• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.97 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.22 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.91 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    87.2 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    88.8 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    94.7 / 100.0
  • Situated in the heart of London, University College London was founded in 1826 – England's third oldest university.
  • In 2012 UCL joined with the School of Pharmacy to form the UCL School of Pharmacy; and in 2014 UCL joined with the Institute of Education to form the UCL Institute of Education.

Entry Requirements

  • The undergraduate entry requirement is A*AA–ABB at A level, depending on the degree.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Student Services and Facilities

  • UCL's facilities include a main library and 15 specialist subject libraries.
  • UCL offers a wide range of IT facilities in open-access cluster rooms and student residences.
  • UCL's wireless network provides secure web and email access in many locations across the university.

Disability Services

  • Please refer to the university's website for details of disability services.

Students' Union

  • UCL Union runs a full entertainments programme, a number of bars, café-bars and catering outlets.
  • Volunteering and democracy support units help students get through university life and give something back.
  • UCL Bloomsbury Theatre shows leading theatrical and comedy performances and also hosts UCL Union productions.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • There is no shortage of varied and reasonably paid employment
  • The UCL Union Job Shop acts as an agency offering temporary work both on and beyond the UCL campus.

Careers Guidance

  • Please refer to the university website for details of the careers service.

Student Mix

37,136 students in 2015–16:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 48%
  • Postgraduate 52%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 80%
  • Part Time 20%

Where students come from

  • UK 60%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 29%

Student gender

  • Male 42%
  • Female 58%


  • Founded in 1826, University College London is England's third oldest university.
  • It was the first university in England to admit students of any race, class or religion, and to welcome women on equal terms with men.

Notable Alumni

  • Prof John O’Keefe − neuroscientist jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014.
  • Jonathan Ross − television and radio presenter and film critic.
  • Chris Martin − and all 3 other members of the band Coldplay.
  • Stella Gibbons − author, journalist and poet who established her reputation with her first novel, Cold Comfort Farm.
  • Marie Stopes − known for founding the first birth control clinic in Britain.
  • Antony Gormley − sculptor best known for the Angel of the North.
  • Jomo Kenyatta − Kenyan politician and the first President of Kenya.
  • Lord Woolf − Master of the Rolls 1996−2000 and Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales 2000−2005.
  • Edwin Waterhouse − founding partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Christine Ohuruogu − 400m athlete, former Olympic, World and Commonwealth champion.

Further Details

Address University College London
Gower Street
UCAS Code U80