University College London (UCL)

London, England, United Kingdom
UCL was established in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. UCL was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men. Academic excellence and conducting research that addresses real-world problems inform our ethos to this day.
  • #14 Ranking
  • 68 Masters
  • 26698 Students


Our research

  • In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 62% of UCLs submissions were ranked at the highest grades of 4* (of world-leading quality), or 3* (internationally excellent), placing it third in the UK(RAE 2008 results).
  • UCL attracts the second highest number of academic citations in the UK showing the high esteem and relevance of the institutions research (QS 2011).
  • All of UCLs research, subject to permissions, is placed in Discovery UCLs online repository, available to everyone.

A UCL education

  • UCL has the best academic to student ratio in the UK (1:10), enabling small class sizes and outstanding individual support (Times 2013).
  • UCL has more professors than any other UK university, meaning our students get taught by the most highly qualified experts in their field (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2011).
  • At 88%, UCL has one of the highest student satisfaction levels in the UK (National Student Survey 2011).

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (23)
Social Sciences (16)
Engineering & Technology (14)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (10)
Business & Management (8)
Medicine & Health (6)
Humanities (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University College London (UCL)!

Student Life

UCL provides students with a wealth of services and facilities to meet their cultural, social, and leisure interests and their practical needs.

In addition to those facilities outlined below, the UCL Graduate School organises welcome events for new students, and lends its support to a number of postgraduate societies catering for a range of interests.

There is also a Postgraduate Association within the UCL Students Union, which represents graduate students both on UCL committees and in the Students Union.

Outstanding location and world class resources

  • Our modern estate combines beautiful historic buildings with state-of-the-art facilities including the UCL Ear Institute's anechoic chamber. UCL holds specialised and unusual resources and equipment, including Europes only virtual financial trading floor in Computer Science.
  • UCL continues its remarkable success in attracting funding. In 2011 UCL received the third highest allocation of Research Council UK funding and the third highest allocation of European Research Council starting grants.
  • The UCL campus in Bloomsbury, central London, is surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums, and archives in Europe. You will be within walking distance from internationally renowned resources, such as the British Library. UCL's strong links with industrial and professional bodies based in the capital provide our students with great opportunities for career development.


In 2005, UCL was granted the power to award its own degrees, and currently offers its students the choice between a UCL or a University of London degree.

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London, England, United Kingdom