Academics

London Undergraduate Program

The London Undergraduate Program (LUP) offers Notre Dame undergraduates the chance to broaden their intellectual and cultural horizons by living and studying abroad in London for one semester.  Around 260 students participate in the LUP each year.

The sixteen-week program offers a variety of classes in history, literature, music, art history, politics, economics, finance, accountancy, philosophy, theology, and psychology, and around 35 internships.

The majority of classes are taught in Fischer Hall by faculty from a wide range of British universities and colleges and visiting faculty from the home campus.  Outside of academia, many of our faculty members hold positions such as writers, musicians, and critics.

Students take part in a variety of academic and extracurricular activities, including field trips, plays and theatre tours, museum visits, and weekend outings across the U.K.

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London Summer Program

The London Summer Program offers Notre Dame undergraduates the opportunity to study abroad for six weeks from May until June.  Around 75 students participate each summer.

The program offers classes in history, literature, art history, politics, philosophy, and theology.  All classes take place in Fischer Hall and are mainly taught by British faculty members.

Students on the London Summer Program have the opportunity to take part in academic and extracurricular outings and visits.  They have one designated long-weekend for independent travel.

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Summer Engineering Program

The Summer Engineering Program gives undergraduates from the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering a chance to study and live in the city from which the Industrial Revolution stemmed, and which is now a pioneer of technological achievements.

Classes are held in Fischer Hall, and the course is run by two professors from the College of Engineering.  Outside of the classroom, field trips to technological facilities and cultural outings are organized for students.

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London Law Centre

The London Law Centre allows students to expand their knowledge of international law and culture.  There are several different study options in London for law students – a semester program, a full-year program, a summer program, and an LL.M. program.  The programs all conform to the Association of American Law Schools and the American Bar Association.

Classes take place in Fischer Hall and are taught by British professors, as well as visiting professors from the University of Notre Dame.

The full-year and semester programs offer places to around 25-35 Notre Dame students each year.  The classes include U.S. and international law, comparative law, human rights, and courtroom skills.  Students can undertake placements with British lawyers or U.S. law firms in the area.

The Summer Law Program runs for six weeks and offers around seven courses including international business and the English legal system.  The Summer Law Program is open to non-Notre Dame students.

The University of Notre Dame LL.M. in International and Comparative Law in London enables students from the European Union to study in England while obtaining a degree from a prestigious U.S. law school.  It provides advanced training in common law and comparative law studies to graduates particularly of civil law countries.

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