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For all UG affiliate application related enquiries please visit the UCL international office webpages.

Does the Department of Political Science have an undergraduate degree programme?

Yes, the Department of Political Science has an undergraduate degree programme, in addition to the affiliate programme: Political Science and International Relations.  Students on the affiliate programmes remain registered for their undergraduate degrees at their home institutions but come to study at UCL for one or two terms as part of their degree programmes.

Where can I find information on POLS* modules taught by the Department of Political Science?

Short POLS* module descriptions are available on the Political Science webpage:

Are POLS* modules available to undergraduate students registered in departments other than Political Science?

All POLS* modules, except for POLS6002/6003 Independent Study, are available to all UG students. The POLS6002/6003 Independent Study module is reserved for affiliate students registered in the Department of Political Science.

Do any of the POLS* modules have pre-requisites?

None of our POLS modules have pre-requisites.  However, it is assumed students are able to read and evaluate material critically and analytically, and students will be required to build and defend arguments (with evidence) from various viewpoints, both as part of seminar participation and as part of their coursework.

How are the POLS* modules assessed?

All POLS* modules are assessed by two 2000 word essays weighted 40 and 60 percent of the final grade.

When are the POLS* modules taught?

For timetable information please visit the UCL online timetable:

How do I register for POLS* modules?

Students should register for modules on Portico asap and no later than by the end of the first week of teaching. Spaces are limited and priority will be given to students registered in the Department of Political Science. By checking on Portico students will be able to know by week two of teaching if their space on the module has been approved. The department will do its utmost to ensure as many students as possible are accommodated on the POLS* courses.  Students should ensure they attend classes from week one of teaching even if module selections have yet to be approved on Portico.  Priority will be given to students attending class from week one of teaching.

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