L101 Frequently Asked Questions

How competitive is application to the L101 Programme?

Can I apply for both L100 (BSc Economics) and L101?

How much are the fees for the L101 programme?

Can I transfer between the L100 and L101 programmes?
How are marks factored into the degree while studying abroad?

How is the final degree classification determined?

What are possible host institutions for study abroad?  Can students choose where they will study abroad?

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 www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate-study/fees-and-costs

Q: Can I transfer between the L100 and L101 programmes?

A: Transfers from L100 to L101 will in general not be permitted.  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?

A: At present we have exchange agreements whereby students may study abroad at:

Columbia University
Georgetown University
Università Commerciale di Bocconi
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
University of British Columbia
University of California at Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
University of Toronto
Washington University in St Louis

Agreements with additional universities are currently in process.  Spaces at each host institution are limited but all attempts will be made to satisfy students’ preferences, where possible.

For general information on entry requirements and study abroad see the UCL Undergraduate Prospectus.