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Fee discount for new UCL taught Masters students 2009/10

1 April 2009

In response to the current economic downturn, UCL has decided to set out a package of special measures to assist its graduating students this year.

The measures include an unprecedented fee discount for all UCL undergraduate students who graduate in 2009 and who return to take up further study on one of the university's taught Masters programmes in 2009/10.

UCL is concerned that its students graduating this summer face one of the bleakest employment markets in decades, with many financial institutions and related professions likely to reduce their graduate intake dramatically. Even a strong degree from UCL can offer no guarantee of securing fulfilling employment. We wish to support our graduates' future development under these challenging circumstances, and to encourage them to undertake further education and training. 

We are therefore offering a £1,000 discount on the tuition fees for our taught Masters programmes, to all UCL undergraduate students who:

  • graduate in 2009
  • apply for admission to one of the university's taught masters programmes in 2009/10
  • are successful in being offered a place and
  • take up that offer of a place and enrol on the programme in 2009/10.

Students enrolling for part-time study will receive an equivalent part-discount on the fee due.

Applications for admission should be made in the usual way and eligible students will be able to claim the discount at the point of fee payment. Information on how to apply for admissions to our taught masters programmes is available on the prospective students website.

By providing this exceptional discount, UCL hopes both to strengthen the employment prospects of our 2009 graduates. and to encourage outstanding graduates to continue their studies, helping to nurture the next generation of world-class scholars and scientists.

Other elements of a support package for UCL graduates are in development and will be announced shortly.