Information for parents and guardians of UCL students


Opportunities at UCL

Information about the opportunities that are available to your child while at UCL

On this page you will find information about:

Opportunities to study abroad

A portfolio of global opportunities enables students to study, work or volunteer abroad and make the most out of UCL’s worldwide connections and collaborations.

UCL has more than 400 agreements, many with leading institutions around the globe, and our teams can support students to enhance their study experience and build the right skills for their future.  

Find out more on our Go Abroad pages.

Job prospects for each degree programme (employability outcomes)

The job prospects for individual UCL programmes vary from degree to degree. UCL is currently ranked 8th in the QS World Rankings, meaning that recruiters very often target UCL as a priority university for graduate recruitment. 

For employability outcomes for specific degree programmes at UCL, both the QS and Unistats websites provide degree-level results.

Based on the most recent data taken from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, across all of UCL: 

  • 89% of all graduates surveyed were in either work or study
  • 94% of this cohort were in graduate level work or study

For UCL undergraduate level only, the DLHE survey revealed that:

  • 90% were in either work or study
  • 92% of this cohort were in graduate level work or study

UCL's links with employers and facilitating job interviews

UCL Careers is connected to over 4,000 employers in the UK and around the world. Recruiters and employers visit our campus throughout the year to participate in a range of careers events and activities - both to specifically advertise roles to students, and also to work with them to build key employability skills.  

UCL Careers operates an online jobs platform where vacancies are advertised across a wide range of sectors, for roles ranging from student internships to full time work for recent graduates. On average, at any one time there are over 1,500 live vacancies advertised.

For some specific programmes, such as UCL TalentBank, UCL Careers offer a matching and shortlisting service for opportunities exclusive to UCL students. To find out more about this specific service, email TalentBank@ucl.ac.uk