The bachelor programme in Modern Languages and Literatures: Oriental Languages totals 180 credits over 3 years
(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.
Year 1 consists of a semester joint training course with general lectures covering the subjects taught by the Faculty.
From Year 2 onwards, the students are expected to broaden their intellectual and professional horizons by choosing a minor option of 30 credits, either from among other subjects taught in the Faculty or in another UCL Faculty, depending on any prerequisites laid down in these particular programmes.
Three pivotal courses make up the 150 credits of the major orientation of the bachelor syllabus:
(1) introduction to the human sciences (historical criticism, arts and civilisations, European literature, analysis and practice of academic discourse, modern languages, philosophy, language science, logic and argumentation, anthropology and psychology, religious sciences);
(2) methodological and disciplinary training in ancient languages and literature (history of Greek literature, authors and language, introduction to the sciences of Antiquity, history of ancient scripts);
(3) methodological and disciplinary training in Oriental languages, cultures and civilisations (cuneiform [Akkadian, Hittite] Ancient Egyptian, Armenian, Georgian, Syriac, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Classical Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish).