plan to study this year. To help your department plan teaching you will be asked whether you intend to study on campus (attending in person teaching where it is offered) or remotely during term one.

If you are coming to campus, we’ll ask you to let us know when. You can update your answers by logging into Portico and clicking on the 'Study Intentions 2020/21' container.

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Information for non-UK students

To help make the transition into life in the UK and studying at UCL as smooth as possible, the International Student Support team delivers the International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) for all non-UK students starting their studies at UCL. In September 2020, due to the COVID-19 restrictions and to ensure that all international students have access to the information, ISOP will be delivered through a range of online courses and information, and online social activities. This will complement the Induction activities for all new students delivered by UCL and your Department.


Introductory Programmes

A new interactive online learning experience, the Introductory Programme will help you get to know UCL - its values, its community and its achievements - before you start your programme. Please see the UCL Students website for further details.

The academic department where you are studying will contact you regarding introductory sessions particular to your programme of study.

We will be holding faculty-wide welcome events hosted by our Dean, Professor Christoph Lindner, our Vice-Dean (Education) Iain Borden, and some of our alumni. Registration is compulsory, and Eventbrite sign-up links have now been circulated to all offer holders and returning students. These events will take place on Zoom, and will be recorded to enable students to watch later. If you have any questions about these sessions,  please direct them to our Student Experience Manager, Rebecca Payne (rebecca.payne@ucl.ac.uk)

  • Monday 28 September 1-1.30pm UK time - New student welcome from the Dean
  • Wednesday 30 September 4-4.30pm UK time - New student welcome from the Dean
  • Thursday 1 October 1-1.30pm UK time - Current student welcome from the Dean
  • Tuesday 29 September 1-1.30pm UK time - Q+A with the Dean, Vice-Dean Education and Bartlett alumni
  • Wednesday 30 September 1-1.30pm - Q+A with the Dean, Vice-Dean Education and Bartlett alumni
  • Thursday 1 October 10-10.30am - Q+A with the Dean, Vice-Dean Education and Bartlett alumni

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Bartlett Together Festival

A week-long welcome to our community for new and returning students, will take place during induction week in 2020. Throughout the week, we'll be gathering our student and staff community together for a series of interactive virtual sessions, hosted by our world-leading academics from Departments and Institutes within The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment.  

The Bartlett Together Festival is underpinned by our Commitment To Change: our manifesto of 12 commitments to build a better future, together. Our Dean, Professor Christoph Lindner, will open the festival with a special session exploring the Commitment To Change, and what it means for our student community.

More details including registration information are available here


Information about the Bartlett library

The UCL Bartlett Library houses books, journals and DVDs covering all of the UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment’s teaching and research interests. Please see the UCL Library Services webpage for further information.

A small number of study spaces can now be booked for use as we begin to re-open our libraries.

Please see our latest updates for more information.

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Information systems

Please refer to the UCL Information Services website for a guide to IT essentials for new students.

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Being a student representative

Student Academic Representatives are appointed or elected in programmes, departments and faculties across UCL as the voice of their fellow students. They have the power to influence decisions at UCL. Please see the You Shape UCL for further details.

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Useful resources

Welcome to The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Bartlett. If you require any further information in the meantime, please contact a member of The Bartlett’s Faculty Academic Administration (FAA) team

Please consult these very helpful resources too: 

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