London, England’s capital, is the most populous and wealthiest city of Great Britain.
It offers a cosmopolitan mixture of different cultures and traditions. Students can find an endless list of world-class museums, monuments, buildings, churches and historical sites. London is also well known for its food, clothing and flower markets across the city. The areas of Piccadilly and Leicester Square offer many opportunities to experience London’s theaters, and students can purchase discount tickets to many of the productions. Other famous sights include the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral. London is also at the heart of the world’s financial markets. It has a high concentration of international expertise and capital, and it has a great legal and regulatory system to support it.
City University London is one of the most international universities in the UK with more than 21,000 students from over 160 countries and staff from over 50 countries. Boasting an excellent location in the heart of London, City University is the fifth largest higher education establishment within central London. The Lord Mayor of the City of London is the Chancellor of the university.
City has a long tradition of academic excellence, dating back to its foundation in 1894. The university is ranked 8th out of London universities in The Sunday Times University Guide 2011, and is in the top 5% of global universities according to The Times Higher Education world university rankings 2011.
City University London staff and students are actively involved in pioneering research, which takes place in 60 research centers that bring together expertise in key areas. Their academics include some of the world's leading researchers, while 33% of City students are undertaking postgraduate degrees or research programs.
Most majors; minimum sophomore standing; 3.0 GPA
Courses are taught in English
There is an extensive orientation program before the start of each semester.
City University offers courses in several academic areas but the most robust offerings are in business, communications and psychology. Generally courses are 7.5 ECTS credits, the equivalent of 3 U.S. credits and a full course load for the semester is 4-5 courses.
Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
Read the City University course offerings PDF for more information. These courses are subject to change, and students should check with the international business office (Straz Hall, room 101) for the most current information.
Historic course equivalencies
Please note that the courses listed here have been approved in general for Marquette credit. However, because each individual academic record is unique, depending on the college, the major and courses taken previously, not every course will qualify to be used toward a Marquette degree. Therefore, current Marquette students must have prior approval from the their college office, before enrolling in these courses. Without this prior approval, any course taken at another institution will likely not be accepted toward the Marquette degree.
Students live in Liberty Hall, one of the City University undergraduate residence halls. The residence is located within a five-minute walk to City University in the heart of the cosmopolitan area of Clerkenwell around the corner from the trendy area of Islington. It is also within easy reach of all local amenities and transport links allowing residents to participate fully in the city's diverse culture and exciting social scene.
Liberty Hall offers 228 single en-suite study bedrooms, 6 studio apartments and 3 cluster flats each with 2 bedrooms. All single study bedrooms and studio apartments include a shower, toilet and washbasin plus separate telephone and data points for high-speed Internet access. Single study bedrooms share an en-suite kitchen and spacious living area with eight to ten people - studio apartments are self-contained with a kitchen and living/study area.
Students are able to study at City University for a semester or full year. Typically the fall semester is late September to late December, the spring semester is early January to mid-April.
|Fall 2011||Spring 2013|
|Program begins||September 19||January 21|
|Classes begin||September 26||TBD|
|End of Semester||December 16||April 19|
For most students (U.S. Citizens) studying for less than six months and not undertaking work of any kind, entry in to the U.K. will be as a “Student Visitor” with the appropriate documentation.
If the student is studying in the UK for more than six months or plans to undertake part-time employment (including internships) prior application for a “Tier 4 Student Visa” is necessary.
Students participating in this program are expected to make their own flight arrangements. You must wait until you have been officially accepted to City before purchasing airline tickets. Student Universe (www.studentuniverse.com) and STA Travel (www.statravel.com) are two travel agencies that can often help students find flexible, discounted tickets.
*Other costs include estimated personal expenses.
Billing: Tuition and CISI Insurance costs are billed and paid through Marquette University’s Bursar Office. All other costs, including housing, are either paid directly to City by the student or are out of pocket expenses. Meeting City’s payment deadlines for any costs are the student’s responsibility.
Please note: all cost and financial information are provided to the best of our knowledge and should be considered as approximate estimates only.