A A A

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.

FAQ

register-your-interest

Health and Environment

32.jpg

How our bodies work and the effect of the world on us

In each year, an Arts and Sciences students 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 12 modules listed below are designated as best encapsulating the conception of the Health and Environment 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. 

code title units prerequisite module level
taught
ANAT1003 Introduction to Anatomy and Developmental Biology 0.5 None
First Term 1
ANTH1014A Biological Anthropology 0.5 None First Term 1
BENG2071
Open Source Synthetic Biology
0.5
None
Intermediate
Term 2
BIOC1001
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology A
0.5
A or AS Level (or equivalent) Chemistry
First Term 1
BIOC1009
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B 0.5
None First Term 1
BIOL1005 Introduction to Genetics 0.5 None First Term 2
BIOL1006 Life on Earth 0.5 None First Term 1
GEOG1004 Human Ecology 0.5 None First Term 1
GEOL1003 History of Life 0.5 Biology, Geology or Geography at A Level (or equivalent) is advised
First Term 2
GEOL1012
Surface Processes 0.5
None First Term 2
HPSC1004 Introduction to Science Policy Studies 0.5 None First Term 2
PHAR1001 An Introduction to the Mechanisms of Drug Action 0.5 Background in Science A Levels (or equivalent)
First Term 1
PSYC6002 Introduction to Psychology
0.5 None First Term 2
STAT6101 Introductory Statistical Methods and Computing
0.5 None First Term 1

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 Pharmacology without PHAR1001. 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
ANAT2010 Introduction to Neuroanatomy 0.5 ANAT1003 Intermediate
Term 2
ANAT2050 Intermediate Anatomy 1.0 ANAT1003 Intermediate Terms 1 & 2
ANAT2051
Human Anatomy and Embryology (A: Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis) 0.5
ANAT1003
Intermediate Term 1
ANAT2052
Human Anatomy and Embryology (B: Head and Limbs) 0.5
ANAT1003
Intermediate Term 2
ANTH2*** A range of Anthropology options are available subject to approval be the Dept. 1.0/0.5
  Intermediate Term 1 or Term 2. Or Terms 1 & 2 (depending on the module selected)
ANTH7*** A range of Anthropology options are available subject to approval be the Dept. 1.0/0.5
  Predominantly Advanced level, but some are classified as Intermediate level
Term 1 or Term 2. Or Terms 1 & 2 (depending on the module selected)
ANTH7008 Man and Animals 0.5   Advanced
Term 1
BENG2071
Open Source Synthetic Biology
0.5
  Intermediate Term 2
BIOC2001 Molecular Biology 1 BIOC1001, Prerequisite for BIOC3024 Intermediate Term 1
BIOC2002 Essential Protein Structure and Function
0.5 BIOC1001, BIOC1008 or BIOC1009
Intermediate Term 1
BIOC2005 Metabolism and Its Regulation 0.5
Prerequisites for BIOC3007/8 Intermediate Term 2
BIOL2002 Field Course in Environmental Biology 0.5 BIOL1006 Intermediate  
BIOL2006 Introduction to Human Genetics 0.5 BIOL1005 Intermediate Term 1
BIOL2007 Evolutionary Genetics 0.5 BIOL1005 Intermediate Term 2
BIOL2012 Fundamentals of Ecology 0.5 BIOL1006 Intermediate Term 2
GEOG2009 Environment and Society 0.5
GEOG1004
Intermediate Term 2
GEOG2014 Development Geography 0.5
GEOG1004 Intermediate Term 2
GEOG2019
Political Geography and Geopolitics 0.5
GEOG1004 Intermediate Term 1
GEOG2023 Urban Geography 0.5
GEOG1004 Intermediate Term 2
GEOG2024
Cultural and Historical Geography 0.5
GEOG1004 Intermediate Term 1
GEOL2008
Vertebrate Palaeontology & Evolution 0.5
GEOL1003
Intermediate Term 1
HPSC2001 Policy Issues in the Life Sciences 0.5 HSPC1004 Intermediate Term 1
HPSC2017A Action for Global Citizenship 0.5   Intermediate Term 1
HPSC2017B
Action for Global Citizenship 0.5
  Intermediate Term 2
HSPC2002 Science in the mass media 0.5   Intermediate Term 2
HSPC2020 Philosophy of Medicine 0.5   Intermediate Term 1
IMMN2001 Immunology 0.5 BIOC1008 or BIOC1009
Intermediate Term 2
INFN2001
Infection 0.5 BIOC1008 or BIOC1009
Intermediate Term 1
PSYC1202 Social Psychology 0.5   Intermediate Term 2
PSYC1203 The Psychology of Individual Differences 0.5   Intermediate Term 2
PSYC2205
Brain and Behaviour
0.5
PSYC6002
Intermediate Term 2
PSYC2206 Health and Clinical Psychology 0.5 PSYC6002 Intermediate Term 1
PSYC2209
Developmental Psychology
0.5
PSYC6002
Intermediate Term 2
SECU6000
Psychology and Crime
0.5
  Intermediate Term 2

Year 3

code title units prerequisite module level
taught
ANAT3028 The Neurobiology of Neurogenerative Disease 0.5   Advanced Term 1
ANTH3*** A range of Anthropology options are available subject to approval by the Dept. 0.5 / 1.0
  Advanced Term 1 or Term 2. Or Terms 1 & 2 (depending on the module selected)
ANTH7*** A range of Anthropology options are available subject to approval by the Dept. 0.5
  Predominantly Advanced level, but some are classified as Intermediate level Term 1 or Term 2
BENG3071
Open Source Synthetic Biology
0.5
  Advanced Term 2
BIOC3008 Cell Regulation in Biotechnology, Health and Disease
0.5 BIOC1007 or BIOC2005 Advanced Term 2
BIOC3016 Genes to Disease 0.5   Advanced Term 1
BIOC3024 Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Expression and Regulation 0.5 BIOC2001
Advanced Term 2
BIOL3002 Plants, Environment and Climate Change 0.5   Advanced Term 1
BIOL3008 Species Conservation and Biodiversity 0.5 BIOL1005 and BIOL2012 are recommended
Advanced Term 2
BIOL3010 Molecular Evolution 0.5 BIOL1005 and BIOL1002 or equivalents Advanced Term 2
BIOL3011 Human Genetics in Context
0.5 BIOL3013 Advanced Term 2
BIOL3012 Sex, Genes and Evolution
0.5   Advanced Term 2
BIOL3013 Advanced Human Genetics: Basic Principles
0.5 BIOL2006 Advanced Term 1
BIOL3017 Biology of Aging 0.5   Advanced Term 1
BIOL3018 Vertebrate Life and Evolution 0.5 BIOL2009 is recommended but not required
Advanced Term 1
GEOL3011
Geosciences Report 0.5
  Advanced Term 1 or Term 2
GEOL3036
Biodiversity & Macro Evolutionary Patterns 1.0
GEOL1003. GEOL2008 is highly desirable
Advanced Terms 1 & 2
HPSC3028 Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Medicine 0.5   Advanced Term 2
INIM3007
Viruses and Disease 0.5   Advanced Term 2
INIM3008
Microbial Pathogenesis 0.5 INFN2001 and INIM3003 Advanced Term 2
INIM3003
Infectious Agents 0.5 INFN2001 Advanced Term 1
PSYC3102
Social Psychology
0.5
A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module
Advanced Term 2
PSYC3104
Psychology and Education
0.5
A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 2
PSYC3108
Organisational Psychology
0.5
Any Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 1
PSYC3109 The Psychology of Health Risks 0.5 A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 1
PSYC3110
Topics in Developmental Psychology
0.5
A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 2
PSYC3111
Human-Computer Interaction
0.5
A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 1
PSYC3112
Behaviour Change: An Interdisciplinary Approach
0.5
A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 1
PSYC3205
Speech
0.5
A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 1
PSYC3207
Human Learning and Memory
0.5
A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 1
PSYC3209
Cognitive Neuroscience
0.5
A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 2
PSYC3210
The Brain in Action
0.5
A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 2
PSYC3211
Attention and Awareness
0.5
A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 2
PSYC3303
Topics in Neurobiology
0.5
A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 1
PSYC3307 Genes and Behaviour 0.5 A Year 1 or Year 2 PSYC module Advanced Term 1