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.
- A level
- Scottish Advanced Higher
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
- Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
- Access to HE Diploma
Grades / Points
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.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
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.