Study Abroad programme at London Metropolitan University

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  • United Kingdom
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Overview

The Study Abroad programme at London Met is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend part of your degree living in London, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Join us for an unforgettable semester or year of full immersion and integration into a new culture whilst gaining academic credits towards your degree at your home institution. London Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in London with around 15,000 students and some 2,000 staff over both campuses and offers you an exciting and vibrant experience as a study abroad student.

Details

Why study abroad at London Met?

  • Take classes alongside students from all over the world.
  • Gain first hand experience of the British educational system.
  • Choose modules from a flexible curriculum - combine subjects areas and choose modules (classes) from within and outside your subject area.
  • Take four 15 credit modules per semester, transferrable as a total of 12 US credits or 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System.)
  • Participate in a tailored induction for study abroad students before formal teaching begins. Induction includes enrolment, orientation and a tour of London.
  • Integrate fully into the academic and social life of London Metropolitan University.
  • Join clubs for all social activities and use our wide range of fitness, sport and recreation facilities.
  • Have fun and make new friends!

At London Met, we offer our study abroad students a diverse range of modules, on either a semester or year-long basis. Please pay special attention to the semester and time slots in which the modules are available.

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing

We also offer Art and Theatre in London modules specifically for study abroad students which last for one semester.

Please note:

  • 30 credits = full year module running early October to late May;
  • 15 credits = semester module running in autumn or spring - if you are studying for one semester only then you must choose 15 credit modules.

Internships

The Career Development and Employment Service coordinates internship placements for study abroad students. Please note that there is a fee for this service (currently £700). We usually expect students to count the internship as one of their four modules of study, as most students are working towards internship credit at their home university. Students are expected to complete one day each week at the internship site so undertaking this as a fifth module would be a difficult commitment.

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

To be eligible for the study abroad programme you should:

  • be enrolled as an undergraduate or postgraduate student at a recognised university or college,
  • be in at least your second year of study (or completed at least one semester of postgraduate study),
  • have good academic standing: with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 (out of 4.0) (if from the USA) or a minimum C grade average.

Non-native English speakers should have one of the following Secure English Language Test (SELT) scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in each component,
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II exam level B2 (tests only available in the UK).

If English is not your first language but you have achieved consistently high grades in English taught courses at university, it may not be necessary to have an additional English qualification. However, if you require a visa to enter the UK then you will need to take an English test from one of the providers above, which are approved by the Home Office.


Dates:

Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year


Cost/funding for participants:

For students applying independently, the standard overseas undergraduate fee is:

One semester: £5,475
Two semesters: £10,950

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