Are you already studying a language or even two? Do you like exploring literature, films, art, music, food and all sorts of other cultural aspects of other countries? Are you curious about what studying languages and cultures at university would be like? Then come to our summer school!
The School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) teaches no fewer than 11 different languages, and alongside the languages we also have a vast range of courses in everything cultural: French cinema, Italian Renaissance study, Latin American poetry, German medieval comic tales, material ‘stuff’ in the Viking age, Dutch sociolinguistics, and much, much more!
The summer school will draw on as much of these languages and cultures as we can fit in one week. There will be lessons in French, Spanish, and German for those of you who study these languages, as well as some sessions with new and lesser-taught languages (like the Scandinavian ones). There will also be sessions on cultural topics, drawn from several of the six departments and making use of our collections at UCL. To set it all up, we will start the week with considering what how and why we learn foreign languages. The week-long project task will be based on this session, while allowing you to use examples from all the other classes to explore the connections between language and culture even further.
So, welcome to the Languages and Cultures Summer School!
*Danish, Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Old Norse, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
26 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
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Applicants must be likely to achieve AAB with the A in your chosen language at A Level.
GCSEs: English Language at grade B or 6, plus Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers:
AAB at Advanced Highers (or AA at Advanced Higher and BBB at Higher). Usually grade A is required at Advanced Higher in your chosen language.
Subjects: A total of 16 or 17* points in three higher level subjects, including your chosen language at with no score lower than 5.
* Please check your subject page on the UCL website for specific and correct entry information as different courses will vary slightly.
Contextual offer (Access UCL)
A Level: ABB (with an A in your chosen Language subject). IB Points: 34.
Subjects: A total of 16 points in three higher level subjects including English A1 at grade 6, with no score below 5.
Access UCL Eligibility checker: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/application/entry-requirements/access-ucl-contextual-offers/access-ucl-scheme