IES Abroad’s mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with University College London.
University College London
Founded in 1826, University College London (UCL) enrolls more than 23,000 students representing more than 140 countries. One of the top ranked universities worldwide, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students without regard to religion, race, gender, or class. More than 21 Nobel Prize winners are from the UCL community.
Students usually apply to one or sometimes two academic departments and then select courses from these and/or other departments. You enroll in four courses (16 credits) per semester.
The UCL undergraduate program consists of a series of lectures, seminars, and tutorials (and lab classes if enrolling in science subjects). Tutorial classes are much smaller than lecture courses and, in some departments, are taught on a one-on-one basis.
UCL offers a wide range of disciplines, with particular strengths in:
For a complete list of current classes, see UCL's list of subjects. UCL also opens up their Arts and Sciences (BASc) module to students staying for one semester or more. For module specifics and syllabi, please visit the BASc website.
Important note: Some departments, such as Management Science and Innovation, are only available to Academic Year and Spring semester students. Also, some subjects may require an additional fee. See the Costs tab for more information.
Also, some subjects – such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Computer Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Geography, Psychology, Management Science (includes Finance, Marketing, and other business subjects), and the Sciences – require an additional fee. More information on this fee is in the Cost section at left. Students who are unsure whether their intended subject(s) of study will incur the fee should check the online discipline guide (link above) and contact their predeparture advisor to discuss if they are unsure whether they will incur the additional fee.
The concentration of UCL’s academic buildings in Bloomsbury (Central London) reflects the location’s rich intellectual and literary history. Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, and Dylan Thomas (to name a few) once called Bloomsbury home. The British Museum, Oxford Street, Covent Garden, and the West End are all within easy walking distance of Bloomsbury.