For the semester or year programmes you can choose to study either 3 or 4 classes up to the credit value of 80 UK/16 US or 40 ECTS* credits.

We have designed the programme to give you flexibility to study more or less while you are abroad so that you can keep on track with your degree while you study abroad with us.

*Students from the EU, on the EFL+ Study Abroad or the Postgraduate Study Abroad Programmes can take a maximum of 3 modules/classes per semester.

For the Summer Programme you can choose to study 1 or 2 classes over 3 or 6 weeks. For full details of the modules on offer please look at the module catalogue below.
 

  1. Download the module catalogues from the tables below.
  2. Modules are listed with numbers at the beginning – 4,5,6 or 7 – 4 is equivalent to the Sophomore year if you are from the USA, 5 is the Junior year and 6 is a Senior year class equivalent. 7 is a postgraduate/graduate level class and these are only open to graduate students. You need to bear in mind the level when you choose a class. The UK does not have a liberal arts based education system. Students specialise from the first part of their degree in the subject that they will major in. This means that a level 6 class will be more academically challenging than a level 4 class, for example, and that you will need to have studied the subject before in order to succeed in the class.
  3. Choose 8 modules from the module catalogues on this page for each semester you want to study with us for and list them on the application form in order of preference – 4 preferred modules and 4 alternative modules, in case your top choices are full or otherwise unavailable. Note: If you are studying for the full year, you must choose 8 modules for each semester, ie 16 in total.
  4. If you are applying from the European Union, are a Postgraduate Study Abroad Student or want to join the EFL+ Study Abroad Programme, check that your preferred module choices do not exceed 60 UK credits (16 US/30 ECTs credits) as this is the maximum number of classes/credits you can take. This normally equates to 3 modules, but there are exceptions.
  5. If you are selecting Level 5 or 6 modules, check in the module catalogues whether the modules have pre-requisites. You will not be expected to have completed the precise pre-requisites, but you must have studied a similar course or module in your home country.
  6. If you are selecting any Media, Arts and Design or London Studies modules, check the "Media, Arts and Design portfolios and London Studies modules/classes during the semester" instructions below on portfolio submission and the maximum number of modules you can take.
  7. If you are taking an internship you must take the module 5BUSS005X Professional and Personal Skills Development. Please note that if you are a graduate student this class carries undergraduate credit.
  8. Get approval for your module choices from your home institution prior to making your selections, to ensure you have agreement for your credits to transfer into your home degree. It is important you do this prior to your arriving at the University so that you have the option to make changes to your schedule should you wish to during the add/drop period.
  9. We understand that you will want to travel as part of your experience. Please note that it is not possible to choose specific day or time slots for modules as these will be allocated automatically by the timetabling system. Teaching takes place at the University of Westminster from Monday to Friday between 9am to 9pm and you need to be prepared to study at any of these times. We know that travelling as part of your study abroad programme is important to you. If you want to try to fit your schedule around specific days and times you need to ensure you have lots of modules approved prior to arrival for credit transfer. We cannot search for classes by day/time but we can go through the timetable at your registration appointment to look at this with you. If you have lots of classes approved for transfer then you will have a better chance of putting together a timetable that will also accommodate your travel needs. The time to change modules is defined by our academic regulations so it is important you have credit transfer in place prior to coming to the University to ensure you can make changes in the module change window that our regulation allows.

For practical modules in the Media, Arts and Design subject areas, evidence of capability in each discipline you are interested in (demonstrated through a portfolio) is an important part of the admissions process and must be submitted at the time of application.

For details of what your portfolio must include, please download the portfolio submission guidelines for study abroad students:

Portfolio submission guidelines for Study Abroad students (PDF)

In addition, students are restricted to taking:

  • a maximum of 2 practical classes from the subject areas of Media, Arts and Design
  • If you are studying 3 modules you can take a maximum of 1 London Studies classes
  • If you are studying 4 modules you can take a maximum of 2 London Studies classes

Module catalogues

Please be aware, you are applying for acceptance on to the study abroad programme, not specific modules. The study abroad module catalogues list the modules available at the time of application, and is subject to change before enrolment on to the programme.

Once enrolled onto the programme, the University of Westminster endeavours to ensure all module content and delivery remains unchanged throughout the period of your studies. However, where changes are unavoidable these will be conducted in the least disruptive way. Please refer to your Study Abroad Student Terms and Conditions for details on how and when courses may change.

Full details can be found on our terms and conditions page.

Fashion Industry

There are a limited number of places for study abroad students on modules from the Fashion Buying Management and Fashion Merchandising Management degree programmes.

With the exception of 4FAMN005W London Fashion in Semester 1, these places are restricted to study abroad students who are majoring in Fashion at their home institution.

Note that modules from the Department of Fashion can only be selected at the time of application and cannot be registered for during the Orientation period.

Internship students

All internship students must take the module 5BUSS005X Professional and Personal Skills Development module as this class enables you to receive credit for your internship.

If you are a postgraduate student please note this class carries undergraduate credit.

Summer Programme classes

You can choose from a wide range of classes designed for visiting international students to make the most of the University of Westminster's dynamism while using London as your classroom. Classes are taught by a highly experienced and enthusiastic faculty. Some of our classes run in both sessions, others only in one. You can check the course catalogue to find out more about the class and when it runs.

Classes are taught by a highly experienced and enthusiastic faculty. Some modules run in both sessions, others only in one. Please check the course catalogue:

These classes allow you to experience the liberal arts, with a focus on London. Our classes range from the study of the history of London to an exploration of contemporary culture.

Classes run in both session one and session two: you can choose to study one class in each session or combine a liberal arts class with a different subject area.

Module details

4HIST008X: Jack the Ripper’s London: Myth, Reality, and the London Victorian Metropolis – Session 1

Level 4

The module explores the Ripper murders, social history of the East End, London in the late Victorian era, the representation of the killings in the media, in film and literature, the historiography of the Ripper murders.

Site visits: students will visit the Museum of London, Tate Britain, The Royal London Hospital, The Metropolitan Police Heritage Centre, Sir John Soane’s Museum, The Bishopsgate Institute, the Museum of London Docklands. The students will also go on a walking tour to ‘map’ the Ripper murders and get to grips with the geography of the East End.

Note: these visits are subject to change.

Jack the Ripper’s London: Myth, Reality, and the London Victorian Metropolis (PDF)

4HIST009X: Londinium to the Blitz: London through its Museums – Session 1

Level 4

This class aims to offer an introduction to a new history of London and to the specialism of ‘public history’, based in part on recent archaeological research and visits to London museums. The class thus aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to evaluate how and how well the history of London is presented to audiences of non-historians. The class will examine inter alia: Roman London, London in the Middle Ages, Georgian and Victorian London, London at War, theory and methodology of historical presentation and representation, representation of historical London in museums and galleries.

Site visits: the field trips include visits to the Roman Amphitheatre and the London Wall Walk, the British Museum, Museum of London, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery, Museum of London in Docklands, British Library, the museums of South Kensington, Greenwich, Westminster as well as Medieval and Tudor London Walk.

Note: these visits are subject to change.

Londinium to the Blitz: London through its Museums (PDF)

4HIST007X: Monarchy: A Royal History of London – Session 1

Level 4

This course examines London as the historical setting for monarchy and national ceremonial. As such the course considers Royalty’s central place in British life and examines how its purpose and function have changed over the centuries. It also investigates Royalty’s influence on British history and society and its impact on government, culture and science. Finally the course will consider how the monarchy has adapted – and continues to adapt – to changing times and how critics react to it.

Site visits: as a part of the module, students will be visiting the British Museum, The British Library, National Portrait Gallery, The Museum of London, Imperial War Museum. The students will also tour important royal sites in London.

Note: these visits are subject to change.

Monarchy – A Royal History of London (PDF)

4PSYC001X: Myth and Method in Psychology – Session 1

Level 4

This module explores the scientific evidence for phenomena widely accepted by the public, but whose scientific validity remains open to challenge including, for example, astrology and near death experiences. It will examine the methods used in the investigation of such popular myths and examine, from a psychological perspective, the factors which underlie how they grow and are sustained.  The module involves a critical review of the scientific evidence for these phenomena, and general consideration of the application of scientific method.

Site visits: the students will visit the famous Freud Museum.

Note: site visits are subject to change.

Myth and Method in Psychology (PDF)

4LLAW016X: Cinematic Justice – Sessions 1 and 2

Level 4

This module analyses films illustrating the criminal justice system of the UK and abroad to discover what these portrayals tell the viewer about criminal justice. The module uses the films themselves as the primary source of material coupled with academic commentary.

Cinematic Justice (PDF)

4ELIT007X: Art and Society – Session 2

Level 4

This module is an introduction to the visual culture of London, including painting, architecture, photography and contemporary media. Students will visit the major art galleries to examine how art works, exhibitions and cultural organisations can be understood within wider social contexts. The sessions also include museums and historical sites. The classes will explore how these institutions reveal the complex cultural identity and history of London.

Site visits: typical visits include the British Museum, Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of London, National Portrait Gallery, Wallace Collection, Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, Serpentine Galleries, Wellcome Collection.

Note: these visits are subject to change.

Art and Society (PDF)

4CLST001X: Working across Cultures in a Global World – Session 2

Level 4

The course provides a student-centred understanding of the intercultural competencies needed in the professional world of the 21st century. It starts by supporting students in analysing their chosen career, identifying the challenges inherent in performing in a professional multicultural environment. It continues by developing, through interactive activities, skills such as recognising, acknowledging, mediating and reacting to a variety of cultural expectations and norms of behaviour. The course contains throughout a reflective strand, which encourages students to reflect on their internalised culture, unconscious bias and preferred social positioning, and how this might impact their work relations.

Working Across Cultures in a Global World (PDF)

5PSYC001X: Psychology of City Life – Session 2

Level 4

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to engage with a range of topics and issues in psychology that relate to growing up and living in or visiting a large global city such as London, England. It will bring together research and theory from a number of areas of psychology including social psychology, health psychology, cognitive psychology and forensic psychology. Topics include: Stress & Wellbeing; Crime & Aggression; Loneliness, Pro-social Behaviour and Resilience. Lectures will discuss recent research and seminars will provide students with practical activities, visualisation through documentaries and guided discussions related to each topic.

Site visits: student will visit the Museum of London.

Note: site visits are subject to change.

Psychology of City Life (PDF)

Please note: occasionally we may be unable to offer some of the classes listed above, so please select a first and second choice for each session you are applying for. It is your responsibility to ensure both choices are pre-approved for credit by your home institution before applying.

In the event that your first choice is not available, we will automatically register you for your alternative choice. In the unlikely event that your alternative module choice should be cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance, we will contact you directly via email to notify you of the cancellation and to request a further module choice.

This pathway gives you access to classes in communication, fashion and media. The University of Westminster’s College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries has an impressive reputation, with one of the most varied arts and media portfolios in Europe.

It prepares you not only to enter the creative industries, but to shape and lead them.

Inspired by London, all classes are hands-on and cover areas such as photography, television and culture. During the programme you will have access to the extensive, state-of-the-art facilities at our Harrow Campus, equipped with high-end professional studios, workshops, laboratories, editing suites, industry-standard TV studios and specialist equipment.

Module details

4TVPR001X Television in London – Sessions 1 and 2

Level 4

By working in one large and several small groups students devise and produce a factual programme realised in a multi-camera studio. They will also produce a studio-based multi-camera television show and a one 25-minute live magazine programme. Through practice in the studio students learn the procedures and protocols necessary for shooting within a large crew, an ‘as live’ TV studio show. Students learn how to schedule, source talent, produce a running order, design and build a simple set and work collectively towards the recording of a live show in a proscribed amount of ‘on-air’ time. There is an emphasis on collective responsibility and problem solving. Students write a personal log plus a reflective and a critical analysis of the production process and their finished programme.

Site visits: students will be shooting at sites around London.

Television in London (PDF)

4IMAG012X Photographing the City: London – Sessions 1 and 2

Level 4

This module is concerned with an investigation of the city as represented through historical and contemporary photography. Through a series of lectures, workshops, photo walks and gallery visits students gain a critical perspective on the city as a social, cultural, architectural and artistic phenomenon. Through a research and development process they focus on an aspect of the city to represent through their own photographic project.

Site visits: students will have a workshop in the famous Victoria & Albert Museum. In addition, they will visit exhibitions in the Museum of London or Whitechapel and Barbican galleries.

Note: these visits are subject to change.

Photographing the City: London (PDF)

4JRNL007X London: Culture Capital of the World – Session 2

Level 4

This module offers students an introduction to the arts, entertainment, fashion, architecture and history that have made London the world’s most influential and vital cultural hub. From rock legends to the Royal Opera, Shakespeare to shock art and cathedrals to Canary Wharf, this module describes how London emerged from the ashes of war to become the most vibrant and culturally rich city on earth. It aims to give students an overall appreciation of London culture and to teach them the skills they need to write fluent, confident and relevant reviews across a variety of arts and entertainment genres. It will also give students an introduction to the various ways the arts are covered across all media platforms and to the work of some key London artists, designers and performers.

Site visits: Banksy exhibition.

Note: site visits are subject to change.

London: Cultural Capital of the World (PDF)

Please note: occasionally we may be unable to offer some of the classes listed above, so please select a first and second choice for each session you are applying for. It is your responsibility to ensure both choices are pre-approved for credit by your home institution before applying.

In the event that your first choice is not available, we will automatically register you for your alternative choice. In the unlikely event that your alternative module choice should be cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance, we will contact you directly via email to notify you of the cancellation and to request a further module choice.

We offer exciting modules in psychology in both sessions.

Module details

4PSYC001X Myth and Method in Psychology – Session 1

Level 4

This module explores the scientific evidence for phenomena widely accepted by the public, but whose scientific validity remains open to challenge including, for example, astrology and near death experiences. It will examine the methods used in the investigation of such popular myths and examine, from a psychological perspective, the factors which underlie how they grow and are sustained. The module involves a critical review of the scientific evidence for these phenomena, and general consideration of the application of scientific method.

Site visits: students will visit the famous Freud Museum.

Note: site visits are subject to change.

Myth and Method in Psychology (PDF)

5PSYC001X: Psychology of City Life – Session 2

Level 5

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to engage with a range of topics and issues in psychology that relate to growing up and living in or visiting a large global city such as London, England. It will bring together research and theory from a number of areas of psychology including social psychology, health psychology, cognitive psychology and forensic psychology. Topics include: Stress & Wellbeing; Crime & Aggression; Loneliness, Pro-social Behaviour and Resilience. Lectures will discuss recent research and seminars will provide students with practical activities, visualisation through documentaries and guided discussions related to each topic.

Site visits: students will visit the Museum of London.

Note: site visits are subject to change.

Psychology of City Life (PDF)

Please note: occasionally we may be unable to offer some of the classes listed above, so please select a first and second choice for each session you are applying for. It is your responsibility to ensure both choices are pre-approved for credit by your home institution before applying.

In the event that your first choice is not available, we will automatically register you for your alternative choice. In the unlikely event that your alternative module choice should be cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance, we will contact you directly via email to notify you of the cancellation and to request a further module choice.

The University of Westminster is at the heart of London's business community and has been teaching all areas of business for nearly 80 years.

We pride ourselves on being one of the most international business schools in the UK and a founder member of the International Business School Alliance with a network of international partnerships.

Our staff are at the forefront of innovation in learning and teaching, developing new approaches which are student-centred and focused on preparing you for the real needs of a changing professional workplace.

Module details

4MARK001W: Marketing Principles – Session 1

Level 4

This module provides students with an introduction to marketing and its role in business and society. It gives students an overview of the principles underpinning marketing activities, and is both an introduction to the subject area. The module aims to introduce the key concepts of marketing, an understanding of consumer behaviour, and an evaluation and application of marketing tools in the context of contemporary major social and environmental issues.

Marketing Principles (PDF)

6PJMN001W: International Project Management – Session 1

Level 6

The module focuses on the issues surrounding the management of international projects. This is achieved by providing a fundamental understanding of project management and how projects are managed in an international context.

International Project Management (PDF)

4HURM007W: The Role of the Manager – Session 1

Level 4

This module is intended to prepare students for supervisory and managerial roles and, as such, deals with the core skills involved in management. These include delegation, managerial & leadership styles, motivation; chairing meetings, workplace counselling, staff development, identifying and managing conflict and negotiating skills.

The module aims to help students identify how people become managers, what the role of the manager is and how to maximise their effectiveness in that role. Real-life examples are offered throughout, with the variations in styles of management and leadership required by different organisations and different cultures taken into consideration.

All students attending this module need to read this article before the start of the programme.

The Role of the Manager (PDF)

4BUSS003W: The Business of Sport – Session 1

Level 4

Sport is a high profile global business, which excites and entertains, builds allegiances and generates intense rivalries. As such it provides the perfect medium to explore important business concepts of relevance for private, public and not-for-profit organisations. The module looks at concepts such as of value and price in sport, the market for (and marketing of) sports products and services, issues of CSR and ethics in sport and the role of government regulations.

The Business of Sport (PDF)

4BUSS002W: Entertaining London – Session 2

Level 4

London is one of the entertainment centres of the world. It is home to world-class theatres, music venues, museums, galleries, festivals and much else. A varied ‘cultural’ sector is essential for a world city; it generates income, builds creativity and attracts tourists and other visitors. This module covers the business of entertainment – its funding, management and marketing, and the role played by private, non-profit organisations and government in its provision.

Entertaining London (PDF)

4MARK006W: The Power of Brands – Session 2

Level 4

Creating and managing successful brands is a source of competitive advantage to modern organizations. This module provides students with the fundamental understanding of brands, brand positioning and brand portfolio management. It engages students by practical demonstration of the effective use of marketing and branding tools. At the heart of an effective brand strategy, is its seamless integration with the marketing mix. A successful brand plan does not only address how the brand will be communicated but also how it will be protected

Site visits: Students will visit the Museum of Brands and the Peckham Market.

Note: these visits are subject to change.

The Power of Brands (PDF)

5ECON005W: Money Banking and Financial Markets – Session 2

Level 5

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the flow of funds in the economy, the banking sector and to financial markets and systems, all of which are essential to the functioning of modern economies. Although the module is about financial systems in general, there will be frequent reference to contemporary issues and problems, and to their historical antecedents. The approach will incorporate a blend of published economic and financial data, and as far as possible, international comparisons.

Money, Banking and Financial Markets (PDF)

6BUSS007W: International Business – Session 2

Level 6

The Module explores the wider business environment and the significance of major global trends. The impact upon international businesses of the global trade institutions and of governments is studied for companies of various sizes and types. Major topics include, foreign direct investment, culture and management practice, assessing the attractiveness of markets, ethics and the management of risk internationally. The decisions and issues faced by international managers are studied from the perspective of various functions including Finance, HRM, Marketing and Operations.

International Business (PDF)

Please note: occasionally we may be unable to offer some of the classes listed above, so please select a first and second choice for each session you are applying for. It is your responsibility to ensure both choices are pre-approved for credit by your home institution before applying.

In the event that your first choice is not available, we will automatically register you for your alternative choice. In the unlikely event that your alternative module choice should be cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance, we will contact you directly via email to notify you of the cancellation and to request a further module choice.

Study Abroad classes