UCL Department of Economics


Affiliate Students

For Junior Year Abroad, Erasmus+ and exchange students looking to undertake a period of study abroad.

Undergraduate Affiliate Programme

The Department of Economics admits affiliates for the Fall Term, Spring & Summer Terms or the Full Year. Affiliates join classes alongside our BSc degree students and teaching is delivered through a mixture of lectures, demonstration lectures and tutorial classes. A significant amount of independent study is also expected, up to 40 hours per week.

Suitable applicants will be academically motivated and must be comfortable with quantitative methods of analysis.


Aside from those that are included in the Elective Module Portfolio, Year 1 modules in Economics are not available to affiliate students. Students who are interested in Year  2 & 3 modules are advised to check the Module List for more details, including pre-requisites and assumed knowledge (note that information may be subject to change). Affiliates based in another UCL department should check the Students in other departments web page for further information about how to sign up for economics electives.

Teaching and Assessment

Written coursework can take the form of exercises, problem sets, essays or projects and presentations – the amount required will differ between modules. Coursework may be discussed and reviewed in tutorial classes and graded as a guide to your progress. Submission of coursework and attendance at tutorial classes is mandatory.

Final grades are based largely on examination performance, for some modules there is an assessed project or group work component and other modules may include or be wholly assessed by other forms of assessment such as mid-terms, quizzes, and take-home exams.

Students attending for the Fall Term only will take any final departmental examinations in December during the last week of term. Students attending for the Full Year or the Spring & Summer Terms will take final examinations in the main examination period, April – June. Applicants should note that students will be expected to be present at UCL for examinations and alternative arrangements are not permitted.


To apply please follow the procedure outlined at Study Abroad at UCL.