UCL, in partnership with Qatar Foundation, has created UCL Qatar, a leading centre of excellence for the study of cultural heritage. In doing so, UCL became the first British university to open a campus in Qatar.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Its founding principles of academic excellence and research aimed at addressing real-world problems inform the university’s ethos to this day.
  • Our outreach programmes, school activities and public lectures are allowing the community to learn more about Qatar’s rich cultural past.
  • A key element to our objectives is to work to support the development of Qatar’s cultural heritage sector.

About

History

UCL was established in 1826 in order to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion.

Education

UCL Qatar offers a rigorous and dynamic learning environment with two Master's degree programmes, the MA in Library and Information Studies and the MA Museum and Gallery Practice.

Research

At UCL Qatar, research of the highest level is one of our key objectives. To this end, we have developed and implemented research projects across the Arab World, with the assistance of external funding sources such as the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), and through collaborations with regional and international partners. Our flagship research projects include The Origins of Doha Project, as well as archaeological excavations in Sudan and Egypt.

Our research informs our teaching and provides opportunities for our students to gain practical exposure within archaeology and cultural heritage, through site visits, laboratory analysis and library resources.

Career

A key element to our objectives is to work to support the development of Qatar’s cultural heritage sector, as outlined in the National Vision 2030. UCL Qatar provides short training courses for mid-career professionals working within the cultural heritage sector, and staff and students work closely with the countries museums and heritage sector.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Services

Student services

Our Facilities

  • An expansive library housing a comprehensive and rapidly growing collection of archaeology, conservation and cultural heritage materials and literature
  • Computer cluster rooms
  • Private study rooms
  • Ultra-modern lecture theatres and seminar rooms
  • A large cafeteria

Housing services

Student Accommodation manages UCL's residential properties, providing catered and self-catering accommodation to students during the academic year and to conference organisers, summer schools, groups and individual travellers during vacations. Most of our residences are within walking distance of the main College campus, and range from converted early Victorian townhouses in Bloomsbury to a purpose-built block in Camden Town.

Library services

UCL Qatar is rapidly building the premier collection in Qatar for education in cultural heritage and related subjects. The materials housed within UCL Qatar Library complement the degree programmes we offer, with extensive subject collections in Islamic Archaeology and the Archaeology of the Arab World (Middle East and North Africa), Archaeological Materials Science and Islamic material culture.

Student Life

Campus life

UCL Qatar is located in Doha’s Education City. Students at UCL Qatar benefit from truly exceptional facilities including:

  • An expansive library housing a comprehensive and rapidly growing collection of archaeology, conservation and cultural heritage materials and literature
  • Computer cluster rooms
  • Ultra-modern lecture theatres and seminar rooms
  • Student common room
  • A large cafeteria

Students from each of the universities at Education City come together and interact in many ways. They collaborate in student activities and compete in cross-campus sports tournaments. The array of facilities available to UCL students at Education City includes a student bookstore, cinema, sports centers, plus numerous coffee shops.

Sports facilities

In addition to the facilities at the Student Centre, the Recreation Centre hosts an Olympic-size swimming pool, gymnasium and badminton facilities. Tennis courts and numerous football pitches are located around Education City. There is also a vibrant network of student societies across Education City which UCL students will have the opportunity to join.

Accreditation

University College London is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary universities, currently ranked seventh in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015).

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