University College London comprises 11 different faculties, all world leading in the areas of teaching and research. As one of the top-ranked universities in the world, UCL provides a dynamic and challenging environment for international students to learn across a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses and programmes.
Learn a little more about each of these faculties below and, if you would like to begin your international UCL application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Student Guide to University College London Faculties
Faculty of Arts & Humanities
The UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities is ranked 6th in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and provides English, Classical, Fine Art and Philosophy programmes, amongst others.
The Bartlett Faculty of Built Environment
The Bartlett is ranked 1st in the UK for The Guardian University Guide Construction, Surveying and Planning league table 2024, and The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment team expects students to consistently push the boundaries of what architecture is and what it can be.
- Learn more: Architecture subject guide
Faculty of Brain Sciences
The Faculty of Brain Sciences is home to the world’s most influential researchers in brain sciences (Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers 2020) and offers a variety of programmes to study, including the MSc Orthoptics, MSc Clinical Neurology and MSc Audiological Sciences.
Engineering at UCL is taught across ten teaching departments, and an excellent student staff ratio means plenty of focused learning opportunities across a range of BSc, BEng, MSc, MRes (and more) courses at undergraduate and postgraduate taught levels.
- Learn more: Engineering subject guide
Institute of Education
The UCL Institute of Education has been the number one university in the world for education since 2014 (QS World University Rankings) and is the centre of choice for international students who want to learn from the best researchers and teaching teams in education and related social sciences.
Faculty of Laws
Undergraduate and postgraduate Law programmes at UCL offer an exciting combination of innovative approaches to the study of law. Centres and institutes within the department include the UCL Centre for Access to Justice, UCL Centre for Ethics and Law and UCL Institute of Human Rights.
Faculty of Life Sciences
The UCL Faculty of Life Sciences is ranked 2nd in London and 9th in the world (QS World University Rankings), and Academic Divisions include one of Europe’s leading Schools of Pharmacy, as well as two of the world’s leading neuroscience institutes, the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour.
Mathematical & Physical Sciences
The Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences at UCL offers “a broad range of single-subject science degrees at postgraduate level covering Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, Science & Technology Studies, Space and Climate Physics, Statistical Science.”
Faculty of Medical Sciences
The UCL Medical School within the Faculty of Medical Sciences is ranked 6th in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings by Subject), and works closely with several major teaching hospitals. Each of the six departments within the Faculty provides a genuinely world-class medical education via innovative research and teaching programmes.
- Learn more: Medicine subject guide
Population Health Sciences
The UCL Population Health Sciences Faculty brings together eight divisions which focus on the patterns of health and disease across societies. Programmes include the Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology MSc and pioneering Population Health BSc.
Social & Historical Sciences
The 2021 Times Higher World University Rankings ranked Social Sciences at UCL 14th in the world, whilst Arts and Humanities disciplines ranked 5th. Choose from popular subjects such as Economics, History and Political Science and study alongside some of the world’s best researchers and teachers.
- Learn more: Economics subject guide
Study at University College London
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