City University London Courses

You'll take a full credit load of 16 semester hours of credit during each semester.

  • 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.

Special Considerations

In the British education system, students attend university for three years and only enroll in courses directly related to their degree. City may request that you submit syllabi and course descriptions from your previous work to demonstrate that you have satisfied any pre-requisites.

Choosing Your Courses

The courses available to study abroad students are located in the Academic Programs information on the City University London website.

  • Business, Finance and Management as well as Actuarial Science courses are offered through the Cass Business School.

When selecting courses, it is important to pay attention to course levels:

  • First Year (courses beginning with 1): Introductory, No background required
  • Second Year (courses beginning with 2---): Sophomore and Junior level. Will need some background, plus satisfy relevant pre-requisites
  • Third/Final Year (courses beginning with 3---): Senior, Advanced. Will need significant prior knowledge (at least 5-6 prior courses in the subject, plus satisfy relevant pre-requisites). You can only take final year modules if you have a very strong background in the subject.

For Cass School of Business courses, please confirm that "Yes" is listed next the course title in the column "Study Abroad or Exchange." The Yes indicates the course is open to study abroad students.

Course Restrictions

  • Media & Communications and Criminology courses are taught from a sociological perspective.
    • 200 level courses - must have background in Sociology.
    • Study abroad students may not take 300 level courses in Sociology.
  • Speech and Language Therapy courses - majors only.
  • Journalism - majors only; space is extremely limited.

Enrollment Process

You will be pre-approved for courses based on your online course registration form; it is important to list 6-8 courses on your form. Prior to arrival, your Program Manager will provide you with the list of courses in which you have been enrolled. At this time, students will be responsible for reviewing course timetables and submitting course change requests to their Program Manager.

There is a drop/add period for a limited number of departments upon arrival. If you make any changes it is your responsibility to inform your home institution.

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 online course registration 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 Description Suggested U.S. Equivalent
70 - 100% First Class A
60 - 69% Second Class Upper B+
50 - 59% Second Class Lower B
40 - 49% Third Class / Pass C
0 - 39% Fail F
Intellectual property copyright AACRAO EDGE.


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