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

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2019
UCAS code
Full-time: 4 years
Application deadline
15 January 2019
London, Bloomsbury
First year students must take:
Second Year students must take:
  • Second Year Research Seminar
  • A Thematic module (either at UCL, or an Intercollegiate module)
  • A Survey module
  • Intermediate/advanced modules in the language of the country to be visited in the year abroad, or relating to the literature/culture of that country
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.

Final year students must take:
Students may then also take:
Entry Requirements
Degree Benefits
Fees and Funding
Application and Next Steps

Programme Contact:

Ben Karniely, Admissions and Programmes Administrator


+44 (0)20 3108 4231