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UCAS Y000

Arts and Sciences BASc 3 years

The three-year programme of core courses, major and minor pathway and internship.

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Arts and Sciences with Study Abroad BASc 4 years

The three-year programme plus an additional year abroad.

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Seoul National University Summer Programme Information Session

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Next month we will be hosting a delegation from Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea, who are coming to UCL to promote their International Summer Programme.

Prof. Vince Walsh on the science Masters courses that can be studied after the BASc

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Prof Vin Walsh, professor of human brain research at UCL discusses the range of science masters programmes available after graduating from Arts and Sciences BASc.

MOOCs and Blended Learning – the future for the best students?

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In the last year or so there has been an explosion in the number and quality of courses that can be done online. These courses are usually called MOOCs, which stands for Massive Open Online Course http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course.

The rise of Arts and Sciences

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The popularity of Arts and Sciences and Liberal Arts degrees in the UK is ever increasing!

View pieces in the LA Times and the New York Times with input from Programme Director, Carl Gombrich.

Examples of students' work

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We have uploaded some examples of students’ work that was done on the Approaches to Knowledge module. The title of each essay is:

Preparing for Arts and Sciences BASc

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Programme Director Carl Gombrich advises on how you should prepare for Arts and Sciences BASc and the central role played by the use of online resources in this preparation.

Professor Joe Cain on Interdisciplinary Research Methods

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Joe introduces the Interdisciplinary Research Methods Course on year 1 of Arts and Science BASc.

Dr Hannah Fry on Quantitative Methods

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Hannah introduces the Arts and Sciences Quantitative Methods course and briefly outlines some differences between this course and some other methods courses.

Amanda describes the Pre-course information

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Arts and Sciences DA Amanda Cater outlines what we will be sending in-coming Arts and Sciences students by way of preparatory information.

Carl Gombrich - update on Core interdisciplinary modules

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  Programme Director Carl Gombrich describes two of the year 1 Core modules on Arts and Sciences BASc

Vin Walsh on the start of the BASc

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Prof Vin Walsh - UCL Neuroscience and Pathway Representative on BASc - says what he is looking forward to about the start of the new degree and discusses some of his plans for personal tutorials.

Jobs and Employment - Carl Gombrich discusses

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Programme Director Carl Gombrich discusses the relevance of Arts and Sciences BASc to future jobs and outlines how the degree works with employers.

Prof Vin Walsh on importance of interdisciplinarity

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Prof Vin Walsh - Pathway Representative for Health and Environment - on psychology, neuroscience, sport and the importance of interdisciplinarity in contemporary work and research.

Programme Director, Carl Gombrich, on Interdisciplinary Modules 1

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Programme Director, Carl Gombrich, discusses the new Quantitative Methods course being written for Arts and Sciences BASc.

Engineering on the BASc

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Dr Sarah Bell discusses the role of interdisciplinarity in modern engineering careers. She describes aspects of the engineering module she is writing for Arts and Sciences students and talks about what interests her most in contemporary engineering problems.

Engineering on the BASc

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Dr Sarah Bell discusses the role of interdisciplinarity in modern engineering careers. She describes aspects of the engineering module she is writing for Arts and Sciences students and talks about what interests her most in contemporary engineering problems.

Course developments - interdisciplinary modules

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We have had a superb response from the UCL community for elective interdisciplinary modules for the 2nd year of the Core of Arts and Sciences BASc.

These modules will be taught by some of our leading researchers and teachers. The interest in developing and teaching these undergraduate modules reflects the interest among UCL academics, researchers and teachers in what Arts and Sciences is doing for undergraduates - both in terms of their academic and intellectual development and in terms of what we think is relevant for the future lives of our students.

The modules we will be running include:

Prof Vin Walsh - Path Rep for Health and Environment - on his involvement with the BASc

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Vin describes why he got involved in the Arts and Sciences programme.

Prof Vin Walsh busts some myths!

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Vin explains why interdisciplinarity is vital in modern university degrees, future careers and research, and busts the myth that you only get academic depth by studying in one university department.

Prof Vin Walsh on careers for BASc students

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Vin gives his views on the likely future career paths of BASc students and what sorts of students he hopes are applying for the course. He also commits to learning a foreign language himself (!) - alongside students in the Arts and Sciences Core.

Dr Chiara Ambrosio - Path Rep for Cultures - discusses the BASc

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Chiara explains how she studied languages, literature, media studies, art and philosophy at school and university, and how this feeds into her current interdisciplinary interests and research in philosophy of science and photography.

Dr Chiara Ambrosio - Path Rep for Cultures - discusses the BASc

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Chiara explains why she chose to become the Pathway Representative for Cultures. She explains the role of Cultures graduates in entrepreneurial careers and business. She also offers some advice to BASc students on how best to enjoy their course and tells how she is looking forward to meeting students in 2012. Chiara says that if she were starting out on her university studies now, she would need to do two Arts and Sciences degrees to develop and explore all her interests!

Dr Richard Mole, Pathway Representative for Societies, discusses Politics, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Health Studies and Languages

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Richard says which modules on Arts and Sciences he would enjoy if he were a student, what careers Societies majors might do and what he is looking forward to when the course starts in 2012.

Dr Richard Mole, Pathway Representative for Societies, discusses Politics, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Health Studies and Languages

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Richard describes how all these subjects relate to his career and to interdisciplinary study on the Societies Pathway of Arts and Sciences BASc. He describes how students can get academic depth while taking a wide range of subjects and explains the role of his work in advising the Medical Research Council on policy decisions.

Prof Steve Price – Pathway Representative for Science and Engineering – discusses Arts and Sciences BASc

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Steve talks about the role of Arts and Sciences in modern careers and employment and says what he would like to study on the BASc.

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