Q: How competitive is application to the L101 Programme?
A: Places available at host institutions are limited and the application process will be competitive.
Q: Can I apply for both L100 (BSc Economics) and L101?
A: Yes, applications can be made to both programmes.
Q: How much are the fees for the L101 programme?
A: Students who take part in exchanges pay no tuition fees to the host institution and reduced fees to UCL in the year abroad. For more information about UCL tuition fees please see the Fees and Funding section of the Undergraduate Prospectus.
Q: Can I transfer between the L100 and L101 or the L102 and L101 programmes?
A: Due to the small number of available places, opportunities to transfer from L100 to L101 or from L102 to L101 are not anticipated. Any opportunities that do arise will be communicated to all eligible students in Year 2 of their programme. Further information about the L100 and L102 programmes is available at our Prospective students pages.
Requests to transfer from L101 to L100 may be considered by the Departmental and Study Abroad Tutors. A student following the L101 Economics with a Year Abroad programme will be required to pass both the first and second year examinations, including any compulsory modules, to an approved standard to be able to continue to the third year abroad; a student who fails to achieve the required standard may be eligible to transfer to the L100 Economics BSc.
Q: How are marks factored into the degree while studying abroad?
A: Students will take the equivalent of 120 UCL credits at their host institution while studying abroad. At least 60 of these credits must be approved courses in Economics, Mathematics, or Statistics, at an appropriate level. Students must pass 90 credits while studying abroad, and must have accrued 330 credits to progress to the final year.
Q: How is the final degree classification determined?
A: As described above, at least 90 credits must be passed during the year abroad. The final degree classification will be based on marks obtained at UCL during years 1,2,4 under the same scheme used for BSc Economics degree classification.
Q: What are possible host institutions for study abroad? Can students choose where they will study abroad?
A: Students will be required to undertake the year abroad at an approved institution.
Previous student destinations have included:
Università Commerciale di Bocconi
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
University of British Columbia
University of Melbourne
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
University of Toronto
The list of approved institutions is subject to change annually and spaces at each partner institution are limited. Attempts will be made to accommodate student preferences, in accordance with an allocation process in the second year, but it is not possible to guarantee that students will secure a spot at one of their preferred destinations.
For general information on entry requirements and study abroad see the UCL Undergraduate Prospectus.