Information Studies


Information for new students

We hope you will find the information on this page helpful in preparing for the 2018-19 academic year. If you can't find what you need on this page, the central UCL advice pages or our Frequently Asked Questions, please don't hesitate to email your PG Programme Administrator

Sarah Davenport for:

  • Digital Humanities
  • Information Science

Ian Evans for:

  • Publishing
  • MPhil/PhD
  • MRes

Laura Keshav for:

  • Archives & Records Management
  • Library & Information Studies

The Department is based on the ground floor of Foster Court (see the campus map).

Frequently Asked Questions page - we hope that this page will answer many of your questions. The UCL Registry web pages contain a lot of useful information for students - please click on the links below. At this time, much of the information will still relate to the current academic year but will be updated over the coming weeks.

If you are a national of a country outside of the EEA and Switzerland, you must not attempt to travel to the UK without a valid visa under any circumstances. The Immigration & Visas web page has further details, including how to obtain your CAS number. Please note that UCL cannot issue a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) form unless you hold an Unconditional offer, so please make sure that you meet the Condition as early as you possibly can.

Student visas: If you are in the UK on a student visa, please do not leave the country without permission from your programme director. You should also be aware that by leaving the country you take the risk of not being permitted back in because of Border controls. Please remember that the MA/MSc is a twelve month programme from September to September and you should be at UCL in the UK until the end of your student registration in September 2019.

General Information


Students on full-time Taught Masters programmes study for a full calendar year. Therefore, students are expected to study beyond the end of the third term to prepare their dissertation in time for submission in September.



It is important that you complete pre-enrolment before you come to UCL on 24th September – it will save you a lot of time when you come to do your central enrolment.

Full details are available from the Registry web site at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/new-students/pre-enrol


All students are required to enrol in person within two weeks from their official start date.  The enrolment session for Department of Information Studies students will be announced later in the summer. (If you fail to complete pre-enrolment or don't receive any communication about these arrangements before you are due to arrive please contact the New Students Team). 

You can find information on enrolment at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/new-students/enrol - including what documents you must take with you.


Draft timetables for induction week and each programme are available below. We hope that these will change as little as possible and final versions will be available on Monday 24th September, when your arrive for the start of induction week.

Induction week

Archives and Records Management

Digital Humanities

Information Science

Library and Information Studies


Online timetable:  students will also be able to see all their own modules on the UCL online teaching timetable, once they have completed module registration.


....and finally
We very much look forward to welcoming you to the UCL Department of Information Studies in September.