Since 1826, University College London have held a global reputation for providing the very best in teaching, research and student experience.
Postgraduate programmes at UCL are designed to equip you with the skills demanded by today’s employers, informed by a commitment to research excellence. As one of the top-ranked universities in the world, University College London provides a dynamic and challenging environment for you to grow.
SI-UK is the sole agency officially appointed by University College London to globally support postgraduate UCL applications and you can begin yours - or have any questions you have answered - by arranging a free consultation with SI-UK India today.
Five Reasons to Study a UCL Graduate Programme
1. Variety of Taught and Research Programmes
There are over 500 taught postgraduate courses (MA, MSc, MRes) to choose from at UCL, as well as nearly 150 research programmes (MPhil, PhD, Doctorate). The UCL Institute of Education, the best university for education in the world, also offers PGCE Primary and Secondary programmes for teacher training.
2. Research Strength and Impact
UCL was ranked the best university in the UK for Research Strength following the last Research Excellence Framework in 2014. As a research-intensive university, University College London is renowned for the relevance of an interdisciplinary approach to applied solutions to real-world problems.
Highlights from the REF 2014 included:
- The greatest amount of 4* ("world leading") research covering medicine and biological sciences
- The largest amount of academic research activity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
- The strongest research power and share of 4* research covering social sciences
- Economics, Psychology & Language Sciences, Neuroscience, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, Institute of Education, Chemistry and Computer Science amongst the university's top research performers
3. Industry Partnerships and Employability
Long-established partnerships with industry, Government and the professions contribute to UCL graduates outstanding employability prospects. Of those in work or study after graduation from UCL, 95% were in graduate-level employment or higher study with a median salary of £28,000 (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey of 2016/17).
UCL’s ongoing links with industry include Arup, Cisco, BBC, EU, CERN, NASA, UK Parliament, UN, Dyson, British Museum, Eisai, Microsoft and Intel, amongst others.
4. Flexible Study Options
International students studying a UCL graduate programme will study their programme in one of four ways. The University describe the ways to study as follows:
“Programmes marked as full-time study are generally completed in one year (for Master's programmes), nine months (for Postgraduate Diploma programmes) or approximately four months (for Postgraduate Certificate programmes). Programmes marked as part-time study are generally completed in two years (i.e. double the length of the corresponding full-time programme), with the student enrolled on all modules and attending lectures and seminars on-site at UCL.
“Programmes marked as modular/flexible study can take a maximum of five years to complete, with the student generally attending lectures and seminars on-site at UCL. An increasing number of programmes at UCL are offered either fully or partially via distance learning. Students are assigned a Personal Tutor and keep in touch via regular contact sessions, and are encouraged to interact via online study groups and forums.”
5. Life in London
When you study at UCL you will become part of London, one of the most exciting cities in the world for the arts, entertainment, culture and sport. University College London is one the capital’s most central universities and studying here will bring many advantages for your time at the University, and your future career.
Your UCL Graduate Application
SI-UK is the sole agency officially appointed by University College London to globally support postgraduate applications. Begin yours by arranging a free consultation with SI-UK India today.