Study Abroad in London, England - University College London

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Study Abroad in London - University College London: Academics

Academic Programs

Courses include: anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, biology, biomedical engineering, biomedical sciences, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, classics, environmental and geomatic engineering, computer science, earth sciences, economics, education, electronic and electrical engineering, English language and literature, European and international social and political studies, European languages, culture and society, fine art, geography, global health, Hebrew and Jewish studies, history, Infection and Immunity, law, liberal arts and sciences, linguistics, management, mathematics, mechanical engineering, molecular biosciences, neuroscience, philosophy, physics and astronomy, planning, political science and International relations, population health, project management for construction, public administration, psychology, Slavonic and East European studies, social sciences, statistical science, the Americas

Program Options

This program is designed for students who wish to take courses in a broad range of academic disciplines many of which relate specifically to the history, art, architecture, culture, economics and politics of Britain and make special use of the resources available in London. Many of these classes also satisfy major or general education requirements. Courses meet for 45 contact hours per semester and carry 3 credits. The minimum course load is four courses and the maximum is five courses for up to 15 semester credits.

AIFS students studying at UCL can choose from a wide range of courses from across the university’s curriculum provided that prerequisites are met. Along with other international students, you will take classes alongside University College London students and become fully integrated into the student body.

Students normally apply to one subject area, which is linked to the subject area at their home institution and are expected to take the majority of courses within that subject area. Students can choose courses from other subject areas, but this cannot be guaranteed – prerequisites may apply and spaces on certain courses may be limited. For most subjects you can also apply for joint admission to two subject areas, e.g. Economics and Mathematics. There are exceptions and students should discuss their options with their AIFS Admissions Officer.

UCL divides their courses Into different bands depending on the department they are from. The base program fee is for courses selected from Band 1 and there Is a supplemental fee If courses taken from other bands.

Band 1 departments - The Americas, Social Sciences, Slavonic and East European Studies, Law, Linguistics, Philosophy, History, Classics, Education, English Language and Linguistics, European and International Social, Political Studies, Economics

Band 2 departments - Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Fine Arts, Geography, Psychology, Architecture, Planning, and Project Management for Construction

Band 3 departments - Liberal Arts and Sciences

Band 4 departments - Global and Population Health

Band 5 departments - Biosciences, Neuroscience, Infection & Immunity

Band 6 departments - Engineering, Statistical Sciences: Management

Band 7 departments - Computer Sciences

Students should discuss their options with their AIFS Admissions Officer.

Courses are usually recommended for 4 semester credits each. Taking up to 4 courses you can earn up to 16 credits in a semester.

No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail options are not available.

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Fall or Spring Semester Up to 16 3.3 GPA*

*Some courses require a higher GPA. Ask your Admissions Officer for details.

University of College London (UCL)

Assessed as one of the top ten universities in the world, and the top research university in the UK, UCL is a multi-disciplinary university with specialisms in most subjects from across the academic spectrum and a strength in interdisciplinary study, renowned for providing teaching and research at the highest international level.

UCL was founded in 1826 and opened up higher education in England to those who had previously been excluded from it, going on to become the first university in England to welcome women to university education, and the first to welcome students of any religion or social background. Today, UCL has a global reach and a global vision, with more than 43,000 students and over 11,000 academic staff from over 150 different countries. World-leading research feeds directly into the degree programs, giving students direct access to experts in their fields. An emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and global citizenship provides students with a unique academic foundation and opportunities for personal development throughout their university careers and beyond.

This full curriculum semester reflects UCL’s undergraduate portfolio, attracting students from all over the world. The courses on offer give a flavor of UCL’s ethos and academic expertise. Students are encouraged to focus on global issues with site visits, hands on experience and the latest research findings incorporated into many of the courses.

AIFS students can choose courses from an extensive list of UCL courses making it one of the best places to come if you have a major that otherwise makes it difficult for you to study abroad.

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