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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2016/17 academic year.

UK & EU fee
£9,000 (2016/17)
Overseas fee
£16,130 (2016/17)
Funding

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 Languages BA: Dutch (+ another language)

UCAS Code: R000

This flexible programme allows students to study two languages (Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian/Croatian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Yiddish), choosing from departments within SELCS, UCL Hebrew & Jewish and the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES).

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, galleries, 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.

Structure

Students must take modules totalling 4 course units each year.

Below are the requirements for the Dutch side of the programme.

Students must take one European Language, Culture and Society (ELCS) module per year out of one side of their degree or the other in Year One and Year Two.

Students cannot take Year Two ELCS modules out of the same side of the programme as they did in Year One.

In the Final Year, students have the option to take an ELCS module if they wish and they can choose which side of their programme they take it.

Year One

Compulsory Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • DUTC1001 - Dutch Language 1 (1.0cu)

Optional Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • 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)
  • ELCS6***  An intermediate-level ELCS module (0.5cu)

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


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 (0.5cu)
  • ELCS6*** An intermediate-level ELCS module (0.5cu)

Year Three


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***  An advanced-level ELCS module (0.5cu)

Careers

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.

Popular 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, while others continue with graduate training and research.

Destinations

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

  • Immigration Liaison Assistant, British Embassy in Paris
  • Income Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Research Assistant, 2020health (thinktank)
  • Consultant, Deloitte
  • Architectural Assistant, Nick Wilson Architecture

*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 commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers, UCL Advances and other entrepreneur societies here: Careers and skills.

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



Selection

If your application demonstrates that your academic ability and motivation makes you well-suited to our degree and you receive and 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 brom beginner's level so and A level or equivalent is essential.

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

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