Urban History and Culture at University of London Institute in Paris - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme provides the opportunity to study the social, political, cultural and economic development of the modern city from historical perspectives and through comparative experience of two of the great urban laboratories of the Western world, Paris and London. You will explore the development of urban topography and planning through site visits and analysis, using a primarily bifocal approach to the growth of city living and management, and how that has shaped the fabric of the world.


The programme consists of four content modules plus a dissertation and an assessed research methodology component. Two compulsory modules are delivered in the Autumn semester in Paris at ULIP, and two elective modules taken from a range of options offered in Paris at ULIP and/or in London at Queen Mary University of London in the second semester. You can choose, therefore, between a split-site programme in Paris and London or a full year in Paris.

Assessment method

Assessment includes a 15, 000-word dissertation.

How to apply

International applicants

Please contact us directly via our webform: https://london.ac.uk/institute-in-paris/contact-form

Entry requirements

Students should have an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a related degree. Appropriate professional experience in a cognate field could substitute for degree requirement. If English is not your first language, satisfactory evidence of your English language proficiency must be provided. IELTS 7.0 is the required level for entry to the course. The degree is taught entirely in English and there is no French language requirement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10950 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10950 Whole course
Scotland £10950 Whole course
Wales £10950 Whole course
International £20750 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Thanks to the generosity of the University of London Convocation Trust and the Nathan, Quinn & Esmond funds, the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) will be offering up to two fee waivers or equivalent tuition fee reductions per academic year for this course. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit. These awards may waive the full tuition fees (at Home level) or offer a significant reduction in fees. Please visit the degree programme web page for further information.
Urban History and Culture at University of London Institute in Paris - UCAS