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*UTK Political Science Summer in London
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 1
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Costs Sheets Summer 1
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Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Student Apartment
Program Type: UT Faculty-Directed Open to non-UTK Students: No
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Field of Study:
Political Science
Program Description:

Spend Summer in the Heart of London!

Program Description

Have you ever considered what it would be like to live in London, England, in the heart of the city? Now you can!  With the Political Science Department’s Summer in London, you will stay in the heart of the West End near Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey and within easy walking distance of places of interest including Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the West End Theatre District and  the British Museum.


Students will earn 6 UT Knoxville credit hours for this program. While in London students will enroll in POLS 410: Special Topics in Political Science--British Political System and Political Culture, a course that examines politics and government in the United Kingdom, incorporating both meetings with representatives of political parties and interest groups as well as visits to locations of political importance such as Banqueting House, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cabinet War Rooms, and others.The course has two main objectives. The first is to provide students with an understanding of the British political system, not only to help understand it in its own right but also as a vehicle to better understand the US political system. The second objective is to provide students with an introduction to British political culture.


We will be staying in fully self-contained, furnished apartments a minute’s walk from Marble Arch (see pic above), in the center of London’s West End. The apartment building has 24-hour wireless connectivity, 24 hour reception, an entry phone and elevators to all floors. Each apartment has 2-3 shared bedrooms, a sitting room with a flat screen TV and DVD player, a safe for valuables, a telephone for incoming calls and a kitchen with a washer/dryer, a cooker, a microwave oven, a refrigerator and a freezer.


  • Westminster Abbey

  • Cabinet War Rooms

  • Banqueting House

  • Tour of Parliament

  • Windsor Castle

  • Hampton Court

  • Tower of London

  • Theater Production at Shakepeare's Globe

Faculty Contact

Dr. Ian Down
Associate Professor of Political Science
1008A McClung Tower and Plaza
Office Phone: (865) 974-7054

This program is currently not accepting applications.

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