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Integrated Study Abroad

Student in VR headset and wearing globe earrings
Student in VR headset and wearing globe earrings
Student in VR headset and wearing globe earrings. @University of the Arts London

Immerse yourself into one of UAL's degree programmes.

What can I study?

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Programme detail

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.

Spring 2021

For Spring 2021 teaching and learning will be delivered through a blended model of on-campus and online activity.

Students can expect:

  • lectures online
  • workshops and other small group sessions in person, on campus
  • access to specialist facilities, libraries, learning zones on campus

UAL is continuously reviewing the situation and continues to follow Public Health England and other government guidance. It is possible we will be required to move to online delivery, for all, or part of your Study Abroad course.

Find out tips and advice on studying online.

The ratio of on-campus and online teaching, and the regulations for studio access will vary per course across UAL and will be communicated in more detail ahead of the course start date.

For Spring 2021, we have introduced flexible booking terms in response to COVID-19. If you decide to cancel your place on the course, the deposit payment is now refundable until 6 weeks before the course start, subject to receiving your cancellation notice in writing. If we have to cancel the course our usual Terms and Conditions apply. Please contact us at if you have any queries.


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.

Watch videos from some of our Study Abroad lecturers


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.

Useful information

Study Abroad Stories

  • Minnie Xie: BA Fine Arts, CSM Date: 02 Nov 2021 Photographer: Jieying Shao

    Study Abroad Student: Minnie Xie

    Minnie Xie comes from America and now she is studying at Central Saint Martins as a Fine Arts student. We chatted with Minnie about her experience at UAL and London.

  • Øst by Kate Murphy - BA (Hons) PR and Communication 2021

    Kate Murphy wins BA Fashion PR and Communication x Science Magic Inc Award

    LCF Class of 2021 BA (Hons) Public Relations and Communications students presented their final year communication campaigns to Science Magic Inc, as part of a long standing industry collaboration.

  • House of God - Terence Donovan Archive 2021

    Centre for Fashion Curation present Terence Donovan in The Que Club

    In collaboration with The Terence Donovan Archive, LCF presents Terence Donovan in The Que Club, an online collection of archival imagery highlighting the work of one of Britain’s best known photographers.

  • LCF21 Victoria House Basement Graduate Exhibition. Photography by Ana Blumenkron.

    #LCF21 Graduate Exhibition at Victoria House Basement

    To compliment the immersive digital platforms, LCF Class of 2021 held the biggest celebration of world-leading talent that LCF has ever staged with a 2 day in-person event at Victoria House Basement.