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Programmes with additional requirements

The following programmes have additional application requirements.

Taught programmes

ProgrammeAdditional requirementsNotes
Architecture MArchPortfolio required.The portfolio should only be provided once requested by the Faculty of the Built Environment. It is not possible to consider online or emailed portfolios.
Data Science and Machine Learning MScSpecific clarification in personal statementApplicants should ensure the personal statement is prefaced with a clarification of formal qualifications awarded, level studied and grades achieved in linear algebra; calculus; probability and statistics.  
Economics MScGRE (UCL institution code is 3344).

Applicants whose studies for their undergraduate degree have been undertaken wholly or mainly at a university located outside the UK must supply GRE General Test scores. The quantitative GRE score must be 161 or above (post-August 2011 scores).

Speech and Language Sciences MScApplicants must complete the "Summary of work experience" form.Download the "Summary of work experience" form at the bottom of this page.
LLMWritten workIn addition to your personal statement please write 750 words on a topic of contemporary relevance in your area of legal interest and upload this as an additional document in the application form. Your written work should demonstrate your reasoning and analytical ability and communication skills. Note that a random sample of submitted written work will be put through plagiarism detection software by our admissions team.
 
Health Economics and Decision Science MScProposed dissertation

The MSc dissertation utilises the skills gained in your modules and will enable you to focus on a topic related to your own interests or career plans. Please provide a maximum 500 word summary of your intended dissertation topic. This summary should outline your intended research question, objectives, methodology and where you expect to find evidence or data. Abstracts from open access journals may assist you with this but do not copy their wording as this constitutes plagiarism. During your programme you will receive help in refining your topic and may be able to change it.

The GRE General Test website 

Taught programmes


Institute of Education

Applicants to all taught programmes should use the following structure when writing your personal statement:

  1. Which previous professional or academic experiences have influenced your decision to apply to the Institute of Education (IOE) and to this programme? (200-250 words)
  2. How will these previous experiences influence the way in which you will approach your studies at the IOE? Please make reference to specific experiences and to the way in which you learned and studied. (350-400 words)
  3. In which ways do you envisage you will use the knowledge and skills you will gain on the programme? How will this link to your previous learning and experiences? (150-200 words)

If you choose to upload your personal statement as an attachment then please note that, in general, there is no fixed word limit, however, we would expect your statement to be typed and no longer than two sides of A4 paper.

    ProgrammeAdditional requirementsNotes
    PG Cert National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (both cohorts)Please ensure your Headteacher completes the letter of support and attach this to your application using the "upload additional information" section.Download the "Letter of Support" template at the bottom of the page.
    Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) MAApplicants must complete the SpLD application pupil access form and upload it with their application.Download the SpLD application pupil access form at the bottom of the page.
    MA Education, Gender and International DevelopmentPlease ensure you include in your statement a section which explains what relevant experience you have in low or middle income countries, including details of any position(s) held, length of time, and location. 
    MA Education and International DevelopmentPlease ensure you include in your statement a section which explains what relevant experience you have in low or middle income countries, including details of any position(s) held, length of time, and location. 
    MA Education, Health Promotion and International DevelopmentPlease ensure you include in your statement a section which explains what relevant experience you have in low or middle income countries, including details of any position(s) held, length of time, and location. 
    MA Educational Planning, Economics and International DevelopmentPlease ensure you include in your statement a section which explains what relevant experience you have in low or middle income countries, including details of any position(s) held, length of time, and location. 
    Mathematics Education MASpecific written admissions task. Applicants are asked to write between 500 and 600 words (excluding references) in which an outline is given of a research investigation, relating to mathematics education at primary/secondary/university levels, which you are interested to conduct.The written task should be uploaded as part of the online application for admission.

    Visit the Institute of Education website


    Research programmes

    ProgrammeAdditional requirementsNotes
    Philosophy PhD                 Samples of written work See Philosophy department website for further information
    Philosophical Studies MPhil StudSamples of written work See Philosophy department website for further information

    Philosophy department website

    Research programmes