- Classes taught in English
- AACSB and EQUIS business school accreditation
- Wide course selection
- Leeds “Buddy” system – connects local students with API students
- Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Program of study statement
- Official transcript
- Copy of passport
- Entry Requirements: Valid passport with supporting documentation for stays under 6 months or valid passport with student visa for stays over 6 months
Dates & Fees
If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Manager.
Welcome to the API/Leeds course selection page. To find course listings and descriptions, click on the UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS MODULES link below. There you will be able to search the University of Leeds course database by department, subject, or keyword. We recommend searching ‘By School or Department’, as that is the order in which courses are listed in the API catalog. Also, check the box for ‘search by incoming study abroad’ so that courses that are closed to study abroad students do not appear. By checking this field and searching, the modules available in each school will be listed. If you would like to search for a complete list of modules taught in a specific school or subject area, this can be done by entering the school and/or subject into the parameter fields. Modules available to study abroad students are identified within the module catalog by ‘isa’.
Be sure to check for any course additions, cancellations, or closures, and remember to pay close attention to class times in order to avoid conflicts. CLICK ON THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS TIMETABLES LINK BELOW TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CLASSES YOU CHOOSE DO NOT HAVE TIME CONFLICTS. You may also click on the timetable option when you are in a course description to see the times of classes. The University of Leeds system will not tell you if you have timetable clashes, so it is each student’s responsibility to monitor their schedule choices.
Also, check for lab fees and/or prerequisites. Please make your course selections from these online listings when completing the program application.
If you have any questions while looking at the course schedule or filling out your application, please call the API office at (800) 844-4124.
While you may change your courses after arrival, you should make the University of Leeds Study Abroad Office and teaching department aware of any changes you make.
Below are several links to help you during your course consideration and selection process.
For each module listed on the website, the 4-letter code indicates the teaching department, and the first digit of the numerical code shows the level of the module. Many U.S. students completing general requirements or electives for their home university choose either level one or level two modules. Level one modules are generally suitable if a student has not studied the subject in-depth before. Some level one modules, such as the modules in the foreign language departments, may require a more in-depth background. Level two modules are generally suitable if the student has studied the subject at their home university at the intermediate level. Level three modules are for students at the senior/graduate level with an advanced knowledge of the subject. Students should not apply for level three modules without the approval of their home school’s academic advisor.
Modules labeled ‘Semester 1’ begin in the fall term. Modules labeled ‘Semester 2’ begin in the spring term. Modules labeled ‘Semesters 1 & 2’ are taught over the academic year and are not available on a semester-only basis.
All modules are taught in English. The module selection may vary, and no module is guaranteed. Note that there may be prerequisites associated with certain modules. Some modules may require additional fees for labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost.
FALL SEMESTER COURSES
Please note that the fall semester at the University of Leeds runs through January. If the academic calendar at a student’s home institution requires them to begin their spring term in early January, they may have the option of taking classes allowing a December return (like most U.S. fall quarters/semesters). Students should look for ‘Semester 1’ courses, and then scroll down for each course of interest to the section on the syllabus marked ‘Method of Assessment.’ If the Method of Assessment does not indicate an exam, the student should be able to finish coursework in December and return home as schedule per a regular U.S. fall semester term.
NOTE: Students now have the option to take their Leeds final exams in the U.S. if the fall exam schedule conflicts with the start of spring classes at their home university. Contact your program manager for further details on this option.
Some modules and some departments/subjects are not available to study abroad students. These include but are not limited to certain courses in the following disciplines: communications, dentistry, design, engineering, English, foreign languages, law, medicine and studio art. Communications modules are limited to theoretical classes without lab work. Students applying for design modules must provide a CD with 5-10 samples of their work. Students interested in applying for modules in the School of English should apply EARLY, as many of these modules can fill up quickly. Students who want to take a foreign language are encouraged to apply for courses in the Foreign Language Teaching Unit (modules labeled FLTU; this is a separate department), rather than with the department of German, French, etc., unless they are already proficient in the language. Finally, space in law modules is limited for spring students, as most modules are taught in the Fall or for the full Academic Year.