Liberal Arts, Business & Media Studies

University of Westminster
London, England
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    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 2020

  • Program Dates

    Mid Jun, 2020 - Early Jul, 2020

  • Program Length

    Summer

  • Application Deadline

    Apr 15, 2020

  • Credit

    20 UK Credits

  • Eligibility

    2.70 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    TBA

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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.

*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.

  • 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 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

20

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

4

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

6

Academic Information

Course Availability & Syllabi

  • The modules listed below ran in 2019. The modules for 2020 have not yet been confirmed.
  • Please see Westminster's Summer Module Catalog linked here and below for additional information.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the England Site Specialist.

Course Credit & Structure

  • You will take one class per summer session.
  • 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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International Summer School
Business
20 UK Credits
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20 UK Credits
Law
Cinematic Justice
4LLAW016X
20 UK Credits
Media, Arts & Design
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20 UK Credits
Science & Technology
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.