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Language and Culture Handbook (BA Finnish and East European Studies)

Finnish and East European Studies BA

  • You must register for exactly 120 credits per year of study;
  • You must have taken and passed 90 credits of Level 6 modules by the end of the final year;
  • You are not permitted to take more than 150 credits of Level 4 modules over the course of your programme;
  • The Year Abroad must be passed
Year One

Compulsory 30 credits in Finnish language:
 
EITHER: if you are a beginner or near beginner
•    SEEF0001 -Finnish Language Level 1 (30 credits)

OR: if you are at A Level standard or equivalent.
•    SEEF0005/SEEF0007 -Finnish Language Level 2a (15 credits): Comprehension and 2b: Production (15 credits)

Compulsory Finnish culture module - 30 credits
•    SCAN0011 - History and Culture of the Nordic Regions (30 Credits)

Optional modules - 60 credits

To be selected from available Level 4 or 5 optional modules in SSEES or other UCL departments (some examples of SSEES modules are given below though this list is not exhaustive):

Any Level 4 or 5 module ELCS**** (delivered by the School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) (15 credits)

Year Two

In your second year, you must choose a total of 120 credits.

Compulsory Modules

 30 credits in Finnish language:

Choose Level 2a and 2b or Level 3a and 3b according to which level you have already taken in Year 1.

EITHER: if you took Level 1 in the previous year
•    SEEF0005/SEEF0007 -Finnish Language Level 2a: Comprehension (15 credits) and 2b: Production (15 credits)

OR: if you took Level 2a and 2b in the previous year
•    SEEF0011/SEEF0013 - Finnish Language Level 3a - Comprehension (15 credits) and 3b - Production (15 credits)

30 Credits in Finnish culture
•    SEEF0009 - Finland: Environment, Society and Culture (30 credits)

Optional Modules - 60 credits
60 credits from available optional modules in SSEES or other UCL departments

Year Abroad

Your third year is spent abroad on a Finnish-language ande culture placement, taking 120 credits. You will normally spend this year studying at a university, but alternatives, such as work placements, may be possible. Further details are contained in the Year Abroad Handbook. (See Current Students pages)

Year Four

By the end of Year 4 you need to have taken a minimum of 90 credits in Level 6 modules over Years 2 and 4 together.

Compulsory Modules

EITHER: if you took Level 2a and 2b in Year 2
•    SEEF0011/SEEP0013 - Finnish Language Level 3a: Comprehension (15 credits) and 3b: Production (15 credits)

OR: if you took Level 3a and 3b in Year 2
•    SESS0053 Freestanding Dissertation (30 credits)

30 credits in Finnish culture:
•    SEEF0015: - Finnish Society and Culture (30 credits)

Optional Modules - 60 Credits
60 credits from available optional modules in SSEES or other UCL departments