Information for Prospective Students
- Undergraduate Prospectus
- Graduate Prospectus
- International Students
- Meet UCL
- Scholarships & Funding
- Widening Participation
- Register your interest
Programme structure and assessment
How your study is structured and assessed
The academic year begins in September and is divided into three terms. Most of your teaching will take place in terms on and two, with most of term three set aside for revision and examinations.
Your degree programme will be made up of individual courses. Each course carries a certain amount of credit, or ‘course-unit’ value (known as CU). You are expected to complete four CU each year, which will usually mean taking up to eight courses. During your first year, one of your courses may be in a language, if you haven’t met our modern language requirement.
For more about the structure of individual degree programmes see the entries in the Prospectus.
Assessment, examinations and degree classification
You will usually be assessed at the end of each year, on every course that you have taken during that year. Assessment may be continuous (in the form of essays, assignments and laboratory practicals), carried out by examination, or by a combination of these.
Degrees at UCL are classified into first, second (upper and lower) and third-class Honours.
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