UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)



Take a language module for credit as part of your undergraduate or graduate degree programme. We offer courses in nine modern foreign languages, English for Academic Purposes and British Sign Language.


Alternative Assessments to Term 3 examinations

Second, third and fourth year UCL undergraduate students, UCL postgraduate students, and Dauphine London students: Term 3 examinations will be replaced by online alternatives. You will be emailed details about this on Monday 06 April 2020. 

First year UCL undergraduates: all assessments for first year UCL undergraduates are cancelled with effect from 20 March 2020 and will be replaced with a single synoptic summative assessment that will be marked on a pass/fail basis. If you are a first year UCL undergraduate there will be no CLIE assessments for you for the remainder of this academic year.


Full updated information about Project stages and how to submit:

Note: this assessment no longer applies to UCL first year undergraduates, who should NOT submit a Project.

The Project and related documents will now be submitted ONLINE ONLY; there will be NO printed version required.

Due to the disruption happening at the moment, the deadline for submission has been extended by 1 week, to Monday 30 March 2020 at 14:00 GMT.

If you have an approved extension (either from a SoRA or approved EC) then your extension will be added to the new date of 30 March, i.e. your extension will be increased by 1 week.

We recommend that if your Project is ready beforehand then you submit before the revised deadline of 30 March 2020.

You should submit your Project to your CLIE Language Module Moodle course. Detailed instructions about the submission process, and how you should submit your Project (including sources, Proposal and Draft), are on the Project pages linked above and being emailed.



To enrol on a CLIE language module, you must:

  • be a current undergraduate or graduate student at UCL or another college of the University of London
  • have authorisation from your department to study a module as part of your degree programme
  • be here for the full academic year.

All CLIE modules (15 or 30 credits) start in October and run through to March. See key dates for further information.

MFL student talking with her Japanese teacher

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Languages include: Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish across all levels (15-30 credits).

EAP student reading a text in class

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Modules include: English Language Skills for Academic Purposes, Academic Writing in English for Native or Non-Native Speakers (15 credits).

British Sign Language

British Sign Language (BSL)

Study British Sign Language at level 1 or 2 (15 credits).

Students studying in class with model of human body

Student Selected Components (SSCs)

UCL undergraduate medical students (year 1 and 2) can study SSCs in seven languages.