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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 Notes & prerequisites
taught
ANTH1005A Introduction to Social Anthropology
0.5   Term 1
ANTH1005B Introduction to Social Anthropology 0.5
  Term 2
ANTH1017
Introduction to Ethnographic & Documentary Film-Making 0.5
  Term 1
ARCL1003A World Archaeology: the deep history of human societies 0.5   Term 1
ARCL1003B World Archaeology: the deep history of human societies 0.5
  Term 2
CLAS1207
Politics Ancient and Modern 0.5
  Term 2
GEOG1007
Global Geographies
0.5
  Term 1
HEBR1007
Religion, State and Society
0.5
  Not running in 2014/15
HIST1008B
Concepts and Categories in early Modern and Modern History 0.5
  Term 2 (from Reading week)
LAWS1014 Law in Action 0.5   Term 2
PHIL1016 Introduction to Political Philosophy 0.5   Term 1
POLS6011 Introduction to Comparative Politics 0.5   Term 1
SESS1003 Introduction to Microeconomics 0.5 A Level Maths HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Term 1
SESS1004 Introduction to Macroeconomics 0.5 A Level Maths HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Term 2
SESS1102A Introduction to International Relations 0.5   Term 1
SESS1202
Understanding Society: Introduction to Social Theory 0.5
  Term 2
SESS1203
Understanding Society: Introduction to Political Sociology 0.5
  Term 2
STAT6101
Introductory Statistical Methods & Computing
0.5
  Term 1
STAT6102 Introductory Statistical Methods (A)
0.5   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 Notes & prerequisites Taught
ANTH1005A Introduction to Social Anthropology 0.5 ANTH1005A Term 1
ANTH2006 Introduction to Theoretical Perspectives in Anthropology 0.5 ANTH1005A Term 1
ARCL2*** Archaeology of Specific regions 0.5 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B  
ARCL2004 History and Archaeology of Roman Britain 1.0 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B Recommended for students also studying History subjects Terms 1 & 2
ARCL2005 Structure & Change in Later European Prehistory 0.5 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B  
ARCL2018 Early Medieval Archaeology of Britain 1.0 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B Recommended for students also studying History subjects Terms 1 & 2
ARCL2019 Public Archaeology 0.5 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B Recommended for students also studying Sociology subjects Term 2
ARCL2022 The Prehistoric Mediterranean 0.5 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B Term 2
ARCL2026 The Emergence and Spread of Modern Humans 0.5   Term 2
ARCL2028 Current issues in archaeological theory 0.5 ARCL1003A or ARCL1003B Term 1
ESPS2103 Political Violence and Intrastate Conflicts 0.5
  Term 2
ESPS2301
EU Law
1.0
  Terms 1 & 2
ESPS2302
Principles of Public International Law
1.0
  Terms 1 & 2
FREN2108 France: Culture and Society 0.5   Term 1
GEOG2009 Environment and Society 0.5 GEOG1007 Term 2
GEOG2014 Development Geography 0.5 GEOG1007 Term 2
GEOG2019 Political Geography and Geopolitics 0.5 GEOG1007 Term 2
GEOG2023 Urban Geography 0.5 GEOG1007 Term 2
GEOG2024 Cultural and Historical Geography 0.5 GEOG1007 Term 1
GERM2103 Aspects of Twentieth Century German History
0.5   Term 2
HIST**** A range of modules from the History department
0.5 or 1.0
HIST1008B would be an advantage
Term 1 or Term 2. Or Terms 1 & 2 (depending on the module selected)
MSIN7017
Global Entrepreneurship
0.5
  Term 1
PHIL2032 Applied Ethics 0.5 PHIL1016 Term 1
PHIL2038 Topics in Greek Philosophy: Plato
0.5 PHIL1016Recommended for students also studying History subjects Term 2
PHIL2040 Marxism 0.5 PHIL1016 Recommended for students also studying Sociology and Politics subjects Term 1
POLS6001A Introduction to British Politics 0.5   Term 1
POLS6001B
Introduction to British Politics 0.5
  Term 2
POLS6006A Politics of the European Union 0.5   Term 1
POLS6006B
Politics of the European Union
0.5
  Term 2
POLS6007A International Development 0.5
  Term 1
POLS6008 Gender and Politics 0.5   Term 2
POLS6009 Global Environmental Politics 0.5   Term 1
SEEF2003 Finland: Environment, Society and Culture 1.0   Terms 1 & 2
SESS2005 Topics in Microeconomics 0.5 SESS1003 Term 2
SESS2006 European Macroeconomics 0.5 SESS1004 Term 1
SESS2010 Applied Econometrics 0.5 STAT6102 + SESS1003 or SESS1004 Term 1
SESS2001 Emerging Market Economies
1.0 SESS1003 & SESS1004 Terms 1 & 2
SESS3001 Growth and Convergence with reference to Russia and CEE 0.5 SESS2006 Term 2
SESS3007 Health Economics and Policy 0.5 SESS1003 Term 2
SESS2102 Politics & Society in Central & Eastern Europe 1.0 POLS6011 or SESS1202 or SESS1203 Terms 1 & 2
SESS2103 Russian Politics and Society 1.0 POLS6011 or SESS1202 or SESS1203 Terms 1 & 2
SESS2105 Democracy and Democratization 0.5 POLS6011 Term 2

Year 3

Code Title Units Notes and prerequisite Taught
AMER3001
Environmental Issues, Movements and Policies in the Americas 0.5
Useful prerequisites would include any of: GEOG1007, SESS1202, SESS1203, ANTH1005, GEOG2009, GEOG2014, PHIL2032, POLS6009, SESS2105 etc. but any Year 3 Societies students could attend if they have an interest in environmental issues and policy.  
AMER3002
From Emancipation to Massive Resistance: Race, Racism and the African American Freedom Struggle 1865-1960 0.5
   
AMER3005
Latin American Development in Global Perspective 0.5
   
AMER3007
US Economic Policy from the New Deal to Obama 0.5
   
AMER3008
US Presidents and the Presidency 0.5
   
AMER3009
From the Civil Rights Revolution to Obama: Race, Racism and the African American Freedom Struggle in Modern America 0.5
   
AMER3012
Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean 0.5
   
ANTH3028 Gender, Language and Culture 0.5   Term 2
ANTH3030 Nationalism, Ethnicity and Race 0.5 Introduction to Social Anthropology I Term 1
ARCL3*** Archaeology of Specific Regions 0.5    
ARCL3047 Archaeological Law and Project Management
0.5 Public Archaeology. Recommended for students also studying Law subjects. Term 1
ARCL3059 The Archaeology of Chiefdoms 0.5 Recommended for students also studying Sociology, Philosophy and Politics subjects Term 1
ARCL3060 Ancient Societies of Amazonia 0.5 Current issues in archaeological theory. Recommended for students taking Sociology. Term 1
ARCL3075 Understanding Complex Societies: Egypt and Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC 0.5   Term 1
CIHD3001 Global Health Policy 0.5 or 1   Term 1 or Terms 1 & 2
CIHD3002 Health, Poverty and Development 0.5   Term 1
CIHD3003 Conflict, Humanitarianism and Health
0.5   Term 2
CIHD3004 Global Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
0.5   Term 2
CIHD3005 Global Maternal & Child Health 0.5   Term 1
CIHD3006 Anthropological Perspectives on Global Health
0.5   Term 2
ECON3009 Economics of Law 0.5 SESS2005 Term 2
ECON7007 Environmental Economics 0.5   Term 1
GEOG3025 Cities and Modernity 0.5 ‘Methods in Human Geography’. Term 1
GEOG3059 Popular Culture and Geopolitics 0.5 Political Geography and Geopolitics Term 2
HIST**** A range of modules from the History department 0.5 At least HIST1008B would be an advantage
Term 1 or Term 2. Or Terms 1 & 2 (depending on the module selected)
ITAL4102 Nation, Culture and Society 0.5   Term 2
LAWS2004 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
1.0 Recommended for students also studying Philosophy subjects Term 1
LAWS2009 EU Law and Human Rights
1.0 Recommended for students also studying IR, Politics and Philosophy subjects Terms 1 & 2
PHIL3031 Global Justice & Health 0.5   Term 2
PHIL3040 Adorno: Art and Politics 0.5 Recommended for students also studying Politics subjects Term 1
PHIL3041
Advanced Topics in Political Philosophy
0.5
  Term 2
SESS3002 International Trade 0.5 SESS1003 & SESS1004 Term 1
SESS3005 Topics in Financial Management 0.5 SESS2005 Term 1
SESS3007
Health Economics and Policy
0.5
SESS1003
Term 2
SESS3101 Comparative Politics 1.0 Introduction to Politics or similar
Terms 1 & 2
SESS3102 Soviet and Russian Foreign Policy 1.0   Terms 1 & 2
SESS3103 European Security 1.0   Terms 1 & 2
SESS3XXX
Economic History and Ideas
1.0
SESS2005 and SESS2006
Terms 1 & 2
SESS3XXX
International Macroeconomics
0.5
SESS2006
Term 2
SESS3XXX
Economics of the Family
0.5
SESS2005
Term 1