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Fordham in London: London Liberal Arts

Location: London, United Kingdom

“Studying abroad gave me a new sense of independence and truly living on my own. I think through this experience I matured and learned a lot about myself and what I want for my future. “
— Antonia Paruolo, Fall 2016

Fordham London Centre’s Liberal Arts program offers students the opportunity to take courses at the Fordham London Centre as well as one module (course) offered at Queen Mary, University of London (Fall Only), City University, or University of Westminster. Fordham students who will be second-semester sophomores during the term in which they will be abroad, and who otherwise meet the requirements, may apply to study in the Sophomore Liberal Arts Program. Second-semester sophomores take all of their courses at the Fordham London Centre.

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Program Details





Fordham’s London Centre is located in the Borough of Camden in Central London, in a neighborhood called Clerkenwell.

The United Kingdom—England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland—is a diverse place full of contrasts, featuring a wide range of landscapes and cultures. London, the largest city in Europe, is a bustling cosmopolitan center of astonishing variety and interest that a visitor could explore for months without turning over every stone. The other regions of the U.K. are fascinating for their own reasons, each with a unique personality and history.

While based at Fordham’s London Centre, students may choose to venture from Cornwall in the far west to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in the north. Cities such as Edinburgh, York, Durham, Chester, and Canterbury are reachable by an excellent rail network, as are areas of great natural beauty, such as the Lake District, the New Forest, and North Wales. And it’s only a quick trip to the Republic of Ireland or France, Spain, and Italy in continental Europe.


The London Liberal Arts program offers students the opportunity to take major, minor, and core courses at the Fordham London Centre in Art History, Communications, Economics, English Literature, Film and TV, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Theatre, and Theology as well as one module (course) offered at Queen Mary, University of London (Fall Only); City University; or University of Westminster. Students enroll in the equivalent of 15-18 US credits.

Second semester sophomores will take all of their courses at the Fordham London Centre.

For a list of courses with descriptions and syllabi, please visit the London course webpage.

Gabelli School of Business Electives

Students are eligible to enroll in one course offered in the GSB London program to satisfy Business Administration minor requirements:

  • Financial Management (3 Credits)
  • Legal Frameworks of Business (3 Credits)
  • Marketing Principles (3 Credits)

Internship Opportunity

Learn more and apply for the semester internship program.

British Universities

Students may opt to take 1 course (module) at one of our three partner universities in London. These direct enroll courses (modules) offer students the experience of studying within the British system. For a listing of possible modules available at the various universities in London, please select the links below. Please note that 10 UK credits are generally equivalent to 3 credits at Fordham and 15 UK credits are generally equivalent to 4 credits at Fordham.

Please note that the British university academic calendar is different from Fordham's, so in the spring semester particularly the term will begin earlier and end later than a semester at Fordham. For precise dates, please review the information at each university's link below.

City University (Course subject links are listed towards the bottom of the page)
Queen Mary, University of London (Fall Term Only- Search the module catalog as an "Associate Student" to find courses)
University of Westminster (Sign in to view Intranet page; courses are listed by subject in PDF documents)


Students are housed in shared student residences in residential areas in Zone 1 or 2, both of which offer a commute by public transport to classes at the London Centre and your chosen host university. The residences have self-catering facilities with a shared lounge. All of our housing is centrally located within London, in areas with shops and transportation and within reach of city attractions. Read more about living in London.

Student Services

The London experience begins with a comprehensive orientation that acquaints students with health, housing, travel, academic, and safety information. Program costs typically include co-curricular activities in and around the city of London and one long weekend visit to another European country.


The Fall semester runs from approximately the end of August through mid-December, and the Spring semester runs from approximately the beginning of January through the beginning of May.


Fall 2021 Dates:

August 25  – Students arrive in London

August 26-27 – Orientation

August 30 – Bank Holiday - Centre Closed

August 31 – Classes begin

September 6 – Internships Begin

September 20 – First day of teaching - Queen Mary and Westminster

September 29 – First day of teaching - City 

October 18 – 22 Mid-Semester Break

December 3 – Internships End

December 6-10 – Finals Week

December 11 – Students depart housing (except Westminster, City, and Queen Mary students)

December 17 – Last day of teaching - Westminster, City, and Queen Mary students 

December 18 – Westminster, City and Queen Mary students depart housing (Additional housing supplement applies)

December 18 – Centre closes 


Spring 22 Dates:

January 12: Students arrive in London

January 13-14: Orientation

January 17: Classes Begin

January 24: Internships Begin

January 24: First day of teaching at Westminster

January 31: First day of teaching at City

March 14-18: Mid-Semester Break

April 14: Last day of teaching at Westminster (last day of exams - May 20)

April 15: Good Friday - Centre Closed

April 18: Easter Monday - Centre Closed

April 27: Last day of teaching/assessment at City

April 29: Internships End

May 2-6: Final Week

May 7: Students Depart (except Westminster students)

May 02-20: Westminster exam period

May 21: Westminster students depart (Additional housing supplement)