Academics

Undergraduate degrees in England are typically three years, and students study a single subject for that entire period (e.g. English) rather than combine various subjects, majors and minors. The emphasis is on individual work and students are expected to spend eight to ten hours studying on their own for every hour spent in class. Assessment usually comes at the end of the term or year and can be a single assignment or exam – there isn’t a system of cumulative or continual grading. Academic success depends on an ability to be self-motivated and independent, and on employing time-management skills.
 
Courses consist of a series of lectures, seminars, and tutorials which in total account for about eight hours per week, while science and engineering students may find that lab requirements are much more extensive than at Tufts and may be scheduled for up to twenty hours per week. Classes vary in size, and students are expected to prepare work in advance for seminars and tutorials. Students typically take three to four classes, each of which is worth 4 SHU, and all courses count for Tufts credit.
 
Students at UAL follow their chosen program of study (e.g. Graphic Design) rather than choosing individual courses. For more information, please see the UAL study abroad website.
 

London School of Economics

Study-abroad students join LSE's year-long General Course and are known as 'GC students.' Over 300 courses are available, primarily in the social sciences, which lie at the heart of an LSE education. A selection of available subjects is listed below, but for more details on GC courses, please visit the LSE websitePrerequisites may apply; for information on GPA requirements by subject area, please consult their entry requirements:

Subjects

Accounting
Anthropology
Economics
Economic History
Finance
Government
Geography & Environment
International History
International Relations
Law
Language Centre
Mathematics
Management
Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method
Psychological and Behavioural Science
Social Policy
Statistics

 

University College London

Study-abroad students at UCL are known as affiliate students, and, when applying, will select one admitting department (subject) within which to take the majority, if not all, of their coursework. For more information about the subjects and courses available please visit the UCL website, taking special note of any subject-specific restrictions outlined on the subject pages. Course options may be more limited for students studying at UCL for just one semester. The following subject areas at UCL are most relevant to Tufts students (GPA requirements by department):

Subjects

Anthropology
Archaeology
Biochemical Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil, Environmental, and Geomatic Engineering
Computer Science (limited availability)
Earth Sciences
Economics
Education
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
English Language and Literature
European Languages, Culture and Society
European Social and Political Studies
Fine Art (Slade School)
Geography
Global Health
Greek and Latin (Classics/Ancient World)
Hebrew and Jewish Studies
History
History and Philosophy of Science
History of Art
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Linguistics
Management
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Neuroscience
Philosophy

 

The School of Oriental and African Studies

SOAS is known for its expertise in examining a range of academic subjects through the lens of three specific geographic regions: Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Study-abroad students may take courses from across the school's varied departments. For more information on course offerings, please visit the SOAS website. The following departments at SOAS are most relevant to Tufts students:

Departments

African Studies
Anthropology & Sociology
Chinese Studies
Development Studies
Economics
English
Financial & Management Studies
Gender Studies
Global Liberal Arts
History
History of Art & Archaeology
International Relations
Japanese Studies
Korean Studies
Linguistics
Media Studies
Music
Near and Middle East Studies
Politics
South Asian Studies
South East Asian Studies
Study of Religions and Philosophies


SOAS also specializes in language instruction in a range of non-European languages; however, beginner-level instruction is *not* available to spring-only students. The following languages may be of particular relevance to Tufts students:

Languages

Arabic
Chinese
Hebrew
Hindi
Japanese
Korean
Persian
Swahili
Urdu
Vietnamese
Zulu

Royal Holloway University of London

Study-abroad students at RHUL can choose from a wide range of subjects, taking courses from up to three departments at RHUL. For more information about choices and course levels please see the RHUL website. The following departments may be of most relevance to Tufts students:

Departments

Biological Sciences
Classics
Computer Science
Contemporary Britain
Drama & Theatre
Economics
Electronic Engineering
English Literature
Geography (including Globalisation and Development)
History
Management
Mathematics
Media Arts
Music
Physics
Politics & International Relations and Philosophy
Psychology (for majors and minors only)
 

Queen Mary, University of London

Associate students at QMUL can take courses (modules) in a wide range of disciplines, much as they would at a US institution, and are taught alongside degree (matriculated) students.  For more information on available modules, please visit the QMUL website. There is also the option to participate exclusively in one of QMUL's 'Thematic Programmes' of study in English and Drama.  . Alternatively, there is the option to participate exclusively in one of QMUL's 'Thematic Programmes' of study in English and Drama. The following subject areas at QMUL are of particular interest or relevance to Tufts students:

Subjects

Biological and biomedical sciences
Business and management
Chemical sciences
Comparative Literature
Computer and data science
Drama
Economics and finance
Engineering
English
Film studies
Geography and environmental science
Global health
History
Linguistics
Materials science
Mathematics
Modern languages and cultures
Physics and astronomy
Politics and international relations
Psychology

 

University of the Arts, London

Students wishing to take studio-art courses abroad should consider UAL. Semester-length options are available through either UAL's 'Semester Study Abroad' program (more hands-on, US-style instruction, alongside study-abroad students) or through their 'Integrated Study Abroad' program (more independent and focused in a specific area/medium, alongside matriculated UAL students). The following subjects are offered at UAL:

'Semester Study Abroad' Subject Areas

Fashion Business
Fashion Design
Fashion Product Design
Fashion Media and Communications
Graphic Design

'Integrated Study Abroad' Program Options (includes but is not limited to:)

3D Design and Product Design
Accessories, Footwear, and Jewellery
Animation, Interactive, Film, and Sound
Architecture, Interior, and Spatial Design
Business Management and Science
Communication and Graphic Design
Curation and Culture
Fashion Design
Fine Art and Photography
Illustration
Journalism, PR, Media, and Publishing
Performance and Design for Theatre and Screen
Textile and Materials