Manchester Metropolitan University

International Summer School 2016



The Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science proudly invites you to our International Summer School 2016

Sunday 10 July - Saturday 30 July 2016

The International Summer School is a fantastic opportunity to experience the vibrant life of Manchester, discover British history and culture, develop your academic skills, and meet new friends from around the world.

We anticipate a high level of interest in our programme. If you would like to register in advance please use our online form.

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What you will study:

Based at our City Centre campus, you will enjoy lectures, seminars and workshops, combined with guided cultural visits; all delivered by expert teaching and research staff.

Below are examples from the programme.

  • Manchester in History
    Explore Manchester’s rich history and visit historical attractions across the region.
  • The Way British Politics Works
    Engage in lively debates about the British Political system.
  • Music, Fashion & Youth Culture
    Discuss Manchester youth culture, world-famous for creating music and fashion trends.
  • Multimedia Journalism
    Discover this exciting new field and learn how the media is changing in the 21st century.
  • International Relations and Global Communication
    Consider Britain’s role in the European Union and the wider global community.
  • Gothic Manchester
    Examine the darker side of British literature through tales of haunted houses.
  • Multicultural Britain
    Investigate the diverse range of identities in modern multicultural Britain.
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and Linguistics
    Uncover the differences between what British people say and what they actually mean!
  • Football and British Culture
    Analyse the role of “the beautiful game” in society and consider its impact on culture.
  • Study Skills Workshops
    Enhance your study skills by attending workshops.

What's included:

The programme includes:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Cultural Programme
  • Social Programme
  • Airport collection
  • Welcome and farewell meals

Activities and visits may include:

  • Walking tours of Manchester
  • Manchester Museum
  • People’s History Museum
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • The BBC and MediaCityUK
  • Liverpool
  • The Lake District 

Who should apply:

The course is suitable for students who have completed one year of undergraduate study taught in English. If you are not studying a course taught in English, you must have an IELTS score of 6, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent). You must also have achieved academic grades equivalent to 2.5 USA GPA standard or equivalent.

Fees and key dates:

Summer School Dates: Sunday 10 July to Saturday 30 July 2016
Application Deadline: 17 April 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 26 April 2016 
Assessment Submission Deadline: 15 August 2016
Guideline Price: £1,880


To apply, download our application form. Please fill in the required fields on the word document and send it to with 'Application and your name' in the subject field.

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If you would like more information on the International Summer School please register your interest or contact us at

Register your interest

Download the International Summer School Booklet

To find out more about Manchester visit Discover Manchester.

Students that have been accepted on the programme should join our Facebook group to receive regular updates and to meet other students attending the summer school.