Study Abroad

United Kingdom

London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University offers students the opportunity to experience not only academic excellence abroad, but also life in London and the cultural opportunities this remarkable city has to offer. The fantastic support network of the London Metropolitan community makes life in London personal and unforgettable. Originally established over a hundred years ago, London Metropolitan today is a modern place of education, offering approximately 125 undergraduate and 50 postgraduate programs. Approximately 14,000 students attend the university, and over 1,000 of them come from countries other than the United Kingdom. New facilities are constantly being developed throughout the university. London Metropolitan University was recently rated 15th out of the top 30 U.K. research universities.

THE LONDON AREA
London Metropolitan University's location in Islington, close to the center of London, means easy access to the capital's cultural, sporting and social venues. Well-known sites such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Tower of London and the British Library, are just short journeys away from the University by underground. London's galleries and schools of art make the city an artistic center to rival Paris and Rome, and only London can offer such diverse theater venues including the Blue Note, the Royal Opera House, and the Royal Court Theatre. Major international sporting events take place in London at Wimbledon, Lords, and Wembly Stadium. In London, going for a walk can be an adventure. The various neighborhoods, such as Islington, Kensington, and Bloomsbury, all have their own individual character. Markets, shops, parks, restaurants, clubs, and street entertainers are abundant.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM
London Metropolitan University offers a broad curriculum in the humanities, sciences, business, mathematics, and computing. Study abroad students take four or five courses, each of which involves attendance at one lecture and one seminar discussion group per week. Successful completion of the courses leads to the award of a total of 12 credits.

In British English the word "course" means a major, and an individual class is a "module." The summary list of courses is available online now. You can reach it at: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/study-abroad/studyabroad/modules/modules_home.cfm.

Please refer to London Met's Module Registration Guide for Semester Abroad Students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/londonmet/library/u96680_3.pdf

The Summary List of Courses for the autumn semester will appear on the Study Abroad website in April, and the spring Summary List of Courses will appear on the website in November.  In the meantime if you wish to review the types of modules available, you may find this website useful:  http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/ugstudy/courses/.

London Metropolitan University offers two courses especially designed for study abroad students: "Art in London" and "Theatre in London". Information on these courses can be found at: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/study-abroad/studyabroad/modules/register.cfm.

Courses are available in the following disciplines:

Art/Art History
Architecture
Accounting
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Science
Ecology
Economics
Education
Electronics
English
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Film Studies
Food Sciences
French
German
Health Studies
Hospitality Management
History
Human Geography
Industrial Relations
Irish Studies
Information Technology
Latin American Studies
Law
Leisure & Tourism
Librarianship
Mathematics
Marketing
Media Studies
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Politics
Psychology
Social Sciences
Spanish
Women's Studies

COURSE EQUIVALENCIES
The course equivalencies spreadsheets have been compiled from past approved Academic Plan forms.  They show when the course was last approved and how it transferred back to La Crosse.  You may notice that some classes satisfied several UWL options.

This list is not comprehensive nor does it take the place of  meeting with your advisor for final approval!  They are meant to be a guide of what courses may be appropriate for your studies abroad.

HOUSING
Students will be housed at the IDO Accommodation.
Nido is the newest way of living student life in London; we call it “Nidology”. A stylish home in the heart of the capital, purpose built with the latest bits of technology, and loads of hassle-free extras. A community of 950 students, each living their own way. Have a look around, discover more about Nido, and take the first steps to joining today.  Check it out!

PASSPORTS & VISAS
Before you travel abroad, you will need to obtain a passport, which will serve as proof of your U.S. citizenship. A passport may allow you to gain entry to (and exit from) other countries. Depending on the country to which you're traveling, a visa may be required as well. Entry requirements vary from one country to another. The U.S. State Department issues travel warnings specific to certain countries, and offers tips and publications relevant to travel abroad generally. Well in advance of your departure, you should also familiarize yourself with international travel health issues, and health recommendations specific to your destination.

PROGRAM DATES
London Met's Academic Calendar

For more precise dates refer to the Program Dates.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
2.75 GPA minimum, 3.0+ GPA preferred
Sophomore standing required
Open to students from other universities

PROGRAM FEE
The program fee includes the following:

  • Tuition (12 credits) and Administrative Fees
  • Housing in double rooms
  • Orientation to Study Abroad Class
  • Study Abroad Health Insurance (required by UW System)
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • Study Abroad Graduation Sash

Airfare is not included in the program price.
The program fee does not include a meal plan or meal stipend of any kind.

Financial Aid is applicable to program fees.

Refer to Program Fees for the most current program fee.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
London Met Homepage

Nido Housing Homepage

London Metropolitan University - Study Abroad Programme

Student Guide
Predeparture Information

Visa Information
Course Descriptions

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