Programme dates-International

Running from mid-June until late July 2018, our Summer School offers students from all over the world the opportunity to study with us for three or six weeks. Students can study one of our degree-level modules per session while enjoying everything London as world city has to offer – which is a lot!

The application deadline for Summer 2018 is 1 May 2018.

Session one (Saturday 16 June – Saturday 7 July 2018)

Saturday 16 June 2018 University accommodation check-in (from 2pm onwards)
Monday 18 June 2018 Orientation (session one and 6-week students, 11am–12pm)
Monday 18 June 2018 Teaching begins (1–4pm for this day only)
Thursday 5 July 2018 Teaching ends
Thursday 5 July 2018 Mid-programme and session one farewell boat party (5.15–8.45pm)
Saturday 7 July 2018 Session one university accommodation check-out (by 10am)
Thursday 13 September 2018 Transcript release

Session two (Saturday 7 July – Saturday 28 July 2018)

Saturday 7 July 2018 University accommodation check-in (from 2pm onwards)
Monday 9 July 2018 Orientation (session two students ONLY, 11am–12pm)
Monday 9 July 2018 Teaching begins (1–4pm for this day only)
Thursday 26 July 2018 Teaching ends
Thursday 26 July 2018 Gala farewell reception for all students from 5pm
Saturday 28 July 2018 All students university accommodation check-out (by 10am)
Thursday 13 September 2018 Transcript release
  • Classes are taught in the morning from 10am to 2pm, Monday to Thursday.
  • Media, Arts and Design classes will also be taught for a full day on Wednesdays to allow maximum hands-on experience in the studios.
  • Afternoons and Fridays are left free to encourage self-study.
  • Additionally, non-classroom time is built into the programme to enable you to immerse yourself in the cultural and social life of London and further develop your global perspectives outside the study arena.

EFL+ Study Abroad module catalogue

  1. Download the module catalogues from the table below.
  2. Choose 6 modules from the module catalogues below and list them on the application form in order of preference – 3 preferred modules and 3 alternative modules, in case your top choices are full or otherwise unavailable.
  3. Check that your module choices do not exceed 60 UK credits (12 US credits/12 Japanese credits/30 ECTS).
  4. If you are selecting Level 5 or 6 modules, check in the module catalogues whether the modules have pre-requisites. You will not be expected to have completed the precise pre-requisites, but you must have studied a similar course or module in your home country.
  5. If you are selecting any Media, Arts and Design or London Studies modules, check the 'Media, Arts and Design portfolios and London Studies modules' instructions below on portfolio submission and maximum modules you can take.
  6. Get approval for your module choices from your home institution, to ensure you have approval for credit transfers.
  7. Please note that it is not possible to choose specific day or time slots for modules as these will be allocated automatically by the timetabling system. Teaching takes place at the University of Westminster from Monday to Friday between 9am to 9pm.

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 download the portfolio information sheet:


In addition, students are restricted to taking a maximum of two practical classes in each semester from Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, and one class from the London Studies Portfolio if you are on the 3-module programme route.

Fashion Industry

There are a limited number of places for study abroad students on modules from the Fashion Buying Management and Fashion Merchandising Management degree programmes.

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.

English language test scores

You will make your module selections before receiving your English language test score from semester one, but please be aware that when your test score is determined, your module selections may need to be changed.

Depending on the score you achieve, your module selections will be as follows:

If you achieve a test result of B2 Low, you will take 3 compulsory modules:

  1. Academic Language for Disciplinary Study
  2. Academic Spoken Communication Skills for International Students
  3. Interpersonal Global Communication

If you achieve a test result of B2 Intermediate, you will choose 2 modules from the following options:

  1. Academic Language for Disciplinary Study
  2. Academic Spoken Communication Skills for International Students
  3. Interpersonal Global Communication

You will also choose one free-choice module at Level 4 or Level 5.

If you achieve a test result of B2 High, you will be able to choose 3 modules from Level 4, Level 5 or Level 6.

EFL+ Study Abroad Programme module catalogues

Please note that the following study abroad module catalogues are issued on the express condition that all matters in them are subject to change from time to time. In particular, while the University of Westminster will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses, programmes of study and other educational services, circumstances may change. Acceptance onto the study abroad programme does not mean acceptance onto particular modules. For full details of our acceptance policy please visit our Acceptance to Study page.

The University of Westminster reserves the right at any time to vary the content and delivery of courses, to change the location of courses and modules, to discontinue or combine courses, or to discontinue services, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University of Westminster.

 

Faculty Teaching location Subject areas Module catalogues
Social Sciences and Humanities

Regent Campus. central London, which comprises:

  • English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
  • History, Sociology and Criminology
  • Law
  • Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Politics and International Relations
Westminster Business School Marylebone Campus, central London
  • 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 Harrow Campus, north-west London (Travel Zone 4)
  • 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
Science and Technology Cavendish Campus, central London
  • Biomedical Science
  • Computer Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Psychology
Architecture and the Built Environment Marylebone Campus, central London
  • Property and Construction
  • Tourism

 

Acceptance to study on an EFL+ Study Abroad programme policy

  1. You will be advised of your acceptance to study on the EFL+ Study Abroad Programme via email
  2. Your email will detail the conditions of your acceptance, including how to decline your offer of a place
  3. Your acceptance will be sent either to you if you have applied directly to us or to the third party through which you have chosen to study at the University through if you have applied via one of our partner organisations.
    For details of the third parties we work with please refer to the partner table for the EFL+ Study Abroad Programme. This list is not exhaustive, ie you may be able to apply via a different university, for example, and the list may also be subject to change
  4. Acceptance to the EFL+ Study Abroad Programme does not mean acceptance onto specific modules but is an acceptance onto the EFL+ Study Abroad Programme
  5. The University will offer modules in line with the disclaimer in its module catalogue for the EFL+ Study Abroad Programme
  6. For details of the costs associated with the study abroad programme, including what is and what is not covered for tuition and accommodation costs, please visit our costs page. The costs detailed on this page represent the costs associated with direct entry to the programme. If you apply via a third party the costs associated with the programme will be detailed by the third party

For details of our withdrawal policy for the study abroad programme (tuition and housing) please visit our withdrawal policy page. The withdrawal policy applies to both direct applicants and applicants via third parties. Please note, the third party’s withdrawal policy may differ from the University of Westminster’s study abroad programme withdrawal policy. Students who choose to study at the University via a third party route must ensure that they are aware of the cancellation and withdrawal policies of the third party provider they choose to study at the University through.

Westminster Business School-International

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. We pride ourselves 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.

Our staff are at the forefront of innovation in learning and teaching, developing new approaches which are student-centred and focused on preparing you for the real needs of a changing professional workplace.

Download the Complete Summer School Class Catalogue-

Session one

Code Class Level
4EBUS001W 4
4MARK001W 4
6PJMN001W 6
4HURM007W 4

Session two

Code Class Level
4BUSS002W 4
4BUSS003W 4
4MARK006W 4
6BUSS007 6

 

Please note: occasionally we may be unable to offer some of the classes listed above, so please select a first and second choice for each session you are applying for. It is your responsibility to ensure both choices are pre-approved for credit by your home institution before applying. In the event that your first choice is not available, we will automatically register you for your alternative choice. In the unlikely event that your alternative module choice should be cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance we will contact you directly via email to notify you of the cancellation and to request a further module choice.

EFL+ accommodation options

As part of your study abroad experience, you can choose to live in one of the University’s halls of residence.

You can choose from the following three halls, which all represent great value for money.

How to apply for our halls

To apply for one of our halls, you simply need to indicate your choice on your study abroad application form.

We will then process your application for you – you do not need to apply via the University's online housing registration system.

Tourism-International

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 we are ranked as the top London university offering tourism degrees (2013& Guardian rankings). Our 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.

We believe that field trips can make a huge contribution to student learning and course enjoyment and we take full advantage of our superb location to make visits to London hotels, event venues, visitor attractions and cultural sites.

Download the Complete Summer School Class Catalogue-

Session one

Code Module Title Level
4TOUR008X Destination London

4

Please note: occasionally we may be unable to offer some of the classes listed above, so please select a first and second choice for each session you are applying for. It is your responsibility to ensure both choices are pre-approved for credit by your home institution before applying. In the event that your first choice is not available, we will automatically register you for your alternative choice. In the unlikely event that your alternative module choice should be cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance we will contact you directly via email to notify you of the cancellation and to request a further module choice.

Programme dates

EFL+ Study Abroad programme dates 2017-18

Phase 1

Education Abroad welcome orientation  Friday 8 September 2017
 
English classes begin Monday 11th September 2017
English classes finish Friday 8 December 2017
Module registration appointments Friday 15 December 2017

Phase 2

Academic module classes begin Monday 22 January 2018
Classes end Monday 13 April 2018 
Spring vacation Monday 16 April - Friday 27 April 2018
Semester two exam period  Monday 30 April - Friday 18 May 2018
Final coursework deadline for modules without exams Monday 21 May 2018 
Semester two ends Friday 25 May 2018


 

Media, Arts and Design-International

This pathway gives you 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 you 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 programme you will have access to the extensive, state-of-the-art facilities at our Harrow Campus, equipped with high-end professional studios, workshops, laboratories, editing suites, industry-standard TV studios and specialist equipment.

Download the Complete Summer School Class Catalogue-

Session one

Code
Class Level
4JRNL008X Print Journalism: The London Experience 4
4TVPR007X Television in London 4
4IMAG012X Photographing the City: London 4

Session two

Code
Class Level
4TVPR007X Television in London 4
4IMAG012X Photographing the City: London 4
4JRNL007X London: Cultural Capital of the World 4
4JRNL009X Multimedia Journalism: The London Experience 4

 

Please note: occasionally we may be unable to offer some of the classes listed above, so please select a first and second choice for each session you are applying for. It is your responsibility to ensure both choices are pre-approved for credit by your home institution before applying. In the event that your first choice is not available, we will automatically register you for your alternative choice. In the unlikely event that your alternative module choice should be cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance we will contact you directly via email to notify you of the cancellation and to request a further module choic

 

EFL+ Study Abroad Programme Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply for this programme, you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older when you begin the programme
  • have successfully completed 1 year at a recognised university
  • be currently enrolled in a degree programme in your home country and intend to return to resume your studies after your participation in the study abroad programme

Additional entry requirements for:

Students from China must have achieved one of the following:

  • 211, 985 and top national universities: 70%+ or GPA 2.0/4
  • National Universities: 75%+ or GPA 2.5/4
  • High-ranking Private Universities: 80% or GPA 3.0/4

Students from Japan must have 50% of grades at 'A' or 'B', where the grading scale for A and B is 70%–100%.

Students from South Korea must have either a GPA of 2.8/4.0 or 50% of grades at 'A' or 'B'.

Please contact the Education Abroad Team regarding entry requirements for countries not listed above, at [email protected].

EFL+ Study Abroad Programme English language requirements

To be able to apply for this programme, you must have an IELTS score of 4.5 for each of the four language components (reading, listening, speaking, writing).

English language entry requirements for visa purposes

If you need to take an English language test for your visa application, please be aware that from April 5 2015, only IELTS taken in test centres approved by the Home Office are acceptable for use in a UK visa application for the University of Westminster. The University cannot make its own assessment of your English language ability for this programme.

Approved test centres may offer both secure IELTS tests (SELT tests) and non-secure tests (non-SELT tests). You must make sure you book onto a secure (SELT) test. The IELTS online booking form refers to these secure tests as 'IELTS for UKVI'.

We recommend you book your test well in advance of your course start date, as places on the tests may book up quickly.

Details of approved test centres can be found on the:

Another major requirement for a Tier 4 student visa is showing proof that you have sufficient cash funds to support yourself and pay your fees. More details on this requirement can be found on our Maintenance and fees and the 28-day rule page.

EFL+ Study Abroad Programme Visa Requirements

In order to join the EFL+ Study Abroad Programme you are required to obtain a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa

For full details on:

  • How apply
  • What documents you will require
  • How to collect your visa

Please visit our Tier 4 (General) Student Visa page.

Please also remember that there are specific rules governing the type of English language test you can submit for your visa application. Further details can also be found under our Tier 4 (General) Student page and the entry requirements section for this programme.