Most of the Summer School modules require no prior subject knowledge, although some do prefer a background in certain areas.
The majority of our modules are at level 1, which is the equivalent to first year undergraduate. Most of these modules require no prior subject knowledge, although some do prefer a background in certain areas. In addition to these, some of our modules are at level 2 meaning prior subject knowledge is required.
The aim of each level 1 module is to provide students with an introduction to subject areas they may not have studied before. Many take an interdisciplinary approach and help students view a subject from a fresh perspective, either on a global scale, or through the unique lens of London. Our level 2 modules aim to take prior learning in a subject area to the next level.
Transferring credit to your home institution
All UCL Summer School modules are worth 15 credits in the UK system - 15 credits is equivalent to 4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.
Your home institution will decide how much credit, if any, they will award for your module(s). We therefore recommend that you check with your home institution before you apply.
If your institution does not follow the US or European system, the Summer School Office will be happy to provide your Study Abroad Office or academic advisor with any necessary information to help them decide how much credit to award.
If you are already enrolled as a UCL student, please contact the Summer School Office directly before applying.