Arts and Sciences (BASc)
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: 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:
 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.
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 