UCL Students Abroad

Eligibility

Programme requirements

Your eligibility for study abroad will depend on your academic department and programme, and your individual academic standing. The following programmes/departments currently have a study abroad component:

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Programme route
Must be registered on programme
Period spent abroad
Application begins
Classics and Ancient World Studies Four year degree programme
Year 3 of 4
Beginning of Year 2
 European Social and Political Studies Four year degree programme Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2
Hebrew & Jewish Studies Four year degree programme Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2
 School of European Languages, Culture & Society (SELCS) Modern Language Combinations Four year degree programme Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2
 Slade School of Fine Art (BA and BFA) Four year BA Fine Art
or
Three year BFA Fine Art
 Autumn term of Year 3
or
Autumn term of Year 2
 Department will arrange the applications (during year preceding)

Faculty of the Built Environment (The Bartlett)

Programme route
Must be registered on programme
Period spent abroad
Application begins
Bartlett School of Planning Undergraduate Planning programme
Spring/Summer term of Year 2
Beginning of Year 1
Bartlett School of Architecture  BSc Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies with Year Abroad (4 year) Year 3 of 4
During Year 2 (department will coordinate)

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Programme route
Must be registered on programme
Period spent abroad
Application begins
Biochemical Engineering MEng Biochemical Engineering with Study Abroad Final Year
Beginning of Year 3

Chemical Engineering
MEng Chemical Engineering with Study Abroad Final Year
Beginning of Year 3
Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering Four year degree programme Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2
Computer Science Four year degree programme Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Four year degree programme Year 3 of 4
Beginning of Year 2
Management Science & Innovation Four year degree programme Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2
Mechanical Engineering Four year degree programme Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2

Faculty of Laws

Programme route
Must be registered on programme
Period spent abroad
Application begins
Law LLB
Law with German Law
Law with French Law
Law with Hispanic Law
Law with Another Legal System (Singapore or Australia)
Year 3 of 4
Beginning of year 2

Faculty of Life Sciences

Programme route
Must be registered on programme
Period spent abroad
Application begins
Biological Sciences MSci Biological Sciences
Year 3 of 4
Beginning of Year 2
Linguistics
BA Linguistics (International Programme)
Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2
Psychology BSc Psychology Year 2 of 3 Beginning of Year 1
 School of Pharmacy  Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) Autumn term of Year 4 Beginning of Year 3

Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Programme route
Must be registered on programme (you may apply to transfer)
Period spent abroad
Application begins
Chemistry MSci Chemistry (International Programme) or MSci Chemistry with a European Language (F1RX) Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2
Earth Sciences

MSci Earth Sciences (International Programme) F605 Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2
Mathematics Four year degree programme Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2
Natural Sciences Four year degree programme Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2

Physics & Astronomy

Four year degree programme* Year 3 of 4
Beginning of Year 2
Statistical Science MSci Statistical Science (International Programme) (G305) Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2

*For Physics and Astronomy students: you must be at least in 1st class level at the end of year 1 before you may be considered and 1st class in year 2

Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences

Programme route
Must be registered on programme
Period spent abroad
Application begins
Anthropology Anthropology with a year abroad
Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2
Archaeology Archaeology with a year abroad Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2
Economics Economics with a Year Abroad  Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2
Geography Four year degree programme Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2

History

History with a year abroad or History with a European Language
Year 3 of 4
Beginning of Year 2
School of Slavonic & East European Studies Four year degree programme Year 3 of 4 Beginning of Year 2

UCL Institute of Education

Programme route
Must be registered on programme
Period spent abroad
Application route
All programme routes, providing it is agreed with your programme leader No specific programme To be agreed with your programme leader
Please visit: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/study/1043.html

Programme responsibilities

All study abroad students, regardless of their UCL programme, level of study or host country, are expected to abide by the Study Abroad Student Charter whenever they engage with the Study Abroad Programme at UCL. 

In addition, for those applying for an optional placement, you are expected to fulfil the following requirements before departure:

  • You must be of good academic standing (usually maintaining a minimum 2:1 average before departure)
  • You must have successfully completed the minimum number of course units (including all compulsory units) for the degree programme for which you are registered
  • You should have a good knowledge of the language of the host country (or the teaching language, if this is different)
  • You must have approval from your home department and, in cases where there is any concern about your wellbeing prior to departure, the Director of Student Support and Wellbeing
  • You must respect all deadlines relating to the programme and ensure that relevant paperwork for your application is submitted on time
  • You must complete the UCL Study Abroad Preparation Programme by the stated deadline
  • You should ensure that you are aware of the financial undertakings of the year abroad and that you have researched and budgeted accordingly
  • You should understand the academic requirements of a year abroad for a student on your programme
  • You should undertake thorough, independent  research of your placement abroad in order to ensure that you are adequately prepared

Some of the responsibilities listed above are addressed in more detail in other parts of this website. However, if you have any concerns or questions please contact the Study Abroad Team for advice.

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