|Information about the Psychology Affiliate programme|
** New Psychology Affiliates will be provided with an online induction prior to the start of teaching **
About 50 students each semester come to UCL to study undergraduate Psychology as 'affiliated students' - students who do not undertake a full degree course but spend half or all of one academic year taking modules here. These can usually be counted for credit in their home university, for instance under a 'Junior Year Abroad' scheme.
|Structure of the Programme |Modules Offered in 2020-21|
Seminars (often referred to in the U.S as 'tutorials,' 'sections' or 'recitations')
The seminars are each led by a demonstrator who records attendance, marks and provides feedback on coursework (essays and exercises) and chairs the discussion in the seminars. For Psychology Affiliates there is the option to receive credit for this seminar (further details will be provided in your induction materials). For 2020-21 seminars are planned to run online.
Psychology affiliate students, like students studying for a degree at UCL, will usually be assessed by essays (the exception are lab classes and the independent research project). However, along the way, students receive feedback in their seminars. Once a week you will meet with a seminar leader who will assign essays and lead conversations about the important topics in your modules. While the marks on your essays will not count towards your final marks, completion of seminar essays is required and seminar attendance is a prerequisite for sitting the examinations. Your final report will comment on your participation and attendance in seminar classes.
Note: These guidelines apply only to modules taken in Psychology. For other modules refer to the department concerned.
|What current students say||Further Information|
I chose UCL on recommendation from my academic advisor at UWA. At first it was quite stressful trying to get into a different system of teaching, let alone a whole new continent. Now that I’ve found my feet though, I think it will help in making me more independent when it comes to increasing my knowledge in any particular subject I choose. Studying abroad will demonstrate to future employers that I am flexible and can adapt well to new situations.
Andrew Cheah, University of Western Australia.
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|Applying for the Affiliate Psychology Programme|
The UCL Affiliate Psychology programme currently admits about 50 full-time undergraduate affiliate students each term. Applications exceed this number and are increasing.
Offers are based on academic record and letters of reference. Most successful applicants have achieved an overall Grade Point Average at least a 3.3 (or equivalent) and have at least one excellent mark in a psychology module.
To apply as an affiliated student in Psychology please visit the UCL International Office pages for more information. There you can download an application and find out about application deadlines, etc.
Contact: For further information about the Affiliate programme, please email the Affiliate Tutor: Prof Daniel Richardson