International Students


Graduate Applications

General information about taught and research graduate applications. For research programmes you are strongly advised to discuss your subject with the relevant department before applying.

General entry requirements for taught master’s degrees

In the UK the grading system for undergraduate degrees is as follows:

  • First-class honours (1st class)
  • Upper second-class honours (2:1)
  • Lower second-class honours (2:2)
  • Third-class honours (3rd)

UCL entry requirements for graduate level programmes are usually listed with reference to the UK grading system. 

Entry requirements by taught master’s programme

For the entry requirements for individual taught master’s programmes, please select your programme from the graduate prospectus.

General entry requirements for research degrees/doctorates

To find out about general entry requirements for research degrees/doctorates select your programme from the graduate prospectus.

There is a guide to the equivalent grades from universities in other countries on the Information by country pages of the UCL website. Please select your country and view the ‘Entry Requirements’ section.