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 that dates back to its foundation in 1894. According to The Times Higher Education's world university rankings in 2011, City University is in the top 5% of global universities. Additionally, the university is ranked 8th among London universities according to The Sunday Times University Guide 2011.
City University London staff and students are actively involved in pioneering research that covers areas as diverse as climate change, healthcare, economic theory and musicology; and in 15 subject areas it is of a quality comparable with the very best in the world, according to the most recent UK Research Assessment Exercise.
There is an extensive orientation program before the start of each semester.
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Study options at City, University of London
The following subject areas are available to students on the Study Abroad Programme
Grades and Transfer Credits
Study abroad is an academic experience. While your grades will not count towards your GPA to accommodate adapting to new educational systems and cultural norms, it is vital to your Marquette experience that you are academically successful. To earn credits for courses taken abroad, you will need to earn the equivalent of a ‘C’ or better. At your host institution this is a 40, the minimum passing grade. You cannot audit or take pass/fail classes at your host institution.
You are required to take the equivalent of at least 12 U.S. credits while abroad. This program runs on the UK-Credit System. UK credits equate to Marquette credits at a 4:1 ratio. Most City University classes are 15 credits, which equals 3.75 MU Credits. You will be required to take four, 15-credit UK courses while studying in Ireland to remain a full-time student (15 MU Credits). Participants are reminded that there are multiple requirements that all must be met to qualify for graduation at Marquette University including, but not limited to, the following:
- Required coursework is different than the number of credits to be completed. (i.e. Core, College & Major/Minor course requirements). To fulfill a specific course requirement, a course taken abroad which counts as 3.75 or more MU credits can fulfill a Marquette 3-credit course requirement (ex: ENGL 1001); however, the number of credits applied towards your graduation credit total will be the exact number of credits earned (ex: 15 UK credits will count as 3.75 Marquette credits towards the credit total.)
- Required number of credits completed (i.e. required degree credits, upper division credits, residency credits, etc.). To fulfill the number of credits completed, a course taken abroad which counts as 3.75 MU credits will count as 3.75 credits earned toward the credit total requirements.IMPORTANT: Due to this discrepancy, students who have studied abroad may find that although they have completed the necessary course graduation requirements, additional credits may need to be taken to complete the necessary credit graduation requirements. Any questions regarding this process must be addressed in advance of participation in a program abroad with the appropriate College representative.
- Required GPA (i.e. Undergraduate degree, College-specific and major-specific GPA requirements). Grades received at City, University of London will not count toward a Marquette University student’s GPA; however, graduate schools, law schools, and medical schools, as well as volunteer corps and employers may request GPAs and grades from abroad and may use them to calculate an alternative cumulative GPA for you that is required by that program.
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.
UG Semester Tuition (17/18 rates) * $19,665.00
GeoBlue International Health Insurance * $152.00
Room and Board $7,800.00
UG Semester Tuition (17/18 rates) * $19,665.00
GeoBlue International Health Insurance * $114.00
Room and Board $8,250.00
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.