Liberal Arts, Business & Media Studies

University of Westminster
London, England
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Popular Subject Areas

    Liberal Arts, Business & Media Studies

  • 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

    Summer 1 + 2 2024

  • Program Dates

    Jun 15, 2024 - Jul 27, 2024

  • Program Length

    Summer

  • Application Deadline

    Mar 25, 2024

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Apr 10, 2024

  • Credit

    35 UK Credits

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $11,450

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Study Abroad Program Description

The Westminster summer programs offer a wide range of courses, and their central Location encourages you to use London as your classroom.

Courses are taught by local university professors at the University of Westminster. Each class per session will be taken with other international students and last three weeks. Experience the liberal arts with a focus on London, with popular classes including: Television in London, Art & Society; Jack the Ripper's London. Back to back programs are also available if you wish to participate in both summer sessions offered by the university.

Enjoy Flexibility with ISA Flex

We’ve partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to help you overcome common study abroad challenges by adding an ASU Online course to your ISA program. With more than 2,100 courses to choose from, ISA Flex minimizes academic challenges, like major requirements and limited course options, so you can make the most of your experience abroad. Once you’ve applied, access the Flex form in your ISA Student Portal for more information on how to add this to your program and enroll in the course you need.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
  • Some courses may require additional fees.
  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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 Orientation

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

35

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

8

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

12

Academic Information

Course Availability & Syllabi

  • The modules listed below have NOT been confirmed for this program.
  • Please see Westminster's Summer Module Catalog linked here and below for additional information.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the England Program Manager.

Course Credit & Structure

  • You will take one class per summer session (two total for back-to-back).
  • Per the University of Westminster, 20 UK credits are considered equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits/ 6 quarter units.
  • All classes are taught in the morning from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Thursday.
  • Media, Arts and Design classes will also be taught for a full day on Wednesdays to allow maximum hands-on experience in the studios.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed in the Westminster Module Catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the 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 considered upper division and recommended for juniors and seniors with 3000- and 4000-level of experience in the subject. These Westminster and ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
  • If you don't have the necessary pre-requisite experience, Westminster will not approve you for the course.

Transcript Information

  • 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.

Courses

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University of Westminster - Summer 1
International Summer School
Business
Buyer Behaviour
4MARK005W
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Media, Arts & Design
20 UK Credits
Psychology
20 UK Credits
University of Westminster - Summer 2
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Regent Campus)
Criminology & Sociology
20 UK Credits
History
20 UK Credits
International Summer School
Business
20 UK Credits
20 UK Credits
Media, Arts & Design
20 UK Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

ISA is here to support you when it comes to navigating identity questions related to traveling abroad, providing resources and information for your accessibility needs, and identifying funding for your program abroad.

SUPPORT TEAM

Our U.S. staff is available to support you though every stage of your study abroad journey. Please reach out with any questions about ISA programs or life on-site to your country-specific Program Manager.

Our on-site staff are there for you as soon as you arrive in country and will support you throughout your time abroad.

U.S. Team

Hannah Hamilton

Program Manager, England

LONDON TEAM

Marina Kozhuharova

Assistant Resident Director, England

Antonio Santana

Resident Director, England

Eloise Casey

Student Services, England

Joseph Sullivan

Student Services, England

Identity Resources

Accessibility & Accommodations

With our wide portfolio of program types and locations, we’re confident there is a suitable, accessible program for each student.

Securing accommodations abroad can take time, so we ask that those with requests inform ISA early in the advising process. We recommend reaching out to your Program Manager or our Accessibility Team (accessibilityteam@studiesabroad.com) to discuss your accessibility needs or accommodations abroad.

Destination Information

Our diversity pages for each ISA destination include information on Indigenous communities, languages, race and ethnicity, religion, LGBTQIA+, and disability access. We hope it will help when reflecting upon and contextualizing intersectionality in your host community.

Identity Blog

ISA offers students the opportunity to blog about their experiences abroad from their own diverse perspectives. These posts can be found on the ISA Student Blog, and interested students should email diversity@studiesabroad.com for more information.

Funding

All students should have the opportunity to study abroad. To help make this a reality, ISA offers a variety of scholarships to help cover your study abroad costs. To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, check out our scholarships & grants page!

If you receive financial aid from your home university, you can likely use those funds for study abroad, as well. Speak with your home university’s financial aid office to learn about your options. Check out steps for using financial aid.

Questions about scholarships and funding? Email us at higheredfinaid@worldstrides.org

Housing

Living in university dorms will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the British student lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average tourist. Uncovering the uniqueness of your surroundings will help you to feel right at home. 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.

Westminster & King's Dorms

Students attending Westminster or King's College will live in independent or university sponsored resident halls located off campus. It is common for students to experience 30-45 minute commutes between their dorm and campus. The dorms offer shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost.

You will pay a $300 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.

Semester & Academic Year students studying at Westminster can expect housing to be allocated based upon the campus(es) in which their courses are taught. Students enrolled in two or more courses taught on the Harrow Campus can anticipate residing on the Harrow Campus located in Northwest London. Please contact the London Program Manager for additional information.

Queen Mary, Roehampton & Kingston Dorms

The residence halls at Roehampton, Queen Mary and Kingston are located on campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm you are assigned to by the university. These dorms have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost.

You will pay a $300 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.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the timeless, quaint, and historical landscape of the United Kingdom that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. One excursion to either Brighton & the Seven Sisters or Windsor is included in this program. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to take part in cultural activities offered by the ISA resident staff while in London. Please know that these destinations are subject to change.

Brighton & Seven Sisters

Breathtaking and endless sea views await at Seven Sisters, a panoramic series of white chalk cliffs prominently positioned along the English Channel. Spend the morning walking the lush green pastures atop the cliffs or head down to the rocky beaches below to explore the coastline and cliffs at sea level. Travel West along the sea to the popular coastal town of 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. While at Windsor Castle take witness to the Changing of the Guard ceremony, visit the burial sites of Charles I and Queen Elizabeth II, relive the pomp and circumstance of the royal weddings, or simply wander the historic grounds. 

Cultural Activities in England

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore culture of England in and around your host city. 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, a show at The Globe Theatre, River Thames boat tour, stroll through Borough Market, and a tour of the Tower of London.

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