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SOAS Africana Studies (Fall only)

This unique program is open to serious students with an interest in Africana studies who want an immersion experience at a British university. NYU London's partnership with the University of London's School of Oriental and Africana Studies (SOAS) offers both NYU and visiting students a one of a kind opportunity to study side by side with UK students in courses exploring African, African American, and Euro African art, history, society, and culture.  Students choose from Africana studies courses at SOAS and courses from NYU London where both Africana studies and a wide array of complimentary courses are offered in the fall semester.  All SOAS courses in this program have been preapproved by NYU's Africana Studies department.  Please note that SOAS courses outside of this selection are not open to NYU London students, and students on the NYU London program cannot enroll directly in University of London courses. 

  • Culture in Africa (SOAS)
  • African Language Literatures (SOAS)
  • Perspectives on African Experience  (SOAS)
  • Introduction to Black Urban Studies (NYU London)

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Understanding International Business and Finance

Home to more international banks than any other city, London considered one of the three economic “command centers” of the world.  At NYU London, students can study in this key international marketplace, while still meeting the heavy demands of a business major.  The business curriculum at NYU London covers standard sophomore and junior core subjects at most U.S. business schools. All courses are overseen by and meet the rigorous standards of the faculty of NYU's world-renowned Leonard N. Stern School of Business. The Stern School's programs in finance and in international business-both ranked second in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2004—are well represented here, as are courses in accounting. 

  • Law, Business & Society (Fall only)
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Management and Organizations
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Corporate Finance (Fall only)
  • Organizational Communication and its Social Context (Spring only)


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Psychology in London

Students majoring in psychology who want to study away can do so at NYU London, where a variety of psychology courses are available to help them stay on track with their major and still experience the excitement of living and learning in another country.  The NYU London psychology curriculum has been developed in consultation with the psychology department to offer a wide range of courses ideal for sophomores and juniors in the major or minor.  Science courses including Biology and Organic Chemistry are also available.  Students typically compliment their coursework in Psychology and the sciences with one or two of London’s many courses focusing on various aspects of British and European culture in subjects ranging from art history to sociology.

Fall Psychology Courses
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Cognition
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology

Spring Psychology Courses
  • Cognition
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

Science Courses
  • Principles of Biology I
  • Principles of Biology II
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics II


British Literature, Theatre, and Writing

The British Literature, Theatre, & Writing program is ideal for students with a major or minor in literature, theatre, or creative writing.  In courses such as Modern Drama and Performance in London classroom lectures are complimented by weekly visits to London’s many theatres. Students also take courses that study the many ways London has been presented in literature through the years, and have the opportunity to develop their own writing skills with a creative writing workshop.

  • Modern Drama and Performance in London
  • Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Stage (Fall only)
  • Writing London
  • The English Novel in the Nineteenth Century
  • Creative Writing
  • Shakespeare: Text and Performance (Spring only)

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Pre-Health

The academic program at NYU London has been designed to give undergraduates majoring in the sciences and prehealth professions options that may enable them to continue their curriculum without interruption as they study away. The science courses in London replicate, lecture by lecture, lab by lab, the requirements of the NYU home departments. The average class size is 25 to 35 students, allowing for intensive individual attention from the professor. Grades earned in NYU London classes are acceptable to all AAMCAS medical schools in the United States. 

Fall Courses & Related Subjects
  • Principles of Biology I
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • General Physics I
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics

Spring Courses & Related Subjects
  • Principles of Biology II
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • General Physics II
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics


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The Art and Architecture of London

London is a vibrant city where there is a rich, ongoing debate about how city planners, architects, and artists can work together to improve city residents' quality of life. The Urban Design and Architecture Studies program at NYU has created a set of courses that engage this discussion by adding a layer of architectural field experience not normally found in urban design courses offered in the United States. For example, NYU London offers a course on learning to view and sketch buildings through the eyes of an architect.

  • Recycling Architecture: New Life for Old Buildings (Fall only)
  • Contemporary Art in Britain
  • Architecture in London: Field Study
  • Seeing London's Architecture

  • British Art in London
  • Renaissance Art in London
  • Designing Britain (Spring only)
  • Art & War 1914 to the Present (Spring only)


Mathematics

NYU London offers a program that allows mathematics students to work toward their major, while gaining an international perspective in the diverse capital of England. The mathematics classes are kept small, allowing for an intensive pace and close interaction with professors who are leaders in their field. Mathematics students typically take two math courses and two or three liberal arts courses while at NYU London—an ideal semester for a sophomore or junior. 

Fall Courses
  • Linear Algebra
  • Theory of Probability

Spring Courses
  • Linear Algebra


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Cross-site degree programs

Many NYU schools and departments offer special global track degree programs. These programs are designed to give students unique global experience in their field of study and often involve studying at multiple global locations. Students in the programs listed below spend one or more semesters in London

The BS degree in Business and Political Economy (BPE Program) at the Stern School of Business combines coursework in business, economics, and politics with three semesters of integrated global study in key international marketplaces--2 semesters in London and 1 semester in Shanghai. The courses offered abroad are taught by top faculty from NYU's campuses in London and Shanghai. Through this program, students develop an expansive understanding of how corporations, markets, governments, and cultures intersect in our increasingly global society.

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