About University College London (UCL)
London’s global university
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.
We are consistently ranked among the top universities in the world and have a progressive and integrated approach to our teaching and research. We teach our students how to think, not what to think.
UCL - an academic powerhouse
UCL is eigth in the world, fourth in Europe, first 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 600 graduate taught, research and initial teacher education programmes across a wide range of disciplines.
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.
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. View our location
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
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.
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
Find out more
To find out more about our range of postgraduate taught programmes and research opportunities, as well as information about fees, funding, entry requirements and how to apply, visit our Graduate Prospectus.
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