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Course Information

London, England | 2017 Fall

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.

Areas of Study at London Metropolitan University

Through our agreement with London Metropolitan University, an array of courses will be made available to you. Areas of study and a sample selection of courses believed to be of most interest to USAC students are included. Courses are subject to change and approval of prerequisites by the host university.

  • At London Met, courses are called “modules.”
  • All modules are taught by lecture with tutorial seminars and workshops.
  • Each student will take four modules (courses) per semester, which is considered full-time and fulfills visa requirements.
  • Most US universities consider a module to be the equivalent of three US credits.
  • Registration will be done prior to arrival, but confirmation of registration will be completed onsite.

Keep in mind that you must enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 US credits per semester (even if host university requirements are lower). Be sure to have plenty of primary and alternate course options in mind as schedules are subject to change and registration in your preferred courses is not guaranteed.

Grades may not be ready until one or two months after exams are completed; in some cases it may take longer. Check your Credits, Courses, and Transcripts document in Gateway for details specific to your host university. The transcript evaluation and grade reporting process at your home university will also take time after your overseas transcripts arrives. If you plan to study here during your senior year, review your home university requirements carefully to allow enough time for grades to be posted for graduation. Plan to work ahead with your academic advisor if you will be using your study abroad coursework to meet prerequisites back at home.

Courses Specifically for Study Abroad Students

  • Art in London
  • Theatre in London

Other London Met Areas of Study Open to Study Abroad Students

Business and Finance

Recent courses have included:

  • Aviation and the Environment
  • Brand Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Economics and Society
  • Essential Psychology for Managers
  • Information Technology for Financial Services
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • International Finance and Trade
  • London—an Events City
  • Online Fashion Retailing
  • Organizing and Managing Across Cultures
  • Principles of Economics
  • Public Relations in Practice
  • The European Economy
  • Tourism and Development

Health and Human Sciences

Recent courses have included:

  • Advanced Bioanalytical Science
  • Applied Immunology
  • Ethics for Science
  • Fundamentals of Bioanalytical Science
  • Fundamentals of Biotechnology
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Medical Genetics
  • Parasitology
  • Systems Pathology
  • Toxicology
  • Virology

Literature, History, and Languages

Recent courses have included:

  • Life Writing to Fiction
  • Literary London
  • Modern Languages courses in French, German, Spanish, and Arabic
  • Perspectives on Shakespeare
  • Poetry and Performance
  • Scripting Performance for Screen
  • Secrecy and Power: the FBI 1909-1972
  • The Craft of Fiction
  • The Literature of Childhood
  • The Short Story
  • Victorians to Moderns
  • Writing and Editing Fiction and Non-Fiction

Media and Journalism

Recent courses have included:

  • Analyzing Popular Music
  • Approaches to Film and Television
  • Contemporary American Television
  • Crime and the Media
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Data Journalism
  • Fashion Writing and Reporting
  • Film and Philosophy
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Journalism: History and Ideas
  • Sports Journalism
  • Stardom and Performance
  • Styling and Journalism
  • The Hollywood Musical

Politics and International Relations

Recent courses have included:

  • American Foreign Policy
  • American Government
  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  • Diplomacy Old and New
  • Earth Democracy
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • International Security in an Era of Globalization
  • Latin American Politics
  • Modern British Politics
  • Peace, Conflict, and Diplomacy since 1945
  • Politics and Government
  • Politics of Modern States
  • Politics of the European Union
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • Shifting Global Power

Social Sciences

Recent courses have included:

  • Community, Culture, and Change
  • Crime, Media and Technology
  • Current Issues in Disability
  • Decision Making and the Voluntary Sector
  • Education: Issues, Inequalities, and Futures
  • Homelessness and Housing Policy
  • Multilingualism and Learning Languages
  • Personal Wellbeing and Educational Outcomes
  • Race, Empire, and Education
  • Religion and the State
  • Science Education and Public Understanding
  • Serious and Serial Offenders
  • Sport, Education, and Society
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • Youth, Crime, and Violence

Additional Year Options

Yearlong students have additional options in science, computing, mathematics, sociology and media studies.

Internships

Host university internships are rich resources for your academic and professional development particularly in your study abroad setting. Internships are considered courses and count as part of your credit load. They can be time-consuming, but are very worthwhile. Students are placed in an environment with high exposure to culture and language. Interns earn credits but no financial compensation. The schedule and the number of work hours will be determined by the schedule of courses.

Internship opportunities fall into broad categories determined by London Metropolitan University. Placement is not guaranteed by USAC, rather it will be determined by your application, supporting materials and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.

Spots are limited so it is in your best interest to apply early; applications will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. The internship application process is managed entirely by London Met, and the internship application deadline may fall prior to the USAC application deadline. Students interested in an internship are advised to check the London Met website for details and to ensure they meet application the deadline. The USAC application must be completed prior to applying for a London Met internship.

There is an additional fee for an internship. All students undertaking internships will need to apply for a Tier 4 student visa.

Course Descriptions

To obtain a complete course list and course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. The course information for study abroad students will be under the “What can I study” tab. Please Contact the USAC Student Information department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Fall and Yearlong: Late application may be possible. Contact USAC

Spring: Open

Eligibility

Summer: 2.5 GPA

Semester: 2.7 GPA and minimum sophomore standing

Yearlong program open to degree-seeking students currently attending 4-year institutions.

Program Type

Summer: Specialty

Semester: Partnership

Credit

Summer: US Credit

Semester: Overseas credit

Program Capacity

60

Instruction

English