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University of Westminster
Course Registration Instructions

Course Information

University of Westminster courses available to study abroad students are described on the university website.

  • This link will take you to the Undergraduate Study Abroad Module Catalogue page.

  • Courses are listed by campus, by department, and then by semester.

  • Each document will list all courses available in a department. Each listing includes the course code, title, semester offered, level and number of credits. Course descriptions are at the end of the document.

Important Notes

Studio Arts students who wish to take practice-based modules need to submit a portfolio of recent work with their applications.

Courses listed as "Year" are not available to students who will be at Westminster for a single semester only.

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Campuses

Westminster has four campuses. The campus a particular course is based from is denoted in the course code:

  • Regent Campus courses begin with a "1": e.g. 1HIS412: 19th Century London 1815 – 1914.
  • Harrow Campus courses begin with a "2": e.g. 2MED630 Media Consumption.
  • Cavendish Campus courses begin with a "3": e.g. 3BCM505: Proteins & Enzymes.
  • Marylebone Campus courses begin with a "4": e.g. 4ECQ450: Economics for Business.

A Note About Harrow Campus

You can take classes at both Harrow and Central London campuses, but you should expect a commute of 45 minutes between campuses. All students who take two or more courses at Harrow will be housed at Harrow.

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Course Levels

Course levels are indicated by the course number; the first digit in the three digit number at the end of the course code will tell you the level of the particular course.

  • A Level 4 course is roughly equivalent to an American sophomore year course.

  • A Level 5 course is roughly equivalent to an American junior year course.

  • A Level 6 course is roughly equivalent to an American senior year course, or in some cases, a first-year graduate level course.

Note: Level 6 courses are very intensive. Westminster will likely not register more than two Level 6 courses per semester.

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Harrow School of Art and Design

  • If you are applying to take any practice-based classes at the Harrow School of Art and Design (art, film, music, animation, production, journalism or broadcasting), you need to submit a portfolio on CD.
    • For art classes, this should consist of 15 or more recent works with descriptions.
    • For broadcasting or communications classes, this should include recordings or videos of your work.
    • For journalism classes, it should consist of articles you have written.
  • All Harrow School of Art and Design modules require a 3.0 GPA. If you have below a 3.0 GPA, you will not be able to take these classes.

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Credit Transfer

Study Abroad students should enroll for courses according to the following guidelines:

  • Autumn or Spring Semester students should take a total of 60 Westminster credits, or 16 U.S. credits.
  • Academic Year students should choose a total of 32 U.S. credits for the academic year.
  • Individual courses may be offered at 15 credits or 30 credits.
Westminster Credit Values U.S. Credit Equivalent
15 Westminster credits 4 U.S. credits
30 Westminster credits 8 U.S. Credits
60 Westminster credits  16 U.S. credits
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Course Approval

The University of Westminster pre-registers you in the classes you select with your application. 

Please carefully consider the courses you choose. It can be difficult to change courses after your initial application, and in many cases, you will find limited course availability after the application deadline. You should secure approval for at least 8-10 courses per semester.

  • Make sure to list at least one alternate course for every course you select.
  • List your choices and alternates in order of preference.

It is your responsibility to make sure that you are registered for a full academic load according to your home school. 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.

Every effort will be made to place you in the courses you originally request. However, neither Westminster nor The College of Global Studies cannot guarantee placement in any course. Your first choices may not be available due to schedule changes, time conflicts or cancellations. Alternate course approval and flexibility is extremely important.

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Questions?  

For assistance with any part of the application process, call Michelle Kasmauskis, your Program Manager, at 1-866-927-2234, or email kasmauskism@arcadia.edu. Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form on your Arcadia Passport.

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