- Named the most internationally diverse university in the U.K. – Hotcourses
- Ranked in the top 100 of the 2018 League Tables (The Complete University Guide)
- Awarded Teaching Excellence Framework Bronze
- Ranked top 50 in Communication and Media Studies – QS World Rankings
- Minimum 2.7 G.P.A. (Freshmen must have a minimum high school G.P.A. of 3.0)
- Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Complete API Application
- University contact information form]
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- List of current classes that do not appear on current transcript
- Entry Requirement: Valid passport and supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)
Dates & Fees
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Students take one class per session for 20 British or 4 U.S. credits.
Following are brief descriptions of each department offering summer courses at the University of Westminster.
Westminster offers exciting modules in psychology in both sessions:
Myth and Methods in Psychology – This module explores the scientific evidence for things that are widely accepted by the general public such as astrology, ESP and near death experiences. The students will examine the methods used in the investigation of popular myths, as well as factors underlying beliefs in things for which there is little scientific evidence. The module also includes a visit to the famous Freud museum.
Psychology of Life – Urban psychology is a growing and exciting area of psychology. Cities are our creation, perhaps our delights and perhaps our nightmares. Nowhere is there such diversity, novelty, intensity, and choice as in cities. This module explores the social characteristics, ie economic status, race and ethnicity of city dwellers and the role of the physical environment. It looks at areas such as stress and well-being, crime and pro-social behavior. The module also includes a visit to the Museum of London.
The Communication Skills for the Workplace module focusses on language as a tool for communication in international business rather than general language knowledge. It will enable students from a range of backgrounds to develop both spoken and written skills in a globalized business environment through task-based activities using authentic materials and case studies.
MEDIA, ARTS AND DESIGN
This pathway gives students access to classes in communication, fashion, and media. The University’s Faculty of Media, Arts and Design has an impressive reputation, with one of the most varied arts and media portfolios in Europe. It prepares students 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 fashion, journalism, photography and television. During the program students will have access to the extensive, state-of-the-art facilities at the Harrow Campus, equipped with high-end professional studios, workshops, laboratories, editing suites, industry-standard TV studios and specialist equipment.
LIBERAL ARTS AND LAW
These classes allow students to experience the liberal arts, with a focus on London. Classes range from the study of Shakespeare to the exploration of contemporary culture. Classes run in both Session One and Session Two, and students may choose to study one class in each session or combine a liberal arts class with a different subject area.
The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is one of the few in the UK to bring together all the disciplines that inform the design and development of our cities. From architecture to transport, construction to tourism, property to urban design, housing to planning – the various subject areas are all central to discussions about urban futures, and because they are all brought together under one roof there is the opportunity for working across normal professional boundaries.
Tourism continues to be a major component of the global economy and has now become an established academic discipline with roots in geography, economics, sociology, planning and business. The University of Westminster has 20 years of expertise in tourism education and research, and is ranked as the top London university offering tourism degrees (2013& Guardian rankings). The University’s long history dating back to the 1830s includes a significant association with the early years of tour operating in Europe, and with the Olympic Games held in London in 1908 and 1948.
The organizers of this program believe that field trips can make a huge contribution to student learning and course enjoyment and they take full advantage of the school’s superb location to make visits to London hotels, event venues, visitor attractions and cultural sites.
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. The school prides itself 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. The staff are at the forefront of innovation in learning and teaching, developing new approaches which are student-centred and focused on preparing students for the real needs of a changing professional workplace.