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One Major and One Minor Language

•    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.

Year One
60 credits in department of major language (of which 15 credits minimum is normally literature)
30 credits in minor language either in language department or The Centre for Languages and International Education
30 credits Introduction to History, Law, Philosophy and Politics

Year Two
45 credits in department of major language
There is no obligation to continue the minor language but if so:
30 credits in minor language
45 or 75 credits in humanities or social science specialism

Year Three
Year abroad

Final Year
30 credits in department of major language
30 credits ESPS Dissertation
60 credits in humanities or social science specialism

Notes

  • An A grade at A level (or equivalent qualification) in the appropriate language is required for students wishing to major in French, or Spanish. Dutch, German, Italian, Scandinavian languages and Russian and other SSEES languages that may be taken are offered as major languages with no prior knowledge.
  • Bulgarian, Czech/Slovak, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian/Croatian, Ukrainian are available as minor languages in the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.
  • Hebrew, Yiddish, Classical Greek, and Latin are offered as minor languages in the relevant UCL language department. Portuguese is offered as a minor language in the department of Spanish.
  • Arabic and Mandarin, as well as French and Spanish ab initio are available as minor languages in the UCL Centre for Languages and International Education.
  • French and Spanish can be taken as minor languages post-A level or equivalent in SELCS.
  • A humanities or social science subject is not taken until the second year on the one major and one minor language route.
  • The minor language is discontinued after Year Two.

Breakdown of Courses taken in the Department of the Major Language and Information on the Minor Language (First Year)



All courses listed below are indicative and may not be taught each year.

For Major Language:

Dutch

DUTC0001 - Dutch Language 1 (30 credits)
DUTC0004 - Modern Dutch Literary Texts (15 credits)
Additional module to the value of 15 credits

French

FREN0002 - Use of French (15 credits)
FREN0065 - French Oral (15 credits)
FREN0005 - The Making of Modern France (15 credits)
FREN0006 - Reading French Texts (15 credits)

German

Post-A level

GERM0001 - Modern German Language (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

No Prior Knowledge

GERM0002 - Modern German Language: German for Beginners (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Italian

ITAL0001 - First Year Italian Language (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Russian

Post-A level

SERS0003 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 1) (15 credits)
SERS0005 - Use of Russian (Year 1) (15 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

No Prior Knowledge

SERS0001 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 1A) (15 credits)
SERS0002 - Use of Russian (Year 1A) (15 credits)
Additional module to the value of 30 credits

Scandinavian Studies

Danish

SCAN0001 - Basic Danish (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Icelandic

SCAN0007 - Basic Modern Icelandic (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Norwegian

SCAN0005 - Basic Norwegian (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Swedish

SCAN0003 - Basic Swedish (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Bulgarian
SEEB0001 - Bulgarian Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Czech
SEEC0001 - Czech Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Finnish
SEEF0001 - Finnish Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Hungarian
SEEH0001 - Hungarian Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Polish
SEEP0001 - Polish Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Romanian
SEER0001 - Romanian Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Serbian/Croatian
SEEY0001 - Serbian and Croatian Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Ukrainian
SEEU0001 - Ukrainian Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Spanish

SPAN0001 - Spanish Language I (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits 

For Minor Language:

Any language available at UCL may be taken as a minor language.