University College London

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Arts and Sciences with Study Abroad BASc

Course Description

UCL's Arts and Sciences programmes are unlike any other degree in the UK. They allow you to create a bespoke programme, incorporating both arts and science specialisms. Responding to increased demand from employers for outstanding graduates with cross-disciplinary experience, these unique degrees will equip you with knowledge, skills and insight across arts and sciences subjects. Spend your third year of study abroad at an approved university - either in an English-speaking country or in a country where your chosen foreign language is spoken. Core courses will enhance your understanding of how different branches of knowledge interrelate. You will also develop your language skills and undertake an internship, giving you the chance to explore future employment options. The programme offers a unique combination of specialist courses and an interdisciplinary core. The core courses enable you to acquire the skills and concepts you will need to work effectively across multiple disciplines. They link traditional UCL subjects in new ways, or explore the conceptual and methodological differences between arts and science subjects. You will study a modern foreign language throughout your degree, chosen from the wide range offered at UCL. You will spend your third year at another university - either in an English-speaking country or in a country where your chosen foreign language is spoken. In the summer before your final year, you will gain work experience through an internship chosen to integrate with your studies and future aspirations. Possible internship destinations include businesses, non-government organisations and voluntary organisations. You will choose a major and a minor pathway on application; your pathways determine the subjects you can specialise in. We offer two arts pathways and two sciences pathways. Cultures (Arts): Anthropology, Design and Visualisation, Cultural Studies, Film, History, History of Art, Languages, Literature, Philosophy Societies (Arts): Archaeology, Economics, Geography, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Economy, Politics, Sociology Health and Environment (Sciences): Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedicine, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychology, Science and Technology Studies Sciences and Engineering (Sciences): Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Science and Technology Studies, Statistics Your Learning You will be exposed to a wide range of learning opportunities, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, interactive groups and multimedia projects. Core courses will be taken alongside your fellow BASc students. Courses pertaining to your pathways will be taught by specialist staff from across UCL and will provide you with an opportunity to learn alongside students on other programmes. Assessment Both your pathway subjects and the language component will be assessed by written examinations and essays. Project work and a dissertation will contribute to your overall assessment. You will be required to give presentations, work on group projects and multi media projects and participate in assessed debates.

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Career outcomes

On graduation, you will have two academic specialisms, strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a range of fields. The Arts and Sciences programmes are designed to prepare students for a wide variety of exciting contemporary careers. One of the core courses in the final year will specifically explore ways in which employers in a range of fields acquire, use and value knowledge. The employers with whom we regularly consult have commented that the degree will equip students with the breadth of knowledge, the cultural and quantitative awareness and the teamwork skills that they are looking for in graduate recruits. The hands-on experience provided by the summer internship is also highly valued.

Arts and Sciences with Study Abroad BASc University College London