Courses and Entry Requirements at UCL (University College London)

If you’d like to study at UCL, get familiar with the courses they provide, as well as the competitive entry requirements that follow. We’ve made an undergraduate and postgraduate table to make this as easy as possible. Check them out below.

UCL’s undergraduate courses and entry requirements

Have a look at the table below to check whether you meet UCL’s criteria for your desired undergraduate course: 

CourseTitleAcceptance rateEnglish language requirementsGCSE requirementsA level requirementsIB requirementsAdmissions test requirementsSubject requirements
ArchitectureBSc11%Level 1.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAB.

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 36 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

None, though a comprehensive portfolio of creative work will be required upon invitation (at application stage).
  • At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
Biological SciencesBSc38%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 6 (or B).

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 6 (or B).

Standard grades: AAA.

Contextual grades: ABB.

Standard grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including Biology at grade 6 and either Chemistry, Maths or Physics, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects including Biology at grade 6 and either Chemistry, Maths or Physics, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A
  • Biology is required. 
  • At least one subject from Chemistry, Life and Health Sciences, Maths or Physics is required.
  • For IB Maths: ‘Analysis and Approaches’ or ‘Applications and Interpretation’ are both accepted.
ChemistryBSc51%Level 2.Standard grades: English Language at grade 5 (or C) and Maths at grade 6 (or B).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 4 (or C) and Maths at grade 6 (or B).

Standard grades: AAA.

Contextual grades: ABC.

Standard grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including Chemistry at grade 6 and grade 6 in either Biology, Physics or Maths, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects including 6 in Chemistry and 6 in one of Biology, Physics or Maths with no score below 5).

N/A
  • Chemistry is required. 
  • At least one subject from Biology, Physics or Maths is required.
  • For IB Maths: ‘Analysis and Approaches’ or ‘Applications and Interpretation’ are both accepted.
Chemistry with a European LanguageBSc53-60%Level 2.Standard grades: English Language at grade 5 (or C) and Maths at grade 6 (or B).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 4 (or C) and Maths at grade 6 (or B).

Standard grades: AAA.

Contextual grades: ABC.

Standard grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including 6 in Chemistry and 6 in one of Biology, Physics or Maths with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects including 6 in Chemistry and 6 in one of Biology, Physics or Maths with no score below 5).

N/A
  • Chemistry is required. 
  • At least one subject from Biology, Physics or Maths is required.
  • For IB Maths: ‘Analysis and Approaches’ or ‘Applications and Interpretation’ are both accepted.
ClassicsBA91%Level 3.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAB (including an A in Ancient/Classical Greek or Latin).

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 36 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects including Greek or Latin at grade 6, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects including Greek or Latin at grade 6, with no score below 5).

N/A
  • Ancient/Classical Greek or Latin required.
Civil EngineeringBEng53%Level 1.Standard grades: English Language at grade 5 (or C) and Maths and Physics (or Double Award) at grade 7 (or A) if you’re not taking Maths at A level.

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 5 (or C) and Maths and Physics at grade 7 (or A) if Maths isn’t offered at A level.

Standard grades: A*AA.

Contextual grades: AAB.

Standard grades: 39 (total of 19 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5. Physics must be offered at either higher or standard level).

Contextual grades: 36 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5. Physics must be offered at either higher or standard level).

N/A.
  • No specific subjects. However, UCL will look at your GCSEs in Maths and Physics (and has higher expectations if you’re not taking Maths A level) which insinuates that Maths and Physics A levels are highly regarded.
  • At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
Comparative LiteratureBA82-88%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAA (including a grade A in French or Spanish if one of these is to be studied as a major language pathway).

Contextual grades: ABB (including a grade A in French or Spanish if one of these is to be studied as a major language pathway).

Standard grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, including a Humanities subject. Higher level French or Spanish is required at grade 6 if one of these is to be studied as a major language pathway. No higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects, including a Humanities subject. Higher level French or Spanish is required at grade 6 if one of these is to be studied as a major language pathway. No higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • A humanities subject is required.
  • French or Spanish is required if one of these is to be studied as a major language pathway.
Computer ScienceBSc12%Level 1.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: A*A*A (including a grade A* in Maths).

Contextual grades: A*AB (including a grade A* in Maths).

Standard grades: 40 (total of 20 points in three higher level subjects, including grade 7 in Maths, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, including grade 7 in Maths, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • Maths is required.
  • For IB Maths: ‘Analysis and Approaches’ or ‘Applications and Interpretation’ are both accepted at higher level.
Earth SciencesBSc81%Level 1.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAB.

Contextual grades: CCC.

Standard grades: 36 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 30 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • Two sciences preferred.
EconomicsBSc14%Level 2.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: A*AA (including an A* in Maths and an A in Economics if it’s offered).

Contextual grades: A*AB (including an A* in Maths).

Standard grades: 39 (total of 19 points in three higher level subjects, including grade 7 in Maths and grade 6 in Economics if offered, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, including grade 7 in Maths, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • Maths is required.
  • Economics is encouraged if it’s offered.
  • For IB Maths: ‘Analysis and Approaches’ or ‘Applications and Interpretation’ are both accepted at higher level.
EnglishBA36%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAA.

Contextual grades: ABB.

Standard grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, including grade 6 in English A1 Literature/Language and Literature, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects, including grade 6 in English A1 Literature/Language and Literature, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • English Literature (or combined Literature and Language) is required.
Fine ArtBA/BFA4.8%Level 1.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: ABB.

Contextual grades: CCC.

Standard grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 30 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

No admissions test but a portfolio of work is required.
  • At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
French and ItalianBA97%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: ABB (including an A in French).

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects to include French at grade 6, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects to include French at grade 6, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • French is required.
French and RussianBA90%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language and a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) at grade 6 (or B) plus Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language and a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) at grade 6 (or B) plus Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: ABB (including an A in French).

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • French is required.
French and SpanishBA90%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAB (including French and Spanish at grade A).

Contextual grades: AAB.

Standard grades: 36 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects to include French and Spanish at grade 6, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: N/A.

N/A.
  • French and Spanish are required.
French with Film StudiesBA73%Level 4. Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: ABB (including French at grade A).

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in French, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in French, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • French is required.
GeographyBA86%Level 2.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAA.

Contextual grades: BCC.

Standard grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 30 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
GermanBA93%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: ABB.

Contextual grades: BBC (including German at grade B).

Standard grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 30 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • German is required.
German and HistoryBA91%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: ABB.

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • History is required.
  • A foreign language is preferred.
German and PhilosophyBA88%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAB.

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 36 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • A foreign language is preferred.
German and RussianBA75%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: ABB.

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • A foreign language is required (not necessarily one of the named languages).
  • Applicants aspiring to study two languages at beginner level should seek advice from the departments concerned.
Hebrew and Jewish StudiesBA67%Level 2.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: ABB.

Contextual grades: CCC.

Standard grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 30 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
HistoryBA57%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAA.

Contextual grades: ABB (with an A in History).

Standard grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in History, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in History, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • History is required.
Human Sciences (BSc) or Human Sciences and Evolution (MSci)BSc/MSci47%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 6 (or B).

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 6 (or B).

Standard grades: AAA.

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including science, preferably Biology, at grade 6, with no higher level score below 5).

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5).

N/A.
  • A Science is required, preferably Biology.
Information Management for BusinessBSci15%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C). Maths at grade 7 (or A) if Maths has not been taken for A level.

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C). Maths at grade 7 (or A) if Maths has not been taken for A level.

Standard grades: AAA.

Contextual grades: ABC.

Standard grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5). Please also note GCSE requirements.

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5).

N/A.
  • At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
  • Given the grade requirements regarding Maths, it appears that Maths would be a good subject to have studied.
Italian and SpanishBA96%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C). 

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C). 

Standard grades: ABB (including Spanish at grade A).

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects including Spanish at grade 6, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects including Spanish at grade 6, with no score below 5).

N/A.
  • Spanish is required.
Law

Or

Law (UCL/HKU Dual Degree)

LLB9.1%

Or

5.2%

Level 4.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 6 (or B). 

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C). 

Standard grades: A*AA.

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 39 (total of 19 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5).

The LNAT (Law National Aptitude Test) is required.
  • At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
LinguisticsBA78%Level 3.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C). 

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAB.

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 36 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • English Language is preferred.
Management ScienceBSc11%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C). 

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: A*AA (including an A* in Maths).

Contextual grades: A*BC (including an A* in Maths).

Standard grades: 39 (total of 19 points in three higher level subjects including grade 7 in Maths, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 34 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects including grade 7 in Maths, with no score below 5).

N/A.
  • Maths is required.
  • At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
  • For IB Maths: ‘Analysis and Approaches’ or ‘Applications and Interpretation’ are both accepted.
Mechanical EngineeringBEng28%Level 1.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C). 

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: A*AA (including an A* in Maths or Physics).

Contextual grades: A*AB (including an A* in Maths or Physics).

Standard grades: 39 (total of 19 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5. Higher Level 7, 6 required in Maths and Physics in any order). 

Contextual grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5. Higher Level 7 required in Maths or Physics).

N/A.
  • Maths and Physics are required.
  • Further Maths, Economics or Design and Technology preferred as third subjects, but not essential.
  • For IB Maths: ‘Analysis and Approaches’ or ‘Applications and Interpretation’ are both accepted.
MediaBA9.5%Level 2.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C). 

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAB.

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 36 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • Standard: Art and Design, Film Studies, Media Studies and Computer Science preferred.
  • Contextual: At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
Medicine MBBS BSC12%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 6 (or B). 

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 6 (or B).

Standard grades: A*AA (Biology and Chemistry required with either at grade A*).

Contextual grades: AAB (Biology and Chemistry required at grade AA).

Standard grades: 39 (total of 19 points in three higher level subjects including 6 and 7 in Biology and Chemistry in either order, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 36 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects, including Biology and Chemistry at minimum score 6. No higher level score below 5).

The UCAT (the University Clinical Aptitude Test) is required. 
  • Biology is required.
  • Chemistry is required.
PhysicsBSc34%Level 1.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C). 

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: A*AA (including A*A in Maths and Physics in any order).

Contextual grades: AAB (A in Maths and Physics).

Standard grades: 39 (total of 19 points in three higher level subjects including 7 and 6 in Maths and Physics in any order, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 36 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects, including Maths and Physics at grade 6. No higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • Maths is required.
  • Physics is required.
  • For IB Maths: ‘Analysis and Approaches’ or ‘Applications and Interpretation’ are both accepted.
Political and International RelationsBSc23%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C). 

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAA.

Contextual grades: ABB.

Standard grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • An essay based subject is preferred but not required.
  • Contextual: At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
PsychologyBSc11%Level 3.Standard grades: English Language, Maths and two Sciences (double award acceptable) at grade 6 (or B). 

Contextual grades: English Language, Maths and two Sciences (double award acceptable) at grade 6 (or B). 

Standard grades: A*AA.

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 39 (total of 19 points in three higher level subjects to include grade 6 in one subject, but preferably two, from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Psychology, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects to include grade 6 in one subject, preferably two, from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • You are required to take one (but preferably two) subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Psychology.
  • For IB Maths: ‘Analysis and Approaches’ or ‘Applications and Interpretation’ are both accepted.
Russian and SpanishBA90%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAB (including A in Spanish).

Contextual grades: ABB.

Standard grades: 36 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in Spanish, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in Spanish, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • Spanish is required.
SociologyBSc32%Level 3.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 6 (or B).

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 6 (or B).

Standard grades: AAA.

Contextual grades: BBB.

Standard grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 32 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5).

N/A.
  • At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
Spanish and Latin American StudiesBA93%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: ABB (including an A in Spanish).

Contextual grades: BBC (including a B in Spanish).

Standard grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects including Spanish at grade 6, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 30 (total of 15 points in three higher level subjects including Spanish at grade 6, with no higher level score below 5).

N/A.
  • Spanish is required.
Spanish and PhilosophyBA88%Level 4.Standard grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language at grade 6 (or B) and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: AAA (including an A in Spanish).

Contextual grades: ABB.

Standard grades: 38 (total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including Spanish at grade 6, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 34 (total of 16 points in three higher level subjects including Spanish at grade 6, with no score below 5).

N/A.
  • Spanish is required.
Statistics and Management for BusinessBSc9.4%Level 2.Standard grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Contextual grades: English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C).

Standard grades: A*AA (including an A* in Maths, though if you’re taking Further Maths you can have the A* in either Maths subject).

Contextual grades: A*BB (including an A* in Maths, though if you’re taking Further Maths you can have the A* in either Maths subject).

Standard grades: 39 (total of 19 points in three higher level subjects including grade 7 in Maths, with no higher level score below 5). 

Contextual grades: 36 (total of 17 points in three higher level subjects including grade 7 in Maths, with no score below 5).

N/A.
  • Maths is required.
  • Further Maths is preferred.
  • For IB Maths: ‘Analysis and Approaches’ or ‘Applications and Interpretation’ are both accepted.

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  • UCL may or may not interview you as part of your application process. This usually depends on your specific course. Search for your course under the interview section on this page.
  • General Studies, Thinking Skills and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics A Levels in England, a pass in the practical endorsement is required.
  • The Extended Project Qualification will not form part of UCL’s standard entrance requirements.

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UCL’s postgraduate courses and entry requirements

Applying for a postgraduate course at UCL is completely different to applying for an undergraduate course. UCL considers a new set of criteria, and it varies according to the course. Have a look at the table below to check UCL’s entry requirements for your chosen postgraduate course:

 

CourseTitleAcceptance rateEnglish language requirementGrade requirementsAdmissions test requirementsSubject requirements/experienceApplication requirements
AnthropologyMPhil/PhD90%Level 4.Master’s degree: Distinction (minimum entry requirements: Master’s degree with a Merit or Bachelor’s Honours degree with Distinction).N/A.Master’s degree in Anthropology or a relevant discipline (minimum entry requirements: Bachelor’s Honours degree in Anthropology or a relevant discipline).
  • Applicants must contact their proposed supervisors prior to applying to secure support for their application.
  • CV (ie. Does the candidate have the background to execute this work to a world-class standard of excellence).
  • Project proposal (ie. Is it anthropological and does it have academic merit for new knowledge).
Architectural ComputationMSc/MRes36%Level 1.Bachelor’s degree: Second-Class (applicants with lower standard of degree may be considered if their degree is subject appropriate and they have considerable professional experience at a senior level. Contact Built Environment Faculty Office for this route).None, however, applicants considered who don’t meet the standard entry requirements might be required to take a special qualifying examination. Basic computing experience is expected. 
  • One academic reference unless you have been out of university education for more than four years.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
Artificial Intelligence Enabled HealthcareMRes/MRes/MPhil/PhD5.4%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class. Or a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.N/A.Preferred subject areas: Physical Sciences (Computer Science, Engineering, Maths and Physics) or Clinical/Biomedical Science (applicants with a clinical background or degree in Biomedical Science must be able to demonstrate strong computational skills). Applicants must be able to demonstrate an interest in creating, developing or evaluating AI-enabled Healthcare systems.
  • Personal statement.
  • Two references.
Audiological ScienceMSc70%Level 4.Bachelor’s degree: Second-Class. N/A.Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Interview.
  • Two references.
Biochemical Engineering and Bioprocess LeadershipEngD40%Level 1.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class. Or a Master’s degree.N/A.Degree in Life or Physical Sciences or Engineering. Relevant industrial experience can also be considered.
  • Personal statement.
  • Two references.
  • Interview.
BiosciencesMRes36%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class. Or a medical degree. Applicants with an appropriate professional qualification and relevant work experience may also apply.N/A.Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, or related subject area or medicine.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally. Also indicate your preferred subject stream in the first line of your personal statement.
  • Two references.
Business Administration (Peking University, Beijing China)MBA94-99%Level 1.Bachelor’s degree: Second-Class.GMAT or GRE (or equivalent standardised test set by UCL and NSD). Minimum GMAT score of 600 recommended.No subject specified. However, 3 year’s full-time work experience is required.
  • Personal statement clarifying whether your reasons for applying to the MBA match what the MBA will deliver, and whether you have an international perspective and interest in China and desire to engage with technology innovation within business etc.
  • Two references.
Business AnalyticsMSc13%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.N/A.Applicants must have a strong aptitude for quantitative analysis and are likely to have studied a range of degrees including: Management, Maths, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, and Psychology.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally. Two references.
Child HealthMRes70%Level 2.Either a Medical degree (MBBS) or a minimum of an upper Second-Class Bachelor’s degree. Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Biotech professionals and scientists with equivalent experience (minimum 3 years) and a BSc degree may also be considered.N/A.Medical degree or a degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally. 
  • Two references.
CitizenshipPGCE43%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: lower Second-Class. Applicants with a degree lower than 2:2 may be admitted if they can demonstrate an appropriate academic background at Master’s level and above and/or significant postgraduate experience in the relevant field.

A level grades are not required depending on degree experience but A levels in one or more of: Politics, Law, Sociology, Citizenship Studies, Psychology, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Economics, Business Studies, Anthropology.

English Language and Maths at grade 5 (or C). If applicants do not have this, they can complete a test via Equivalent Testing or A Star Equivalency at grade 5.

Trainees will be assured against a set of fundamental Maths and English skills by the end of their teacher training.Bachelor’s degree in a related subject.

Applicants are also recommended to gain some experience in a classroom prior to interview.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to teach Citizenship education in particular.
  • Interview.
Clinical Ophthalmic PracticePgCert/PgDip/MSc63-95%Level 1.Bachelor’s degree: Second-Class. 

Candidates need a professional healthcare qualification (in nursing or an allied healthcare profession).

N/A.Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.

Students are required to have at least one year’s ophthalmic experience and to be currently working in the field.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally. 
  • Two references.
Clinical PsychologyDClinPsy4.8%Level 4.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class (usually an average of at least 67% across all years of study).

Applicants with an upper Second-Class below this grade requirement will need to offer evidence of their academic capacity supported by an academic referee who has monitored your work and can clearly demonstrate that your academic achievements underestimate your academic abilities.

Applicants with a lower Second-Class degree will not usually be accepted unless there is unequivocal evidence of subsequent academic achievement in an appropriate scientific discipline equivalent to a good upper Second-Class degree.

N/A.Degree in Psychology. The degree needs to confer eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. Candidates need to show that they can undertake work at a Doctoral level.

Some relevant clinical experience in this field is essential.

  • Personal statement.
  • Two references. 
Clinical ResearchMD(REs)60-74%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.N/A.Degree in a Healthcare or Life Science related subject (including Pharmacy).

Clinicians are required to have a degree (for example, an MBBS).

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally. 
  • Two references.
Comparative Business EconomicsMA9.3%Level 3.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.GMAT or GRE score. There is no minimum score required but this will be used as part of the assessment.Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline.

Applicants are usually expected to have studied Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Quantitative Methods/Statistics in their degree.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally. 
  • Two references.
Comparative Economics and PolicyMA8.2%Level 3.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.GMAT or GRE score. There is no minimum score required but this will be used as part of the assessment.Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline.

Applicants are usually expected to have studied Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Quantitative Methods/Statistics in their degree.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally. 
  • Two references.
Computational Archaeology: GIS, Data Science and ComplexityMSc70%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.N/A.Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.

It is valued for applicants to have experience using GIS or related technologies.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally, whether you have experience of using GIS or related technologies, and whether you are interested in using GIS related technologies.
  • Two references.
Computational Statistics and Machine LearningMSc70%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.N/A.Bachelor’s degree in a highly quantitative subject such as Computer Science, Maths, Electrical Engineering, or Physical Sciences.

Applicants must be comfortable with undergraduate level Maths, in particular statistics at an intermediate undergraduate level, and be proficient in linear algebra and multivariable calculus.

Relevant work experience may also be considered.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally. 
  • Two references.
Computer ScienceMSc12%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.None, however, evidence should be included within the application to demonstrate suitable Maths skills (to at least A level standard), and analytical skills.Bachelor’s degree in a subject other than Computer Science or Information Technology. 

Programme is intended for those who are new to Computer Science, however, they must ensure that they have standard computational thinking skills, as programming is a core part of the programme.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally. 
  • Two references.
Data ScienceMSci5.7% – 16%Level 1.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.None, however, evidence of familiarity with introductory probability, statistics and computer programming is required. Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline.

Applicants should have knowledge of mathematical methods and linear algebra at university level. 

Experience in a high-level programming language (e.g. R/Matlab/Python) is a requirement.

Relevant professional experience will also be considered.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally. 
  • One academic reference (unless you have been out of university education for more than four years).
Dementia: Causes, Treatments and ResearchMSc70%Level 1.Degree in Medicine or an upper Second-Class Bachelor’s degree.N/A.Degree in Medicine or a Bachelor’s degree of an equivalent standard in Psychology, Biological Sciences, Biology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology.

Graduates from other scientific disciplines will be considered on an individual basis.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally. 
  • One academic reference (unless you have been out of university education for more than four years).
Developmental Neuroscience and PsychopathologyMRes14%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.

Excellent and relevant academic track record.

N/A.Subjects are not specified.

Relevant research experience. 

  • Personal statement with a clear rationale why you want to study this course and where you would like to go professionally with your degree.
  • Two referees (at least one of whom should be academic).
Digital Media, Culture and EducationMA11%Level 3.Degree: Second-Class.

Applicants with a 2:2, in a relevant subject, plus at least 2 year’s work experience in an educational setting may be considered.

N/A.Degree in Education Studies, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Digital Media Arts or English Literature.

Applicants with a non-relevant subject will not be considered.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you’re a good match for this MA, and why this is the right programme for you. Explain what attracts you and what you would do after graduation, as well as your interest and enthusiasm for new media literacy practices and educational research related to film and digital media.
  • Mention your potential report/dissertation in this domain.
  • Two references.
EconomicsMRes/MPhil/PhD33%Level 2.Master’s degree: Distinction-level performance.The GRE is required, except for applicants with an Economics MSc from UCL or those currently enrolled on the UCL Economics MSc programme.Master’s degree in Economics or closely related subject.

Applicants must demonstrate that they are qualified to proceed to research work.

  • Personal statement.
  • Two references. 
EducationMA30%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: Second-Class.

Note: one or two optional modules may have additional entry requirements.

N/A.Subjects are not specified. 
  • Personal statement without descriptive biographic detail answering 4 specific questions.
  • Two references.
Education, Practice and SocietyMPhil/PhD25%Level 4.Master’s degree (majority of successful applicants hold a Merit) or a qualification of equivalent standard appropriate to the programme to be followed, awarded by a university (or educational institution of university rank).N/A.Master’s degree in a subject appropriate to the programme to be followed.

Majority of successful applicants may have additional relevant experience.

  • Personal statement.
  • Two references.
Educational and Child PsychologyDEdPsy94%Level 5.Bachelor’s degree: Upper Second-Class.N/A.Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.

Applicants for the  PhD should note that additional requirements, including relevant work experience, will apply.

  • Personal statement.
  • Two references.
Educational NeuroscienceMSc94%Special requirements of 7.0 in IELTS with 6.5 in each subtest and at least 7.0 in writing.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class or above.None. However, applicants with a good undergraduate or postgraduate degree in education but no previous background in Psychology or Science will be required to complete the Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology. Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Science, Cognitive Science, Speech/Communication Science, Neuroscience or related disciplines.

Ideally, students should have a background in both Cognitive Neuroscience and Education. 

Relevant practical and professional experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Personal statement with a clear rationale why you want to study this course and where you would like to go professionally with your degree.
  • Two referees.
Film StudiesMA60%Level 4.Honours degree: First or high upper Second-Class (average 65%).N/A.Honours degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Personal statement with a clear rationale why you want to study this course and where you would like to go professionally with your degree.
  • Two referees.
FinanceMSc16%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.Applicants with a degree that is not in a highly quantitative discipline are encouraged to submit a GRE or GMAT result as part of their application. A minimum score of 43/60 in the quantitative section of the GMAT, or 162/170 in the quantitative section of GRE will add weight.Bachelor’s degree in one of the following subjects: Finance, Maths, Business, Accounting, Engineering, Economic Theory, Science or Statistics.

Degrees from other disciplines may be considered if they are related to Finance and/or Maths.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Two references.
Financial Risk ManagementMSc9.3%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class at minimum.N/A.Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component evidenced by a good performance in Maths and Statistics examinations.

Individuals with a background in Maths, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics or Finance are encouraged to apply.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Two references.
Foundational Artificial IntelligenceMPhil/PhD9.8%Level 1.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class at minimum (higher than 60%).N/A.Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component in relevant Maths, Statistics or Computation options.
  • Personal statement.
  • Two references.
HistoryMA/MPhil/PhD82-85%Level 4.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.N/A.Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study History at graduate level, why you want to study it at UCL, what particularly attracts you to this programme, your pathway preferences (in rank order), which of the four pathways you most wish to follow and why, how your academic background meets the demands of this programme and where you would like to go professionally.
  • Two references.
Human Tissue RepairMSc70%Level 1.Medical degree or Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class at minimum.N/A.Medical degree or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject (Biological Science, Medicine, Biophysics, Chemistry, Medicine).
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Two references.
Institute of ArchaeologyMPhil/PhD90%Level 2.Master’s degree: pass of 70% or better including 70% in the dissertation.N/A.Master’s degree in a relevant discipline. 
  • Personal statement.
  • Two references.
Landscape ArchitectureMA2%Level 2.Degree: Second-Class minimum.None but a design/creative portfolio is expected. Applicants will be asked to provide a link to a portfolio of their design work once their completed application has been received.Degree in landscape architecture.

Occasionally, graduates from other degrees who can demonstrate comparable abilities will also be considered.

Applicants must have completed their previous degree and be in the process of completing a year in professional practice placement or internship. 

  • One academic reference unless you have been out of university education for more than four years.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
LawLLM/MPhil/PhD44%Level 4.Degree: good Second-Class with evidence of First class ability (or equivalent in other jurisdictions) e.g. an average of at least 65% across all years of study and at least one First Class mark over the entire degree.

Applicants with less than an average of 62% across all years of study will not normally be considered.

Applicants must submit a piece of written work at 750 words.Law qualification. 

Exceptionally, applicants without a Law qualification who have relevant work experience (5 years minimum) will be considered. 

Applicants must show evidence of motivation, reasoning and analytical ability and communication skills.

Applicants who are close to, but do not meet the quantitative criteria might be considered where space on the programme allows if they demonstrate that they excel in the skills mentioned above in their personal statement and written work.

Graduates whose first degree is not in Law will be considered if they have an average of 65% across all years of their undergraduate degree plus at least one mark over 70% in the Graduate Diploma in Law or have successfully completed studies on a Solicitors Qualifying Examination full time programme of at least 12 months (usually resulting in a Master’s qualification equivalent to a Merit with an average of 65% in all assessments including a pass in the SQE on first attempt).

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study Law at graduate level and at UCL, how your academic/professional background meets the demands, where you would like to go professionally, the modules you would like to take, the specialism you want to follow (if applicable), and the field you may be interested to research.
  • One academic reference unless you have been out of university education for more than four years.
Leadership

(options for in-service and pre-service)

MA49%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: Second-Class.N/A.Applicants must have two years’ leadership experience in an educational setting, including experience of leading other educators e.g. leaders/managers/educational consultants in schools, colleges, universities, childcare settings or planning/development/inspection roles in government.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Two references.
Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural InterventionsPgCert14%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: Second-Class at minimum.N/A.Subjects not specified, however, applicants are expected to demonstrate how their knowledge, experience, and skills fit with the person specification for this position.
  • Well-written personal statement, tailored to the position.
  • No references required.
Machine LearningMSc8.8%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.Bachelor’s degree in a highly quantitative subject such as Computer Science, Maths, Electrical Engineering or the Physical Sciences.

Relevant work experience may also be considered.

Applicants must be comfortable with undergraduate Maths in areas such as linear algebra and calculus.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Two references.
ManagementMSc/MRes20%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class at minimum.N/A.Bachelor’s degree in any subject.
  • Applicants should have clear career plans and give evidence of having taken steps to pursue them. You should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of how the programme will contribute to your career goals including the industry of function.
  • Personal statements should show evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills, and high analytical skills.
  • Two references.
Medical and Biomedical ImagingMRes/MPhil/PhD12%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class minimum.N/A.Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or another closely related discipline.

Knowledge and expertise gained in the workplace may also be considered where appropriate.

  • Personal statement.
  • In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application.
  • Two references.
Medical ImagingMRes/MD(Res)/MPhil/PhD10-16%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class minimum.N/A.Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or another closely related discipline.
  • Personal statement.
  • In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application.
  • Two references.
National Award for Special Educational Needs CoordinationPgCert99%Level 3.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class minimum.

Applicants who hold a degree below the minimum standard have to show an ability to meet the demands of the programme through an extended personal statement.

Applicants are required to have QTS (qualified teacher status) or equivalent.Applicants need to be a SENCO or aspiring SENCO and have a Headteacher approval form (signed by Headteacher or Line manager) showing support for you to meet the learning outcomes of the National Award for SENCOs.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Applicants should upload their QTS certificate and Headteacher approval form.
  • One academic reference (unless you have been out of university education for more than four years).
Oral SurgeryMClinDent50%Level 3.Approved dental qualification.N/A.Minimum of two years’ clinical experience post-qualification.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you’re the perfect candidate for this programme and whether you have the desired qualities.
  • Two references. 
OrthodonticsMClinDent4.8-15%Level 2.Approved dental qualification.N/A.Minimum of two years’ clinical experience.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Two references.
Primary PGCE49%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: lower Second-Class minimum.

Applicants whose degree qualifications are lower than 2:2 may be admitted if they can demonstrate an appropriate academic background at Master’s level above and/or significant postgraduate experience in the relevant field. 

GCSE: English Language, one Science (or combined) and Maths at grade 5 (or C). If applicants do not have this, they can complete a test via Equivalent Testing or A Star Equivalency at grade 5.

Skill tests: Trainees will be assured against a set of fundamental Maths and English skills by the end of their teacher training.For Primary Specialist Maths, a Maths degree or degrees with significant Maths content would be an advantage.

Some experience in a classroom prior to the interview is recommended.

  • Personal statement.
Project and Enterprise ManagementMSc10%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: lower Second-Class minimum.N/A.No subjects specified.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • This programme is specifically interested in hearing about a time where you experienced some type of inequality that made you interested in the management of projects.
  • Two references.
ProsthodonticsMClinDent6.3-25%Level 2.Approved dental qualification.N/A.Minimum of two years’ clinical experience post-qualification.
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Two references.
Quantum TechnologiesMRes, MSc5.7% or 53-62%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class minimum.N/A.Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Maths, Computer Science or a related subject with evidence of familiarity with basic quantum mechanics.

Those who have not completed a BSc Physics programme should be very detailed about their background in Quantum Theory in their application.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Applicants who have a portfolio are strongly recommended to submit it.
  • Two references.
Restorative Dental PracticeMSc33%Level 2.Undergraduate dental qualification.N/A.Minimum of one year experience post-qualification.

Applicants must have full and current registration with the UK General Dental Council (or equivalent) and be in practice with access to patients for the duration of the programme.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Two references.
Risk and Disaster ReductionMPhil/PhD70-89%Level 1.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class minimum.N/A.Subjects not specified.
  • Well-prepared project proposal.
  • Personal statement.
  • Applicants should identify their proposed supervisor.
  • Two references.
Russian and East European Literature and CultureMA70%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.N/A.Subjects not specified. 
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Two references.
School of Slavonic and East European StudiesMPhil/PhD89%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.

Usually a Master’s degree (this is a must for students intending to seek Research Council funding).

N/A.Degree/s in relevant subjects.
  • Applicants should identify and contact potential supervisors before making their application.
  • Personal statement
  • Two references.
Space Syntax: Architecture and CitiesMSc/MRes34-41%Level 1.Bachelor’s degree: lower Second-Class.

Applicants with degrees of a lower classification will be considered if they have considerable senior-level professional experience in the field.

None. However, applicants without a first degree of full professional membership with relevant and substantial work experience, a special qualifying examination might be set.Bachelor’s degree in an architectural or urban design related subject (usually).

Consideration will also be given to applicants from other fields, especially Human Geography, Anthropology and Archaeology.

  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • One academic reference unless you have been out of university education for more than four years.
Translational NeurologyMRes79%Level 1.Medical degree or Bachelor degree: upper Second-Class minimum.N/A.MBBS or Bachelor’s degree in Life or Biomedical Sciences (for example, Neuroscience, Pharmacology or Chemistry).
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Applicants with a portfolio are strongly recommended to submit it.
  • One academic reference unless you have been out of university education for more than four years.
Urban Sustainability and ResilienceMRes36%Level 2.Bachelor’s degree: upper Second-Class.N/A.Bachelor’s degree in a subject appropriate to the chosen field. Relevant subjects could include: Engineering, Science, Social Sciences, Architecture, Town Planning, Economics and Geography.
  • Brief research proposal (0.5 pages) outlining the topic that you would like to investigate (research question, methodology, case study, references).
  • Personal statement clarifying why you want to study this course at UCL, what attracts you to the programme, how your academic and professional background meets the demands, and where you’d like to go professionally.
  • Two references.

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  • If you do not meet the standard entry requirements for your chosen course, it’s worth contacting the department to check whether you are (or can become) eligible through other qualifications and/or experience. This is because UCL often accepts equivalent or related qualifications and/or work experience in lieu of standard entry requirements.
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  • UCL recommends that applicants apply for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle. Hence, you could decrease your chances of admission by applying to several courses at UCL.
  • For most of UCL’s postgraduate courses it states that you should apply as early as possible due to competition. 
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