Business, Computer Science, Exercise Science & Liberal Arts

Kingston University
London, England
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Business, Computer Science, Exercise Science & Liberal Arts

  • Location

    London

  • Host University

    Kingston University

    While Kingston University can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon times, it officially received the "University" title in 1992. The university is AACSB accredited and was also one of the first business schools with triple Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation (MBA, Masters in International Business Management and DBA). You can take classes in life sciences, business, TV and film studies, music and music technology, and culture studies. This contained campus is located right across from Richmond Park and just 12 miles southwest of Central London. You will be able to enjoy the outdoors, explore Kingston upon Thames, and easily get a train to the city.

  • Term

    Fall 5 2019

  • Program Dates

    Sep 10, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    May 15, 2019

  • Credit

    12 - 16 Credits

  • Eligibility

    2.75 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $17,450

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Program Description

Kingston's location offers you a university town atmosphere along the riverside with quick access to Central London. You will have the opportunity to select modules from more than 30 different subject areas while having the flexibility to combine courses within different departments.

All courses are taught by host university faculty at Kingston University. You will take classes alongside British and other international students. On a traditional U.S.-style campus in Southwest London, this AACSB accredited university is popular for courses in business, STEM, performing arts, liberal arts, communication, architecture, interior design, music technology, sports science, and TV studies.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • All applicants are required to submit an academic reference and letter of intent along with the standard ISA application.
  • All students participating in an academic year program are required to obtain a British Tier 4 Visa before departure at 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

Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 24

Academic Information

Course Availability & Syllabi

  • The courses listed below are only a sample of what the university offers. Please see the full Kingston Module Catalog linked here and below for additional courses.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the England Site Specialist.

Course Credit

  • Students enroll in a total of 12-16 US credits per semester.
  • Per Kingston University, each class is equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits.
  • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.
  • Classes are lecture style with a seminar (smaller group) following the lecture. Focus is on individual study.
  • 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.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed in the Kingston Module Catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the Kingston 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 Kingston and ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
  • If a student does not have the necessary pre-requisite experience, Kingston will not approve them for the course. Students will then provide additional module choices.

Understanding the Course Code (EX EL6005) and Suitability Key

  • the first two letters refer to the department the course is being offered through (EL= English Literature)
  • the next number refers to the level (4= Level 4, 5= Level 5, 6= Level 6)
  • the last three numbers refer to the unique number assigned to the class
  • the suitability key in the catalog correlates with the term in which a course is offered (1= Whole Year, 2= Autumn, 3= Spring/Summer)

Transcript Information

  • The transcript from Kingston will reflect UK credits for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.

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

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Additional Course Offerings to the Sample Below
Study Abroad Course Catalog
Arts & Social Sciences
Dance
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
Economics
4 Credits
Capitalism
EC4002
4 Credits
4 Credits
Econometrics
EC6005
4 Credits
Finance
BA5804
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
Film
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
Screenwriting
FI5004
4 Credits
4 Credits
Journalism
Media and Culture Studies
Music and Music Technology
Composition 2
MU5007
4 Credits
Peformance 1
MU4003
4 Credits
Performance 2
MU5006
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
British Culture
Britain
4 Credits
Business & Law
Business
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
Innovation
BS6701
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
Law
4 Credits
Company Law
LL6192
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
EU Law
LL6188
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
Science, Engineering & Computing
Computing and Information Systems
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
Programming I
CI4100
4 Credits
4 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.

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.

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.