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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2017/18 academic year and are for the first year of the programme at UCL only.

UK & EU fee
£9,250 (2017/18)
Overseas fee
£17,710 (2017/18)

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.

Departmental scholarships

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Modern Language Plus BA: Dutch and Philosophy

UCAS Code: RY00

The Modern Language Plus BA offers enormous choice and flexibility, combining a modern language (either one you have prior knowledge of, or one new to you), together with another discipline, such as Film Studies, History of Art, Jewish Studies or Management Studies. You will also spend a year abroad.

Degree benefits

  • UCL provides an ideal environment for language study; we offer an enormous range of languages and state-of-the-art facilities, including a well-equipped language learning suite.
  • The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Languages of the Wider World, run by UCL and SOAS, brings together the expertise of a wide range of language specialists.
  • UCL has a large international population, and you will have countless opportunities to practise and speak your chosen languages with native speakers and learn about the associated culture and society.
  • Our location in a cosmopolitan city provides access to frequent and varied cultural events, a huge range of museums, specialist libraries and bookshops, theatres, cinemas, cuisines and cultural societies.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: School of European Languages, Culture and Society.

  • 74% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Students must take modules totalling 4 course units each year. Below are the requirements for the Dutch side of your degree. Please consult the Philosophy Department for Philosophy modules.

Year One

Compulsory Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • DUTC1001 Dutch Language 1 (1.0cu)

Optional Modules (0.5 course units)

  • ELCS1*** An intermediate-level ELCS module (0.5cu)
  • DUTC1101 Born out of Rebellion: The Netherlands from the Dutch Revolt to the eve of World War I (0.5cu)
  • DUTC1201 Modern Dutch Literary Texts (0.5cu)

Students with advanced knowledge of Dutch may, with the agreement of the DUTC1001 tutor, replace DUTC1001 (Dutch Language 1), 1.0 cu, with DUTC1011 Dutch Language 1a (0.5 cu), plus another ELCS module (0.5).

Year Two

Compulsory Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • DUTC2001 Dutch Language 2 (1.0cu)

Optional Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • DUTC2101 At the Crossroads of Europe: Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg in the 20th and 21st centuries (0.5cu)
  • DUTC2203 Twentieth Century Dutch Literature I: Themes (0.5cu)
  • DUTC2300 Multiculturalism and Identity (0.5 cu)

On the Philosophy side of their degree students may take:

  • (Option 1) 2.0cu Philosophy modules; or
  • (Option 2) 1.5cu Philosophy modules and 0.5 ELCS6*** modules; or
  • (Option 3) 1.0cu Philosophy modules, 0.5 ELCS6*** module and 0.5cu module from another department approved by the Philosophy department.

Exceptionally, students may replace the ELCS6*** module in the Options 2 and 3 with a 0.5cu DUTC2*** content module or a 0.5cu Year 2 module in another department provided that they obtain written permission to do so from the SELCS Undergraduate Tutor during pre-registration.

Year Three (Year Abroad)

Final Year

Compulsory Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • DUTC4001 Dutch Language 4 (1.0cu)

Optional Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • DUTC4206 Nomadic Literature (0.5cu)
  • DUTC4205 Contemporary History and Culture of the Low Countries (0.5cu)
  • DUTC4502A Advanced Translation (0.5cu)
  • DUTC4901 Project in Dutch (0.5cu)
  • ELCS4*** No more than one advanced-level ELCS module (0.5cu)

Students take, on the Philosophy side of their degree, EITHER 2.0cu of Philosophy modules OR 1.0cu or 1.5cu of Philosophy modules plus 1.0cu or 0.5cu of modules outside of Philosophy with the restriction that, in their first and final years, they do not take more than a total of 1.0cu of modules outside the Philosophy side of their degree.


There are many career opportunities for UCL's modern language graduates, and we embed in our teaching the acquisition of transferable skills as well as linguistic and cultural knowledge.

Career paths for modern language graduates include the financial sector, the civil service, journalism, accountancy, publishing, education, advertising, the media and law. Some graduates pursue careers that make special use of their language skills, including translating, interpreting and teaching; others continue with training and research.


First career destinations of recent graduates (2012-2014) of this programme include:

  • Recruitment Consultant, Independent Clinical Services
  • Graduate Trainee, Phaidon
  • Analyst, Willis Capital Markets & Advisory
  • Trade Analyst, Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK
  • Banking Analyst, Goldman Sachs

*Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012-2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

UCL is committed to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers and UCL Innovation and Enterprise can help you find employment or learn about entrepreneurship.

Application and next steps

Your application

In your application, you should demonstrate an interest in the literature, culture and history of the language you are proposing to study. Involvement in cultural activities in the language (i.e. reading newspapers and magazines, watching television and films or engaging with relevant communities) is regarded favourably, as is travel to the country in question.

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


If your application demonstrates that your academic ability and motivation makes you well-suited to our degree and you receive an offer, then we shall invite you to a post-offer Open Day, where you can experience the sort of teaching which we offer and life in SELCS.

Our admissions process aims to assess your linguistic abilities and attainments as well as cultural awareness and intellectual potential. We may interview candidates by telephone in order to establish a level of language ability.

When applying for a place on this programme, all applicants must indicate in the space provided on their application the combination of languages that they wish to be considered for. Please note that French and Spanish are not taught from beginner's level so an A level or equivalent is essential.

For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students

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