Undergraduate prospectus 2021


Academic resources

At UCL we're constantly upgrading study and collaboration spaces to meet students' needs. Our most recently opened space is the new Student Centre.

Green sofas and desks offer study spaces in the new Student Centre
Study spaces

We are continually investing in our teaching and learning areas, and have a range of study spaces available to you in our libraries, hubs and in Students' Union UCL. The Student Centre, opened in 2019, offers 1,000 additional individual, group and study spaces.

Students working at desks between bookshelves in the Scandinavian Studies section in the Main Library
UCL Library Services

With more than two million books and subscriptions to more than 35,000 journals in a combination of electronic and print formats, UCL Library Services gives you access to a vast range of resources across all subject areas.

We have 16 specialist libraries, with older material available on demand from our store outside London, and our valuable and historic material is housed in Special Collections.

Shabtis in the UCL Petrie Museum
UCL Museums & Collections

Our world-class museums and galleries are part of what make UCL so special – ranging from Egyptology to pathology and taking in science, zoology and an art gallery along the way.

All our collections are open to the public as well as being used in teaching.

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)

Our comprehensive centre offers courses for credit in Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish at up to seven levels.

English for Academic Purposes and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) courses are also available.

We also run courses for students planning to study and work abroad, courses for those who do not meet UCL's modern language requirement and in-sessional English language courses for international students.

To learn a language to enhance your studies, you can take an evening class in one of 17 languages, though these are not credited to your degree programme.

Facilities include:

  • a Self-Access Centre (SAC) with computer workstations connected to an online video library with more than 3,000 films and TV documentaries. SAC materials can also be accessed from home, via the SAC website;
  • online language exercises;
  • satellite television;
  • a language laboratory;
  • resource books, journals and newspapers  
Further information