University College London

University College London – better known as UCL – is situated in the heart of London, with the British Library and the British Museum in close proximity. It is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary universities. For UCL, quality research is key in undergraduate teaching, hence the most up-to-date research discoveries, developments and ideas are incorporated into programs. Over 100 UCL undergraduate degree programs include study abroad as an integral part of the curriculum.

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  • Average Tution GBP 23,230
  • Acceptance Rate 67%
  • Students 29,430
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 10:1

School Description

UCL was founded in 1826 on the premise of making higher education inclusive to those who had up until then been excluded from it. It went on to become the first university in England to admit women students on equal terms with men in 1878.

Twenty-nine Nobel Prizes have been awarded to UCL students and academics, past and present. The most recent addition (in 2014), is John O'Keefe (Medicine). UCL has also been awarded six Athena SWAN awards (fourteen of which are silver) and the Equality Challenge Unit has also awarded the university a Race Equality Charter bronze award.

Programs

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  • University College London
    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Architecture

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Business

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Business Economics

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Management

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Project Management

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply quantitative and qualitative knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. Includes instruction in project planning, risk management, cost and time management, contracts and procurement, accounting, statistics, decision making, and human resources.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Computer Science

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Security

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program focusing on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media and to conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity. Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, web-based investigation methods, cyberterrorism, and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Education

    GBP 18,130 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • University College London
    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    City Planning

    GBP 18,130 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply principles of planning, analysis, and architecture to the development and improvement of urban areas and surrounding regions, and to function as professional planners. Includes instruction in principles of architecture; master plan development; service, communications, and transportation systems design; community and commercial development; zoning; land use planning; applied economics; policy analysis; applicable laws and regulations; and professional responsibilities and managerial duties.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Chemical Engineering

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Civil Engineering

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Electrical Engineering

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Art History

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Fine Arts

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Criminology

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Law

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Statistics

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Mathematics

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Medicine

    GBP 30,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of medicine, involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, examination and diagnosis, patient communications, medical ethics and law, professional standards, and rotations in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, family medicine, and psychiatry.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Environmental Engineering

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply geotechnical engineering methods, which deal with the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth supported structures, to the application of environmental problems, such as waste containment, waste disposal, construction of land fills, soil permeation, soil analysis, and soil improvement. Includes instruction in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, soil behavior, waste management and containment systems, geosynthetics, geochemistry, earth structures, geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and foundation engineering

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Biology

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Biomedical Engineering

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Biomedical Science

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Chemistry

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Neuroscience

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Pharmacology

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of drug interactions on biological systems and organisms and the sources, chemical properties, biological effects, and therapeutic uses of drugs. Includes instruction in pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, drug therapeutics, drug action, bodily responses to drug events, biochemical proliferation and differentiation, apoptosis, cell biology, medicinal chemistry, and studies of specific drugs and drug interactions.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Pharmacy

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent or employed practice of preparing and dispensing drugs and medications in consultation with prescribing physicians and other health care professionals, and for managing pharmacy practices and counseling patients. Includes instruction in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Physics

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Science

    GBP 20,700 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Anthropology

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Classics

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Cultural Studies

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Economics

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    History

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Humanities

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Philosophy

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • University College London
    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Political Science

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Psychology

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Social Sciences

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    Languages

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

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    University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, UK

    English

    GBP 15,660 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings 14
  • Complete University Guide (UK) 13
  • QS Rankings (Global) 7
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 18
  • SchoolApply Ranking 14
  • The Guardian 14

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            • 1998-2003, MSci

              Thoroughly enjoyed my time here and my course provided an excellent and well respected academic grounding for my career. Excellent Students' Union as well, with lots of activities and opportunities to make a difference.

            • 1990-1994, BA Hons

              UCL in the heart of London is a tremendous learning environment, in my case the German department proved to be everything the prospectus promised top rated academics, a well managed curriculum and support network and a fun and challenging social programme. London is an expensive place to be but in terms of education, UCL is a top environment in one of the world's greatest cities.

            • 2010-2014, PhD

              The access and resource support are superb.