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  • Locations: London, England UK
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Restrictions: Rice applicants only
Program Description:




Life Science Career Accelerator Plus

About the Program
Elevate your potential and build a professional community as you address the world's wicked problems in this program that has it all: relevant and interesting classes, optional internship or directed research, plus the option to enroll in a class of your choosing with one of our partner universities in London. Designed specifically for life science students, the program core course concludes with an IFSA-exclusive professional competency certificate issued by The Leadership Edge, a leading talent development firm specializing in the life sciences. Complete all of this in cosmopolitan London, where there are so many things to do and see!

In addition to the IFSA core class, enroll in one direct-enroll class at Queen Mary University or City University of London (AACSB-accredited). Some popular options are listed below, but you will have access to any class available to visiting students. Then, enroll in IFSA elective classes to complete your schedule. One of those classes may include a credit-bearing internship or directed research.

Beyond the Lab: Leadership in the Life Sciences

Designed for science majors interested in bringing together your desire for a purpose-driven career with your academic pursuits, this class combines an overview of the business of life sciences, from innovation to commercialization, along with active learning opportunities to develop key skills and competencies employers seek in highly valued employees. Through industry exposure, case studies, and hands-on experiences, you will learn how successful leaders lead, how companies structure teams, and how strong interpersonal relationships serve as accelerators for groundbreaking science. Students who successfully complete this class will receive an IFSA exclusive certificate of completion from The Leadership Edge, one of the top talent management consulting firms to the life sciences industry.

STEM & PSYCHOLOGY | Queen Mary University
  • Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Calculus II
  • Cell Biology
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Energy and Environmental Physics
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Functional Genomics and Epigenetics
  • Gender, Sexuality and Health
  • Health Psychology
  • Microbial Physiology and Growth
  • Parasites and Infectious Disease
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Physical and Quantum Chemistry
  • Physiology
  • Psychopathology
  • Reproductive and Development Biology
  • Scientific Measurement
  • States of Matter and Analytical Chemistry
  • Tissue Biology
ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES | City, University of London and Queen Mary University
  • Art Histories: An Introduction to the Visual Arts in London
  • British Horror: Film, Television and Literature
  • Contemporary Issues in Media and Communication
  • Geopolitics post-9/11: War, Security, Economy
  • How Do You Know? From the Culture of Facts to Post-Truth Society
  • Human Rights and Reconciliation After Conflict
  • James Baldwin and American Civil Rights
  • Labor Law: Individual Protections, Human Rights and Workplace Justice
  • Online and Social Media Journalism
  • Politics and Power in World History
  • Popular Music in Britain
  • Queering Utopia
  • Race and the Desire for Difference
  • Religion and Politics in the Age of Global Change
  • Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film
  • Sex, Work, and Liberation: Feminist Thought in the Late Twentieth Century
  • Shakespeare: The Play, the Word and the Book
  • Spaces of Uneven Development
  • The Anthropocene: Between the Natural and Social Sciences
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade: Africa, Europe, and the Americas
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS | City, University of London and Queen Mary University
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Creativity, Innovation, and Design
  • Derivatives, Trading, and Hedging
  • Econometrics
  • Economics of European Integration
  • Economics of Social Issues
  • Financial Accounting
  • Gender at Work
  • Information Technology for Business
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Management for Social Purpose
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • New Product Development
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • The Global Political Economy of Development
  • Topics in Health Economics

  • Bioinformatics: Technology in the Life Sciences
  • Contemporary British Politics: Brexit and Beyond
  • Coming Fall 2022 - Directed Research
  • Entrepreneurship: Creating a Plan of Action
  • Epidemiology 
  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context
  • Fantasy in the Real World: Literature through the Sociological Lens
  • Global Politics of Health and Disease
  • Intercultural Communication for the Global Workplace
  • Coming Fall 2022 - International Internship Seminar
  • International Political Economy
  • Performing Arts and Social Change in London
  • The Psychology of Crime and Justice in the UK
  • Sustainability and the Global City
  • Trends Start Here: New Media and Behavior
  • Urban Identities: Gender, Race, and Class in London

About London
London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities with endless cultural, historic, artistic, and intellectual offerings. It’s home to many universities throughout different neighborhoods, and public transit simplifies navigating school and city life.

Afford Your Journey
Grants, financial aid, credit card payments and more are available. IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs, and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.

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