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The UCL advantage

Why choose UCL?

At UCL we’re proud of our pioneering history, our distinguished present and our exciting future. Assessed as one of the top ten universities in the world, UCL is a multidisciplinary university with specialisms in most subjects from across the academic spectrum and a strength in interdisciplinary study. Our diverse staff and student body, and our location in the heart of London, give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or résumé.


About our teaching

At UCL we believe in providing a global perspective, and aim to help you identify and contribute to solutions for, global problems and issues. Training in study and personal skills is embedded in our approach and our curriculum is constantly updated to ensure that it includes the latest developments and discoveries in the field.


About our students and staff

Our students are selected on the basis of their talent and potential, regardless of their social or national background, and we recognise and celebrate the diversity and different viewpoints that our students bring. Our academic staff, drawn from around 100 different countries, are similarly diverse.

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QS World University Rankings 2019

Rank InstitutionCountry
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)US
2Stanford UniversityUS
3Harvard UniversityUS
4California Institute of Technology (Caltech)US
5University of OxfordUK
6University of CambridgeUK
7ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologySwitzerland
8Imperial College LondonUK
9University of ChicagoUS
10UCL (University College London)UK