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Liberal Arts and Sciences

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.

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Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
ANTH0078 An Introduction to World Cinema 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ANTH0080 Time and the Index – The evolving narrative of Photography and Film 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ANTH0081 The Story and I – Finding the Form: a practical exploration of story-telling 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ANTH0083 Experimental and Interactive Storytelling – Form and Narrative 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ANTH0084 Documentary Radio – A Practice-Based Introduction 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ANTH0085 Documentary Film Making – Intermediate Practical Skills 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ANTH0189 Practical Skills for Feature Writing in a Multimedia World 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ANTH0190 Writing About International Affairs 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BARC0093 Looking, Making and Communicating 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0001 Approaches to Knowledge: Introduction to Interdisciplinarity 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0002 Interdisciplinary Research Methods 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0003 Quantitative Methods and Mathematical Thinking 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0004 Object Lessons: Communicating Knowledge through Collections 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0005 Quantitative Methods 2: Data Science and Visualisation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0006 Qualitative Thinking: Research Methods amd Cultural Analysis 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0007 Creative Writing 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0008 Science Meets Religion in the Global Community 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0010 Understanding Cities and their Spatial Cultures 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0011 Migration and Health 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0015 Psychology in the Real World 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0016 Environmental Sociology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0017 Interdisciplinary Game Theory 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0018 Urban Inequalities and Global Development 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0019 Science, Art and Co-design 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0020 Art and Interdisciplinarity: Measuring the World 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0021 Art, Literature and Censorship 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0022 Interactions in Music and Science 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0026 Advanced Creative Writing 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0028 Sustainable Energy 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0030 Arts, Nature and Wellbeing: Non-Clinical Interventions in Health 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0031 Ecosociologies: Theory, Analysis and Action 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0032 Critical Race Theory 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0033 Information through the Ages 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0034 Women's Health: Legal and Ethical Aspects 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BASC0037 Rethinking Capitalism 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BENG0018 Open Source Synthetic Biology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
CLAS0008 Ancient Ideas in the Modern World 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ENGF0006 Tech Journalism: Analysis and Communication in Engineering and Technology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ENGF0007 Advanced Tech Journalism: Advanced Analysis and Communication in Engineering and Technology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ENGF0014 Engineering Thinking I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ENGL0005 Introduction to English Literature 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HEBR0006 Religion, State and Society in Modern European History 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
LAWS0009 Law in Action 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
MATH0012 Mathematical Methods for Arts and Sciences 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
MECH0008 Engineering Design 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SSFA0034 Methodologies of Drawing 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

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