What are the entrance requirements for the programme?




See our Entry Requirements Page for further details.  

Can I visit the department to see the facilities?

Yes, but please ring and check the availability of the programme administrator first.

Do you accept mature applicants?


Yes, there is no age discrimination.

Do you accept visiting research students?

Yes.  We accept visiting research students for a period of 3 to 12 months.  See our Applying page for further information on Visiting Research Students. 



Can you send me a brochure/prospectus/information pack for the programme?




Can you send me an application form for the programme?


Applications are only accepted via UCL Select using the following links:

Full Time

Part Time 

What are the fees for the programme?


Further information on fees can be found on the UCL Computer Science MPhil/PhD Key Information page. 

Do you offer part-time courses?


Our PhD programme can be taken on a part-time basis subject to the approval of the applicant’s potential supervisor.

Will I have to pay the Home or Overseas tuition fee rate?


Further information on tuition fees can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/money/fees-support/fee_status_proc

Will I have to attend an interview as part of the admissions process?

Yes - this is outlined on our Research Applications page.  

What happens if I get made an offer but I don't meet the conditions?

If it is the English requirements you have not met, then you have another chance to retake your English test.  If it is the academic requirements that you have not met, then we will terminate the offer.

Can I obtain a scholarship or assistantship or some other form of funding?

Yes - Funding is available for Home, EU, and overseas students and information can be found on our Scholarships pages.  Please note that competition is very strong for these places so you need to consider very carefully how you would fund yourself before applying.

What are the language requirements for the programme?

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme. 


The required evidence may be one of the following:

  1. Substantial education (minimum 12 months) or work experience (minimum 18 months) conducted in English in a majority English speaking country and undertaken no more than the summer two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment.
  2. A recently obtained acceptable English language qualification or test result. The qualification or test result must have been awarded no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment.

UCL reserves the right, in individual circumstances, to specify an additional language requirement for an applicant.

Accepted documentation includes

GCSE English Language: 
Pass at grade C

IELTS: International English Language Testing System: 
Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests

Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT: 


Overall grade of 92 with a minimum of 24/30 in reading and writing, and 20/30 in speaking and listening

Other English Language Qualifications:

Please see the main UCL English Language Requirements page for the full list of accepted English Language qualifications.  


Please note that our courses require a level of English equivalent to the "UCL Standard Level".

When is the application deadline for the programme?

See our Applying page for further details of the application deadlines.  

I have the following qualifications: ... Will I be admitted to the programme?

We must see a fully completed application form, including reference letters, transcript and statement of purpose, in order to make admissions decisions. We cannot make admissions decisions based on brief information supplied by email.

May I schedule an appointment with the programme coordinator to discuss my qualifications and interest in the programme?

Unfortunately, due to the extremely high volume of applications received, it is impossible for the course coordinator to meet personally with each applicant.



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