History with a Year Abroad
This four-year degree gives you all
of the benefits of our BA History degree together with the exciting opportunity
to study abroad at great English-speaking universities (currently universities in Chile, Texas, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Dublin).
There you’ll be able to experience
different and fascinating ways of approaching history and other subjects,
building on your first two years at UCL and contributing to your final fourth
Like all students in the Department you’ll be able to develop the specialisms you want to as well as having the flexibility to do so in the way in which you want.’
History with a Year Abroad 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)*
First year students must take:
- HIST1006: Writing History
- HIST1007: Making History
- HIST1008: Concept, Categories and the Practice of History
- One Survey module
Students may then also take:
- Another Survey course
- An approved module from another department
Second Year students must take:
- HIST2008: Evolving History
- HIST2900: Second Year Research Seminar
- A Thematic module (either at UCL, or an Intercollegiate module)
- A Survey module
Students may then also take:
Students take modules at the host institution equivalent to a full load. At least half the courses taken must be in History. 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 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, with no score lower than 5.
- Degree Benefits
- Students spend the third year of study at an overseas institution. In previous years students have spent their year at the Catholic University of Chile, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA, University College Dublin, Ireland or the University of Toronto in Canada. (For further information about institutions currently available for the year abroad please contact UCL History's Study Abroad Administrator).
- 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.
- Specialisms of the department include the history of the ancient Near East, the history of the Americas, the cultural and intellectual history of Europe, and transnational history.
- Exceptional resources, including the British Museum and 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.