UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Welcome to the UPC

Congratulations on receiving a place on UCL's international foundation course – the Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPC)!

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 help you achieve your best, both in your intellectual and personal development.

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

Your subjects

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

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

Compulsory subjects

UPCH subjects

UPCSE subjects

Preparing for the UPC

Look at some of the ways you can prepare for the UPC over the summer.