International Programs

United Kingdom: Fields of Study

ARCHAELOGY (Bradford, Bristol)

Courses offered cover anthropological and archaeological principles and techniques, environmental archaeology, artifact study, interpretation, and conservation.

Required Preparation: Introductory Anthropology or Archaelogy; one year Chemistry w/lab or Physics w/lab; Quantitative Methods or Introductory Statistics; English Composition.

Recommended: Introductory Computing; History of Ancient and Medieval Europe.

BIOLOGY (Bristol, Hull, Kingston)

Courses include developmental, environmental, and evolutionary biology; genetics; fisheries; wetland and marine ecology and biology.

Required Preparation: One year Biology w/lab; one year Chemistry w/lab; one year Physics w/lab; Calculus; Statistics.

Recommended: Additonal coursework in Biology and Chemistry.

BUSINESS (Bradford, Hull, Kingston)

Study fields include: accounting, finance, economics, international business, management, management systems and marketing.

Required Preparation: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Financial Accounting; Managerial Accounting; Calculus or Business Calculus; Statistics.

Recommended: Preference in selection will be given to those students who have completed sufficient work in upper division business to permit them to work at a more advanced level in the Bradford program.

CHEMISTRY (Bradford, Kingston)

Chemistry may be pursued as a pure or applied science in the U.K. British universities focus heavily on laboratory work, especially at more advanced levels of study.

Required Preparation: One year of Chemistry w/lab; one year of Calculus; Quantitative Analysis.

Recommended: One year of Physics and additional coursework in Chemistry.

CLASSICS (Bristol, Swansea)

Courses include Greek and Roman history, language and literature in translation.

Required Preparation: One year of elementary Latin or Greek; Western Civilization; World or European Literature; English Composition.

Recommended: Additional coursework in Latin and Ancient History and Literature.

COMPUTER SCIENCE (Bradford, Kingston)

The cutting-edge computer science program at the University of Bradford aims to enable you to develop a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of computer science and an in-depth knowledge and expertise in the latest techniques concerned with the design and exploitation of modern computer technology. You will be able to stay on track and take many of the kinds of courses offered in your current CSU degree program, such as: Database Systems, User Interface Development, Computer Architecture & Systems Software, Data Structures & Algorithms, Unix Programming, and Software Engineering, to name just a few.

The Program at Kingston University is in Computing BSs (Hons). You will learn about the structure and operation of computer systems, and how computing technology relates to software engineering problems and data management. You will use both large-scale and personal computer systems, plus the software development techniques used in industry and research. Courses are offered in: Programming, Databases, Operating Systems, Software Development, and Systems Analysis and Design, among others, to help you stay on track toward earning your CSU degree.

Required Preparation: One year of Calculus; Linear Algebra; Introduction to the Computer Science Profession; Introduction to Programming; Computer Logic Design; Computer Architecture & Systems Software; Introduction to Data Structures; Advanced Data Structures; Software Development; one year of Physics w/lab or one year of Chemistry w/lab.

Recommended: Completion of all lower division requirements in the Computer Science major. Coursework in the Foundations of Human Computer Interaction and Introduction to Web Technologies.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (Bradford, Swansea)

Criminal Justice covers a range of areas including criminology, forensic science, psychology, and social policy. This program gives students the opportunity to approach these important issues from another perspective.

Required Preparation: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System; Introduction to Sociology; Statistics; English Composition.

DRAMA (Hull)

Courses include lectures on criticism, classical theatre, folk theatre, popular entertainment, national theatres, and playwrights, and practical classes on theatre administration, stage design, costume design, stage management, voice, and acting.

Required Preparation: Fundamentals of Acting; Sceneography/Stagecraft; History of Theatre; Script Analysis; English Composition.

Recommended: Dance.

ECONOMICS (Bristol, Kingston, Swansea)

Courses include economic theory, industrial economics, econometrics, economic development, economic history, European economic integration, public finance, and urban economics.

Required Preparation: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Financial Accounting; Calculus; Statistics.

Recommended: Quantitative Methods, and one course on current issues in Economics.

ENGINEERING (Bradford, Kingston)

A full range of courses is offered for undergraduate engineering students in the following fields of engineering: aeronautical, chemical, civil, computer information systems, electrical and electronic, electronic systems, mechanical, and manufacturing.

Required Preparation: Completion of all lower division major requirements in the appropriate field of engineering.

GEOGRAPHY (Bristol, Kingston)

Geography courses include physical, human, social, political, and economic geography.

Required Preparation: Physical Geography; Human Geography; World/Global Geography; Geographic Investigation Techniques.

Recommended: Statistics.

HISTORY (Bristol, Hull, Swansea)

A full range of courses available, with an emphasis on European history.

Required Preparation: World Civilizations to the 16th Century; World Civilizations since the 16th Century; US History to 1877; US History since 1877; English Composition.

Recommended: One course on Modern Britain; Macroeconomics; Microeconomics.

LITERATURE (Hull, Swansea)

The programs in literature focus on a wide range of topics in English and world literature. Students as Swansea will also find relevant coursework in the Department of American Studies. Students applying for this program should have well-developed academic writing skills.

Required Preparation: Two courses in English Literature; English Composition; Survey of American Literature.

Recommended: Introductory work in Shakespeare; Creative Writing.

PHILOSOPHY (Bristol, Hull)

A wide range of courses is available, with an emphasis on Western philosophy.

Required Preparation: Ancient Philosophy; Modern Philosophy; Formal Logic; English Composition.

Recommended: Upper division coursework in philosophy.

PHYSICS (Swansea)

Program includes lectures in special relativity, quantum physics, structure of matter, thermodynamics, fields, waves, circuit theory and electronics, nuclear physics, and astronomy. Laboratory work of up to nine hours per week and a tutorial session are also offered. Advanced students may do theoretical or experimental physics projects.

Required Preparation: Three semesters of Calculus; three courses in General Physics, including: Mechanics w/lab; Electricity and Magnetism w/lab; and Waves, Motion and Modern Physics w/lab.

Recommended: General Chemistry and some upper division coursework in physics.

POLITICAL SCIENCE (Bradford, Bristol, Hull, Kingston, Swansea)

Courses include a wide range of subjects in political theory, international relations, comparative government, and public policy. Courses at Bradford are offered by the Department of Peace Studies.

Required Preparation: Introductory Political Science; Comparative Politics or International Relations; English Composition.

Recommended: Upper division work in political science and supporting coursework in other departments (e.g., history, economics, and sociology).

PSYCHOLOGY (Bradford, Bristol, Swansea)

British Universities tend to emphasize the cognitive, biological, and statistical aspects of the study of psychology. Students should be prepared to approach their studies from an empirical or clinical perspective, rather than a humanistic one.

Required Preparation: Introductory Psychology; Elementary Statistics; Cognitive Processes; Biology; English Composition.

Recommended: Some upper division coursework in clinical and experimental psychology.


Religious Studies is open to students irrespective of religious background. This department has a tradition of intellectual innovation using all the available linguistic, historical, philosophical and theological methods, and explores the relationship between religion and contemporary society. Study is available in Christianity, Buddhism, Chinese Religion, Hinduism, and Judaism. The department provides research-based teaching and learning in Theology or Religion.

Required Preparation: Introduction to Religion; World Religions; World Civilizations; English Composition.

Recommended: Coursework in Jewish Studies, Biblical Studies and Indian Religions.

SOCIOLOGY (Bristol, Kingston)

Programs include courses in social policy, social theory, social structure, and social movements.

Required Preparation: Introduction to Sociology; Social Theory; Statistics; English Composition.

Recommended: One course in Research Methods.