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FAQs and Answers

Q: What are the Entry requirements for the BA programmes?

A: Please see the UCL Undergraduate Prospectus for the most up-to-date information.

Q: How do I apply?

A: The application process is detailed in the UCL Undergraduate Prospectus.

Q: What are the fees and what funding is available?

A: Information about fees and funding are also available in the UCL Undergraduate Prospectus.

Q: Where can I spend my year abroad (the third year of my degree)?

A: the department has Socrates/Erasmus exchanges with the Universities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Leiden and Groningen in the Netherlands and with two Universities in Antwerp in Flanders (Belgium).

Q: What Masters programmes are available?

A: We offer an MA in Dutch Studies which is a distinct pathway within the Arts & Humanities Faculty’s MA Language, Culture and History. We also contribute to the MA Dutch Golden Age, which is offered by the UCL History department and there are distinctive Dutch pathways within the Faculty’s MA European Culture and MA European Society. For more information, see the graduate degrees page.

Q: How do I apply?

A: For details of the application process please refer to this page in the UCL Prospectus.

Q: What funding is available?

A: For information on funding available for Master programmes in Dutch see the information on the UCL Graduate School website.

Q: How do I apply for a research degree?

A: It is best to contact the academic member of staff you would like to work with informally before you apply, normally by e-mail. If you are uncertain about whom to direct your inquiry to, you can also send your research proposal to the departmental co-ordinator who will forward it to the most appropriate member of staff. For your first contact you do not need to submit a detailed research proposal (although you are of course welcome to do so if you have written one) but you should communicate the outlines of your proposed project clearly.

Q: What if my topic seems to fall between the scope of more than one department? Is it possible to have it supervised at UCL Dutch?

It is not unusual for research proposals to be cross-departmental and interdisciplinary, and this is even encouraged. The School of European Languages, Culture and Society, of which UCL Dutch is a part, has a wide range of expertise across all periods of history and literary production, across many geographical areas and covering most major genres of historical and literary research and writing. Joint supervision of your research project by two academics from UCL Dutch and another department within the School (or indeed within the whole of UCL) is possible. Please direct you research inquiry to the academic member of staff you would like to work with or to the departmental co-ordinator who will forward it to the most appropriate member of staff.

Q: How do I write a research proposal? What do you expect from me?

A: Please consult the information on the website of the UCL Graduate School. An excellent tutorial about how to write a research proposal is also provided by the PORT project (Postgraduate Online Research Training) at the Institute for Germanic and Romance Languages in nearby Senate House. 

Q: What funding is available?

A: Information on grants and scholarships for research degrees in Dutch are available in the UCL prospectus and on the website of the UCL Graduate School.

Q: How soon in advance should I apply?

A: We recommend that you apply at least 3 or 4 months before the time you wish to start (or, 3 to 4 months before the time you need to know the decision of acceptance or not, in cases where scholarship or visa applications are dependent on the outcome).

Q: Should I apply for funding before applying to UCL?

A: It depends on the deadlines for funding bodies – check the time schedules of your proposed funding bodies. Applicants should have applied for study before applying for funding – funding bodies will typically not consider applicants for funding unless they already have a firm offer in place.

Q: What about English language requirements for international research students?

A: Like for all UCL degrees certain English language requirements need to be met. Please find more information about this here.

Q: What about visas for international research students?

A: Information about visas may be found here.

Page last modified on 23 sep 13 12:39 by Jo E Garwood