Integrated Study Abroad
What can I study?
- You can study abroad alongside UAL students on any UAL undergraduate degree programme except those at London College of Fashion (LCF).
- Browse our undergraduate degree programmes (excluding LCF) and head to How to Apply once you have made your choice.
- To study at London College of Fashion you can take our Semester Study Abroad programme.
- Complement your study with one of our Optional Modules.
- You may also be able to study abroad on some postgraduate programmes. To find out more about postgraduate study abroad, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Check out our dates, deadlines and fees.
Start dates in September and January/February
Available at Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication and Wimbledon College of Arts*
*There is no Integrated Study Abroad at London College of Fashion. Learn more about Study Abroad at London College of Fashion.
What to expect
This programme is designed to allow students to experience UK student life on our BA and BSc programmes. Students will have the same coursework and schedule as a home student and should anticipate independent-style learning and a collaborative environment. Usually applicants will be either majoring/minoring in their chosen subject or have a developed portfolio in the subject area.
Integrated Study Abroad students choose a degree programme and take classes in that core subject area. This is designed to develop further specialist technical skills, with the aim that students explore, develop and expand upon their own ideas. These are essential skills required for a career in the creative industries.
The Study Abroad team at UAL can send applicants course handbooks containing detailed information on the curriculum and classes for the selected degree course. Students often find it useful to have a copy of the course handbook when they meet with their academic advisors at their home institution.
The course director at UAL will assign students a programme of classes during their first meeting in London.
All degree courses at UAL are credit rated. Students earn credit points when they successfully complete a learning unit. Each individual credit point normally equates to 10 hours of learning across 2 areas:
- taught or tutor-directed learning
- self-directed study with access to College facilities.
Assessments might include project work, logged and written assignments, and other work as appropriate.
Study Abroad students can take classes for their home institution to award external credit. 120 credits are available for each year of study and this typically breaks down into 40 credits per term. At the end of the course, we will provide a record of study listing the grades the student has achieved for each unit and their equivalent US credit value.
Students are advised to ensure their home institution will award external credit before they travel to London and enrol onto their elected Study Abroad Programme. The Study Abroad team can provide course handbooks to both the student and their advisor to demonstrate what will be studied during their time with UAL.
Study Abroad Stories
Siyeon Kim: LCF Fashion Business Semester
Siyeon Kim studies Fashion Design and Textile at INHA University, Korea. She is mostly interested in marketing and business area so she joined the study abroad Fashion Business Semester at London College of Fashion.
Cara Huato: fashion show at Central Saint Martins
Cara Huato joined Advanced Fashion Design Study Abroad at Central Saint Martins this summer. She is a student from the University of Oregon, studying Art and Product Design. Meanwhile, she is also an entrepreneur, artist, and designer based in
Roberto Soto Valle: Summer Study Abroad
J. Roberto Soto Valle Kawasaki from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico joined Summer Study Abroad - Communication for PR and Advertising at London College of Communication. He describes this summer course as " one of the best experiences" and let