UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


One Major Language

Current Students: please refer to the latest Module Choice Guide for the most up to date information. You can find it in the EISPS Student Handbook on Moodle. 

Year One

  • 30 credits ESPS Core Course (ESPS0001)
  • 45 credits Language
  • 30 credits Specialism
  • 15 credits additional option (language or specialism)

Year Two

  • 30 credits taught in your language department
  • 15 credits of language culture
  • 30 credits specialism
  • 15 additional credits.

Year Three

  • Year abroad

Final Year

  • 30 credits for your language (15 for some languages)
  • 30 credits for your ESPS Dissertation (ESPS0029)
  • 60 credits for your chosen specialism(s) (75 for some languages)


  • An A grade at A level (or equivalent qualification) in the appropriate language is required for students wishing to major in French or Spanish.
  • Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, and Mandarin are offered as major languages with no prior knowledge.
  • You cannot take more than 150 credits at Level 4 across the four years of the programme. You must take at least 90 credits at Level 6 by the end of the programme.