View of Millennium Bridge

Program Summary

Since architecture is by definition three-dimensional and site specific, experiencing it first hand is a must. This course introduces students to the history of Britain's abundant architectural traditions, while at the same time addressing issues such as the preservation and presentation of an architectural heritage, infrastructure, transportation, adaptive re-use, ecological concerns and other topics related to urban planning and architectural practice.

For a sneak peek at the program, check out Professor Broderick’s stupendous architectural tour of our beloved Washington Square here in New York.


Professor Broderick also appeared in a public television special on architect Stanford White. See the promo below for another taste of her urban architecture knowledge and a majestic view of the Washington Square Arch.


"Professor Broderick’s vast knowledge of British history, art, and physical design in addition to her genuine desire for students to have the best time possible in London made me want to explore new topics and perhaps even continue in this vein of academic study."

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Application Deadlines

December 1 - Application Launch
February 1 - Priority Deadline
March 1 - General Deadline
April 15 - Final Deadline
April 30 - Final Confirmation

Contact Info

NYU Global Programs


t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

Program Director

Mosette Broderick, Clinical Professor and Academic Director, NYU Department of Art History

Tuition and Fees

The College of Arts and Science discounts CAS Summer Abroad tuition 33% to offset additional costs of study abroad. This discount is already calculated in the below rates. Fees, Housing and International Insurance are required, and these rates are set by NYU.

2019 Program Costs  
Undergraduate Tuition - 4 points $3,892
Undergraduate Registration Fees - 4 points $696
Program & Activities Fee $600

GeoBlue International Health Insurance

for 4 week program



Double Room

Triple Room

Quad Room





PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students are encouraged to budget for summer abroad programs based on individual needs. Additional resources for planning are available on the Additional Costs page.

View of St. Paul's Cathedral

Sculpture outside St. Paul's Cathedral at night

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Urban Design in London is a summer study program intended for undergraduate students interested in a career in architecture, architectural history, art history, urban planning, or architectural preservation. This is an intensive course: students fully engage in class every day all day for four weeks. Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory. The course includes visits to numerous architecturally significant sites and buildings.

London traffic

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Students must register for ARTH-UA 9650.005 Exploring British Architecture.

An optional 2 point Independent Study is available. Interested students must contact Professor Broderick directly to discuss further and to register.

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Housing and Meals

All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing in a newly renovated residence is just off Russell Square, within walking distance of the shops, supermarket and cinema of The Brunswick Center, the public parks and gardens of Mecklenburgh Square, and to all forms of transportation. The residence is a few minute walk from the academic center in Bedford Square. The apartments are shared suites with bedrooms arranged around a community area/kitchen. A suite may have up to four bedrooms, each bedroom, usually housing two students, with a bed, desk, and armoire for each student. Two or three bedrooms share a bathroom. The residence features lounges, laundy facilities, and wireless internet. There is no meal plan; you may prepare meals in your apartment (kitchens include cooking utensils) or eat at restaurants in the neighborhood. A residence manager is on-site as well as residential life staff and 24-hour security staff.

Street view of traffic in London

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Field trips include visits to a wide array of building types - from Oxford University to country houses to Westminster Abbey, to name a few - that serve residential, governmental, clubs and religious purposes. Below is a sample excursion itinerary to give students an idea of what the summer 2019 itinerary might be:

  • Boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich. Then a walk under the river and a return trip via the new light rail.
  • Stonehenge, Bath and Stourhead (BUS).
  • Museum of London. Walk through the City of London to St Paul's, the Barbican, Lloyd's Mansion House Square, The Bank of England.
  • Ham House, Syon, Chiswick (BUS).
  • Westminster Abbey, Parliament, The Whitehall, St Martin's in the Fields, Pall Mall.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Decorative Arts Collection and Leighton House.
  • New Museums and Museum Additions. The Tate Modern, National Gallery, British Museum, National Portrait Gallery.
  • Brighton.
  • Thamesmead, Crossness Pumping Station and beam engines, Penshurst Place.
  • Railroad Stations and Kew - Great iron buildings.
  • The Soane Museum, Sommerset House, The Law Courts, The Embankment and St. Clement Dane.
  • Oxford and Blenheim.
  • New aspects of the City. Canary Wharf, the new tube stations, Thames Barrier.
  • Multiple dwelling units. Streatham Street worker's housing, Pimlico, Greater London County Council housing units.
  • More to be announced.
Excursion to Stourhead

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Mosette Broderick

Mosette Broderick, Clinical Professor and Academic Director, NYU Department of Art History

Mosette Broderick has been the Director for the CAS Urban Design in London program since its inception in 1995 and is highly knowledgeable of the society and culture of London. She also serves as the Director of Urban Design and Architecture Studies and the MA program in Historical and Sustainable Architecture in the Department of Art History at NYU. She teaches courses on urban subjects, American and English architecture, and the art in, and history of New York City Museums. She won the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010. Additionally, she has published TRIUMVERATE: McKim, Mead & White, Knopf, 2010.

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Photo Gallery

View of The Gherkin

Inside the Royal Opera House

Inside the British Museum

View from the SkyGarden

Architectural details in London

Architectural details in London

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