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UCL courses prepare students for success

21 October 2009


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Nearly three quarters of the international students who took a foundation course at UCL gained a place to study here or at one of the UK's top 20 universities.

An impressive 74% of UCL University Preparatory Certificate (UPC) graduates gained places at the prestigious institutions - with 50% starting UCL degree programmes this September.

The courses are for students who have completed their secondary/high school education overseas with qualifications that do not allow them direct entry to UCL's undergraduate degree programmes.

Over one academic year, they provide an intensive preparation for the academic and linguistic challenges of a top UK degree programme.

There are two UPC streams:

  • UPC for Science and Engineering for students interested in degree courses in Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine and Engineering
  • UPC for the Humanities, which helps students gain entry to degree courses in the Arts (including Architecture), the Humanities, Social Sciences (including Economics and Law), Business and Mathematics-related programmes.

The courses are popular, competition for places is fierce and this year's cohort includes students from more than 25 countries.

For more information about UCL's UPC courses follow the link above.

Image: a student on the University Preparatory Certificate course

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