Information Studies


 Information for prospective students

We hope you will find the information on this page helpful in preparing for the 2020-21 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 and Information Science

Ian Evans for Publishing, MPhil/PhD, MRes

Laura Keshav for Archives & Records Management, Library & Information Studies

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Special arrangements due to the Covid-19 situation

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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.

International students

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 2020.



It is important that you complete pre-enrolment before you come to UCL on 23rd 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

Module options

Students are able to choose their optional modules as part-of pre-enrolment. If you wish to do so, the details are available here. You will be able to access the Portico system after pre-enrolling. We have details of our modules here and, in induction week, there will also be an options fair, where you will be able to meet tutors and ask questions.

Enroling in person

All students are required to enrol in person within two weeks from their official start date (as well as the pre-enrollment). 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

Final timetables will be given to you in induction week. The draft timetables here are very likely to be final, barring any late changes:

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.

IT support for students


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