Arts Sciences


Further study

Q: What graduate programmes can I study after Arts and Sciences?

A: The large majority of graduate programmes will be open to Arts and Sciences graduates – at least 80% of all such programmes. Indeed, the only masters not likely to be open are in specialist engineering and science programmes. However, even some engineering and science programmes will be open to you, provided you have studied sufficient material on your Sciences and Engineering or Health and Environment pathways.

Q: Will I be able to take a Graduate Diploma in Law after Arts and Sciences?

A: Yes. Arts and Sciences (BASc) meets the minimum requirements for such programmes. However, a certain degree classification – e.g. an upper second-class Bachelor's degree (2.1) – may be required.

Q: Can Arts and Sciences be used as a 'pre-med' degree before applying to Medical School?

A: Yes. UCL will accept Arts and Sciences as a first degree before applying to UCL Medical School. However, graduates usually need to have A levels in Chemistry and Biology (or be able to demonstrate that they have covered a sufficient level of both in their degrees). UCL's requirement is for a 2.1 (although like most medical degree programmes in the UK we will accept a 2.2 if the student subsequently undertakes an MSc or MA before applying). 

Some 'fast track' medical programmes at other institutions will only accept science graduates and may prefer that students graduating from Arts and Sciences major in Health and Environment. For further information, please consult the relevant Medical School.

Watch BASc alumna Sara talk about her journey into graduate medicine after BASc.

Q: I'm not clear: is this a course aimed at the future job market or at people who really want in-depth study?

A: We think Arts and Sciences can do both. The flexibility and range allows you either to focus on a programme which you feel will best equip you for the world of work, or it allows you to explore more deeply intellectual and scholarly issues.