Business, Media Studies, Psychology & Liberal Arts

University of Westminster
London, England
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Business, Media Studies, Psychology & Liberal Arts

  • Location

    London

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

    At the heart of London, the University of Westminster was founded in 1838 and has been teaching international students for over 175 years. You can study in areas such as media & design, business, psychology, politics, international relations, and social sciences. Westminster is an urban campus with four campuses: three in London's West End and one in the northwest borough of Harrow. The university's small student-to-teacher ratio creates an enriching environment for you while the university offers a wide variety of traditional and progressive courses as well as theory and practical courses in the field of media, arts and design. Since it is located in the heart of this international and cosmopolitan city, the University of Westminster provides a truly British experience.

     

  • Term

    Academic Year 1 2019

  • Program Dates

    Sep 13, 2019 - May 16, 2020

  • Program Length

    Academic Year

  • Application Deadline

    Apr 25, 2019

  • Credit

    120 - 160 UK Credits

  • Eligibility

    2.70 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $37,500

  • This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.

Program Description

The main Westminster campuses are located in the heart of London and offer a wide range of subjects, giving students the opportunity to enroll in courses that fit their individual academic needs.

All courses are taught by host university faculty at the University of Westminster, and you will take classes alongside British and other international students. With an urban campus located in central London, you can take courses in business, humanities, social sciences, tourism, and London culture as well as media, arts, and design.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.70.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • All applicants must have at least sophomore standing (second-year) at their home university at the time of participation.
  • All applicants are required to submit a letter of intent along with the standard ISA application.
  • Students applying for the Internship Program will have additional materials to submit such as an Internship letter of intent, resume, passport copy, passport sized photo and placement preference form.
  • Students must also submit a portfolio of their work if they are applying for practice-based media, art or design courses.
  • All students participating in an internship or academic year program will be required to obtain a British Tier 4 Visa before departure for an additional cost.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

UK Credits

120 - 160

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

24 - 32

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

36 - 48

Academic Information

  • Sample Courses and Syllabi
    • Please review either the Fall or Spring program sessions to see classes offered during each semester. The full Westminster Module Catalogs for the 2019-20 academic year linked here for additional course options.
    • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the England Site Specialist.
  • Course Credit
    • Per the University of Westminster, 20 UK credits is equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits/ 6 quarter units.
    • The transcript from Westminster will reflect UK credits for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
    • The standard program model is 3 or 4 modules of study (60 or 80 UK credits). You may combine courses from any department from the standard portfolio offerings to make up the required classes.
  • Internship
    • In addition to the Study Abroad Program at the University of Westminster, you have the opportunity to undertake an academically assessed internship by applying to the Internship Program. Students participating in the internship must select "Professional and Personal Skills in Development" module alongside two or three other academic modules at the university. Internship placements are limited and competitive; it is in the student's best interest to apply early.
  • Class Structure
    • Classes are lecture style with a seminar (smaller group) following the lecture. Focus is on individual study.
  • Course Level Recommendations
    • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed in the University of Westminster module catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of Westminster module level classifications of a 4, 5, or 6 level, which correspond with the three year bachelor's degree cycle. Courses classified as level 5 and level 6 are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

The courses listed on our ISA website are only a sample of what the university offers. Please see the full Westminster Module Catalog linked below for additional courses.

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Courses

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University of Westminster
Business School (Marylebone Campus)
Accounting, Finance and Governance
20 UK Credits
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20 UK Credits
Business Information Management and Operations
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Economics and Quantitative Methods
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
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20 UK Credits
Marketing and Business Strategy
20 UK Credits
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (Marylebone Campus)
Planning and Transport
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Property and Construction
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Tourism
20 UK Credits
Managing Airports
6TOUR004W
20 UK Credits
Sports Tourism
5TOUR004W
20 UK Credits
Faculty of Media, Arts & Design (Harrow Campus)
Animation - Practical
20 UK Credits
Contemporary Media Practice - Practical & Theory
20 UK Credits
Media Frontiers
5MEST001W
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Digital Media - Theory
20 UK Credits
Media and Society
4MEST016W
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Sound Cultures
4RDPR003W
20 UK Credits
Fashion Industry
Commercial Skills
6FAMN006W
20 UK Credits
Fashion Trends
5FAMN005W
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
London Fashion
4FAMN005W
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Film - Theory
20 UK Credits
The Art of Cinema
4CINE002W
20 UK Credits
Graphic Communication Design - Practical & Theory
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Design Process
4GPDS002W
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Illustration and Visual Communication - Practical & Theory
20 UK Credits
Drawing Systems
5ILLU002W
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Journalism - Practical & Theory
London Studies
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Mixed Media Fine Art - Practical
Photography - Practical & Theory
20 UK Credits
40 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Radio & Digital Production - Practical
20 UK Credits
Music Radio
5RDPR002W
20 UK Credits
Television - Practical & Theory
20 UK Credits
Alternative TV
5TVPR002W
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Mary Howington

Program Manager, England

LONDON TEAM

Maria Suvagau

Resident Director, England

Marina Kozhuharova

Assistant Resident Director, England

Imogen Brooks

Student Services and Custom Programs Coordinator (Summer), England

Joseph Sullivan

Student Services Coordinator, England

Shelby Staub

Student Services and Internship Coordinator, England

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the British lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average tourist. Uncovering the uniqueness of your surroundings will help you to feel right at home. No matter which type of housing you choose, you will commute to class as most locals do, via the underground (aka the Tube), the overground, public bus, or walking. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Apartment

Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking complete independence during your time abroad. Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. Rent and utilities are included in the program price, and each apartment is fully furnished. The apartments are located in Notting Hill and Mile End. Apartments typically house three to four ISA students, with shared room occupancy. Meals are not included but laundry machines are available for use at no extra cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Dorm1

The residence halls at Westminster and King's College are located off campus, anywhere from half a mile to three miles from the respective campuses. The dorms have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Dorm2

The residence halls at Roehampton, Queen Mary, Kingston are located on campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm you are assigned to by the university. They have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the timeless, quaint, and historical landscape of the United Kingdom (and potentially surrounding countries) that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on weekend trips, day trips, and optional trips.

Brighton

Brighton is known for several things, including being one the cultural and LGBT capitals of England, inspiration for famous artists and musicians, and its architecture. Some UK polls place it as the happiest and 'coolest' (not a reference to temperature!) city in England, and its name is undoubtedly among the world's most recognizable beach towns.

Windsor Castle

The town of Windsor is an unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal Family. Windsor Castle itself is the oldest continuously used royal residence in the world. Her Majesty the Queen's Royal Standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence.

Bulgaria & Greece

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of Bulgaria, the oldest nation in Europe, before hopping over to the cradle of western civilization in Greece. On this excursion, you will learn about the culture and economy of both countries, the impact the European Union and Brexit have on you, and experience some of the best sights and cuisines in Europe.

Cambridge

Cambridge is a quintessential British town. You'll get to explore traditional British architecture, visit the many street food markets, go for a punt on the river, and see the famous Cambridge University. You will have the opportunity to discover the many religious, cultural, and political influences that helped develop universities all across England.

Canterbury & Dover Caste

Canterbury is the birthplace of the Anglican Church and religious capital of England. It has inspired writers such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Father of English literature, the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, and author of the famous Canterbury Tales. Then journey southeast to Dover, England's biggest port and most popular point of entry to the British Isles. Immerse yourself in the magnificent scenery surrounding the chalk cliffs aptly named the White Cliffs of Dover.

Stonehenge & Bath

The monument of Stonehenge is one of Britain's oldest Neolithic remnants and easily one of world's most famous sites. It is situated rather mysteriously amidst several hundred burial mounds and at great distances from any logical source for such large stones. After visiting Stonehenge, head northwest towards Bath, an ancient Roman town most famous for the baths constructed here over two millennia ago to take advantage of natural hot springs. Aside from the springs, Bath was home to many famous writers, poets, and celebrities, including the much-beloved novelist Jane Austen.

Stratford-upon-Avon

On this excursion, you will explore one of the most fascinating and historically significant cities in the UK. The town of Stratford-upon-Avon was chartered in 1196 and is to this day considered a market town, a special municipal status within the UK. It is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of the one and only William Shakespeare. Additionally, until the Industrial Revolution, Stratford was the gateway to the British canal network and was a town of appreciable importance for commerce and trade.

Cultural Activities in England

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of England. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes England special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included visits to Camden Town, Windsor Castle, the British Museum, a Harry Potter walking tour, and a tour of the Tower of London.