University College London
Dutch and Swedish BA (Hons)
University College London

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in languages and area studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of German and Scandinavian Studies at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29000 £28500 £35000
25-75 percentile range £26000 - £32000 £23000 - £37500 £27000 - £48000


Salary of all UK Graduates of languages and area studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25500 £25200 £29460
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £30000 £19567 - £32800 £22343 - £39691

Course Description

The four-year BA Dutch and Swedish is a joint honours programme split equally between your two languages. You will take modules not only in language (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation) but also in cultural topics including literature, history, film, linguistics, politics and other relevant field designed to complement your language learning. With a wide variety of modules on offer, you will be able to tailor your modern languages degree to your areas of interest.

You will spend a Year Abroad in the third year, split between two countries where your languages are spoken.

UCL houses the oldest centre for Dutch Studies with the most comprehensive Dutch Library in the English-speaking world. You will gain near native understanding and translation skills in Dutch as part of your degree, and you will also learn about historical, cultural and political developments across the Low Countries as a whole. You will study in a small, friendly department, with an excellent staff-student ratio unusual in higher education nowadays.

As well as learning Swedish language (reading, writing, listening, speaking and translation) you will also take modules in linguistics and from a range of cultural options from the Scandinavian Studies Department.

As the oldest Department of Scandinavian Studies in the UK, we offer a wide range of modules related to the Nordic world, from Scandinavian crime fiction to Viking poetry, from film and media studies to Nordic politics.

UCL Is ranked 3rd in the UK for Modern Languages in the 2018 QS World Rankings and offers outstanding opportunities to language students and graduates.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Dutch and Swedish BA (Hons) at University College London

20% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Media Professionals
10% Protective service occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Teaching Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for German and Scandinavian Studies

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

Access to HE Diploma

Including one in a relevant subject/science (80 UCAS tariff points)

31-30 overall or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.

English Language at grade B or 6, plus Mathematics at grade C or 5.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • UPSCE

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Dutch and Swedish, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Dutch and Swedish BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £26200 year 1
International £26200 year 1

Additional fee information

For information about tuition fees please visit our dedicated webpage for more details: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/fees-and-funding. The fees indicated above are for undergraduate entry in the 2023/24 academic year. Fees will be higher for those commencing study in the academic year 2024/25 or later. UCL reserves the right to increase its UK fees in line with the government policy (including on an annual basis for each year of study during a programme).

Overseas fees are fixed at the rate of entry, the fees indicated above will be charged to 2023/24 entrants for each year of study on the programme.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About University College London

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