Student testimonials - United States of America
A day in the life of a UCL postgrad student
Join Helen, an MSc Global Migration student, as she shows us her typical day as a postgraduate at UCL.
"I was amazed by how unique the programme offerings were, and wanted to gain a more international perspective on multidisciplinary fields."
MA Philosophy, Politics, Economics of Health
"I came to UCL because it hosts the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub), a fantastic group that does work at the confluence of many of my interests. The more I got to know the people there, the more I knew it was the place for me."
PhD in Computer Science / Global Disability Innovation Hub
Howell, New Jersey, USA
"I have a background in sustainable energy engineering from my undergraduate study, and when I came to the UK for graduate study through the Marshall Scholarship, I wanted a programme that would equip me to bring my technical expertise to government to help inform sustainable energy policy."
MPA Energy, Technology and Public Policy
New York, USA
"UCL has been much more engaging than my high school. I feel as if I can have meaningful and intellectual conversations with my professors about topics they specialise in; it’s like talking to an open encyclopaedia."
BA History Politics and Economics
Portland, Oregon, USA
"As someone who studies housing, both the Bartlett and London seemed like the best places to be to not only learn inside the classroom, but also observe and apply what I learn in the classroom to real life."
MSc Housing and City Planning
"I enjoy the topics of discussion in my courses. Centring social justice within education allows for an interdisciplinary, critical approach toward education to inform better education practice, thought, pedagogy, theory, and more."
MA Social Justice and Education
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
"What attracted me most to UCL was the breadth of neuroscientific research across various departments—specifically the work of Dr. Michael Hausser, a leading pioneer in neurotechnology and neural computation. I really admire his philosophy in research, which is that the questions we ask about the world around us shouldn’t be limited to the technologies available to us."
MPhil Division of Medicine (Neural Computation Lab)
Los Angeles, California, USA
"The prospect of attending a world-class university whilst being in a city I wanted to live in on the other side of the world from home was the main attraction!"
BA Geography with Social Data Science
"I was attracted to UCL because, for one, there’s no better place to study urban planning than in LONDON! Also, the programme at UCL offered many opportunities for hands-on engagement with local planning projects and processes, which was something I was really looking for in a planning programme."
MSc International Planning