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Entry requirements

Read a brief overview of entry requirements for Graduate Taught courses. Remember to check course pages for specific requirements.

Taught degrees

UCL's minimum entry requirements for graduate taught programmes are given below.

Master's programmes (except MRes), Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

A first or second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised higher education institution. A small number of programmes require the GMAT or GRE General Test.

For some taught programmes, applicants whose qualifications are of a lower standard may be admitted if they can demonstrate an appropriate academic background and experience in the relevant field. Applicants may be required to pass a qualifying examination, or pass a qualifying year of a Graduate Diploma, before being registered in to the corresponding Master’s programme. 


MRes programmes

A first or upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised higher education institution.


Graduate Diplomas/Graduate Certificates

For details of the entry requirements of the free-standing Graduate Diplomas or Graduate Certificates in Archaeology, Civil Engineering or Education please contact the relevant department.


English Language requirements 

All students whose first language is not English must provide recent evidence that their spoken and written English is adequate for the programme they have applied for.

Read our guide to UCL's English language proficiency requirements to learn more.


Visas

Applicants who require a visa to study in the UK are advised to check, prior to applying, that their chosen mode of attendance is permitted. 

Tier 4 Student visa holders are permitted to study on a full-time basis only. See UK Government website for further information.

Please note that students can’t be registered for a programme at UCL at the same time as being registered (or re-sitting examinations) for another programme at UCL or any other Higher Education Institution.