Semester Study Abroad
Study Abroad with UAL for one or two semesters alongside other overseas students.
Study alongside UAL undergraduates for 1, 2 or 3 terms and fully integrate into a BA course and UK student life.
Integrated Study Abroad Programmes provide students the opportunity to join current University of the Arts London undergraduate students for 1 term in the Autumn, 1-2 terms in the Spring or 1 full academic year.
This programme is designed to promote cultural integration into the UK higher education system and into UK student life. Students undertake the same coursework and schedule as a home student. On the integrated programme, students should anticipate independent-style learning and a collaborative environment with huge emphases on discussion-based learning and project work. It is expected that the student is currently majoring/minoring in the elected subject or has a developed portfolio in their chosen subject area. *The Summer Term is not the same as Summer Study Abroad.
It’s tough to pick my one favourite part of studying abroad here! The programme was great and challenging, I’ve been able to visit a different museum every week, and I’ve loved meeting my classmates, they were so welcoming.
- Jien Sun (USA) Theatre and Screen: Costume Interpretation, Wimbledon College of Arts
Integrated Study Abroad students take classes in 1 core subject area. This is designed to develop further specialist technical skills, with the aim that students explore, develop and expand upon their own ideas. These are essential skills required for a career in professional artistic practice and the creative industries.
See below for the full range of Integrated Study Abroad courses available.
Before applying, the Study Abroad team at UAL can send course handbooks containing detailed information on the curriculum and classes for the selected degree course. Students often find it useful to have a copy of the course handbook when they meet with their academic advisors at their home institution.
The course director at UAL will assign students a programme of classes during their first meeting in London.
All degree courses at UAL are credit rated. Students earn credit points when they successfully complete a learning unit. Each individual credit point normally equates to 10 hours of learning across 2 areas:
Assessments might include project work, logged and written assignments, and other work as appropriate.
Study Abroad students can take classes for their home institution to award external credit. 120 credits are available for each year of study and this typically breaks down into 40 credits per term. At the end of the course, we will provide a record of study listing the grades the student has achieved for each unit and their equivalent US credit value.
Students are advised to ensure their home institution will award external credit before they travel to London and enrol onto their elected Study Abroad Programme. The Study Abroad team can provide course handbooks to both the student and their advisor to demonstrate what will be studied during their time with UAL.
Students enrolled on integrated Study Abroad programmes can take 1 optional module at the start of the autumn term or at the end of the spring term. Each module runs for 3 weeks and is worth roughly 3 US credits.*
This module offers you the opportunity to learn about the art, histories, environments and cultures of London and Berlin.
Designed around UAL’s expertise in the areas of disruptive design, media and screen practices, students will visit creative hubs around the city and examine the relationship between culture and commerce and how the creative industries have shaped the physical and social structure of London.