School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)


Undergraduate Programmes

Students can choose from a vast range of degrees and specialisms with the School of European Languages, Culture and Society at UCL, many of which are not available at other institutions.

Please note this information is relevant to September 2018 start programmes, information for September 2019 start will be available by the end of September 2018.

SELCS has 6 departments with 11 languages to choose from, as well as options to study combination degrees with SSEES (School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies), SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) and other departments at UCL.

Find out more about our degree programmes below or by language/department.

Single Honours

We offer single language degrees including BA French, BA Spanish and Latin American Studies, BA German, BA Italian, BA Dutch, BA Scandinavian Studies, BA Icelandic. We also offer a range of specialist degrees such BA Viking and Old Norse Studies.

BA Modern Languages

The BA Modern Languages enables you to combine the study of two languages and their respective cultures. You can choose from two languages within SELCS, or one in SELCS and one from other UCL departments or our partner institutions.

BA Modern Languages Plus

The BA Modern Language Plus offers you the ability to combine the study of your chosen language with a range of other subjects across UCL. Options include English, Film, Management, Philosophy amongst others.

We also offer degrees in German or Scandinavian Studies and History, which are offered as separate programmes.

BA Language and Culture

This is a degree programme that draws on the departmental expertise across SELCS, and allows you to combine the study of up to three languages with your own choice of cultural options in related courses.

BA Comparative Literature

The BA Comparative Literature affirms UCL’s role as a global leader in the diverse and thriving field of literary and cultural studies, building on the strength of well-established departmental programmes, and on a unique range of language-specific degrees.