Fordham 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'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 Fordham London.
Fordham London 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 London, 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 Fordham London 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 Fordham London.
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)
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 Fordham London 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.
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 2022 Dates:
August 31: Students arrive in London
September 1-2: Orientation
September 5: Classes begin
September 19: Classes begin at Queen Mary
September 26: Classes begin at Westminster
October 3: Classes begin at City
October 24-28: Mid-Semester Break
December 12-16: Final week
December 16: Classes end at Westminster, City & Queen Mary
December 17: Students depart
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 - Fordham London Closed
April 18: Easter Monday - Fordham London 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)