- Courses with British students (except London-focused courses)
- Internships available (for credit)
- 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
- 2.7 GPA (except Media & Design students – must have 3.0)
- Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
- Completed API Application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Portfolio of work must be submitted if applying for practical modules at the School of Media, Art and Design
- Program of study statement
- Entry requirements: valid passport with supporting documents 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 Coordinator.
For complete course listings arranged by campus and department, see the links below. Special, London-focused programs and internship options are also detailed below these links.
Students can elect to take 3 or 4 modules per semester. If students elect a 4th module, they may select from the “4th Module Option” courses listed at the bottom of this page. This 4th course carries an additional fee.
Social Sciences and Humanities
(English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, History, Sociology and Criminology, Law, Modern Languages and Cultures, Politics and International Relations)
Westminster Business School
(Accounting, Finance and Governance, Business Information Management and Operations, Economics and Quantitative Methods, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Professional Development, Marketing and Business Strategy)
Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
(Animation, Contemporary Media Practice, Fashion, Graphic Communication Design, Illustration, Imaging Art and Science, Journalism, PR and Advertising, Mixed Media Fine Art, Music Industry, Radio and Digital Production, Television)
For practical modules at Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, 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 contact your Program Coordinator.
In addition, students are restricted to taking:
- a maximum of 2 practical modules in each semester from Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
- a maximum of 1 module from the London Studies Portfolio
There are a limited number of places for study abroad students on modules from the Fashion Buying Management and Fashion Merchandising Management degree programs.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.
Sciences and Technology
(Biomedical Science, Computer Science, Life Sciences, Psychology)
Architecture and the Built Environment
(Property and Construction, Tourism)
4th Module Option
For those students who elect to take a 4th module for a total of 16 semester credits (including special, London-focused courses designed specifically for study abroad students), please click on the appropriate semester below for details.
INTERNSHIPS – FOR CREDIT
GAIN WORK EXPERIENCE IN LONDON (4)
Students can apply for an internship as part of a single semester or year-long study abroad program at the University of Westminster. Internship placements are competitive as only 50 students will be admitted each semester. The internship option requires students to complete the “Professional and Personal Skills Development” module (available to U.S. students only). The internship equates to 4 U.S. credits and is taken along with two other modules.
- A visa is required for any students participating in the internship program.
- Alongside a student’s academic studies, they will be expected to work 14 hours over two to three days per week in their internship.
- All internships are voluntary and therefore unpaid.
- The BET (Business Experience Team) endeavors to secure students an internship in their chosen field by the end of the third week of classes. Students in the past have secured placement in the following areas: Architecture, Arts, Catering Management, Ceramics, Environmental Organizations, Fashion and Design, Business and Trade, Charities and NGOs, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Journalism, Information Technology, Libraries, Media and Publishing, Music and Theater, Politics, Psychology, and many more!
- Students who wish to apply for the internship program must indicate this preference on the API application. In addition, students must complete and submit the internship application along with their CV/résumé, personal statement, 1 passport-sized photo, and signed code of conduct by the application deadline.