UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Welcome to the UPC

Congratulations on receiving a place on UCL's foundation course!

The UPC is designed to support you in preparing for undergraduate study at UCL or another top UK university.

Our main goal is to help you successfully progress on to an undergraduate degree and confidently embrace the demands of university study and life in the UK.

We are determined to guide you to achieve your best both in terms of intellectual and personal development.

As with all UCL courses, the UPC is intensive and challenging.

Your subjects

You will take a total of four subjects, two compulsory subjects and two optional subjects.

You have discussed your choice of subjects and agreed on what they are during your interview with the Admissions Tutor.

Compulsory subjects

UPCH subjects

UPCSE subjects

UPC for Architecture

The architecture stream is taken via either the UPCH or UPCSE pathway, and the subjects you will take are shown below.


Compulsory subjects:

Optional subjects:


Compulsory subjects:

Optional subjects:

Preparing for the UPC

Take a look at some of the ways you can prepare for the UPC over the summer.