UCAS Y000
Arts and Sciences BASc 3 years
The threeyear programme of core courses, major and minor pathway and internship.
UCAS Y001
Arts and Sciences with Study Abroad BASc 4 years
The threeyear programme plus an additional year abroad.
Sciences and Engineering
How we investigate and change our world
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% clashfree.
Please note: module availability and content may be subject to change.
Compulsory module for students majoring in Sciences and Engineering: MATH1403 Mathematical Methods for Arts & Sciences
Designated Modules
code  title  units  prerequisite 
module level 
taught 
CEGE1008 
Engineering Thinking I 
0.5 
First 
Term 2 

CHEM1101 
Basic Inorganic Chemistry 
0.5 
CHEM1601 
First 
Term 2 
CHEM1201 
Basic Organic Chemistry 
0.5 
CHEM1601 
First 
Term 2 
CHEM1301 
Basic Physical Chemistry 
0.5 
CHEM1601 
First 
Term 2 
CHEM1601 
Foundations in Chemistry 
0.5 
Chemistry A Level 
First 
Term 1 
COMP102P 
Theory I 
0.5 
Maths A Level grade A or equivalent 
First 
Term 1 
ECON1001 
Economics (only open to students majoring in Science and Engineering) 
1.0 
Maths A Level (or equivalent) 
First 
Terms 1 & 2 
ECON1001a 
Economics Part I 
0.5 
Maths A Level (or equivalent) 
First 
Term 1 
GEOL1013 
The Earth 
0.5 
None 
First 
Term 1 
HPSC1011 
History of Modern Science 
0.5 
None 
First 
Term 2 
INST1002 
Programming 1 
0.5  None  First 
Term 1 
MATH1403 
Mathematical Methods for Arts and Sciences 
0.5 
Maths A Level 
First 
Term 1 
PHAS1423 
Modern Physics, Astronomy and Cosmology 
0.5 
Maths and Physics A Levels (or equivalent) 
First 
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 
modue level 
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  First 
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 
First 
Term 2 
COMP104P 
Theory II 
0.5 
COMP102P and a programming module such as INST1002  First 
Term 2 
GEOL1002 
From Petrology to Petrogenesis (Building a planet) 
0.5 
Two sciences at A Level (or equivalent), preferably including Chemistry 
First  Term 2 
HPSC1003 
Philosophy of Science 
0.5 
None 
First  Term 1 
INST1003 
Information Systems 
0.5 
None 
First 
Term 1 
MATH1101 
Analysis 1 
0.5 
Maths A Level (or equivalent) 
First 
Term 1 
MATH1102 
Analysis 2 
0.5 
MATH1101 
First 
Term 2 
MATH1402  Mathematical Methods 2  0.5 
If taken in Year 1, 80% in January MATH1403 exam. If taken in Year 2, an overall mark of at least 60% in MATH1403 
First 
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:
 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.
 The modules chosen fit in with the other modules on the student's timetable.
 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.
 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 
module level 
taught 
BENG2071 
Open Source Synthetic Biology 
0.5 
Intermediate 
Term 2 

CEGE1008 
Engineering Thinking I 
0.5 
First 
Term 2 

CHEM2001 
Chemistry of Materials 
0.5 
CHEM1101 or CHEM1301  Intermediate 
Term 1 
CHEM2102 
Inorganic Chemistry 
1.0 
CHEM1101  Intermediate 
Terms 1 & 2 
CHEM2103 
Inorganic Chemistry for Physical Science 
0.5 
CHEM1101 
Intermediate 
Terms 1 & 2 
CHEM2201 
Organic Chemistry 
1.0 
CHEM1201 
Intermediate 
Term 2 
CHEM2203 
Reaction Mechanisms in Chemical and Biological Systems 
0.5 
CHEM1201 
Intermediate 
Term 2 
CHEM2301 
Physical Chemistry 
1.0 
CHEM1301  Intermediate 
Terms 1 & 2 
CHEM2303 
Chemical Dynamics 
0.5 
CHEM2301 or CHEM2304 
Intermediate 
Term 2 
CHEM2304 
Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy 
0.5 
CHEM1301 
Intermediate 
Terms 1 & 2 
COMP1009 
Cognitive Systems and Intelligent Technology 
0.5 
None, but COMP1002 or a programming module is an advantage 
First 
Term 1 
COMP202P 
Logic and Database Theory 
0.5 
COMP102P or COMP104P 
Intermediate 
Term 1 
COMP6010 
Computer Music 
0.5 
Advanced 
Term 2 

COMP7008 
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 
0.5 
None 
Advanced 
Term 2 
ECON2001 
Microeconomics 
1.0 
ECON1001 
Intermediate 
Terms 1 & 2 
ECON2002 
Intermediate Microeconomics: Microeconomics of the Household 
0.5 
ECON1001a 
Intermediate 
Term 2 
ECON2003 
Intermediate Microeconomics: Microeconomics of the Firm 
0.5 
ECON1001a 
Intermediate 
Term 1 
ECON2005 
Closed Economy Macroeconomics 
0.5 
ECON1001b 
Intermediate 
Term 1 
ECON7010 
Economics of Development 
0.5 
ECON1001a and ECON1001b  Intermediate 
Term 1 
ECON7011 
Economics of Science 
0.5 
ECON1001 
Advanced 
Term 2 
GEOL2009 
Surface Processes and Structures 
0.5 
GEOL1012 
Intermediate 
Term 2 
GEOL2010 
Igneous Petrology 
0.5 
GEOL1002 
Intermediate 
Term 2 
GEOL2026 
Maps, Images and Structures 
0.5 
GEOL1013 
Intermediate 
Term 1 
HPSC2003 
Philosophy of Science 2 
0.5 
HPSC1003  Intermediate 
Term 1 
INST2002  Programming 2 
0.5 
INST2002 
Intermediate 
Term 1 
INST2005 
Database Systems 
0.5 
None 
Intermediate 
Term 2 
MATH1402 
Mathematical Methods 2 
0.5 
An overall mark of at least 60% in MATH1403 
First 
Term 2 
MATH2101 
Complex Analysis 
0.5 
MATH1101 and MATH1102  Intermediate 
Term 1 
MATH2401 
Maths Methods 3 
0.5 
MATH1402 
Intermediate 
Term 1 
MATH6202 
Mathematics for Physics and Astronomy 
0.5 
MATH1403 
Intermediate 
Term 2 
MATH6401 
Mathematics for Students of Economics, Statistics and Related Disciplines 1 
0.5 
Maths A Level grade A 
Intermediate 
Term 1 
MATH6402 
Mathematics for Students of Economics, Statistics and Related Disciplines 2 
0.5 
MATH6401 
Intermediate 
Term 2 
MATH6403 
Mathematics for Students of Economics, Statistics and Related Disciplines 3 
0.5 
MATH6401 and MATH6402 
Intermediate 
Term 1 
MATH7102 
Real Analysis 
0.5 
MATH1102 
Advanced 
Term 2 
MECH2022 
Engineering Design 
0.5 
CEGE1008 
Intermediate 
Term 1 
PHAS2112 
Astrophysical Processes: Nebulae to Stars 
0.5 
PHAS1423 and MATH1403 
Intermediate 
Term 2 
PHAS2222 
Quantum Physics 
0.5 
PHAS1423 or MATH1403  Intermediate 
Term 1 
PHAS2224 
Atomic and molecular Physics 
0.5 
PHAS1423 and MATH1403 
Intermediate 
Term 2 
PHAS2427 
Environmental Physics 
0.5 
PHAS1423 or MATH1403  Intermediate 
Term 2 
STEP3001 
Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy 
0.5 
Advanced 
Term 2 
Year 3
code  title  units  prerequisite 
module level 
taught 
BENG3071 
Open Source Synthetic Biology 
0.5 
Advanced 
Term 2 

CEGE3006 
Environmental Systems 
0.5 
TBC 
Advanced 
Term 1 
CEGE3011 
Systems, Society and Sustainability 
0.5 
TBC 
Advanced 
Term 1 
CEGE3015 
Coastal Engineering 
0.5 
TBC 
Advanced 
Term 2 
CHEM3101 
Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 
0.5 
CHEM2102 or CHEM2103 
Advanced 
Term 1 
CHEM3205  Principles and Methods of Organic Synthesis  0.5  CHEM2201  Advanced 
Term 1 
CHEM3301  Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry  0.5  CHEM2301 or CHEM2304  Advanced 
Term 1 
COMP3004 
Computational Complexity 
0.5 
COMP102P, COMP104P & COMP202P 
Advanced 
Term 1 
COMP3058 
Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks 
0.5 
MATH1403 and COMP1004  Advanced 
Term 2 
COMP3072 
Image Processing 
0.5 
Strong background in maths and programming 
Advanced 
Term 1 
ECON3014 
Game Theory 
0.5 
A strong ability in logical reasoning  Advanced 
Term 1 
ECON3023 
Economics of Financial Markets 
0.5 
ECON2002 and ECON2003  Advanced 
Term 2 
ENVS3055 
Building Engineering Physics 
0.5 
CEGE1008 and MECH2022 
Advanced  
GEOL3040 
Third Year Field Course: Crustal Dynamics, Mountain Building and Basin Evolution 
0.5 
GEOL1004, GEOL1012 and GEOL2009 
Advanced  Term 2 (fieldtrip only, no taught element) 
GEOL3043 
Earth Resources and Sustainability 
0.5 
First and / or second year GEOL module 
Advanced 
Term 2 
HPSC3003 
Communication of Scientific Ideas 
0.5 
None 
Advanced 
Term 2 
MATH3109 
Multivariable Analysis 
0.5 
MATH2101 and MATH7102  Advanced 
Term 1 
MATH3401 
Maths Methods 5 
0.5 
MATH6202 and MATH2401  Advanced 
Term 1 
MATH3506 
Mathematical Ecology 
0.5 
MATH1403 
Advanced 
Term 2 
MATH3508 
Financial Mathematics 
0.5 
MATH2401 and Statistics  Advanced 
Term 1 
MATH7402 
Maths Methods 4 
0.5 
MATH2401 and MATH6202  Advanced 
Term 2 
MATH3802 
History of Mathematics 
0.5 
Two years of Maths experience  Advanced 
Term 2 
PHAS3137  Physical Cosmology  0.5  PHAS2112  Advanced 
Term 2 
PHAS3226 
Quantum Mechanics 
0.5 
PHAS2222 
Advanced 
Term 1 
PHAS3427 
Climate and Energy 
0.5 
MATH1403 (and PHAS1423 or CHEM1301 [For Thermo])  Advanced 
Term 2 
PHAS3661  Physics of the Earth  0.5 
PHAS1423 and MATH1403 
Advanced 
Term 1 
STEP3001 
Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy 
0.5  None  Advanced 
Term 2 