UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities (UPCH)
UCL's International Undergraduate Foundation Year
UPC 2014 Entry UPDATE
You are advised to contact the relevant UPC administrator in early May before submitting any application for a UPC course.
UPC places are now extremely limited with only some applications for UPCH being accepted for the waiting list.
The UPCH is an intensive one-year foundation course in the humanities and social sciences designed for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL (University College London) and other top UK universities.
Students will be prepared for a range of undergraduate degree programmes in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences including: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Economics, European Social and Political Studies, European Languages and Culture, Geography, History, History of Art, Information Management for Business, Law and Philosophy.
With a reputation for academic excellence and success, the course provides an academically challenging and rewarding programme of study, ensuring that on completing the course UPC students are ready to face the challenges of undergraduate study in the UK with confidence and independence.
Taught at UCL by UCL academic staff
Unlike many other foundation courses all lectures, seminars, and tutorials are delivered within the university. UPCH students are registered as UCL students and have access to all UCL and University of London academic, welfare, and social and cultural resources.
All UPCH students study four modules:
Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities with a Modern European Language (UPCHmel)
UPCHmel students will typically hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 /4.0 from the US school system and will usually have a good upper intermediate command of either French, German, Italian or Spanish. French and Spanish are also offered at beginners' level to students with little or no prior knowledge.
UPCH Progression Scholarship
One scholarship per year is available to the highest achieving UPCH student intending to study their BA\BSc programme at UCL.
The links on the left will allow you to explore the courses in more detail.
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