History with a European Language
This four-year flexible degree programme introduces you to anglophone and continental European traditions in academic history as well as to an ambitious range of themes, geographical areas and chronological periods. You will spend your third year studying at a European university, where teaching is conducted in another language.
This degree gives you all of the benefits of our BA History degree together with the added skill of acquiring a European language at some of the great European cities – currently Berlin, Paris, Seville, or Venice. Not only are these tremendously exciting cities to study in, but German, French, Spanish, and Italian are the most important historiographical languages alongside English. You’ll do that here alongside a range of specialists in German, French, Italian and Hispanic history, as well as being able to take modules in language departments elsewhere in UCL. You’ll be able to develop specialisms that make the most of your language skills as well as having the flexibility to do so in the way in which you want.
History with a European Language BA
- UCAS code
- Full-time: 4 years
- Application deadline
- 15 January 2018
- London, Bloomsbury
- Applications per place
- 5 (2016 entry)*
- Total intake
- 200 (2018 entry)*
Second Year students must take:
Students must take
Modules at the host institution equivalent to 30 ECTS minimum. Details of the expectations for the year abroad will be discussed in full during the outgoing students information session in second year.
- Entry Requirements
- History and a European language required.
- English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
- A score of 18-19 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in History and a European language, with no score lower than 5.
- Degree Benefits
- Gain the experience of living and studying in a European city. Our current students are studying in France (Paris, the Sorbonne), Germany (Berlin, Humboldt Universität), Spain (Seville) and Italy (Venice, Università Ca' Foscari).
- Develop a high level of linguistic competence, through the compulsory language requirement at UCL and through studying at a university on the continent that teaches in the applicable European language.
- Drawing upon UCL History, related UCL departments and relevant University of London colleges, the programme offers a wide variety of courses spanning extraordinary chronological breadth and geographical range.
- Exceptional resources, including the British Museum and the British Library, are within walking distance, and other London-based museums and organisations provide unrivalled opportunities for accessing primary source material.
- Fees and Funding
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2016/17 academic year.
- UK/EU students
- £9,000 (2016/17)
- Overseas students
- £16,130 (2016/17)
Fees for students entering in September 2017 (i.e. for the 2017/2018 academic year) will be set in the summer of 2016 and published on the UCL Current Students website. Fees advertised by UCL are for the first year of the programme. UK/EU undergraduate fees are capped, but fees for other students may be subject to increase in future years of study by between 3 and 5%.
Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.
- Application and Next Steps
Each candidate's profile is considered as a complete picture, taking into account your interest in and suitability for the degree, as shown in your personal statement and referee's report, as well as achieved and predicted grades. Your ability to present an argument, evidence of intellectual curiosity and your enthusiasm for and commitment to studying history will also be assessed.
How to apply
Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.
Application deadline: 15 January 2017
Promising applicants will be asked to supply further information to help us in determining whether to offer a place.
We are keen to attract students from a wide range of backgrounds, finding this helps to maintain an intellectually and socially stimulating community. Applicants will normally have studied History; English or a language taken to a higher level is also an advantage; a European language to a higher level is required.
Ben Karniely, Admissions and Programmes Administrator
+44 (0)20 3108 4231