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UCL (University College London) is a world-renowned institution in the heart of London. It offers 675 postgraduate research, taught and teacher training programmes, covering a range of disciplines. Students can gain qualifications through:

  • Master’s degrees
  • MPhil/PhD degrees
  • PGCE degrees

Founded in 1826, UCL has had countless inspiring minds walk through its doors – 29 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to its current or former staff and students. Today it is home to almost 24,000 postgraduate students, with an entire student population of 42,000 originating from 150 countries.

UCL fosters an inclusive community where novel thinking is nurtured and encouraged. It was rated first in the UK for ‘research strength’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework and upkeeps its progressive approach to both research and teaching through its pioneering academics, students and staff.

The university is home to many outstanding research centres and departments, including the Institute of Education (IOE), The Bartlett, Faculty of Laws, Slade School of Fine Art, Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences, and Faculty of Medical Sciences.


“The main campus location is amazing, food and shops are great. The clubs are inclusive and are a great way to meet people.”

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About the UCL (University College London)

UCL fosters an inclusive community where novel thinking is nurtured and encouraged – it was rated first in the UK for research strength.



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Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

29% Part Time
71% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

19,460 Undergraduate
20,225 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019


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