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European Social and Political Studies BA

This challenging, flexible and diverse programme offers specialisation in any one of ten humanities and social science subjects, combined with a broad base in European history, law, philosophy and politics, and fluency in a European language. Year three is spent at a European university.

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2018
UCAS code
R990
Duration
Full-time: 4 years
Application deadline
15 January 2018
Location
London, Bloomsbury
Applications per place
6 (2016 entry)*
Total intake
69 (2018 entry)*
* Figures relate to European Social and Political Studies subject area

Degree benefits

  • Benefit from UCL's world-class teaching system and the insights of its renowned humanities, language and social sciences scholars, and from the expertise of their European counterparts.

  • A year abroad at a continental university - exchange places with partner universities include Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Seville and Rome.

  • Undertake a dissertation on an independently chosen research topic, with specialist supervision.

  • Wide-ranging employability: 15% of ESPS graduates have gone into European, international or British politics, 20% into law, business and commerce.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: European Social and Political Studies .

  • Interdisciplinary programme: see contributing departments

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

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