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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.
Budget Sheets Summer 1
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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GPA Requirement:
Field of Study:
Political Science
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Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Student Apartment Program Type: Faculty-led
Open to non-UTK Students: No
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. This course satisfies the Comparative Government and Politics requirement within the political science major and minor and meets the UT upper-division course requirement.


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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