What You’ll Study
TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester
Students who choose to study abroad in Leeds with API at the University of Leeds will choose from a wide range of undergraduate classes open to British and international students.
FALL COURSE OPTIONS
The fall semester at the University of Leeds runs through January. If the academic calendar at a student’s home institution requires them to begin their spring term in early January, they may have the option of taking classes allowing a December return (like most U.S. fall quarters/semesters). Students may also have the opportunity to complete fall exams upon their return home.
The University of Leeds issues all official transcripts at the end of the academic year in July only. Exam results from the fall term will remain provisional until external exam board meetings in June/July. Students completing the fall term only in Leeds will also receive a provisional transcript from the University of Leeds approximately 2-3 months after the end of the program.
Visit the Leeds Module Catalogue to select your courses.
***Be sure to check the box for ‘search by incoming study abroad’ so that courses that are not open to study abroad students do NOT appear. Please note that modules available to study abroad students are always identified within the module catalog by ‘isa’.
STUDY ABROAD GUIDANCE
It is VERY important to follow the University of Leeds Study Abroad Guidance Page when choosing courses.
The complete guide can be found at the link above, but the following is a short synopsis:
Make sure you have covered the content of any pre-requisite modules listed in the module catalog.
For students wishing to step outside their main area of study to develop new skills and knowledge, Discover Modules are a great way to dive into personal interests in the classroom, and enhance employability!
When the module is taught
The module selection may vary, and no module is guaranteed.
Please note that it is important to pay close attention to class times in order to avoid scheduling conflicts. We typically suggest that students get as many courses as possible approved so that later in the course registration process if there are clashes, closures, or cancellations, students have alternates in mind.
The University of Leeds system may or may not indicate timetable clashes, so it is each student’s responsibility to monitor their schedule choices. You may also click on the timetable option when you are in a course description to see the times of classes.
How many modules to select
A full-time workload at Leeds is generally around 60 British credits per semester, (or approximately 30 ECTS, or 15 U.S. credits). As modules (courses) at the University of Leeds can equate to varying amounts of U.S. credit hours, all students should verify that they will complete the required amount of credit for their home university upon their arrival.
It is advised that students choose at least one alternate for every module selected for pre-approval from their home university, to ensure that they have a full course load should there be any cancellations, time conflicts, etc. Students usually complete 3-4 modules per term, each valued at 10 – 20 British credits.
Subject area of the module and restrictions
Please read carefully through the school-specific module guidance while choosing modules, which can be found HERE.
Some modules may require additional fees for labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost.
If you have any questions while looking at the course schedule or filling out your application, please call the API office at (800) 844-4124.
FALL SEMESTER COURSES
Please note that the fall semester at the University of Leeds typically runs through January, however API students have the option of taking their Leeds final exams in the U.S. if the fall exam schedule conflicts with the start of spring classes at their home university! Contact your Program Manager for further details on this option.
Students can also take classes which allow a December return with no final exam. In this case, students should look for ‘Semester 1’ courses, and then scroll down for each course of interest to the section on the syllabus marked ‘Method of Assessment.’ If the Method of Assessment does not indicate an exam, the student should be able to finish coursework in December and return home as per a regular U.S. fall semester term.
- Classes taught in English
- Triple business school accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS
- Russsell Group member (the U.K.'s "Ivy League")
- Wide course selection
- Leeds “Buddy” system – connects local students with API students