University College London
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
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.
UCAS Code: U80
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
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Level of study
- Undergraduate 49%
- Postgraduate 51%
Mode of study
- Full Time 81%
- Part Time 19%
Where students come from
- UK 58%
- EU 12%
- Other 30%
- Male 44%
- Female 56%
Undergraduate Open Days
Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you.
Student Services and Facilities
- 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.
- Please refer to the university website for details of the careers service.
- Please refer to the university's website for details of disability services.
- 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.
- 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.
- Famous University College London alumni include Alexander Graham Bell. Known as the inventor of the telephone, Bell and associates hoped to sell the patent to telegraph company Western Union for $100,000. Turning them down, the company later offered $25 million just two years later – but by then, Bell was rich and no longer wished to sell.
Notable Alumni and Famous Faces
- 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 three 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.
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