Arts and Sciences adopts a Liberal Arts approach, allowing you a unique opportunity to create your own programme of study by undertaking core interdisciplinary modules, alongside a range of arts and science subjects from leading departments across UCL.
Why study Liberal Arts and Sciences at UCL?
Students in Arts & Sciences study innovative core modules which enhance understanding of how different branches of knowledge relate to one another, and encourage interdisciplinary thinking. They supplement this cross contextual approach by taking additional modules from other UCL departments. This distinct approach delivers both educational breadth and depth, and fosters an understanding of working across the disciplines to respond to real-world issues.
What you will gain from study at UCL
You will benefit from world-class resources across a range of subject areas, allowing you to build your academic strengths and shape your own study. Our modules will provide you with the knowledge and skills to think across the disciplines, an ability which is of vital importance to employers in our increasingly interconnected world. Located in historic Bloomsbury, the programme makes use of many of London’s great sites and artefacts, supplementing your learning and heightening your experience.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching is delivered via lectures, laboratory sessions and small seminars. Modules are assessed by a variety of methods including research papers ('essays'), laboratory work and examinations (in May). Some of the Arts & Sciences modules also utilise non-traditional assessment techniques such as assessed podcasts, blogs and group work. Students coming for the Fall Term only are examined in December.
Modules in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and encouraged to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.
BASc Full Year affiliate students must take a minimum number of two BASc-coded modules, with the remainder of the credits comprising any Arts and Sciences modules or discipline-specific modules from other departments. Fall Term or Spring Term only students must take two BASc-coded module from the Arts and Sciences offering.
Arts and Sciences modules
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