Students, from both Yale and Yale-NUS, can enrol in the full-semester programme that runs for fifteen weeks in the spring. This term begins consecutively with Yale in January and ends shortly after the start of the examination period at the New Haven campus.
Courses cover many subjects, such as British literature, drama, history, history of art, architecture, and courses on sociology in London. Courses are taught by faculty based at the Centre, Yale professors, and leading British academics. Yale in London courses typically resemble regular Yale College courses in the humanities, which combine significant reading assignments with periodic critical writing assignments—but, perhaps, with more time spent with your classmates outside of seminar, visiting museums, and attending theatrical performances. The course load varies from lecturer to lecturer.
Classes are taught seminar style and are generally scheduled Mondays to Thursdays. During the spring term, students will take four courses once a week. Due to the structure and size of the programme, students cannot choose courses and must take all of the courses being offered during a particular term.