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University College London (UCL)

We are a diverse community with the freedom and courage to challenge, to question and to think differently. Through a progressive approach to teaching and research, our world leading academics, curious students and outstanding staff continually pursue excellence, break boundaries and make an impact on real world problems.

PhD Programmes

Humanities (15)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)



Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 42,000 students from 150 different countries. UCL is a diverse global community of world-class academics, students, industry links, external partners, and alumni. Our powerful collective of individuals and institutions work together to explore new possibilities.


UCL Education Awards recognise staff making outstanding contributions to the learning experience and success of our students. Exceptional individuals and teams receive the Provost's Education Award.

UCL Education Awards complement the Student Choice Teaching Awards, which are run by the UCL Students’ Union. The Student Choice awards will be announced at the same ceremony. 


Research Services at UCL provides a range of services and specialist advice in support of University College London's externally funded research portfolio.

The Research Contracts Team is responsible for reviewing, advising on, drafting and negotiating all research related agreements for and on behalf of UCL. Current exceptions to our remit include:  Clinical Trial Agreements, EU grants & contracts, Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)


Whatever you want to do in the future – whether your career path is clear or not – UCL Careers is here to assist you. Our team of experienced career professionals is dedicated to supporting all current UCL students, researchers (staff and students), and recent graduates to help you find the right path to ensure success in your future career. We’re here to help you Find your Future.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

Our Services

  • User IDs & Passwords
  • Computers
  • Printing, Copying & Scanning
  • File Storage & Sharing
  • Communicate & Collaborate
  • Audiovisual
  • Email & Calendar
  • Get Connected
  • Learning & Teaching IT
  • Software & Hardware
  • Research IT
  • Telephony
  • Stay Secure
  • Websites, Apps & Databases
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Digital Media Services

Housing services

UCL provides around 6000 beds in 26 halls. Our halls vary in size, facilities and history. Whatever stage you are at and whatever questions you have, the UCL Accommodation team is here to help and get you settled in quickly

Having central London on your doorstep provides a university experience like no other; and for many students, life in halls is an integral part of this experience. At UCL, we want to provide you with a home away from home, where you will feel comfortable and supported. Our halls have everything you need to get your head down and study, as well as to relax during your downtime. All of our halls have their own unique character, but wherever you are living, we hope you enjoy your time at UCL. 

Library services

You can access a number of library and information services to help you get the most out of your time with us. Your UCL user ID means that email, wifi, library and print facilities will be available to you whenever you need them.Our libraries are an invaluable resource, find out about the services they provide, when they are open and search the catalogue.

ICT services

Information Services provide email, internet and other information services for students at UCL. Find out more about getting your user account and email setup, accessing wifi and print services.Every UCL student gets a user ID and password so you can access services.

Medical services

At UCL, we believe that your wellbeing is just as important as your studies and we care about all our students.

Student Life

Campus life

UCL's main campus in Bloomsbury, central London is a fascinating place to visit. As you explore the campus, you will get a sense of what makes UCL stand out – from our wide range of facilities, our excellent reputation, our pioneering history and our greatest strength, the students and staff who study and work here.

Sports facilities

We’ve got something for everyone, whatever your sporting commitments. From one-off yoga sessions to regular training, we’ve got you covered.

Student clubs

Students’ Union UCL represents the needs of all UCL students at a college, local and national level. The Union also provides services to help you get the most out of university life.


The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, (AGCAS), is the professional association for higher education (HE) careers practitioners and those involved in the provision of careers and employability education, information, advice and guidance to current or prospective HE students and graduates. UCL Careers and our parent body, The Careers Group, University of London are full members of this association.

London, England, United Kingdom

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