L101 Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How competitive is application to the L101 Programme?
A: Places available at host institutions are limited and the application process will be competitive.
Q: Can I apply for both L100 (BSc Economics) and L101?
A: Yes, applications can be made to both programmes.
Q: How much are the fees for the L101 programme?
A: Students who take part in exchanges pay no tuition fees to the host institution and
reduced fees to UCL in the year abroad. For more information about UCL tuition fees please see Fees and Costs section of the Prospective Students website.
Q: Can I transfer between the L100 and L101 programmes?
to the small number of available places, opportunities to transfer from L100 to
L101 are not anticipated. Requests to transfer
from L101 to L100 may be considered by the Departmental and Study Abroad Tutors. A student taking the L101 Economics with a Year Abroad will be required to pass both the first and second year examinations, including any compulsory course units, to an approved standard to be able to continue to the third year abroad; a student who fails to achieve the required standard may be eligible to transfer to the L100 Economics BSc.
Q: How are marks factored into the degree while studying abroad?
A: Students will take the equivalent of four course units at their host institution while studying abroad. At least two of these course units must be approved courses in Economics, Mathematics, or Statistics, at an appropriate level. Students must pass three course units while studying abroad, and must have accrued 11.0 course units to progress to the final year.
Q: How is the final degree classification determined?
A: As described above, at least three course units must be passed during the year abroad. The final degree classification will be based on marks obtained at UCL during years 1,2,4 under the same scheme used for BSc Economics degree classification.
Q: What are possible host institutions for study abroad? Can students choose where they will study abroad?
will be required to undertake the year abroad at an approved institution. Previous
student destinations have included:
Università Commerciale di Bocconi
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
University of British Columbia
University of California
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
University of Toronto
Washington University in St Louis
Spaces at each host institution are limited but all attempts will be made to satisfy students’ preferences, where possible, in accordance with an allocation process in the second year.
For general information on entry requirements and study abroad see the UCL Undergraduate Prospectus.