UCL

University College London, Gower Street, London

  • #10 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 32,795Total Students
  • 6,146Faculty
  • 16,750Int'l Students

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For information on COVID-19 please visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/coronavirus/


Where novel thinking is nurtured and encouraged

UCL is a diverse community with the freedom to challenge, to question, and to think differently. Our community pursues academic excellence, breaks boundaries and makes a positive impact on real world problems.

An Academic Powerhouse

UCL is 8th in the world, 4th in Europe, 1st in London in the QS World University Rankings 2020. There has been 29 Nobel laureates among its former staff and students; a winner in every decade since the Prize started.

World Leading Research University

At the very heart of UCL’s mission is our research. We were rated the top university in the UK for research strength in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). We offer over 675 postgraduate taught, research and initial teacher education programmes across a wide range of disciplines, and encourage our community to work across traditional subject boundaries. UCL's research-based teaching methodology means that research is integrated into many of our degrees and students have the opportunity to make an original contribution to their field of study. Find out about our graduate programmes.  

London’s Global University

UCL sits at the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities, meaning you are perfectly placed to take advantage of everything London has to offer. We were the first university in England to welcome women to university education, and the first university in England to welcome students of any religion or social background. UCL has 18,000 students from outside the UK, with over 150 countries represented, providing a truly global perspective.

Disruptive Thinking Since 1826

For nearly two centuries we’ve confronted humanity’s biggest issues, and today we continue our heritage of disruptive thinking. Through our research, many minds at UCL work together to improve lives and communities and create real world impact. Read about some of the disruptive discoveries from UCL at www.ucl.ac.uk/made-at-ucl/

Your Future

At UCL we know that students choose to enter graduate study for a myriad of reasons, and we are deeply committed to supporting our student’s aspirations and enhancing their skills and employability. UCL Careers helps students to find their perfect career, develop their professional skills or start their own business through one-to-one guidance and events, as well as a variety of careers information. Recruitment and networking events help students improve their knowledge of a particular industry sector and specific employers. For students interested in starting a business, UCL Innovation and Enterprise gives expert advice and practical support, as well as networking opportunities.

Be Inspired

If you want to find out more about the impact that our ground-breaking research and discoveries have on people, lives and communities, listen to our #MadeatUCL Disruptive Discoveries podcast. We bring you closer to the researchers answering life’s big questions, from green infrastructure, to artificial intelligence, space exploration, to treating cancer.

Explore episodes of #MadeatUCL Disruptive Discoveries www.ucl.ac.uk/made-at-ucl/podcasts

Connect with us

Follow us on Instagram

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter 

Connect with us on LinkedIn


Academic resources

A number of resources to help you with your studies including libraries, museums and UCL's Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE).

Entertainment

Relax on campus in your free time by visiting the Bloomsbury Theatre, going to a gig at the Students' Union, or learning something new at one of UCL's museums.

Contemplation facilities

UCL is a secular institution and has a contemplation room on-site for private meditation and prayer.

Teaching and Learning

Research-based learning: A UCL education

At UCL, our students get the chance to carry out research of their own, and have a say in decisions affecting their education.

Life skills

Learn how UCL's teaching can help you develop your academic and life skills.

Global citizenship

A two-week summer programme aimed at broadening students' experiences for life after graduation.

Study abroad

Get an international perspective by studying abroad as part of your undergraduate degree programme.

Work and department placements

Broaden your experience through a work placement or take part in a summer research programme.


Clubs, societies and volunteering

Students' Union

Students' Union UCL runs over 200 clubs and societies giving students the opportunity to participate in sports activities, attend events or volunteer through the Volunteering Service.

Student Ambassadors

UCL students can help at UCL events, giving tours and presentations, by becoming a Student Ambassador.

School and college partnerships

Further opportunities to volunteer.


Support and Welfare

All students

    UCL offers a number of support and health services to all students including a day nursery, health centre and facilities for those with disabilities.

    International students

    Support is available to international students before and after arriving at UCL through immigration advice and the International Students' Orientation Programme.

    [email protected] | +44 (0)20 3370 1215

    [email protected] | +44 (0)20 3108 7288

    Whatever you want to do in the future – whether your career path is clear or not – UCL Careers is here to assist you. Our team of experienced career professionals is dedicated to supporting all current UCL students, researchers, (staff and students), and recent graduates to help you find the right path to ensure success in your future career. We’re here to help you Find your Future.

    UCL Careers is connected to more than 1,000 employers in the UK and around the world. Recruiters and employers visit our campus throughout the year to participate in a range of careers events and activities.

    Online, we have extensive resources. You can search for jobs, sign up for Career updates and be the first to know about new opportunities or events. Or you can visit us at our office and talk to a careers consultant about your options. Get tailored advice in a one-to-one advice guidance session from our range of appointment types. We can help you with the application process and guide you on how to build a portfolio of experience so that you’re in a better position to access opportunities in your chosen field. 

    If you’re using UCL Careers for the first time, the relevant section(s) of this website and our Annual Guide are useful tools to work out which of our services will be beneficial to you both now and in the future. We also provide a wide range of recruitment solutions for employers or other organisations who are targeting UCL students, recent graduates and researchers.

    For more precise details of what you can expect as a user of UCL Careers, please read our Statement of Service. (See eligibility information for further details on access to services).

    UCL Careers is a UCL department and is part of The Careers Group, University of London.  

    If you would like more information about what we do, please do contact us - we'll be happy to answer any queries you have.

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    For information on COVID-19 please visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/coronavirus/


    Where novel thinking is nurtured and encouraged

    UCL is a diverse community with the freedom to challenge, to question, and to think differently. Our community pursues academic excellence, breaks boundaries and makes a positive impact on real world problems.

    An Academic Powerhouse

    UCL is 8th in the world, 4th in Europe, 1st in London in the QS World University Rankings 2020. There has been 29 Nobel laureates among its former staff and students; a winner in every decade since the Prize started.

    World Leading Research University

    At the very heart of UCL’s mission is our research. We were rated the top university in the UK for research strength in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). We offer over 675 postgraduate taught, research and initial teacher education programmes across a wide range of disciplines, and encourage our community to work across traditional subject boundaries. UCL's research-based teaching methodology means that research is integrated into many of our degrees and students have the opportunity to make an original contribution to their field of study. Find out about our graduate programmes.  

    London’s Global University

    UCL sits at the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities, meaning you are perfectly placed to take advantage of everything London has to offer. We were the first university in England to welcome women to university education, and the first university in England to welcome students of any religion or social background. UCL has 18,000 students from outside the UK, with over 150 countries represented, providing a truly global perspective.

    Disruptive Thinking Since 1826

    For nearly two centuries we’ve confronted humanity’s biggest issues, and today we continue our heritage of disruptive thinking. Through our research, many minds at UCL work together to improve lives and communities and create real world impact. Read about some of the disruptive discoveries from UCL at www.ucl.ac.uk/made-at-ucl/

    Your Future

    At UCL we know that students choose to enter graduate study for a myriad of reasons, and we are deeply committed to supporting our student’s aspirations and enhancing their skills and employability. UCL Careers helps students to find their perfect career, develop their professional skills or start their own business through one-to-one guidance and events, as well as a variety of careers information. Recruitment and networking events help students improve their knowledge of a particular industry sector and specific employers. For students interested in starting a business, UCL Innovation and Enterprise gives expert advice and practical support, as well as networking opportunities.

    Be Inspired

    If you want to find out more about the impact that our ground-breaking research and discoveries have on people, lives and communities, listen to our #MadeatUCL Disruptive Discoveries podcast. We bring you closer to the researchers answering life’s big questions, from green infrastructure, to artificial intelligence, space exploration, to treating cancer.

    Explore episodes of #MadeatUCL Disruptive Discoveries www.ucl.ac.uk/made-at-ucl/podcasts

    Connect with us

    Follow us on Instagram

    Find us on Facebook

    Follow us on Twitter 

    Connect with us on LinkedIn


    Academic resources

    A number of resources to help you with your studies including libraries, museums and UCL's Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE).

    Entertainment

    Relax on campus in your free time by visiting the Bloomsbury Theatre, going to a gig at the Students' Union, or learning something new at one of UCL's museums.

    Contemplation facilities

    UCL is a secular institution and has a contemplation room on-site for private meditation and prayer.

    Teaching and Learning

    Research-based learning: A UCL education

    At UCL, our students get the chance to carry out research of their own, and have a say in decisions affecting their education.

    Life skills

    Learn how UCL's teaching can help you develop your academic and life skills.

    Global citizenship

    A two-week summer programme aimed at broadening students' experiences for life after graduation.

    Study abroad

    Get an international perspective by studying abroad as part of your undergraduate degree programme.

    Work and department placements

    Broaden your experience through a work placement or take part in a summer research programme.


    Clubs, societies and volunteering

    Students' Union

    Students' Union UCL runs over 200 clubs and societies giving students the opportunity to participate in sports activities, attend events or volunteer through the Volunteering Service.

    Student Ambassadors

    UCL students can help at UCL events, giving tours and presentations, by becoming a Student Ambassador.

    School and college partnerships

    Further opportunities to volunteer.


    Support and Welfare

    All students

      UCL offers a number of support and health services to all students including a day nursery, health centre and facilities for those with disabilities.

      International students

      Support is available to international students before and after arriving at UCL through immigration advice and the International Students' Orientation Programme.

      [email protected] | +44 (0)20 3370 1215

      [email protected] | +44 (0)20 3108 7288

      Whatever you want to do in the future – whether your career path is clear or not – UCL Careers is here to assist you. Our team of experienced career professionals is dedicated to supporting all current UCL students, researchers, (staff and students), and recent graduates to help you find the right path to ensure success in your future career. We’re here to help you Find your Future.

      UCL Careers is connected to more than 1,000 employers in the UK and around the world. Recruiters and employers visit our campus throughout the year to participate in a range of careers events and activities.

      Online, we have extensive resources. You can search for jobs, sign up for Career updates and be the first to know about new opportunities or events. Or you can visit us at our office and talk to a careers consultant about your options. Get tailored advice in a one-to-one advice guidance session from our range of appointment types. We can help you with the application process and guide you on how to build a portfolio of experience so that you’re in a better position to access opportunities in your chosen field. 

      If you’re using UCL Careers for the first time, the relevant section(s) of this website and our Annual Guide are useful tools to work out which of our services will be beneficial to you both now and in the future. We also provide a wide range of recruitment solutions for employers or other organisations who are targeting UCL students, recent graduates and researchers.

      For more precise details of what you can expect as a user of UCL Careers, please read our Statement of Service. (See eligibility information for further details on access to services).

      UCL Careers is a UCL department and is part of The Careers Group, University of London.  

      If you would like more information about what we do, please do contact us - we'll be happy to answer any queries you have.

      Available programs

      University highlights

      QS World University Ranking

      • 2012
        #4
      • 2014
        #4
      • 2015
        #7
      • 2015
        #=5
      • 2016
        #7
      • 2018
        #7
      • 2019
        #10
      • 2020
        #8
      • 2021
        #10

      Ranking criteria

      92.9
      Overall
      99.4
      Academic Reputation
      98.3
      Employer Reputation
      98.4
      Faculty Student Ratio
      65.4
      Citations per Faculty
      99.3
      International Faculty Ratio
      100
      International Students Ratio

      Student & Staff

      Total students
      32,795

      46%
      54%

      International students
      16,750

      53%
      47%

      Total faculty staff
      6,146

      2798
      3348

      Total students
      32,795

      46%
      54%

      International students
      16,750

      53%
      47%

      Total faculty staff
      6,146

      3348
      2798
      QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

      Scholarships

      Yes
      The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

      Campus locations

      UCL Bloomsbury,

      University College London, Gower Street , London , United Kingdom , WC1E 6BT

      Stanmore Campus,

      Royal Free Hospital, 9th Floor (East), 2QG, 10 Pond Street , London , United Kingdom , NW3 2PS

      UCL Canary Wharf,

      UCL School of Management , London , United Kingdom , E14 5AA

      UCL Hampstead,

      Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Hampstead , London , United Kingdom , NW3 2QG

      UCL Here East,

      UCL at Here East , London , United Kingdom , E15 2GW

      UCL Old Street,

      UCL Institute of Ophthalmology , London , United Kingdom , EC1V 9EL

      + 3 More Locations

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