BA Scandinavian Studies and Philosophy
This degree combines Scandinavian Studies taught in the UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society and Philosophy, taught in the UCL Department of Philosophy.
- UCAS code
Full-time: 4 years
- Application deadline
- 26 January 2022
- London, Bloomsbury
- Please refer to UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.
- English Language at grade B or 6 and Mathematics at grade C or 5.
- A total of 17 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.
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- A total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.
UK applicants qualifications
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.
Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates
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.
English language requirements
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.
UCL provides an ideal environment for language study; we offer an enormous range of languages and state-of-the-art facilities, including a well-equipped language learning suite. Scandinavian Studies offers Danish, Norwegian and Swedish languages from beginners' level.
UCL Philosophy has consistently been in the top ten for philosophy in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
UCL has a large international population, and you will have countless opportunities to practise and speak your chosen languages with native speakers and learn about the associated culture and society.
Our location in a cosmopolitan city provides access to frequent and varied cultural events, a huge range of museums, specialist libraries and bookshops, theatres, cinemas, cuisines and cultural societies.
In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits each, adding up to a total of 120 credits each year. The range of modules available to students varies from programme to programme and year to year.
ELCS modules are humanities-based modules which complement the language-specific teaching and are open to students from all SELCS languages. The range of topics typically includes literature, film linguistics and history with a predominantly European focus.
Degrees that are 'and' another subject will comprise of 60cr SELCS modules and 60cr modules of your other chosen subject.
Please click here for a current list of undergraduate modules in SELCS.
Upon successful completion of 360 credits, you will be awarded a BA (Hons) in Scandinavian Studies and Philosophy.
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.
- Core compulsory modules in your chosen language.
- Choose from a range of cultural, literature, history, film and linguistics first-year modules related to your chosen language or ELCS modules.
- 60 credits of Year 1 modules from the UCL Department of Philosophy. You will find the full details of these on the other subject's department website.
- Core compulsory modules in your chosen language.
- Choose from a range of cultural, literature, history, film and linguistics intermediate modules related to your chosen language or ELCS modules.
- 60 credits of Year 2 modules from the UCL Department of Philosophy.
Your Year Abroad is spent in a country where your target language is spoken.
- Core compulsory advanced modules in your chosen language.
- Choose from a range of in cultural, literature, history, film and linguistics advanced modules either all related to your chosen language or including ELCS modules.
- 60 credits of Final Year modules from the UCL Department of Philosophy.
Your language classes focus on developing the active skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading through a variety of methods and media. You will be taught through a combination of lectures and seminars, as well as undertaking web-based study and group work.
Modules are assessed by a mixture of written and oral examinations, essays and other forms of coursework.
There are many career opportunities for UCL's modern language graduates, and we embed within our teaching the acquisition of transferable skills as well as linguistic and cultural knowledge.
Career paths for modern language graduates include the financial sector, the civil service, journalism, accountancy, publishing, education, advertising, the media and law. Some graduates pursue careers that make special use of their language skills, including translating, interpreting and teaching; others continue with training and research.
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Fees and funding
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2022/23 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 2022/23 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.
- UK students
- £9,250 (2022/23)
- Overseas students
- £24,000 (2022/23)
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/prospective-students/undergraduate/funding-your-studies.
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.
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.
- £500 per year
- Based on financial need
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.
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