BA Archaeology with a Year Abroad
BA UCAS F401
The Institute of Archaeology UCL offers a four-year degree, entitled BA Archaeology with a Year Abroad (BA AWAYA). The degree entails Years 1, 2 and 4 spent at UCL, taking courses and producing a dissertation in Year 4, similar to existing three-year BA programmes at UCL.
Year 3 of the BA AWAYA is spent entirely abroad at one of our partner institutions, where the student takes courses, and fulfils all academic responsibilities relevant to that institution. During Year 3 UCL fees are reduced to one-third of the standard UCL fee. If the student spends Year 3 with one of our Erasmus-Socrates partners, then no fees at all are payable for Year 3 either to UCL or to the partner institution.
The aim of the programme is to allow students to experience higher education in a different setting, access high-level expertise from beyond UCL, and gain familiarity with the theory and practice of archaeology outside the UK. Students taking the year abroad will need to be in good academic standing and linguistically competent for their exchange destination. In all cases students will benefit from the expertise and advice of UCL’s Study Abroad Office as well as our departmental Study Abroad Tutor.
- A wide range of partner institutions is currently being established. At present there are Erasmus-Socrates agreements with universities in Denmark, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Austria, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Germany, Greece and Norway. There are also major partners in the USA, Canada, Australia, and Japan. All partner institutions are of the highest academic standing.
- Details of further institutional partnerships for the BA AWAYA programme will be added to the website as agreements are established.
For more information on the structure of this Programme, including details on the modules available, please use the link below.
Archaeology with a Year Abroad BA
- No specific subjects.
- BBB (more about contextual offers)
- No specific subjects. (more about contextual offers)
- English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-requirements
- A score of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.
- 32 (more about contextual offers)
- A total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5. (more about contextual offers)
UK applicants qualifications
For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF - teaching from 2016) with Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.
Pass in Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 28 credits awarded with Merit in the Level 3 units.
D3,M1,M1 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects
ABB at Advanced Highers (or AB at Advanced Higher and BBB at Higher)
Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades ABB.
Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates
UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.
Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.
For more information see: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc.
English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.
Fees and funding
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2019/20 academic year. The UK/EU fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2019/20 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.
- UK/EU students
- £9,250 (2019/20)
- Overseas students
- £26,740 (2019/20)
Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website.
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.
If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc. on this programme, please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact (details given on this page).
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.
Institutional Partners: Year abroad options
|Aarhus University||Denmark||Institute of Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics||Website|
|Istanbul University||Turkey||Department of Archaeology||Website|
|METU Ankara||Turkey||Social Sciences Institute||Website|
|Bologna University||Italy||Department of Archaeology||Website|
|University ca’Foscari, Venice||Italy||Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità e del Vicino Oriente||Website|
|Padova University||Italy||Department of Archaeology||Website|
|Leiden University||The Netherlands||Faculty of Archaeology||Website|
|University of Bern||Switzerland||Institute for Archaeology||Website|
|University of Vienna||Austria||Institute for Prehistory and Early History||Website|
|Klaipėda University||Lithuania||Institute of Baltic Sea Region History and Archaeology||Website|
|Jagiellonian University||Poland||Institute of Archaeology||Website|
|University of Lisbon||Portugal||Faculty of Letters||Website|
|University of Cologne||Germany||Institute for African Studies and Egyptology||Website|
|University of Thessaloniki||Greece||School of History and Archaeology||Website|
|University of Oslo||Norway||Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History||Website|
|Stony Brook New York||USA||Anthropology/archaeology||Website|
|University of Western Australia||Australia||Anthropology/archaeology||Website|
|Waseda University, Tokyo||Japan||Anthropology/archaeology||Website|
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