- 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
- Students must have graduated with a 2.7 G.P.A. (students wishing to study at the School of Media, Arts, and Design must have graduated with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0)
- Students must be pursuing a graduate degree in the U.S. or have recently graduated
- Official transcript from undergraduate program; current transcript from graduate program
- Completed API application
- University Contact Information Form
- Letter of recommendation
- 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.
CAMPUSES AND SUBJECT AREAS
The University of Westminster has four campuses, three of these, Regent, Cavendish and Marylebone are right in the heart of London, and the fourth of which is located in Harrow. Harrow Campus is a state-of-the-art Greenfield campus in northwest London, and is within easy reach of the city center. The university’s distinctive and varied sites are close to all the major public transport links within London, the U.K., continental Europe and the rest of the world. Each Campus is divided into Schools specializing in various academic and professional disciplines.
SCHOOLS OF STUDY DIVIDED BY CAMPUS
SCHOOL OF MEDIA, ARTS AND DESIGN
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
WESTMINSTER BUSINESS SCHOOL
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
Most classroom-based modules will involve three hours of teaching per week. This is often divided into a lecture and a seminar (or tutorial). Lectures are the most formal teaching situation, in which the lecturer (professor) addresses a large group of students. Seminars are smaller discussion groups where a number of students join their lecturer to discuss and exchange ideas on a particular topic.
The British education system may differ from the one that students in the U.S. are used to.
Here are a few of the differences that students may encounter:
- You will not be required to attend classes all the time and will have much more time to study on your own. This means that you will have to organize your private study time.
- Your lecturers will not always provide you with answers. They will provide you with the means to find the answers yourself.
- You will not always be dealing with facts and right or wrong answers.
- You will also be dealing with opinions and your own opinions will be as valid as anyone else’s.
- Classroom teaching may be much more informal than you are used to.
- You will be much more actively involved, encouraged to ask questions and join in discussions with your lecturers.