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Students on this dual degree will benefit from the reputation and teaching specialisms of both UCL and Sciences Po in France. The programme offers specialisation in a humanities or social science subject, combined with a broad base in history, law, politics and philosophy, and fluency in a European language.
For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:
In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.
UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.
Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.
For more information see: ucl.ac.uk/upc.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.
The English language level for this programme is: Advanced
A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.
Spend your first two years of study at Sciences Po, the most prestigious institution for social and political sciences in France.
Benefit from UCL's world-class teaching system and the insights of its renowned humanities, language and social sciences scholars.
The complement of social science and humanities specialisms on offer at UCL and Sciences Po enables a cohesive programme of study throughout your degree.
The programme offers international mobility and an overseas experience. These features have become invaluable assets for all young graduates starting a career.
In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
You will undertake language study throughout the programme, selecting one language on which to concentrate. The European languages available are French, German, Italian and Spanish. You will spend the first two years of study at Sciences Po at one of the following five campuses: Paris, Poitiers, Menton, Nancy and Dijon. For each of these languages the destinations are as follows:
Modules fall into three groupings: common core, language and social science electives. The European common core involves working in a multidisciplinary environment, gaining insights into a range of academic disciplines and engaging critically with competing analytical perspectives.
In the last two years at UCL you may specialise in any of these major subjects: Economics, History, International Relations, Law, Philosophy and Politics. If you intend to specialise in Economics, Law or History while at UCL you must take optional modules in the relevant discipline at Sciences Po.
Upon successful completion of 480 credits, you will be awarded a BA (Hons) in European Social and Political Studies: Dual Degree.
Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.
Specialisation via optional modules in a social science or humanities subject.
Specialisation via optional modules in a social science or humanities subject.
45 credits Language-based modules
75 credits of modules in your chosen area of specialisation
Specialisation via optional modules in a social science or humanities subject
Your formal timetable will involve a programme of lectures, seminars and workshops. As well as the core modules and modules designed specifically for students of this dual degree at Sciences Po and UCL, you will choose options in other departments according to your area of specialisation. This gives you access to a range of UCL's successful teaching approaches.
Your work will be assessed by written examination, assessed essay and presentation.
The Dual Degree gives you the wide-ranging employability of graduates in PPE or international relations, but with the added maturity of study in two different countries, and the advantage of fluency in a European language - essential for anyone seeking a career in a European context, and increasingly valuable for the financial sector or media posts.
ESPS and Sciences Po graduates combine specialised knowledge of a humanities or social science with a broad foundation in economics, law, history, sociology and politics and importantly, proficiency in another language or languages. In addition, they have the independence gained by studying in two countries.
In particular, students are able to demonstrate their aptitude for research by writing a research essay. This unique combination yields a significant advantage when it comes to securing funding for further research or getting a foothold on a competitive career ladder.
A wide variety of sectors are open to Sciences Po and ESPS graduates including auditing, finance, journalism and media.
UCL is committed to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers and UCL Innovation and Enterprise can help you find employment or learn about entrepreneurship.
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2021/22 academic year. The UK fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2021/22 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below. Fees for the 2022/23 academic year will be advertised as soon as they are available.
Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.
In addition, please note that if you wish to study abroad during your programme at UCL, this is likely to incur additional costs. Studying abroad may cost between £200–£1,000 per month depending on where you choose to study. The cost of studying abroad can be difficult to predict as it will depend on your priorities and choices. There is more information available on the UCL Study Abroad website.
A guide including rough estimates for these and other living expenses is included on the UCL Fees and funding pages. If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc., please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact (details given on this page).
Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.
Details about financial support are available at http://www.sciencespo.fr/en/admissions-financial-aid/fees-financial-aid
Funding opportunities relevant to the department may appear in this section when they are available. Please check carefully or confirm with the programme contact to ensure they apply to this degree programme.
The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.
Page last modified on 7 June 2021