One Major and One Minor Language

Year One
2.0 units in department of major language (of which 0.5 unit minimum is literature)
1.0 unit in minor language either in language department or Language Centre
1.0 unit Introduction to European History, Law, Philosophy and Politics

Year Two
1.5 units in department of major language
There is no obligation to continue the minor language but if so:
1.0 unit in minor language
1.5 or 2.5 units in humanities or social science specialism

Year Three
Year abroad

Final Year

1.0 unit in department of major language
1.0 unit ESPS Dissertation
2.0 units in humanities or social science specialism

Notes

  • Bulgarian, Czech/Slovak, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian/Croatian, Ukrainian are available as minor languages in the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. These languages are only available when the course is already running for SSEES students.
  • Hebrew, Yiddish, Classical Greek, and Latin are offered as minor languages in the relevant UCL language department. Portuguese is offered as a minor language in the department of Spanish.
  • Arabic and Mandarin are available as minor languages in the UCL Language Centre.
  • A humanities or social science subject is not taken until the second year on the one major and one minor language route.

Breakdown of Courses taken in the Department of the Major Language and Information on the Minor Language (First Year)



All courses listed below are indicative and may not be taught each year.

For Major Language:

Dutch

DUTC1001 - Dutch Language 1 (1.0 unit)
DUTC1201 - Modern Dutch Literary Texts (0.5 unit)
Additional module to the value of 0.5 unit

French

FREN1001 - Use of French (0.5 unit)
FREN1002 - French Oral (0.5 unit)*
FREN1101 - The Making of Modern France (0.5 unit)
FREN1102 - French Literature in Contexts (0.5 unit)

*Francophone students may not take FREN1002

German

Post-A level

GERM1001 - Modern German Language (1.0 unit)
Additional modules to the value of 1.0 unit

No Prior Knowledge

GERM1002 - Modern German Language: German for Beginners (1.0 unit)
Additional modules to the value of 1.0 unit

Italian

ITAL1010 - First Year Italian Language (1.0 unit)
Additional modules to the value of 1.0 unit

Russian

Post-A level

SERS1003 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 1) (0.5 unit)
SERS1004 - Use of Russian (Year 1) (0.5 unit)
Additional modules to the value of 1.0 unit

No Prior Knowledge

SERS1001 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 1A) (0.5 unit)
SERS1002 - Use of Russian (Year 1A) (1.0 unit)
Additional module to the value of 0.5 unit

Scandinavian Studies

Danish

SCAN1001 - Basic Danish (1.0 unit)
Additional modules to the value of 1.0 unit

Icelandic

SCAN1004 - Basic Modern Icelandic (1.0 unit)
Additional modules to the value of 1.0 unit

Norwegian

SCAN1003 - Basic Norwegian (1.0 unit)
Additional modules to the value of 1.0 unit

Swedish

SCAN1002 - Basic Swedish (1.0 unit)
Additional modules to the value of 1.0 unit

Spanish

SPAN1001 - Spanish Language I (1.0 unit)
Additional modules to the value of 1.0 unit 

For Minor Language:

Dutch, Italian, Russian, and Scandinavian languages may be taken from beginner's level or post A level in the respective departments.

French, German, and Spanish may be taken post A level in the respective departments, or from beginner's level or pre A level in the UCL Language Centre.