Westminster Plus Electives

Westminster Plus Electives are credit-bearing modules that will provide you with the opportunity to expand your professional skills and career development.

Employers are looking for graduates who are highly literate, able to think critically about the world, and can respond creatively to future challenges. These Westminster Plus Electives will be the key in helping you to realise your graduate potential, offering you more choice in what you study and enhancing your future as a Westminster graduate.

Choosing a Westminster Plus Elective will give you the opportunity to undertake work-based learning, develop projects and experience different areas of study within the University.

Who can study an elective?

Some courses already include cross-disciplinary modules and are structured to offer opportunities to expand professional skills – particularly those where course content is closely aligned to existing professional accreditation. If you are on one of these courses, you won’t be able to choose a Westminster Plus Elective.

In addition, some electives are available only to students from certain faculties. Where this is the case, it will be stated on the web page for that module.

Please note: elective modules are subject to availability.

5 reasons to choose a Westminster Plus Elective

  1. Build your leadership skills
  2. Get the chance to innovate and think ‘outside the box’
  3. Show future employers that you can think strategically to solve problems.
  4. Test your abilities to expand your professional networks.
  5. Build relationships and develop communication skills for both personal and professional success

Polylang Plus Scholarship Scheme

Having language skills and overseas experience will give you competitive edge in the job market against graduates who don’t.

Aimed at level 5 students, the scheme offers funding for a module covering 2 semesters and includes a two-week placement abroad. Study a new language from scratch or upskill an existing language. Languages available to study and the location of the placements are:

  • Arabic – Dubai, UAE
  • Chinese – Shanhai, China
  • French – Montepellier, France
  • German – Munich, Germany
  • Italian – Pisa, Italy
  • Japanese – Tokyo, Japan
  • Spanish – Salamanca, Spain
  • Russian – Tallinn, Estonia

To find out more and apply on the Polylang Plus page.

Module Registration

The majority of full-time undergraduate students will need to complete their module registration online for the next academic year. Find full information on the Module Registration page

Please note: your core modules are automatically registered and depending on your programme specification you will need to register options, electives and/or free choice modules.

The following electives are open to students from all faculties, studying on any course that allows you to take electives at the appropriate level of study:

Level 4

Level 5 

Level 6

These modules will only be available from 2017/18 academic year.

Please note: all Westminster Plus Elective modules are subject to availability.

The following electives are open to Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities students only, studying on courses that allow you to take electives at the appropriate level of study.

Level 4

Level 5

Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

Make an application- International

Application deadlines

For the semester beginning in September: 1 May

For the semester beginning in January: 15 October

Apply directly to us

To apply you can complete the application form for the programme you are interested by using the links below. These will connect you to our online application system. You will be prompted to set up a user name and password and will be emailed a completed copy of the application form once you submit it. To complete an application you will require your supporting documents eg your transcript.

You can also request a paper application form from us, by emailing [email protected]

Apply through one of our Partners

We are partnered with many universities and colleges across the world for study abroad and also work with organisations that provide all-inclusive study abroad packages. If your university is not listed here you can apply directly to us.

  • Beijing International Studies University – Please speak to your International Office for further details
  • Study Abroad Foundation

Please, speak to your International Office for further details

  • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Denmark
  • Audencia Nantes School of Management, France
  • ECE Bordeaux, France
  • ECE Lyon, France
  • EDC Paris Business School, France
  • ESDES Lyon Business School - Université Catholique de Lyon, France      
  • PSB Paris School of Business, France 
  • Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Germany  
  • Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU), Germany 
  • Business School Berlin (BSP), Germany
  • FH Nordakademie, Germany  
  • HTW Berlin,  Germany
  • International School of Management (ISM) - Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich & Cologne, Germany
  • Ludwig-Maximillians-Universitaet Munich, Germany
  • Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Munich Business School, Germany
  • Pforzheim University, Germany
  • PH Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Halmstad University, Sweden
  • Karlstad University, Sweden
  • ZHAW - School of Applied Linguistics and School of Management and Law, Switzerland
  • HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Baze University – please speak to your International Office
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University – Faculties of Philology/Journalism – Please speak to your Faculty International Co-ordinator for further details

How we use your data

The University of Westminster will use your data in line with the Data Protection Act (1998). Learn more about how we use your data.

 

What our students say

“Whatever company you work for, you will not only learn about the particular industry, but you will also learn about working in a city like London and in a foreign country like the UK. "Working in London is truly the opportunity of a lifetime and you will learn more from it than you ever imagined.” Blair Loftspring Former Undergraduate Study Abroad Internship Programme student Interested in what our current student are up to? Search #livelearnlondon on Instagram.

Visit our study abroad student internship blog

 

Who can study a Westminster Plus Elective?

Some courses already include cross-disciplinary modules and are structured to offer opportunities to expand professional skills. (particularly those where course content is closely aligned to existing professional accreditation.)

If you are on one of the courses listed on this page, you won’t be able to choose a Westminster plus elective. However, please check the course and level, because some courses will allow you to take an elective depending on your level of study. Where courses do allow an elective at a certain level this will be specified next to the course title. 

Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

  • Architectural Technology BSc Honours 
  • Architecture and Interior Design BSc Honours
  • Architecture BA Honours
  • Building Engineering BSc Honours 
  • Building Surveying BSc Honours 
  • Construction Management BSc Honours 
  • Construction Studies programme BSc Honours 
  • Interior Architecture BA Honours
  • Master of Architecture MArch
  • Property and Planning BSc Honours 
  • Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc Honours 
  • Real Estate BSc Honours 

Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design

  • Imaging Art and Science BA/BSc Honours – electives available at level 5 and 6 

Westminster Business School

International Business with Arabic/French/Mandarin Chinese/Spanish BA Honours – electives available at level 6

Faculty of Science and Technology

  • Applied Biomedical Science BSc Honours (part-time)
  • Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering BSc 
  • Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering with Foundation BSc Honours 
  • Biomedical Science BSc Honours – electives available at level 4 and 5 
  • Biomedical Science BSc Honours (Sandwich) – electives available at level 4
  • Business Information Systems BSc Honours – electives available at level 5 and 6 
  • Chinese Medicine Acupuncture BSc Honours 
  • Cognitive and Clinical Psychology BSc Honours – electives available at level 5 and 6
  • Computer Games Development BSc Honours – electives available at level 5 and 6
  • Computer Networks and Communications BSc Honours 
  • Computer Networks and Communications with Foundation BSc Honours
  • Computer Network Security BSc Honours 
  • Computer Network Security with Foundation BSc Honours 
  • Computer Science BSc Honours – electives available at level 5 and 6 
  • Computer Systems and Robotics BEng 
  • Computer Systems and Robotics with Foundation BEng 
  • Computer Systems Engineering BEng 
  • Computer Systems Engineering with Foundation BSc Honours
  • Computer Systems Engineering BSc Honours 
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering BSc Honours 
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng 
  • Electronic Engineering BEng  
  • Electronic Engineering with Foundation BEng 
  • Electronic Engineering BSc Honours
  • Electronic Engineering with Foundation BSc Honours 
  • Herbal Medicine BSc Honours 
  • Herbal Medicine BSc Honours with Foundation
  • Human Nutrition BSc Honours
  • Multimedia Computing BSc Honours – electives available at level 5 and 6 
  • Software Engineering BEng Honours – electives available at level 5 and 6
  • Psychology BSc Honours – electives available at level 5 and 6

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

  • European Legal Studies LLB Honours – electives available at level 6
  • Law with French Law LLB Honours – electives available at level 6
  • MLaw, Masters in Law – electives available at level 6

For parents and guardians 2

 

It’s to be expected that you want to be involved in your son or daughter’s decisions about university. And you’ll probably have concerns about their welfare while studying away from home. The University of Westminster has a variety of ways to support students, parents and carers at every point in their journey, from initial applications and help with fees and funding, to making the most of their time here.

Accommodation

Choosing where to live is a big decision. To help you and your son or daughter make the decision, here’s a quick look at the options available and the University of Westminster services that are here to help.

The Student Accommodation Team

For advice, information and support, contact the Student Accommodation Team. They provide a comprehensive service for full-time students and offer guidance on finding somewhere to live in London.

They are responsible for allocating rooms in halls of residence and can help with the application process. The team also hold lists of landlords with rooms available for students if they choose to rent privately.

Whether your son or daughter lives at home or moves away will depend on convenience, course choice and financial circumstances. Choosing to live at home helps to keep accommodation costs down and avoids the upheaval of moving to a new town or city. However, it often means more time travelling to and from university, increased travel costs and it can make it harder to meet fellow students. Students living away from home benefit from being closer to campus and living independently with other students. It increases personal responsibility but can be more expensive.

Find more information in the Student Accommodation section.

Money

The cost of studying in London can be a major factor for concern. Parents, carers and students may feel confused about how much university will cost and what funding will be available.

Student Advice

Our Student Advice team are on hand to help you work out what funding your daughter or son is entitled to.

The Student Advisers can help with bank accounts, funding applications, tuition fees, budgeting and debt advice. They are also an on-going source of support during your child’s studies.

Practical advice on money management is also available from our Financial Capability Adviser.

Fees

All students have to pay tuition fees, but the amount will vary depending on the course and whether your son or daughter is a Home, EU or international student.

Visit our course pages for fees information

Visit our Paying your fees page for details of payment methods

Funding

There are a variety of funding options and we also offer scholarships to eligible students.​

Wellbeing

When your son or daughter leaves for university, you’re bound to worry about their welfare. That’s why the University of Westminster ensures that there’s a strong support network available to every student, whether it’s academic guidance, practical assistance, or a helping hand adjusting to their new life as a student.

Health Services

From finding a GP, optician or dentist, or someone to contact in an emergency, the University of Westminster’s Health Services can help to take care of your son or daughter’s physical wellbeing while studying. We also run our own nurse service, providing treatment and advice during term time.

Visit our Health Services page for details

Counselling

We offer a free counselling service to students who are experiencing difficulties.

Our team of professionally trained British Association for Counselling accredited counsellors have many years of experience in education and are happy to talk about any issue affecting your child.

Visit our Counselling service page for details

Faith and Spirituality

The University of Westminster welcomes students from all religions and beliefs. We have Faith Advisers from the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh traditions and links to the Catholic, Hindu and other communities. Faith Advisers offer pastoral care and spiritual guidance and can advise on faith-based societies’ events, activities, discussion groups and worshipping in London.

Visit our Faith and Spirituality page for details

Disability Learning Support

We provide in-depth guidance and a range of services for students with disabilities. From access to buildings and help with living arrangements, to academic support and mental health mentoring, we aim to help your son or daughter feel comfortable and confident during their time with us.

Visit our Disability Learning Support page for details

International students

If you are the parent or carer of an international student, you may feel anxious about your son or daughter moving to a new country.

We welcome students from over 140 countries around the world and understand the difficulties, cultural challenges and practicalities of moving to a new country.

Our Student Advice team includes an International Student Adviser who provides guidance and support to help overseas students settle in. An airport meet-and-greet service is available for arriving overseas students, and a welcome programme is also organised.

Visit our International student advice pages for more details

For parents and guardians

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Postgraduate Programme Specifications

The programme specification provides a summary of what students can expect to learn during their course and what they should have achieved by the end of it. It will include information on course outcomes, learning, teaching and assessment methods, employability and transferable skills and the overall course structure.Full information about the course is provided in the Course Handbook.

Programme specifications are developed and updated as part of the formal course approval processes known as Validation or Review and are then regularly updated by the course team and approved by Quality and Standards. The programme specifications are useful for applicants as an indication of the course structure and for current students and alumni in providing a useful summary of their course when making applications for jobs or further study. The programme specification can also be used by Professional and Statutory Bodies, employers and industry as a useful guide to content and outcomes of a course.

Admissions requirements, course content and delivery can be subject to change. This can be in response to student feedback through questionnaires or course committees, annual reports from external examiners, feedback from the sector or industry advisers or as part of the regular review process by course teams. You will be advised of any significant changes to your course by the course team.

On these pages you will find all the programme specifications for courses in your Faculty:

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