2019-2020 Semester Programs: London South Bank University

Spring Semester 2019 – London, England $15,395 Arrive Jan. 19, 2019 – Depart June 8, 2019 LES1
Fall Semester 2019 – London, England $15,395 Arrive Sept. 14, 2019 – Depart Dec. 14, 2019 LEF1
Spring Semester 2020 – London, England $14,995 Arrive Mid. Jan. 2020 – Depart Early June 2020 (TBA) LES1


Eligibility: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. Must be at least 18 years of age and have completed at least 1 semester at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 16 semester credits per semester. Normal course load is 4 classes (modules) per semester or approximately 80 CATS. (CATS are UK credits. 5 CATS = 1 U.S. semester credit.)

Final transcript is issued by London South Bank University.


London South Bank University: Semester Course Offerings

*COURSES (MODULES) ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. All students MUST have a total of 8 modules approved by their home institution, including the mandatory study abroad module London: A City of Change, in case of changes in course availability or scheduling. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if there are schedule conflicts between your top choices, you’ll have back-up classes you know your school will accept. In order to pre-register for classes (after you’re accepted to the ASA program), you must list a total of 8 modules approved for home institution credit, in order of preference.


All ASA students must take one required core course, London: A City of Change (20 CATS / 4 U.S. semester credits), plus 3 additional modules of your choosing. Students attending the full academic year will be required to take the core class only during the Fall semester.  You must get a total of 8 modules per semester approved by your home institution (core course + 7 additional modules of your choosing) in case of cancellations or schedule changes later on.

Most modules offered at LSBU are worth 20 CATS, which is equivalent to 4 semester credits. (CATS is the academic credit system used in the UK. 5 CATS = 1 U.S. semester credit.) However, some modules are worth 15 CATS (3 semester credits). We do not recommend you enroll in a module worth only 10 CATS, as this is only 2 U.S. credits.

Modules are organized by levels. Level 4 is sophomore, Level 5 is junior, and Level 6 is senior. Please note that Level 6 modules are academically challenging and are recommended only for junior and senior students who have already covered the topic in depth.

Please click the following link for Module Offerings & Descriptions.  (NOTE: Module offerings and timetables are subject to change.)

LSBU Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Course Offerings and Descriptions

Here is a list of Subject Areas available at LSBU.


Arts and Festival Management
Creative Advertising
Creative Writing
Digital Design
Film Practice
Film Studies
Sound Design
Theater Technologies/Drama and Performance
Visual Effects


Building Services, Sustainability and Acoustics
Built Environment


Business, Enterprise and Management
Management and Leadership
Accounting and Finance


Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Computer Science and Informatics
Information Technology
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics
Engineering Product Design
Mechanical Engineering
Product Design


Human Geography
Gender Studies
Political Science
Public Relations
Social Sciences
Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Entertainment
Urban and Environmental Studies