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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 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:

  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 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