Current Students

European Social and Political Studies BA

Induction Information

Registration Week takes place in the first week of UCL term (Monday 23 September 2013).

Enrolment as a new student or re-enrolment may occur during or before Registration Week, depending on what time of student you are.

This also applies to registering for chosen courses and establishing yourself in ESPS and the departments of your chosen subjects.

Further information for:

Courses & Reading List


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Course Selection Guidelines & Application

Incoming First Year Students

  • Please refer to the Course Selection Guidelines (First Years) and complete the Course Selection Form (First Years) below.

Second and Final Year Students

  • Visit the ESPS Administration for Students page on Moodle and follow the Module Selection procedure outlined there.

Affiliate Students

  • Affiliates should refer to the Course Selection Guidelines (Affiliates) and complete the Course Selection Form (Affiliates) below.

Non-ESPS Students

  • Students in other UCL departments, including non-ESPS Affiliates should register for modules on Portico asap and no later than by the end of the first week of teaching.
  • ESPS will begin accepting and rejecting selections on Portico based on availability during Induction Week.
  • Your place in the class is not confirmed until approved on Portico by ESPS but students should ensure they attend classes from the first week of teaching nevertheless.

All forms should be emailed to the ESPS office:


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Useful Contacts

European Social and Political Studies: Dual Degree BA


Where can I find information for new students?

Where can I find information on policies and procedures?

All students should familiarise themselves with the academic and administrative policies listed on the Moodle ESPS Administration for Students page.

Further information on UCL and UCL regulations is contained in the UCL Student Handbook, a copy of which is given to you at registration.

Where can I find information on the Student Union?

Where is ESPS located?

  • Second and third floors and in the basement of 33-35 Torrington Place.
  • ESPS administrative offices are room 2.2 on the second floor and room 3.2 on the third floor.
  • ESPS Common Room is in the basement of 33-35 Torrington Place.

How will UCL and ESPS communicate with me?

Student pigeonholes are located outside room 2.2, on the second floor. Notice boards are located in the Common Room. These contain:

  • Communications from staff
  • Communications from students
  • Information on jobs, postgraduate courses and research grants, conferences and seminars, the European Society and Newsletter
  • Student year lists and photographs

Your UCL email address will be used for all UCL-related email correspondence. Please therefore check this address regularly.

Update your contact details when they change via Portico.

Which libraries can I use?

UCL Library

All registered students are entitled to use all parts the UCL library.

Please remember to bring your College Identity Card. The arrangement and lay-out of the Library are described in the Library Guide which is available from all Library issue desks.

University Library

The University Library is a major academic library in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (entrance on the fourth floor of the Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU). A ticket may be obtained upon showing a UCL ID card.

UCL Library, the University Library and other London libraries are computer-linked. It is therefore possible to save several journeys by logging in to the main library to see if a book is available elsewhere.

ESPS Library

ESPS has a small library (Room 3.4, third floor, 33-35 Torrington Place) consisting of core texts used heavily on ESPS modules as well as dissertations of former ESPS students that can be helpful in conceiving and structuring your own research. Students are encouraged to consult this collection during ESPS office hours. Items can be loaned for two-week periods, with renewals possible.

What is the UCLU European Society?

Run in great part by ESPS students, the society organises speakers and social events with a European flavour.

Which careers are available to me with an ESPS degree?

Where can I find the term dates?

 Term dates for 2013-14 are here.