Subject Modules


All UPC students choose two subject modules from the following list. Click on the subject to read more on the course content.

UPCH subject modules
UPCSE subject modules
Classical Civilisation Biology
Economics Chemistry
Geography Mathematics
Mathematics Physics
Modern European Culture  
Modern European History and Politics  


When deciding which two subject modules to study, you should consider these main points:

  • If you wish to study a particular subject at university, you should select that subject as one of your two subject modules, or you should select the two modules most relevant to that particular degree subject. A guide to the required UPC subjects for UCL degree programmes is given below. We have also made recommendations on advisable subjects you should consider selecting.
  • Information on the subject modules and their course content is available by following the links on the above table. Please use this to help you decide.
  • You should select subject modules that you are interested in as enthusiasm for the subject is a very important element in achieving success.
  • Students must choose their entrance tests subjects carefully, as the subjects they are tested in will form the subject modules of their UPC course. No change to UPC subjects is possible, except in circumstances where timetabling and student numbers allow it. Any change may require an additional entrance test.

If you are uncertain which subject modules to study, please contact the relevant UPC Administrator in the first instance for advice:

Selecting your UPC subjects for UCL degree programmes.

(Please note that for some degree programmes either UPCH or UPCH can be selected and advisable subject module selections are shown in the table for each UPC course).

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

UCL degree
Recommended UPC subjects.
Minimum IELTS scores; to be demonstrated when applying for a UPC course.
Arts and Sciences BASc

UPCH:
Mathematics
or
Economics
and one other UPCH subject module.

UPCSE:
Applicant's choice.

6.5

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

UCL degree
Recommended UPC subjects.
Minimum IELTS scores; to be demonstrated when applying for a UPC course.
Ancient World BA
UPCH:
Classical Civilization and Modern European Culture
6.5
English BA

UPCH:
Modern European Culture
Modern European History and Politics or
Classical Civilization
6.5
Modern Languages Plus Film Studies BA
Modern Languages Plus Management Studies BA
Modern Languages Plus History of Art BA
Modern Languages Plus Philosophy BA
UPCHmel:
Modern European Culture and
Classical Civilization or
Modern European History and Politics
7.5
  Modern Languages Plus applicants will need to have an intermediate level on commencement of the UPCH for French, German, Italian or Spanish.                            
Philosophy BA
UPCH:
Classical Civilization
and
Modern European Culture
or
Modern European History and Politics
6.5                                                         
Philosophy and Economics BA UPCH:
Mathematics
and
Classical Civilization or
Modern European Culture or
Modern European History and Politics
6.5
Philosophy and History of Art BA UPCH:
Modern European Culture and
Classical Civilization or
Modern European History and Politics
6.5

Faculty of Brain Sciences

UCL degree
Recommended UPC subjects.
Minimum IELTS scores; to be demonstrated when applying for a UPC course.
Psychology BSc
UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Biology
or
Physics
6.0

Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment

UCL degree Recommended UPC subjects. Minimum IELTS scores; to be demonstrated when applying for a UPC course.
Architecture BSc

UPCH:
Geography
plus one other UPCH subject module.

UPCSE:
Applicant's choice


UPCH: 6.0

UPCSE: 5.5

 

Both UPCSE and UPCH students will undertake the additional portfolio building course: Bartlett's Media Studies Undergraduate Course during their UPC course

In addition to your application you will also need to present a portfolio of artworks (pdfs preferred). Applicants are expected to demonstrate existing art and design skills.

The Slade Summer School at UCL is recommended for UPC students prior to starting a UPC course.

Project
Management
for
Construction
BSc
UPCH:
Geography
and
Economics
or
Mathematics
or
Modern European History and Politics

UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Physics

UPCH: 6.0

UPCSE: 5.5


Urban Planning
and Design and Management BSc

Urban Studies BSc

UPCH:
Geography
and
Economics
or
Modern European History and Politics
UPCH: 6.0

Faculty of Engineering

UCL degree
Recommended UPC subjects.
Minimum IELTS scores; to be demonstrated when applying for a UPC course.
Chemical Engineering BEng
UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Chemistry
5.5
Civil Engineering BEng
UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Physics
5.5
Computer Science BSc
UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Physics
5.5
Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng
UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Physics
5.5
Information Management for Business BSc
UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Physics

UPCH:
Economics
and
Mathematics
or
Geography
or
Modern European History and Politics
6.0
Mechanical Engineering BEng
UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Physics
5.5

Faculty of Laws

UCL degree
Recommended UPC subjects.
Minimum IELTS scores; to be demonstrated when applying for a UPC course.
Law LLB
UPCH:
Classical Civilization and
Modern European History and Politics or
Modern European Culture
6.5
  Students must be prepared to sit the LNAT shortly after beginning the UPCH in September. Guidance will be given to UPCH students as part of the course.

Faculty of Life Sciences

UCL degree
Recommended UPC subjects.
Minimum IELTS scores; to be demonstrated when applying for a UPC course.
Biochemistry BSc
UPCSE:
Chemistry
and
Biology
5.5
Biological Sciences BSc
UPCSE:
Chemistry
and
Biology
6.0
Biomedical Sciences BSc
UPCSE:
Chemistry
and
Biology
6.0

Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

UCL degree
Recommended UPC subjects.
Minimum IELTS scores; to be demonstrated when applying for a UPC course.
Chemistry BSc
UPCSE:
Chemistry
plus one other module
5.5
Mathematics BSc
UPCH:
Mathematics
and
Economics

UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Physics
or
Chemistry
5.5
Mathematics with Economics BSc
UPCH:
Mathematics
and
Economics

UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Physics
or
Chemistry
5.5
Physics BSc
Astrophysics BSc

UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Physics
5.5
Statistics BSc

UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Physics
or
Chemistry


UPCH:
Mathematics
and
Economics

5.5
Statistics, Economics, and Finance BSc

UPCH:
Mathematics
and
Economics

UPCSE:
Mathematics
and
Physics
or
Chemistry

6.0
Economics and Statistics BSc UPCH:
Mathematics
and
Economics
6.0

Medical School

UCL degree
Recommended UPC subjects.
Minimum IELTS scores; to be demonstrated when applying for a UPC course.
Medicine MB BS BSc
UPCSE:
Chemistry

and
Biology
6.5

You will also need a GCSE or an IGCSE in Mathematics. UPCSE students can take this exam during the course. Please visit the University College Medical School website for more details about applying to medical school.

Previous experience involving contact with doctors or nurses or other medical staff, laboratory work or involvement with the sick or elderly or very young should be gained prior to beginning the UPCSE if the student wishes to seek admission to Medicine for the following year.

Students must be prepared to sit the BMAT and/or UKCAT shortly after beginning the UPCSE in September. Students are likely to be charged for the above examinations.

UCL degree
Recommended UPC subjects.
Minimum IELTS scores; to be demonstrated when applying for a UPC course.
Anthropology BSc

UPCH:
Geography
and any other module except Economics

UPCH students should be aware that a strong science background is desirable for this degree.

UPCSE:
Applicant's choice

6.0
Economics BSc
UPCH:
Mathematics
and
Economics
6.0
Economics and Geography BSc
UPCH:
Mathematics
and
Geography
6.0
Geography BA/BSc
UPCH:
Geography
and any other module except the Classical Civilization
6.0
History BA
UPCH:
Modern European History and Politics
and
Modern European Culture
or
Geography
or
Classical Civilization
6.5
History of Art BA
UPCH:
Modern European Culture
and
Modern European History and Politics
or
Classical Civilization
6.5

School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies

UCL degree
Recommended UPC subjects.
Minimum IELTS scores; to be demonstrated when applying for a UPC course.
Economics, Business, and East European Studies BSc
UPCH:
Mathematics
and
Modern European History and Politics
6.0
Politics and East European Studies BSc
UPCH:
Modern European History and Politics
and
any other module except Mathematics
6.0