Arcadia in London Courses

For 16 credits, you can choose either four Arcadia-taught courses or two Arcadia courses plus two electives (8 credits) at a partner institution.

  • Make sure your courses transfer back for credit with your home school and that you are registered for a full academic load according to your home school policies – this is your responsibility.
  • Please be flexible about courses – we can’t guarantee placement in specific courses.
  • Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.

Partner Universities

Special Considerations

Tuition fees will vary depending on where you enroll in classes.

The minimum GPA to be considered for the Arcadia in London program is a 2.5. Our partner universities require higher GPAs to take classes there.

Choosing Your Courses

When completing your course selection form:

  • Review all course information for the programs carefully.
  • You are required to enroll in at least 2 Arcadia in London courses.
  • Secure approval for at least 8 elective courses.
  • Please list courses in order of preference.

Arcadia London Center Courses

Anthropology/Religion
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS ANRS 199 Enchanted City: Religious Experience in Secular London 4 Spring/Fall PDF
Art/Art History
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS ARLC 103 London: City of Art 4 Spring/Fall PDF
LONS AREC 180 Environment, Communities and the Arts in Britain 4 Spring/Fall PDF
LONS ARDP 190 Contemporary Photography Practice 4 Spring/Fall PDF
LONS ARUS 382 Art and Architecture: Exploring the City 4 Spring/Fall PDF
Business
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS ECON 109 Introduction to Microeconomics 4 Fall PDF
LONS BUFC 213 Finance and the City 4 Spring/Fall PDF
LONS BUIB 255 Introduction to Global Business 4 Spring PDF
LONS BUIB 355 Global Business Environment: Money and Markets in the World Economy 4 Fall PDF
LONS BUUK 390 Marketing in the UK Environment 4 Spring/Fall PDF
Communications
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS PLCM 347 The Human Condition in the Digital Age 4 Spring PDF
LONS CMAD 301 The Challenge of Advertising to Multicultural Britain 4 Spring PDF
LONS CMPR 300 Strategic Public Relations 4 Spring PDF
Creative Writing
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS EEWL 107 Writing London 4 Fall PDF
LONS ENCW 210 Creative Writing: The Art of Fiction 4 Spring/Fall PDF
Drama and Theatre
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS DTSH 180 Introduction to Shakespeare in Text and Performance 4 Spring/Fall PDF
LONS DTPC 181 The London Stage in Text and Performance 4 Spring/Fall PDF
Economics
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS ECON 109 Introduction to Microeconomics 4 Fall PDF
LONS BUIB 255 Introduction to Global Business 4 Spring PDF
English
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS EEWL 107 Writing London 4 Fall PDF
LONS ENCW 210 Creative Writing: The Art of Fiction 4 Spring/Fall PDF
Film & Media Studies
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS MSHP 142 Introduction to British Media: Media, History and Public Policy 4 Spring/Fall PDF
LONS MSFC 362 Contemporary British Film: Culture & Society on Screen 4 Spring/Fall PDF
Health
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS HISM 300 Health, Medicine & Society: A British Perspective 4 Spring/Fall PDF
History
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS HISM 300 Health, Medicine & Society: A British Perspective 4 Spring/Fall PDF
LONS HIEC 273 Issues in British Imperialism: 1800 to the Present Day 4 Spring/Fall PDF
Journalism
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS JPLN 110 Journalism: News and Feature Writing 4 Spring/Fall PDF
Literature
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS LIUK 120 The London Novel 4 Spring/Fall PDF
LONS LISG 320 Sex, Gender and the City 4 Spring/Fall PDF
Marketing
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS BUUK 390 Marketing in the UK Environment 4 Spring/Fall PDF
Philosophy
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS PLCM 347 The Human Condition in the Digital Age 4 Spring PDF
Political Science
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS PSUK 130 Introduction to British Politics 4 Spring/Fall PDF
LONS PSUK 251 Britain and the EU 4 Spring/Fall PDF
LONS BUIB 255 Introduction to Global Business 4 Spring PDF
Sociology
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS SOCL 149 The Crucible of London: An Exploration of Superdiversity 2 Spring/Fall PDF
LONS SOSC 143 Introduction to Sociology 4 Fall PDF
LONS SOGL 212 The Making of Global London: Migration and Identity 4 Spring PDF
LONS LISG 320 Sex, Gender and the City 4 Spring/Fall PDF
LONS SOSC 343 Sport, Society and Culture 4 Spring PDF
LONS MSFC 362 Contemporary British Film: Culture & Society on Screen 4 Spring/Fall PDF
Urban and Architectural Studies
Course ID Title Credits Semester Syllabus
LONS ARUS 382 Art and Architecture: Exploring the City 4 Spring/Fall PDF

Partner Universities Course Information

City University London

City University London is a great option for business, economics, social sciences, psychology and more. Up to 8 credits at City are included in the Band I tuition fee. Learn more about course options and how to select courses.

GPA for Consideration: 3.0

Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths is particularly good for communications, computer science, education, art history, music, social sciences and psychology. One or two courses at Goldsmiths are included in under Band II. Learn more about course options and how to select courses.

Please note:

  • Fall students: only select courses available September-December
  • Spring students: only select courses available January-June. Alternative assessment will be arranged to accommodate the early end of the program.
  • Art courses are not available to Arcadia in London students.

GPA for Consideration: 2.8

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

London College of Fashion (LCF) offers courses suitable for fashion majors as well as non-majors with an interest in fashion studies. Up to 8 credits at LCF are included in the Band II tuition fee. View a full list of course offerings at LCF in fashion design and fashion business.

GPA for Consideration: 2.8

Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary has a large and varied course catalog. Subject areas include physical/life sciences, engineering, computer science, English, drama, history, business and social sciences. One or two courses at Queen Mary are included in the Band II tuition fee. Learn more about course options and how to select courses.

Please note: Due to differences in program calendars and exam dates, Spring semester course availability will depend on the assessment method. When searching the Queen Mary course catalog, spring students should look for courses that do not list “Examination” as part of the assessment, found under the course description.

GPA for Consideration: 3.0

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Royal Veterinary College, University of London (RVC) is a good fit for students interested in biological and animal sciences. Up to 8 credits at RVC are included in the Band II tuition fee. Learn more about course options and how to select courses.

Please note: Research projects at RVC are generally not available to Arcadia in London students. If you are interested in doing research at RVC, please talk to your Program Manager.

GPA for Consideration: 3.0

SOAS, University of London

SOAS offers coursework in international studies, languages, economics, history, art history, religious studies and social sciences. Many of their courses are taught with a particular focus on Africa, Asia and the Middle East. One or two courses at SOAS are included in the Band II tuition fee. Learn more about course options and how to select courses.

Please note: Fall semester students can take “term 1” or “full year” courses. Spring semester students can only take "full year" courses; "term 2" courses are not available because of differences in program calendars and exam dates.

GPA for Consideration: 3.0

Enrollment Process

In most cases, official course registration will take place upon arrival. While you will be given a provisional schedule with your Arcadia classes about a month prior to arrival, it will not be finalized until you are in country. The preliminary course form you submit to Arcadia prior to acceptance is not set in stone.

If your enrollment is conditional upon entry into a specific course or courses, it is very important that you indicate these requirements at the bottom of the preliminary course form on your Arcadia Passport.

Grade Scale

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Percentage Suggested U.S. Equivalent
97 - 100% A+
93 - 96% A
90 - 92% A-
87 - 89% B+
83 - 86% B
80 - 82% B-
77 - 79% C+
73 - 76% C
70 - 72% C-
67 - 69% D+
65 - 66% D
0 - 64% F
Intellectual property copyright AACRAO EDGE.

Tuition Bands

  • Standard Tuition - For students taking only classes taught at our Arcadia London Center.
  • Band I Tuition - For students taking two classes at our Arcadia London Center and two classes at any of the following institutions: City University, Goldsmiths University of London (standard).
    • Students enrolled in more than two Band I courses will be billed the Band I Special Course Fee.
  • Band II Tuition - For students taking two classes at our Arcadia London Center and two classes at any of the following institutions: Goldsmiths University of London (high cost), The London College of Fashion, Queen Mary, Royal Veterinary College (research component additional fees), SOAS.
    • Students enrolled in more than two Band II courses will be billed the Band II Special Course Fee.
    • Students enrolled in more than 8 credits at The London College of Fashion will be billed an additional per-credit Special Course Fee.

Miscellaneous

Possible additional fees for courses that include laboratory work, field excursions or theater trips.

For design and music courses, you may need to submit a portfolio or audition tape to support your application. Portfolio is non-returnable.