- New Students
- Course Units
- Undergraduate Handbook 2017-18
English Department Undergraduate Handbook
- BASc students
First-year UCL BASc students can take the designated half-unit ‘Introduction to English Literature’ (ENGL1004) as part of the BASc ‘Cultures’ pathway. This is examined by two final essays, but there are no additional tutorial essays to write (and first-year BASc students are not part of the English Department personal tutor system).
Much information about the course, and the assessment, is to be found on the course Moodle page for ENGL1004.
BASc students who achieve a mark of 60 or more in each of the two assessed essays for ENGL1004 can continue in subsequent years to take full-year courses (one or more, depending on their degree structure) along side second-and final-year BA English and Modern Language Plus students.
Continuing BASc students receive one tutorial per term with a personal tutor (in the autumn and spring terms) for each of their English courses. One essay is written for each tutorial; these are a requirement for the course, though tutorial essay marks do not contribute to the final assessment for the course. Second/Final Year BASc students will find information relevant to them in Part 1 of the Undergraduate Handbook, and should also refer to the ‘Guidance on Examinations 2016-17’ and ‘Style Sheet for Essays’ documents in the appendices.
BASc students do not have the option of writing a Course Essay in the place of a desk exam.
The English Department BASc Tutor (who convenes the ENGL1004 course) is Dr Victoria Symons.
First Year Course
- Timetable for Autumn Term 2017
- Timetable for Spring Term 2018 - venues are as allocated at time of publishing and may change during term-time
Second and Third Year Courses
- Punctuation Guide
This guide aims to explain the basic rules of punctuation, and to help undergraduates to avoid some of the most common errors. It is intended as a rapid reference tool and is by no means exhaustive.
For more detailed explanations students are advised to look at Fowler’s Modern English Usage.
- Style Sheet
- Examinations and Long Essays
Please see the Undergraduate Handbook 2017-18 for important information about the examinations, including the 'Examinations' sections in Part 2 (for first years) and Part 3 (for second years), and the departmental 'Guidance on Examinations 2017-18' for all undergraduates except for first-year BA English students (in Appendix 3). First years should consult the 'Exam Matters' section in the first-year course Moodle page where a copy of the December email to students, giving dates of the Sessional Examinations, can be found.
The UCL Undergraduate Examination Period for 2018 is 25 April to 25 May inclusive. Desk exams can be on any date within that period, but dates of individual exams for second and third years will be known once exam timetables are released to all staff and students (the UCL Registry's Examinations Section aim to release the timetable for the whole of College by the end of February, all being well; it is always released by the end of the spring term).
- Examination Descriptions - last year's (2018 Exam Descriptions will follow in March 2018)
- Research Essay Cover Sheet 2017-18
- Course Essay Cover Sheet 2017-18
- Course Essay title submission form 2017-18
- Style Sheet for Essays
- Examination past papers for 2nd and 3rd years, and for course unit students of all years from other departments (Link to UCL Library). Hard copies of past papers from the last two years are normally available from the English Department Office in addition.
- BA English first-year Sessional Examination past papers are available from the first-year course Moodle page (and from the English Department Office); exam descriptions and an exam timetable will be emailed to all first years in March.
Extenuating Circumstances Form:
For the UCL Extenuating Circumstances Claim Form, see the annexes of Chapter 4 of the UCL Academic Manual. In addition, it is important to read Chapter 4, Section 6.2 of the UCL Academic Manual before completing the form.
Undergraduate students should hand completed claim forms, together with any evidence, to Anita Garfoot in the English Department Office (within one week of the circumstance concerned).
- Second and Third Year examinations 2017
- Second and Third Year examinations 2016
- Second and Third Year examinations 2015
- Second and Third Year examinations 2014
- First Year Sessional examinations 2017
- First Year Sessional examinations 2016
- First Year Sessional examinations 2015
- First Year Sessional examinations 2014
- Other Useful Links
Some important UCL sources of information are listed below.