UCL School of Management



The UCL School of Management Affiliate programmes attract students from all over the world, coming from top institutions with backgrounds in business, management, economics, statistics, and engineering, amongst others. The School is split over two sites in London with undergraduate teaching taking place at the main UCL campus in Bloomsbury and postgraduate teaching taking place at One Canada Square in Canary Wharf.

We also accept affiliate students from departments across UCL who are interested in taking one or two modules with us.

Undergraduate affiliate students are typically in their third/junior year of study and are treated as third year students at UCL. In the past students have returned to take up places on MSc programmes offered by the UCL School of Management.

Affiliate students joining UCL School of Management should be interested in the following:

  • Learning about basic management functions and their practical application
  • Developing interpersonal and communication skills
  • Improving critical and analytical thinking
  • Practising presentation skills
  • Engaging in teamwork
  • Contributing to case study work and class discussions

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Available courses

For information regarding module choices for the 2020/21 academic year, it is likely that this information will be published in April 2020.


How to apply

Applicants should complete a UCL application form and submit it to UCL Registry.
View the full details on the study abroad procedure

For graduate affiliate applications please view the full details here

To register for individual modules you should make your selections on Portico as early as possible.

When to apply

UCL School of Management only accepts affiliate students who are at UCL for the full academic year from September to June or from January to June. It is essential that all students are here for the examinations in April/May.

We do not accept students on our affiliate programmes or individual modules who are only at UCL from September to December. Special arrangements are in place for students from SMU, HEC, Dauphine and KU Leuven.

Key Dates

September admission Deadline for submitting applications is 31 March
January admission Deadline for submitting applications is 30 September

International affiliate students are invited to attend the UCL International Orientation Programme (ISOP). This normally takes place at the end of the week prior to induction week and includes a timed slot with host departments. January starters are invited to visit their parent department the week before teaching starts.

Module Registration

To register for individual modules students are advised to submit selections as early as possible once they have completed enrolment at UCL so as to guarantee a space on the module.

Module selections usually open to students in the middle of August and students must submit their choices by the end of the second week of the first term.

Key Dates

August  Module selection opens to returning students on Portico.
October  Deadline for student module registrations.
October Deadline for staff approval of students’ module selections.

Term Dates 2018/19

First term      Monday 23 September 2019 to Friday 13 December 2019
Second term Monday 13 January 2020 to Friday 27 March 2020
Third term Monday 27 April 2020 to Friday 12 June 2020


(i) UCL Freshers/Induction week takes place week commencing September 23rd 2019.

(ii) Teaching starts on Monday October 1st 2019.
(ii) Terms 1 and 2 consist of 10 teaching weeks with reading weeks halfway through the term. Reading Weeks in 2019/20 are weeks commencing 4th November 2019, and 17th February 2020.
(iii) Term 3 is usually dedicated to revision sessions and examinations.

Why choose us

The UCL School of Management offers a research and education programme with a focus on technology management, innovation, creation/growth of technology-intensive organisations, operations research, and entrepreneurship. It also offers courses on other management and business topics.

UCL’s location in the heart of London provides easy access to the financial institutions and other businesses of the City. Many of our students go on to take up positions in globally known firms, which have their base in London. Our central location also allows you to attend lectures provided by guest speakers from diverse industries and professions.

Studying with us will give you a unique experience in one of the world’s business capitals. Courses provided by award-winning lecturers and an exposure to an international educational environment provide the knowledge and tools you need to excel in and lead the industries of the future.

Students benefit from:

  • Studying alongside students from different cultures and disciplines
  • An extensive portfolio of available courses in a wide range of management disciplines
  • Courses delivered by UCL School of Management faculty who are experienced practitioners in their fields
  • A variety of teaching methods and styles
  • A range of assessment methods including written work, team work, online assessment and presentations
  • Training in transferable skills such as critical analysis and thinking, problem-solving, practical application of management theories
  • A series of weekly guest entrepreneurship lectures and visiting employer presentations


Can students who are only at UCL for the autumn term register for UCL School of Management modules?
Only students who are from institutions that have agreements already in place with the School of Management are eligible to apply for the autumn term. All other students must apply for either the full academic year or spring and summer terms due to our modules having exams in the summer term.
How many modules can affiliate students take with UCL School of Management?
If you are registered as an affiliate student in the UCL School of Management for a full academic year, you should take a minimum of 60 UCL credits with us (4 modules). Most modules are worth 15 UCL credits.

If you are registered as an affiliate student in the UCL School of Management for the spring/summer terms, you should take a minimum of 30 UCL credits with us (2 modules).

Students registered in other departments may take up to half their required UCL credits with UCL School of Management pending available places. 
What is the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) value of UCL School of Management modules?
Each 15 UCL credit undergraduate module is worth 7.5 ECTS.

Each 15 UCL credit postgraduate module is worth 7.5 ECTS.

The total workload for a full-time student for one year is 120 UCL credits, with at least 50% taken in the parent department.
What is the U.S. credit equivalent of UCL undergraduate modules?
Each UCL 15 credit undergraduate module is worth 4 U.S. credits.
The total workload for a full-time student for one year is 120 UCL credits, with at least 50% taken in the parent department.
How many hours of teaching does each module have each week?
Most modules consist of weekly 2-hour lectures plus 1-hour seminars in which students are encouraged to participate in class discussions and other activities. 

Postgraduate modules are typically taught in 3-hour blocks combining lecture and seminar material.
How are students assessed?
Assessment typically involves one or two essays or a group assignment and a written end-of-year examination.
What are the UCL School of Management grade v mark equivalencies?
The marking scheme for UCL School of Management modules is available in the UCL Affiliate Programme Handbook which can be found on the Affiliate page on the UCL School of Management Student Information Moodle site. The pass mark for undergraduate modules is 40 and the pass mark for postgraduate modules is 50.

40-49 = grade D
50-59 = grade C
60-69 = grade B
70+ = grade A
When and where will lectures take place?
The School is split over two sites, undergraduate teaching takes place at the Bloomsbury site and postgraduate teaching takes place at the Canary Wharf site. A few postgraduate elective modules will be taught at Bloomsbury and students should check which modules will be taught where with the Affiliate Programme Administrator Fiona Narraway and students are advised to check the UCL online timetable regularly for timetabling and location details: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/timetable. . The School does not have its own teaching space at the Bloosmbury site so lectures take place all over the UCL campus. The Canary Wharf site has it’s own designated teaching space on floor 38 of One Canada Square.
When will transcripts be issued?
A transcript of your results will automatically be sent out to your home university at the end of your period of study at UCL. If you require additional transcripts of your results, these can be requested from the UCL Examinations Office email: transcripts@ucl.ac.uk. Official UCL transcripts are issued by the Registry in July. Further details.
Who are the contacts for affiliate students in the School?
Elective and Affiliate Coordinator: Fiona Narraway at f.narraway@ucl.ac.uk
Affiliate Tutor: Dr Dave Chapman at d.chapman@ucl.ac.uk
School Tutor: Michelle Tinsley at m.tinsley@ucl.ac.uk
Last updated Tuesday, 23 February 2021