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European Social and Political Studies (4 years) BA (Hons)

University College London

Key Information

Course duration: 4 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 3rd for Politics (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    187
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    90.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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    3.90 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: R990

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: A*AA A humanities or social science subject (or Mathematics) preferred. Mathematics at A* required for full Economics specialism if chosen. French or Spanish required if one of these is to be studied as major language.Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme.
SQA Advanced Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £19,390 per year

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The Course

Summary

This challenging, flexible and diverse programme offers specialisation in any one of ten humanities and social science subjects, combined with a broad base in European history, law, philosophy and politics, and fluency in a European language. Year three is spent at a European university. Degree benefits: Benefit from UCL's world-class teaching system and the insights of its renowned humanities, language and social sciences scholars, and from the expertise of their European counterparts. A year abroad at a continental university - exchange places with partner universities include Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Seville and Rome. Undertake a dissertation on an independently chosen research topic, with specialist supervision. Wide-ranging employability: approximately 15% of ESPS graduates have gone into European, international or British politics, 20% into law, business and commerce.

ESPS gives you the wide-ranging employability of graduates in PPE or international relations, but with the added maturity of a year abroad, and the advantage of fluency in a European language – essential for anyone seeking a career in a European context, and increasingly valuable for the financial sector or media posts. ESPS graduates combine specialised knowledge of a humanities or social science with a broad foundation in European philosophy, law, history and politics and, importantly, proficiency in another language or languages. In addition, they gain independence from a year studying abroad. In particular, students are able to demonstrate their aptitude for research by writing a dissertation. This unique combination yields a significant advantage when it comes to securing funding for further research or getting a foothold on a competitive career ladder. Outside academia, potential careers may include politics, law, business, commerce, teaching, public relations, journalism or IT.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at Main Site

University College London

University League Table Ranking: 10th

Situated in the heart of London, University College London was founded in 1826 – England's third oldest university. In 2012 UCL joined with the School of Pharmacy to form the UCL School of Pharmacy; and in 2014 UCL joined with the Institute of Education to form the UCL Institute of Education.

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Postal Address

European Social and Political Studies
University College London
Admissions
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
ENGLAND

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