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Advice and Resources

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    The Anna Freud Centre

    Unlike other university campuses, students on our programmes are based at the Anna Freud Centre, a beautiful Victorian house in leafy North London known for its smaller, intimate and friendly environment. Our students have described the Centre as a “home from home” and enjoy the community it provides. And as our programmes are run jointly with UCL, students will have full access to the range of academic and leisure facilities on the main UCL Bloomsbury campus.


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    Living in London


    UCL offers several different options for accommodation across London. Students may wish to consider the location of the Anna Freud Centre, where the majority of lectures take place, when looking into accommodation options.

    The UCL Accommodation Office offers further information.

    Student Life

    There are many ways in which you can enjoy student life in London. For more information about managing costs, travel and making the most of your time in London visit Living in London.

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    The Anna Freud Centre
    12 Maresfield Gardens 
    NW3 5SU

    Transport Links

    The closest underground station to the Anna Freud Centre is ‘Finchley Road’ which is accessible by both the Jubilee and Metropolitan London Underground lines. The Centre is also in easy walking distance from ‘Finchley Road and Frognal’ London Overground station.

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    Meeting New People

    One thing we hear consistently from our students is how much they enjoy the small intimate environment at the Anna Freud Centre and how this facilitates students quickly getting to know each another. Many of our students come from across the world and often arrive to find they have much in common and go on to form lifelong friendships.

    Once you have been accepted onto a course, we will put you in touch with others who have also been accepted so that you can begin to share the experience from the very beginning. You are likely to share some teaching with students from other MSc programmes, so you will be exposed to a broad cross section of students from many different countries, all with an interest in child development.

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    International Students

    UCL has put together a Study Abroad Guide in order to help international students, with limited familiarity of London, plan their studies at UCL and the Anna Freud Centre.