On our Semester at Westminster study abroad program, you can study in London, taking classes for your major or as electives at an internationally recognized institution while exploring this lively, diverse city. You can also intern at one of the city’s many businesses and organizations, gaining practical experience and boosting your resume. You will experience:
Classes in your major, whatever that may be! – The University of Westminster offers over 700 courses in such diverse fields as architecture, chemistry, computer science, British history, international business, media and design, psychology, and so much more. This is the place to find what you need to get ahead!
An urban campus – The University’s setting is ideal, right in the middle of the action. You’ll stroll to class along the Thames, and major tourist sites such as the British Museum, Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abby, the Globe Theatre, and more are all a quick walk or tube stop away!
Truly global learning – The student body comes from over 150 countries, so you will make friends from all over the world and learn from the other international students' unique backgrounds and perspectives. Plus, London itself is extremely diverse.
A perfect location – Being in the center of London also means easy access to cheap flights and trains to the rest of the UK and Europe. One more reason you’ll fall in love with this energetic city!
A hands-on internship option – Combine academics with a custom international internship! You’ll become familiar with British business practices and culture in your desired field with a placement tailored to your specific skills and interests. You'll experience it all when you study abroad in London.
Semester at University of Westminster, London, offers unique courses in your major and as electives. There are over 700 classes to choose from at this world-renowned university, which has received numerous accolades for its high academic standards. You can learn from high-caliber British and international faculty in the global classroom. Plus, there are tons of internship options.
GPA Required: 2.8/3.0 (for Media and Arts courses). If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement, do not despair! Use the "Contact An Advisor" button on this page or call us to let us know your situation. We'll do all we can to find the right program for you.
How to choose your courses:
Now the fun part! As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found in the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps of choosing your courses, known as “modules.” You can choose from subjects such as Architecture, Communications, Computer Science, Business and Finance, English, Languages, Law, Media Studies, and Social and Human Sciences. The University of Westminster offers study abroad students 2 options: the internship option and London-focused modules.
NOTE: Students who choose two or more courses from the Media and Design Department are automatically considered for housing at Harrow Hall. If you have any questions on this please ask your student advisor.
Semester-Internship abroad option:
Do you have a 3.0 GPA? Pursue academic coursework at Westminster in conjunction with a supervised workplace practicum for credit (internship). Click here for program details.
Course load: The University of Westminster offers two programme options -
3 module programme: 3 classes (12 US credits)
4 module programme: 4 classes (16 US credits)
Course approval: It is best to get 7–8 classes approved before you go abroad. This way you will have plenty of classes to choose from and some flexibility in setting up your schedule. You should also consider filling your elective requirements.
Class descriptions and catalogs:
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Helpful information to help you choose your courses
At the beginning of each School section, you will find an introduction to the School and a list of all the modules that the School offers to study abroad students. This list will tell you the module’s code, title, and level (which corresponds to the modules’ order in the catalog), the semester it runs in, and the number of credits attached to it.
Module Code 3BCM401 Level 4 Credit 15 Semester 1
1 = semester 1 (fall)
2 = semester 2 (spring)
0 = semester 1 and 2 (restricted to full-year students, except for Polylang Modules) Prerequisites or corequisites will be specified under the module title.
Please remember that if you wish to select Practice/Practical classes from the School of Media, Art, and Design, you are required to include a portfolio of your work with your application. This should consist of color photocopies, slides, photographs, etcetera that represent your level and your suitability for the modules you are requesting.
Please note that you will not be registered for your modules until you arrive at the University of Westminster and go through their orientation program. You will, however, be pre-approved for modules ahead of time, and you will be notified early on if any of your module choices are not available for any reason.