UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Poland, with nearly 39 million citizens, is an increasingly important actor on the world economic and political stage. This programme offers the opportunity to gain excellent language skills and a profound knowledge of Polish literature, history and culture that will prepare you for a wide variety of careers in Europe.

Course Modules

Year one: compulsory courses: polish language level 1; introduction to East European literatures in translation. Optional courses: options may include: cinema in eastern Europe; culture in eastern Europe: anthropological approaches; language and society; linguistics and verbal art: forms of content; linguistics and verbal art: forms of expression; vampires, society and culture: Transylvania and beyond; history of polish literature to 1800; history of polish literature 1800'1890; the fall and rise of the polish nation: 1648'1921. Year two: compulsory courses: polish language level 2a ' comprehension; polish language level 2b ' production; polish literature 1. optional courses: options may include: cinema in eastern Europe; culture in eastern Europe: anthropological approaches; language and society; linguistics and verbal art: forms of content; linguistics and verbal art: forms of expression; vampires, society and culture: Transylvania and beyond; history of polish literature to 1800; history of polish literature 1800'1890; the fall and rise of the polish nation: 1648'1921. Year three: year abroad. Final year: compulsory courses: polish language level 3a ' comprehension; polish language level 3b ' production; polish literature 2. Optional courses: options may include: cinema in eastern Europe; culture in eastern Europe: anthropological approaches; language and society; linguistics and verbal art: forms of content; linguistics and verbal art: forms of expression; vampires, society and culture: Transylvania and beyond; history of polish literature to 1800; history of polish literature 1800'1890; the fall and rise of the polish nation: 1648'1921.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £16,130  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • European Baccalaureate 77%
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 72%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 93%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 30
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

15% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 79%

Total Coursework: 20%

Total Practical: 1%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation