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Course choice information

In the second and final year of your degree, any module within UCL is open to you, so long as the choice is consistent with your Pathway objectives, and subject to the following important constraints:

  1. You meet the prerequisites for a module, e.g. you could not do Level 5 modules in History of Art without having passed a relevant Level 4 History of Art module. Please note that although we aim to prepare you for a very wide range of choices in each department, there may be some modules at Levels 5 and 6 which are not available to you because you may not be able to take all of the required prerequisites.
  2. The modules chosen fit in with the other modules on your timetable. You are expected to attend all scheduled classes for your chosen modules.
  3. You are fulfilling the degree requirement of taking at least one ‘science’ or ‘quantitative’ module each year and at least one ‘non-science’ and ‘non-quantitative’ module each year. (Note that some modules in the Core are science / quantitative, so if you are taking one of these modules each year in the Core, this would fulfil this part of the degree requirement).
  4. Your Personal Tutor approves the choice of modules. This is to ensure that you work towards a coherent selection of modules which complement each other and which allow for your best academic progression.
  5. The class has sufficient space to accept you.
  6. You have checked the 'Selecting your modules' page to ensure that a module provided by a department other than the BASc department is open to external students.

It is your responsibility to engage with the module selection process. We cannot guarantee your acceptance onto your first choice pathway modules but early engagement with module selection maximises your chances of success. You will be informed as soon as possible if you are rejected from any of your first choice modules and advised to select an alternative. In exceptional cases, if no suitable alternative is available from within UCL, you may be able to find an appropriate module at one of the other University of London colleges. If you have any problems with module selection you should contact your Personal Tutor and Angela Vaughn, the Departmental Administrator, for support.

Second year course choices

The structure for Year 2 means that you can select modules to fit any one of the following example combinations:

One core + two electives + language + 3 major + 1 minor = 120 credits
One core + two electives + language + 2 major + 2 minor = 120 credits
One core + one elective + language + 4 major + 1 minor = 120 credits
One core + one elective + language + 3 major + 2 minor = 120 credits
Two core + one elective + language + 3 major + 1 minor =  120 credits

Module descriptions for the Core and Interdisciplinary Electives can be found online.

Suggested second year modules available under each pathway can be below:

Final year course choices

The structure for your final year means that you can select modules to fit any one of the following example combinations:

Knowledge Economy + dissertation + language + 3 major + 1 minor = 120 credits
Knowledge Economy + dissertation + language + 2 major + 2 minor = 120 credits
Knowledge Economy + dissertation + language + 2 major + 1 minor (worth 30 credits) = 120 credits
Knowledge Economy + dissertation + language + 1 major (worth 30 credits) + 2 minor = 120 credits

Module descriptions for the Core and Interdisciplinary Electives can be found online.

Suggested final year modules available under each pathway can be below: