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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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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 13 modules listed below are designated as best encapsulating the conception of the Sciences and Engineering 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. 

Compulsory module: MATH1403 Mathematical Methods for Arts & Sciences

Designated Modules

code title units prerequisite taught
CEGE1008
Engineering Thinking I 0.5
  Term 2
CHEM1101
Basic Inorganic Chemistry 0.5
CHEM1004
Term 2
CHEM1201
Basic Organic Chemistry 0.5
CHEM1004
Term 2
CHEM1301
Basic Physical Chemistry 0.5
CHEM1701
Term 2
CHEM1601
Foundations in Chemistry 0.5
Chemistry A Level
Term 1
CHEM1701
Chemistry for the Physical Sciences 0.5
Maths and one science (but not Chemistry) A Level
Term 1
COMP102P
Theory I 0.5
Maths A Level grade A or equivalent
Term 1
ECON1001a
Economics Part I
0.5
Maths A Level
Term 1
ECON1001b
Economics Part II
0.5
ECON1001a
Term 2
GEOL1013
The Earth 0.5
None
Term 1
HPSC1011
History of Modern Science 0.5
None
Term 1
INST1002
Programming 1
0.5 None Term 1
MATH1403
Mathematical Methods for Arts and Sciences 0.5
Maths A Level
Term 1
PHAS1423
Modern Physics, Astronomy and Cosmology
0.5 Maths and Physics A Levels
Term 1

Other First Year Modules. Please note: these modules are available subject to their not clashing with any of the designated modules listed above or any other of the required Arts and Sciences modules.

code title units prerequisite taught
CHEM1002
An Introduction to Quantitative Chemistry
0.5
Maths course for Sciences & Engineering minor students ONLY who do not have A Level Maths or equivalent Terms 1 & 2
CHEM1003
Further Quantitative Chemistry 0.5
Maths course for Sciences & Engineering minor students ONLY who do not have A Level Maths or equivalent Term 2
COMP1004
Theory II 0.5
COMP1002 and a programming module such as INST1002 Term 2
GEOL1002
From Petrology to Petrogenesis (Building a planet) 0.5
Two sciences at A Level, preferably including Chemistry
Term 2
HPSC1003
Philosophy of Science 0.5
None
Term 2
INST1003
Information Systems
0.5
None
Term 1
MATH1101
Analysis 1
0.5
Maths A Level
Term 1
MATH1102
Analysis 2
0.5
MATH1101
Term 2
MATH1402 Mathematical Methods 2 0.5 MATH1403 Term 2

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 Computer Science without COMP1001. 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.

Year 2

code title units prerequisite taught
CEGE1008
Engineering Thinking I 0.5
  Term 2
CHEM2001
Chemistry of Materials 0.5
CHEMBAS1 or CHEM1301 or CHEM1101 Term 1
CHEM2102
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 1.0
CHEM1101 Terms 1 & 2
CHEM2103
Inorganic Chemistry for Physical Science 0.5
CHEM1101 or CHEMBAS1 Terms 1 & 2
CHEM2201
Principles of Organic Chemistry 1.0
CHEM1201
Term 2
CHEM2203
Organic and Biological Reaction Mechanisms 0.5
CHEM1201
Term 2
CHEM2301
Physical Chemistry 1.0
CHEM1301 Terms 1 & 2
CHEM2303
Chemical Dynamics
0.5
CHEM2301 or CHEM2304
Term 2
CHEM2304
Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy 0.5
CHEM1301 or CHEMBAS1 Terms 1 & 2
COMP1009
Cognitive Systems and Intelligent Technology 0.5
None, but COMP1002 or a programming module is an advantage Term 1
COMP6006
Financial Computing 0.5
COMP1002 and INST2002 Term 2
COMP6008
Multimedia Computing 0.5
COMP1002 and INST2002 or ISD student training courses Term 2
COMP7002
Business Analytics
0.5
  Term 2
COMPC018
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 0.5
None
Term 2
ECON2002
Intermediate Microeconomics: Microeconomics of the Household 0.5
ECON1001a
Term 2
ECON2003
Intermediate Microeconomics: Microeconomics of the Firm 0.5
ECON1001a
Term 1
ECON2005
Closed Economy Macroeconomics 0.5
ECON1001b
Term 1
ECON7010
Economics of Development 0.5
ECON1001a and ECON1001b Term 1
ECON7011
Economics of Science 0.5
ECON1001a and ECON1001b Term 2
GEOL2XXX
New petrology course
0.5
   
GEOL2009
Surface Processes and Structures 0.5
  Term 2
GEOL2016
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate 0.5
  Term 2
GEOL2026
Maps, Images and Structures 0.5
  Term 1
HPSC2003
Topics in the Philosophy of Science 0.5
HPSC1003 Term 1
INST2002 Programming 2 0.5
INST2002
Term 1
INST2005
Database Systems
0.5
None
Term 2
MATH2101
Complex Analysis 0.5
MATH1101 and MATH1102 Term 1
MATH2401
Maths Methods 3 0.5
MATH1402
Term 1
MATH6202
Mathematics for Physics and Astronomy 0.5
MATH1403
Term 2
MATH6401
Mathematics for Students of Economics, Statistics and Related Disciplines 1 0.5
Maths A Level grade A
Term 1
MATH6402
Mathematics for Students of Economics, Statistics and Related Disciplines 2 0.5
MATH6401
Term 2
MATH6403
Mathematics for Students of Economics, Statistics and Related Disciplines 3 0.5
MATH6401 and MATH6402 or ECON1004 and ECON1008
Term 1
MATH7102
Real Analysis 0.5
MATH1101 and MATH1102 Term 2
MECH2022
Engineering Design
0.5
CEGE1008
Term 1
MSIN7017
Global Entrepreneurship
0.5
  Term 1
PHAS2112
Astrophysical Processes: Nebulae to Stars 0.5
PHAS1423 and MATH1403
Term 2
PHAS2222
Quantum Physics
0.5
PHAS1423 or MATH1403 Term 1
PHAS2224
Atomic and molecular Physics
0.5
PHAS1423 and MATH1403
Term 2
PHAS2427
Environmental Physics 0.5
PHAS1423 or MATH1403 Term 2

Year 3

code title units prerequisite taught
CEGE3015
Coastal Engineering  0.5
TBC
Term 2
CEGE3006
Environmental Systems 0.5
TBC
Term 1
CEGE3011
Systems, Society and Sustainability 0.5
TBC
Term 1
CHEM3101
Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry  0.5
CHEM2102 or CHEM2103
Term 1
CHEM3205 Principles and Methods of Organic Synthesis 0.5 CHEM2201 Term 1
CHEM3301 Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry 0.5  CHEM2301 or CHEM2304 Term 1
COMP3011
Functional Programming 0.5
COMP1002 and INST2002 Term 2
COMP3012
Interaction Design 0.5
A good background in core computing (INST002 and similar modules) Term 2
COMP3058
Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks 0.5
MATH1403 and COMP1004 Term 2
COMP3085
Computational Photography and Capture 0.5
Good ability in core computing and Maths (INST002 and similar modules) but students should check with the module lecturer before enrolling Term 2
COMP3091
Individual Project 1.0
Available for suitable projects, primarily programming and software development orientated, and where a supervisor is available Terms 1 & 2
COMP7002
Business Analytics
0.5
  Term 2
ECON3014
Game Theory 0.5
A strong ability in logical reasoning Term 1
ECON3023
Economics of Financial Markets 0.5
ECON2002 and ECON2003 Term 2
GEOL3XXX
New "Case Studies in Earth Sciences" Course 0.5
TBC
 
GEOL3040
Third Year Field Course: Crustal Dynamics, Mountain Building and Basin Evolution 0.5
GEOL1004, GEOL1012 and GEOL2009
Term 2 (fieldtrip only, no taught element)
GEOLM008
Physical Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard
0.5
Normally GEOL2024 and GEOL3030
Term 1
GEOLM012
Palaeoclimatology 0.5
Normally GEOL1012
Term 2
GEOLM021
Melting and Volcanism 0.5
GEOL2010 and GEOL2012. Also advised (but not required GEOL2004)
Term 2
HPSC3003
Communication of Scientific Ideas 0.5
None
Term 2
MATH3109
Multivariable Analysis 0.5
MATH2101 and MATH7102 Term 1
MATH3401
Maths Methods 5 0.5
MATH6202 and MATH2401 Term 1
MATH3506
Mathematical Ecology 0.5
MATH1403
Term 2
MATH3508
Financial Mathematics 0.5
MATH2401 and Statistics Term 1
MATH7402
Maths Methods 4 0.5
MATH2401 and MATH6202 Term 2
MATH3802
History of Mathematics 0.5
Two years of Maths experience Term 2
PHAS3137 Physical Cosmology 0.5 PHAS2112  Term 2
PHAS3226
Quantum Mechanics 0.5
PHAS2222
Term 1
PHAS3427
Climate and Energy 0.5
MATH1403 (and PHAS1423 or CHEM1301 [For Thermo]) Term 2
PHAS3661 Physics of the Earth 0.5 PHAS1423 and MATH1403
Term 1