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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.


Spring 2020 Dates:

January 2 – Centre Opens

January 8 – Students arrive in London (move into housing)

January 9 & 10 – Orientation

January 13 – Classes begin

January 20 – City, UW teaching starts, internships begin 

March 16 – 20 GSB & Lib Arts mid-term break

April 10 – Good Friday Centre Closed

April 13 – Bank Holiday Centre Closed

April 6-9 – City assessment week

April 24 - Internships End

April 27 – May 1 GSB & Lib Arts final week

May 2 – GSB & Lib Arts students depart housing (except UW students)

May 8 – Bank Holiday Centre Closed

April 27-May 15 – UW exam period


Tentative Fall 2020 Dates:

August 26 – Students arrive in London (move into housing)

August 27 & 28 – Orientation

August 31 – Bank Holiday Centre Closed

September 1 – Classes begin

September 7 – City, UW, QMU teaching starts, internships begin 

October 19-23  – Mid-term break

December 4 – Internships end

December 7-11 – Final Exam Week 

Date TBD – City, UW, QMU teaching ends

December 12 – Students depart housing

December 21-January 3 – Centre Closed