|Information about the Psychology and Language Sciences Affiliate programme|
This is a new Affiliate programme at UCL, for students with an interest in the scientific study of the human mind and communication, offering them the opportunity to study in a multidisciplinary research-led environment.
Affiliate Students take the same classes as UCL undergraduates on the Psychology & Language Sciences degree and can choose to attend for the Fall Term, Spring & Summer Terms or the Full Academic Year.
|Structure of the Programme|
Undergraduate affiliates attending UCL for a full year must take 120 credits worth of modules (usually a total of eight modules). Students attending UCL for one term of teaching - either Term 1 (Autumn term), or for both Terms 2 and 3 (Spring and Summer terms, respectively) – are expected to take modules totalling 60 credits (usually a total of four modules).
PALS undergraduate affiliate students must take at least half of their modules from the list of PALS modules offered, available on the BSc/MSci Psychology & Language Sciences modules available to other students page.
You can study a range of modules to match your own interests or take modules in one of our specialist areas:
Sign Language and Deaf Studies
* Note that this is not a PALS module, but we include it here as it is highly relevant and you will be able to take it
In addition, you can choose optional modules with the UCL Division of Psychology & Language Sciences and from other UCL departments, though note that numbers for many modules across UCL may be limited.
PALS modules are taught by lecture, often supported by laboratory classes or small-group tutorials. A significant amount of independent study is also expected.
Prospective affiliate students should consult their home university to confirm that they can get credit for the modules taken at UCL, and may consult the affiliate tutor at UCL to ensure that modules are running and that the modules chosen are at the right level for the student's academic background.
Undergraduate Affiliate students taking PALS modules are assessed in the same way as degree programme students, wherever possible. You can find information on assessment methods via the list of modules. Alternative assessments may be arranged for modules assessed by an examination scheduled to take place after you return to your home university.
Please select the links below for further information
|Fees, Costs and Funding|
|Information on fees, living costs and funding|
|Applying for the Affiliate Psychology and Language Sciences Programme|
Information on the application process, including the application form, entrance requirements and application deadlines, is available for undergraduate and taught graduate students wishing to study for a term or year at UCL. For entry in September, for the Autumn Term only or a full year, the application deadline is 31 March. For entry in January, for the Spring and Summer Terms only, the application deadline is 30 September the previous year.