Programme structure

The bachelor programme in Modern Languages and Letters: German, Dutch and English totals 180 credits over 3 blocks (3 x 60 credits). It consists of a basic major syllabus of 150 credits and a minor syllabus of 30 credits (2 x 15 credits, over years 2 and 3).

Three pivotal courses make up the 150 credits of the major of the bachelor syllabus:
(1) introduction to the human sciences;
(2) methodological and disciplinary training in Germanic languages and literature chosen by the student; 
(3) practicals in oral and written communication in two Germanic languages.

The first block of undergraduate studies starts with a term of general foundation courses common to all of the faculty's Bachelor's programmes. Students will be introduced to history, art history and literature, providing them with a solid grounding and the opportunity to transfer to a different programme if they so wish at the end of the first term.

They will also receive discipline-specific courses from the first term of Block 1. These will become their core courses in the second term of Block 1.

From Block 2, students continue their studies in their major subject and are also invited to choose a 30-credit minor with a view to broadening their intellectual and professional horizons. This minor can be selected from another faculty discipline or from another UCL faculty, subject to certain admission requirements set by the programme managers.