In 2020/21, more than 5,600 students from the EU were enrolled on UCL courses.
Undergraduates can study everything from traditional subjects, to programmes incorporating cutting-edge scientific research and interdisciplinary activities.
Our postgraduate Masters programmes - the majority of which are completed in one year – span a similarly broad range of areas, allowing students to develop their niche while enjoying the many benefits of living in London.
Equally, there are many ways UCL students can engage with Europe, both as a subject in its own right and through collaborative degree programmes or our many student mobility opportunities.
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- Want to study abroad?
Undertaking a study or work placement as part of their degree is one of the reasons why many European students choose to study with us, and we currently have links with 150 partner institutions across Europe.
Students can immerse themselves in another language and culture while preparing themselves for an international workplace.
Spending a year abroad at a European partner institution is a feature of several of UCL’s programmes, such as:
- Archaeology with a Year Abroad BA
- Classics with Study Abroad BA
- Arts and Sciences with Study Abroad BASc
- Programmes as part of UCL’s School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)
- History with a European Language BA
UCL Go Abroad
Where a year abroad is not a standard part of the programme, UCL’s Go Abroad scheme offers opportunities for eligible students to experience part of their study in Europe (or further afield), whether for a full year, single semester or more short-term – for example on a Summer School.
Welcoming international students
For incoming international students who wish to study at UCL but are not enrolled on one of our degree programmes, UCL has a well-established Study Abroad programme. Through this we welcome students from around the world who gain credit for study undertaken at UCL and then return to graduate from their home institutions.
- Want to study ‘Europe’?
European languages, culture and society are integral to many UCL programmes.
30 European languages are taught at UCL and students can make the most of that offering while pursuing broader interests in politics, history and philosophy, on programmes such as:
- The European Social and Political Studies BA offers specialisation in any one of ten humanities and social science subjects, combined with a broad base in European history, law, philosophy and politics, and fluency in a European language.
- The Scandinavian Studies BA allows you to specialise in the Danish, Norwegian or Swedish language, and develop an in-depth appreciation of Scandinavian culture.
- The Politics, Sociology and East European Studies BA combines training in politics, international relations and sociology with specialist modules on Russia and Eastern Europe.
- The Language with Film Studies BA combines the study of a modern language and Film Studies, in relation to the cultures associated with your chosen language. We currently offer options with Dutch, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian Studies and Spanish.
- The Law with French / German / Hispanic Law LLB programmes allow you gain knowledge of another European national legal system and law. We also offer an English and German Law Dual Degree LLB with Universität zu Köln.
Highlights at postgraduate level include:
- The Language, Culture and History MA allows students to study a modern European language of their choice with modules in history, literature and culture.
- The European Politics and Policy MSc provides in-depth knowledge of the EU’s institutions, politics and policies.
- The Comparative Business Economics MA examines corporate governance and finance; privatisation; entrepreneurship, innovation and technological change in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
- The European Studies MA and the European Culture and Thought MA focus on the emergence of modern Europe, political integration, and the cultural and intellectual life of Europe.
- The Medieval and Renaissance Studies MA is an intensive interdisciplinary programme combining the study of medieval and renaissance languages with modules in history, literature, palaeography and archaeology.
- Interested in collaborative programmes with European universities?
As a global university, UCL academics are collaborating with a diverse group of institutions across Europe to develop innovative and exciting programmes for students.
They draw upon current research thinking while also giving students the opportunity to spend time at one of UCL’s partner institutions overseas.
- Italian Studies and History of Art: UCL-Venice Double Degree BA with Ca' Foscari, University of Venice.
- Brain and Mind Sciences MSc with Université Pierre et Marie Curie (part of the Sorbonne) and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.
- International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS) with a consortium of European universities coordinated by UCL.
- European Social and Political Studies: Dual Degree BA with Sciences Po, France.
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