In addition to IES Abroad courses, IES Abroad London encourages you to enroll in a course offered at one of several prestigious British institutions. This is a great way to experience first-hand the British higher education system, and meet British students.
You may enroll in one supplementary course per semester for no additional fee. If you choose to enroll in more than one supplementary course, there is a per-course fee.
You must meet the university’s specific requirements, including a GPA of 3.0 or above, and, in certain disciplines, prerequisites and junior or senior standing. You should select courses only in your major or minor.
Courses can be taken at the following three universities:
City University (City)
Supplementary Course Option: 4 credits (fall & spring)
City received its charter in 1966, evolving from Northampton Polytechnic, a school which was founded nearly a century ago.
The following courses are available to IES Abroad students. Note: 2-credit courses are not available to IES Abroad students. For course descriptions, visit City University's Academic Programme site.
- Actuarial Science
- Finance & Management
- Computer Science*
- Engineering (majors and academic year only)
*Available only to Spring semester and Academic Year students. Students enrolled in these courses must stay to take finals in May/June, if applicable.
**Students who wish to take Journalism courses must have already taken a least 1-2 journalism-related course(s). Please also note that course selections in the Fall semester are more limited than those in the Spring.
Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)
Supplementary Course Option: 4 credits (Fall)
QMUL is one of the largest colleges in the group of institutions that together make up the University of London.
You will find courses in the following disciplines to be particularly outstanding. For more course information, visit Queen Mary's module website.
- Geography (includes Anthropology, Environmental Studies, and Sociology)
- Natural Science
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS)
Supplementary Course Option: 4 credits (fall only)
Recognized as a major world center of Asian, Middle Eastern, and African studies, SOAS comprises more than 200 scholars, the largest group in the world dedicated to studying Asia and Africa. SOAS courses are available in the following departments. For more specific course information, visit SOAS' study abroad site.
- Art & Archeology
- Languages & Cultures
- Religious Studies