The Yale in London programme at the Paul Mellon Centre (PMC) offers Yale undergraduates a unique opportunity to study with some of the most interesting thinkers while experiencing all that London has to offer. The Centre is based in Bloomsbury, one of the city’s oldest academic and literary hubs. Our interdisciplinary courses explore the arts, politics and culture in Britain and through its diasporic and global histories. Previous courses have included “London and the Legacies of Empire”, “British Colonial Collecting and Display” and “Writing About Music in the UK”. Students will be taught by world-leading academics, writers and thinkers from the UK, as well as members of the Yale faculty.
The programme offers a chance to engage closely with London and the UK’s museums, collections and spaces (both grand and gritty) and learn from leading scholars and professionals through guest talks and site-specific trips.
Along with their courses, students will have regular opportunities to explore different parts of London and the UK. A carefully thought-out programme of social activities introduces students to the ever-changing city through walking tours, concerts, theatre trips and dinners in lesser-known venues. Additionally, there are two residential trips in the spring, and one for each summer session, to different parts of the UK. Previous trip locations have included the city of Edinburgh, the beaches of St Ives in Cornwall and the Black Mountains of South Wales.
Courses are offered with full Yale credit and the programme is open to all years and majors.
If you have already studied abroad and have no more transfer credits left, you can study abroad again in London. If you are in STEM, Yale in London is a great way for you to earn humanities credits while studying abroad.
If you are enrolled at Yale-NUS, the programme is an ideal option for your sophomore spring semester.
If you are a senior, Yale in London is your only study-abroad option.
The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies of British Art is the partner institution to the Yale Center for British Art. PMC was established in London in 1970 through a generous gift to Yale from Paul Mellon with the aim of promoting the study of historic British art. Today, the Centre is a vibrant research hub that thinks expansively about Britain and its complex cultural histories and contemporary contexts.