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Undergraduate prospectus 2022

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Cutting edge facilities

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

Transforming our campus


We are spending £1.25 billion over 10 years to create sustainable spaces and best-in-class facilities – giving our staff and students the tools to take their learning and discoveries further.

Designed entirely around our students’ needs, our new Student Centre includes 1,000 individual, group and open-plan study spaces, quiet contemplation areas, and easy access to help and support at the dedicated Student Enquiries Centre.

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.

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.

Staircases in the UCL Student Centre.

Enclosed workspace marked with a letter A in the UCL Science Library.

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  

Discover UCL CLIE