Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and Humanities, Sciences Po (France) and University College London (UCL), UK Program By Sciences Po |Top Universities

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Students on this dual degree will benefit from the reputation and teaching specialisms of both UCL and Sciences Po in France. The programme offers specialisation in a humanities or social science subject, combined with a broad base in history, law, politics and philosophy, and fluency in a European language.


In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).


You will undertake language study throughout the programme, selecting one language on which to concentrate. The European languages available are French, German, Italian and Spanish. You will spend the first two years of study at Sciences P- at one of the following five campuses: Paris, Poitiers, Menton, Nancy and Dijon.


Modules fall into three groupings: common core, language and social science electives. The European common core involves working in a multidisciplinary environment, gaining insights into a range of academic disciplines and engaging critically with competing analytical perspectives.


In the last two years at UCL you may specialise in any of these major subjects: Economics, History, International Relations, Law, Philosophy and Politics. If you intend to specialise in Economics, Law or History while at UCL you must take optional modules in the relevant discipline at Sciences Po.

About University

Sciences Po: a world class universityFounded in 1872, Sciences Po is France's leading university in the social sciences. For nearly 150 years, Sciences Po has educated decision-makers in the public and private sectors. Sciences Po was ranked 2nd worldwide for Politics and International Studies (QS, 2021). Sciences Po provides students with a truly international environment. Our student community comprises 14,000 students – half are international, coming from 150 countries.The Bachelor of Arts at Sciences PoA multidisciplinary education in the humanities and social sciences Accessible after passing the Baccalaureate (or its equivalent abroad), the Sciences Po Undergraduate College offers a Bachelor’s degree that takes place over three years, on one of the institution’s seven campuses.Founded in the study of humanities and social sciences, the education spans across six main disciplines - law, economics, humanities, history, political science and sociology - supplemented by artistic and scientific disciplines.In addition to teaching, field experience is encouraged within the framework of the Civic Learning Programme, study trips, internships, simulations, association and union activities.First year: Learning the fundamentals: Undergraduate students are introduced to the disciplines and methods taught at Sciences Po – economics, history, humanities, law, political science, and sociology. Certain courses are related to the regional concentrations offered on each campus.Second year: Acquiring intellectual autonomy: Students choose a major – Economy & Society, Political Humanities, or Politics & Government –, explore a range of multidisciplinary courses, and interact with the research methodologies linked to their chosen major.Third year: Students spend their their year abroad. They have the choice between a full year of study exchange at one of Sciences Po's 478 partner universities, including: UC Berkeley, Bocconi, Cambridge, Columbia, King’s College, London School of Economics, McGill, MIT, National University of Singapore, Oxford, UBC, University of Cape Town, University of Chicago, University of São Paulo.A multidisciplinary, multilingual and outward looking educationIn order to provide a comprehensive curriculum, Sciences Po places great emphasis on fundamental academic courses, professional training and extra-curricular activities. Sciences Po also integrates digital teaching methods into its programmes and continues to develop innovative teaching platforms.Educate enlightened citizensCourses offered by the undergraduate college allow students to grasp the challenges and evolutions of contemporary societies, and offer them the tools to think critically and act ethically. The goal is to educate enlightened and inventive citizens who work towards the common good.One degree, countless opportunitiesUpon completion of the BA, graduates are equipped to enter the job market, or pursue graduatestudies at one of Sciences Po's seven graduate schools or any of the world's most competitive universities. Common fields of study include communications, economics, finance, international affairs, journalism, law, organisational behaviour, and public affairs.International Dual Bachelor’s Degrees: Two years at Sciences Po + two years at the partner universitySciences Po offers dual Bachelor’s degrees with nine of the world’s leading universities, allowing students to study as fully integrated members of two distinct academic cultures. Students are recruited from all over the world and benefit from a unique international experience combining the strengths and academic specialties of both institutions. The first two years of all dual Bachelor’s programmes take place on one of Sciences Po’s campuses. In years 3 and 4 at the partner university, students pursue a major offered by the host institution. Upon successful completion of the two curricula, students graduate with two Bachelor’s degrees, offering exceptional access to prestigious graduate studies or to entry intothe job market.Dual Degree with Columbia University (New York, USA)Dual Degree with Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)Dual Degree with Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)Dual Degree with the National University of Singapore (NUS)Dual Degree with the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)Dual Degree with the University of California Berkeley (USA)Dual Degree with University College London (UK)Dual Degree with the University of Hong Kong Dual Degree with the University of Sydney (Australia)Dual Bachelor's Degrees in FranceUniversité Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne: Applied Mathematics & Social Sciences Sorbonne Université: Social Sciences & Literary HumanitiesDual Degree in Human & Social Sciences and Geoscience with the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP): "Policies of the Earth"Dual Degree in Human & Social Sciences and Life Science with the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA): "Environment, Society and Sustainability"Dual Degree in Life & Social Sciences and Mathematics / Computer Science with the University of Paris:"Algorithms & Decisions"Dual Degree in Life & Social Sciences with the University of Paris: "Politics of Life and Identities"Graduate studies : Seven graduate schools that prepare for professional lifeGraduate studies at Sciences Po are hosted within seven schools, all located on our campus in Paris. The seven schools offer a wide variety of master's programmes that take place over two years, all tailored to the professional world. We also offer international dual degrees, in which students spend one year at Sciences Po and one year abroad at the partner university.30 Master's programmes are open to students with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent. All Master's programmes are two-years-long, with four 12-week semesters. During the second year, one semester is spent completing an internship or a field study, writing a Master's thesis, or studying at a partner university.PhD programmes offer solid training in research. Students study for their PhD in one of Sciences Po’s 11 research centres.Sciences Po Graduate SchoolsSciences Po School of Management & InnovationSciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA)Sciences Po School of Public AffairsSciences Po Law SchoolSciences Po Urban SchoolSciences Po School of ResearchSciences Po School of JournalismOur goal is to open minds and develop critical thinkingWe seek to provide students with the essential tools that will enable them to make sense of a complex world. As a research university, Sciences Po is focused on excellence, and demands the highest standards from faculty and students. Sciences Po also holds a high degree of social responsibility, and continues to play a pioneering role in the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Sciences Po has an array of financial aid for students of all origins and 26% of the student body hold a scholarship.
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