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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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Societies

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How we are organised

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 modules listed below are designated as best encapsulating the conception of the Societies 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
ANTH1005A Introduction to Social Anthropology
0.5   First
Term 1
ANTH1005B Introduction to Social Anthropology 0.5
  First Term 2
ANTH1017
Documentary Film-Making 0.5
  First Term 1
ARCL1003A World Archaeology: evolutionary origins to the earliest states
0.5   First Term 1
ARCL1003B World Archaeology: from early states to globalisation
0.5
  First Term 2
CLAS1207
Politics Ancient and Modern 0.5
  First Term 2
GEOG1007
Global Geographies
0.5
  First Term 1
HEBR1007
Religion, State and Society
0.5
  First Term 1
HIST1008B
Concepts and Categories in early Modern and Modern History 0.5
  First Term 2 (from Reading week)
LAWS1014 Law in Action 0.5   First Term 2
PHIL1016 Introduction to Political Philosophy 0.5   First Term 1
POLS6011 Comparative Politics 0.5   First Term 2
SESS1003 Introduction to Microeconomics 0.5 A Level (or equivalent) Maths stongly recommended
First Term 1
SESS1004 Introduction to Macroeconomics 0.5 A Level (or equivalent) Maths strongly recommended
First Term 2
SESS1102A Introduction to International Relations 0.5   First Term 1
SESS1202
Understanding Society: Introduction to Social Theory 0.5
  First Term 1
SESS1203
Understanding Society: Introduction to Political Sociology 0.5
  First Term 2
STAT6101
Introductory Statistical Methods & Computing
0.5
  First Term 1
STAT6102 Introductory Statistical Methods (A)
0.5   First Terms 1 and 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 certain year 2 modules in Geography without the year 1 GEOG1007. 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
ANTH2006 Introduction to Theoretical Perspectives in Anthropology 0.5 ANTH1005A Intermediate
Term 1
ANTH7058
Documentary Film Making - Intermediate Practical Course 0.5
Preferably ANTH1017
Intermediate Term 2
ARCL2004 History and Archaeology of Roman Britain 1.0 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B Recommended for students also studying History subjects Intermediate Terms 1 & 2
ARCL2005 Structure & Change in Later European Prehistory 0.5 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B Intermediate  
ARCL2018 Early Medieval Archaeology of Britain 1.0 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B Recommended for students also studying History subjects Intermediate Terms 1 & 2
ARCL2019 Public Archaeology 0.5 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B Recommended for students also studying Sociology subjects Intermediate Term 2
ARCL2022 The Prehistoric Mediterranean 0.5 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B Intermediate Term 2
ARCL2026 The Emergence and Spread of Modern Humans 0.5   Intermediate Term 2
ARCL2028 Current issues in archaeological theory 0.5 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B Intermediate Term 1
COMP7008
Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practics
0.5
  Advanced
Term 2
ENGS212M
Tech Journalism: Analysis and Communication in Engineering and Technology
0.5
  Intermediate Term 2
ESPS2301
EU Law
1.0
  Intermediate Terms 1 & 2
ESPS2302
Principles of Public International Law
1.0
  Intermediate Terms 1 & 2
ESPS7105
Political Violence and Intrastate Conflicts
0.5
  Advanced
Term 1
GEOG2009 Environment and Society 0.5 GEOG1007 Intermediate Term 2
GEOG2014 Development Geography 0.5 GEOG1007 Intermediate Term 2
GEOG2019 Political Geography and Geopolitics 0.5 GEOG1007 Intermediate Term 2
GEOG2023 Urban Geography 0.5 GEOG1007 Intermediate Term 2
GEOG2024 Cultural and Historical Geography 0.5 GEOG1007 Intermediate Term 1
GERM2103 Aspects of Twentieth Century German History
0.5   Intermediate Term 2
HIST**** A range of modules from the History department
0.5 or 1.0
HIST1008B would be an advantage
Intermediate and Advanced level modules are available
Term 1 or Term 2. Or Terms 1 & 2 (depending on the module selected)
LAWS****
A range of modules from the Laws department
1.0
60% in LAWS1014 and a 2:1 first year average
Intermediate and Advanced level modules are available Terms 1 & 2
MSIN7019
Innovation in the Enterprise
0.5
  Advanced
Term 2
PHIL2032 Applied Ethics 0.5 PHIL1016 Intermediate Term 1
PHIL2038 Topics in Greek Philosophy: Plato
0.5 PHIL1016Recommended for students also studying History subjects Intermediate Term 2
PHIL2040 Marxism 0.5 PHIL1016 Recommended for students also studying Sociology and Politics subjects Intermediate Term 1
POLS6001A British Politics 0.5   Intermediate Term 1
POLS6001B
British Politics 0.5
  Intermediate Term 2
POLS6006A Politics of the European Union 0.5   Intermediate Term 1
POLS6006B
Politics of the European Union
0.5
  Intermediate Term 2
SESS2001
Emerging Market Economies 1.0
SESS1003 & SESS1004
Intermediate Terms 1 & 2
SESS2001A
Emerging Market Economies 0.5
SESS1003 & SESS1004 Intermediate Term 1
SESS2001B Emerging Market Economies 0.5
SESS1003 & SESS1004 Intermediate Term 2
SESS2005 Topics in Microeconomics 0.5 SESS1003 Intermediate Term 2
SESS2006 European Macroeconomics 0.5 SESS1004 Intermediate Term 1
SESS2010 Applied Econometrics 0.5 STAT6102 + SESS1003 or SESS1004 Intermediate Term 1
SESS2012
Economic History and Ideas 1.0
SESS2005 & SESS2006
Intermediate Terms 1 & 2
SESS2102 Politics & Society in Central & Eastern Europe 1.0 POLS6011 or SESS1202 or SESS1203 Intermediate Terms 1 & 2
SESS2103 Russian Politics and Society 1.0 POLS6011 or SESS1202 or SESS1203 Intermediate Terms 1 & 2
SESS2105 Democracy and Democratisation 0.5 POLS6011 Intermediate Term 2

Year 3

Code Title Units Prerequisite module level
Taught
ANTH3028 Gender, Language and Culture 0.5   Advanced
Term 2
ANTH3030 Nationalism, Ethnicity and Race 0.5 ANTH1005A / ANTH1005B
Advanced Term 1
ANTH7058
Documentary Film Making - Intermediate Practical Course 0.5
Preferably ANTH1017
Intermediate
Term 2
ARCL3*** Archaeology of Specific Regions 0.5   Advanced  
ARCL3047 Archaeological Law and Project Management
0.5 Public Archaeology. Recommended for students also studying Law subjects. Advanced Term 1
ARCL3059 The Archaeology of Chiefdoms 0.5 Recommended for students also studying Sociology, Philosophy and Politics subjects Advanced Term 1
ARCL3060 Ancient Societies of Amazonia 0.5 Recommended for students taking Sociology. Advanced Term 1
ARCL3075 Understanding Complex Societies: Egypt and Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC 0.5   Advanced Term 1
CIHD3001 Global Health Policy 0.5 or 1   Advanced Term 1 or Terms 1 & 2
CIHD3002 Health, Poverty and Development 0.5   Advanced Term 1
CIHD3003 Conflict, Humanitarianism and Health
0.5   Advanced Term 2
CIHD3004 Global Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
0.5   Advanced Term 2
CIHD3005 Global Maternal & Child Health 0.5   Advanced Term 1
CIHD3006 Anthropological Perspectives on Global Health
0.5   Advanced Term 2
ECON7007 Environmental Economics 0.5   Advanced Term 1
GEOG3048 Migration and Transnationalism
0.5   Advanced Term 2
HIST**** A range of modules from the History department 0.5 / 1.0
At least HIST1008B would be an advantage
Intermediate and Advanced level modules are available Term 1 or Term 2. Or Terms 1 & 2 (depending on the module selected)
ITAL4102 Nation, Culture and Society 0.5   Advanced Term 2
LAWS3*** A range of modules from the Laws department
1.0   Advanced Terms 1 & 2
MSIN7019
Innovation in the Enterprise
0.5
  Advanced Term 2
MSIN3101
Project, Programme and Portfolio Management
0.5
  Advanced Term 1 or Term 2
PHIL3031 Global Justice & Health 0.5   Advanced Term 2
PHIL3040 Adorno: Art and Politics 0.5 Recommended for students also studying Politics subjects Advanced Term 1
POLS7001
British Parliamentary Studies
0.5
  Advanced Term 2
POLS7002
Strategies of Terrorism
0.5
  Advanced Term 2
POLS7007
International Development and Public Policy
0.5
  Advanced Term 1 or Term 2
POLS7008
Gender and Politics
0.5
  Advanced Term 2
POLS7009
Global Environmental Politics
0.5
  Advanced Term 2
POLS7014
International Organisations
0.5
  Advanced Term 2
POLS7016
Human Rights and World Politics
0.5
  Advanced Term 2
POLS7019
Welfare Politics
0.5
  Advanced Term 1
SESS3002 International Trade 0.5 SESS1003 & SESS1004 Advanced Term 1
SESS3005 Topics in Financial Management 0.5 SESS2005 Advanced Term 1
SESS3007
Health Economics and Policy
0.5
SESS1003
Advanced Term 2
SESS3008
Topics in Financial Management II
0.5
SESS3005
Advanced Term 2
SESS3009
Economics of Entrepreneurship
0.5
SESS1003, SESS2009 & SESS2010
Advanced Term 1
SESS3010
International Macroeconomics 0.5
SESS2006
Advanced Term 2
SESS3011
Economics of the Family 0.5
SESS2005
Advanced Term 1
SESS3102 Soviet and Russian Foreign Policy 1.0   Advanced Terms 1 & 2
SESS3103 European Security 1.0 SESS1102A
Advanced Terms 1 & 2