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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.

UCAS Y001

Arts and Sciences with Study Abroad BASc 4 years

The three-year programme plus an additional year abroad.

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Cultures

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What we believe and what we create

In each year, an Arts and Sciences student chooses 3 modules in their major and 1 in their minor. In year 1 students have a free choice of three modules in their major from the list offered, though some modules in year 1 may have certain A level requirements. Students have a free choice of one module in their minor, subject to timetabling constraints and A level requirements. Students choose major and minor modules in the first week of the course as part of the induction process.


Year 1

The 10 modules listed below are designated as best encapsulating the conception of the Cultures Pathway and are chosen to allow progression to the most number of higher level courses. Whilst every effort has been made to timetable these modules so that there are no clashes between any of them, we cannot guarantee that every combination is 100% clash-free.

Please note: module availability and content may be subject to change.

Designated Modules

code title units prerequisite module level
taught
ANTH1001A Material Culture and Visual Culture I
0.5   First
Term 1
ANTH1017
Documentary Film-Making
0.5
  First Term 1
BASC2004
Creative Writing
0.5
Submission of a small portfolio of creative writing
Intermediate
Term 1
CLAS1207
Politics Ancient and Modern
0.5
  First Term 2
CLAS1301 Introduction to the Study of Language 0.5   First Terms 1 & 2
ENGL1004 Introduction to English Literature 0.5   First Term 2
ENVS1026 Looking, Making and Communicating 0.5 Portfolio First Terms 1, 2 & 3
ENVS1027
Project X: Design and Creative Practice 1
0.5
ENVS1026 or a portfolio First Terms 2 & 3
ENVS1028
Architectural Research I
0.5
  First Term 1
FINA6606
Methodologies of Drawing
0.5
Portfolio
Intermediate
Term 1
HART1305
History of European Art (2): High Renaissance to the Present Day 0.5
  First Term 2
HART1306
History of European Art (1): Classical to Early Renaissance 0.5
  First Term 1
HEBR1007 Religion, State, and Society
0.5   First Term 1
HIST1008B
Concepts and Categories in early Modern and Modern History 0.5
  First Term 2 (from Reading week only)
PHIL1012 Knowledge and Reality 0.5   First Term 1

The UCL European Language, Culture and Society (ELCS) offer a wide range of modules in the humanities. Please see their webpages for more information at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/selcs/interdepartmental-modules/intermediate-modules-15-16/intermediate-elcs-15-16

Please note: these modules are only available if they do not clash with the designated Cultures modules above, or with other modules on the Arts and Sciences timetable.


Years 2 and 3

Arts and Sciences is designed to offer you the maximum choice of modules at UCL and to encourage interdisciplinarity. To achieve this, in years 2 and 3 you will be offered a free choice of modules available at UCL across the entire university, so long as the choice is consistent with the Pathway objectives, and subject to the following important constraints:

  1. The student meets the prerequisites for a module. E.g. you could not do year 2 modules in History of Art without HART1305. Please note that although we aim to prepare you for a very wide range of choices in each department, there may be some modules at 2nd and 3rd year level which are not available due to prerequisites.
  2. The modules chosen fit in with the other modules on the student's timetable.
  3. The Programme Director (in consultation with the Pathway Representatives) approves the choice of modules. This is to ensure that the student works towards a coherent selection of modules which complement each other and which allow for the best academic progression of the student.
  4. The class has sufficient space to accept you.

Please note the selection below is only indicative. A much wider range of modules throughout UCL is available subject to the constraints above.

code title units prerequisite module level
taught
ANTH2006 Introduction to Theoretical Perspectives in Social Anthropology and Material Culture 0.5 ANTH1001A Intermediate
Term 1
ANTH7058
Documentary Film Making - Intermediate Practical Skills
0.5
Preferably ANTH1017
Intermediate Term 2
BASC2004
Creative Writing
0.5
Submission of a small portfolio of creative writing Intermediate Term 1
CLAS7115 Classics and Literary Theory 0.5   Advanced
Term 1
CLAS7107 Greek Comedy 0.5   Advanced
Term 2
CLAS7110 Ancient Greek Historiography 0.5   Advanced
Term 2
DUTC1101 Born Out of Rebellion: The Netherlands from the Dutch Revolt to the Eve of WW1 0.5   First
Term 1
DUTC2101 At The Crossroads of Europe: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourgh in the 20th and 21 Centuries 0.5   Intermediate Term 2
DUTC2300 Multiculturalism and Identity 0.5   Intermediate Term 2
ELCS6*** A range of options in Comparative Literature and Film are available 0.5/1.0   Intermediate Term 1 or Term 2. Or Terms 1 & 2 (depending on the module selected)
ENGL****
A range of options in English are available (the modules alternate each year)
1.0
60% in both ENGL1004 essays
Advanced
Terms 1 & 2
ENGS212M
Tech Journalism: Analysis and Communication in Engineering and Technology
0.5
  Intermediate Term 2
ENVS2006 Urban Design: Theory to Practice 0.5   Intermediate Term 1
ENVS2026
Computing for Design and Creative Practice
0.5
  Intermediate Terms 1 & 2
ENVS2036
Urban Form and Formation 0.5
  Intermediate Term 2
ENVS2037
Project X: Design and Creative Practice 2
1.0
Normally ENVS1026
Intermediate Terms 1 & 2
ENVS2041 Project X: Design and Creative Practice 2 (compact)
0.5
Normally ENVS1026 Intermediate Terms 1 & 2
FINA6606
Methdologies of Drawing
0.5
Portfolio
Intermediate
Term 1
FREN2*** A range of options in French are available 0.5   Intermediate Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
GERM2*** A range of options in German are available 0.5   Intermediate Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
HART2002 Methodologies of Art History 0.5   Intermediate Term 2
HART2010 Gateway Course: After Life: Art, Knowledge and Observation in Early Modern Europe 0.5 HART1305 and / or HART1306 Intermediate Term 1
HART2011
Gateway Course: Image / Object
0.5
HART1305 and / or HART1306
Intermediate Term 2
HPSC2017A Action for Global Citizenship 0.5
  Intermediate Term 1
HPSC2017B
Action for Global Citizenship 0.5
  Intermediate Term 2
ITAL2*** A range of options in Italian are available 0.5   Intermediate Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
PHIL2030 Aesthetics 0.5 PHIL1012 Intermediate Term 2
PHIL2032 Applied Ethics 0.5 PHIL1012 Intermediate Term 1
PHIL2033 Metaphysics 0.5 PHiL1012 Intermediate Term 2
PHIL2035 Knowledge 0.5 PHIL1012 Intermediate Term 2
SCAN2*** A range of options in Scandinavian Studies are available 0.5   Intermediate Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
SEEE2006
How Words Work: Sounds and Sense, Linguistics and Verbal Art
0.5
  Intermediate Term 1
SEEE2007
How Words Work: Meaning and Modularity
0.5
  Intermediate Term 2
SEEE2010
Tales of the Unexpected: the supernatural and fantastic in literature, 1800-1930
0.5
  Intermediate Term 1
SPAN2*** A range of options in Spanish and Latin America are available 0.5   Intermediate Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)

Year 3

code title units prerequisite module level
taught
ANTH30** A range of options in Anthropology are available 0.5   Advanced
Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
ANTH7058
Documentary Film Making - Intermediate Practical Skills 0.5
Preferably ANTH1017
Intermediate
Term 2
ANTH7*** A range of options in Anthropology are available 0.5   Predominantly Advanced level, but some are classified as Intermediate level Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
BASC2004
Creative Writing
0.5
Submission of a small portfolio of creative writing Intermediate
Term 1
CLAS3104
Epic and Empire
0.5
  Advanced Term 2
DUTC4*** A range of options in Dutch are available 0.5   Advanced Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
DUTC4205 Contemporary History and Culture of the Low Countries 0.5   Advanced Term 1
ELCS4*** A range of options in Comparative Literature and Film are available 0.5   Advanced Term 1 or Term 2. Or Terms 1 & 2 (depending on the module selected)
ENGL3*** A range of options in English are available (the modules alternate each year) 1.0 60% in both ENGL1004 essays Advanced Terms 1 & 2
ENVS3032
Project X: Design and Creative Practice 3
1.0
At least one of ENVS1026, ENVS2037 or ENVS2041
Advanced Terms 1 & 2
FINA6606
Methodologies of Drawing
0.5
Portfolio
Intermediate Term 1
FREN4*** A range of options in French are available 0.5   Advanced Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
GERM4*** A range of options in German are available 0.5   Advanced Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
HART3***
A range of History of Art modules are available
0.5 
  Advanced Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
HIST7*** A range of History modules are available
0.5 / 1.0
  Predominantly Advanced level, but some are classified as Intermediate level Term 1, Term 2 or Terms 1 & 2
ITAL4*** A range of options in Italian are available 0.5   Advanced Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
PHIL30** A range of options in Philosophy are available 0.5   Advanced Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
SCAN4*** A range of options in Scandinavian Studies are available 0.5   Advanced Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)
SPAN4*** A range of options in Spanish and Latin America are available 0.5   Advanced Term 1 or Term 2 (depending on the module selected)