Chemistry with a European Language MSci (F101)

This four-year programme offers an additional year on top of the Chemistry with a European Language BSc, which you will spend abroad at a European university (we currently have links with institutions in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden) undertaking an advanced chemical research project


Degree benefits

  • Consistently regarded as one of the best chemistry departments in the UK, we offer you an excellent education with high standards of teaching.

  • You will benefit from our outstanding research profile as you are taught by lecturers who are experts in a wide range of chemistry-related fields.

  • You will have the opportunity to carry out an extensive research project in a university in mainland Europe, developing both your chemical and language skills.

  • The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) and the specialist language departments offer excellent modern language-learning aids such as computers, video and satellite links

Degree Structure:

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

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This programme is offered either as a three-year BSc or as a four-year MSci. The first two years of study are identical, so you can defer which to opt for until the end of your second year. We advise you to select the four-year MSci programme initially as this keeps more options open.

The chemistry content directly follows that of the single-subject Chemistry programme in the first three years. You will cover the full range of chemistry core components, together with optional modules in chemistry and other options from outside the department.

Around 25% of your time will be centred around CLIE and the specialist language departments, providing a continuous progression of language and related modules. The language component is taught in small groups with common levels of fluency ranging from complete beginners to experts.

You will spend your entire final year at a university in mainland Europe, in a country whose language you are studying, carrying out an extensive research project. Close links have been developed with a number of European universities and the consortium currently encompasses Lyon, Bordeaux, Dresden, Dortmund, Parma, Santiago de Compostela, Uppsala and Bologna.


An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.

Year 1

Core or compulsory module(s)


Optional modules:

Year 2

Core or compulsory module(s)

Optional modules:

  • You will select two modules in the same language through CLIE.

Year 3

Core or compulsory module(s)

Year 4

Advanced chemical research project in Europe

Advanced Chemical Research Project in Europe

The fourth year encompasses an independent research project in one of our partner universities to which UCL Chemistry has links through the Erasmus Scheme sponsored by the European Union.

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New Students:  what you will be expected to do during your first few weeks at UCL.

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Undergraduate Tutor
Dr Dewi W. Lewis
Tel: 020 7679 4779
Email: d.w.lewis@ucl.ac.uk

Admissions Tutor
Dr Matt Blunt
Tel: 020 7679 1087
Email: m.blunt@ucl.ac.uk