International Summer School

British History & Culture

6-25 July 2020

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.

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 of what you will learn on the programme.

Manchester in History

Explore the creation of the class system and the struggles for social justice and equality.

The Way British Politics Works

Engage in lively debates about the British Political system.

Music, Fashion & Youth Culture

Discuss Manchester’s youth culture, world-famous for creating music and fashion trends.

The BBC: a cultural institution

Explore the rich history of this unique public institution.

Suffragettes and Art Galleries

Learn about the growth of the Suffragette Movement in Manchester.

Britain and Europe

Explore Britain’s association with Europe since 1945 and uncover the reasons behind the uneasy relationship.

Gothic Manchester

Examine the darker side of British literature through tales of haunted houses.

Football and British Culture

Analyse the role of “the beautiful game” in society and consider its impact on culture.

Multicultural Britain

Investigate the diverse range of identities in modern multicultural Britain.

For more information about the Summer School, view the 2020 International Summer School Brochure

ISS 2020

This document provides a sample of indicative content of the Summer School. Topics may vary. If you have additional questions regarding the programme, please contact

How to Apply

To apply, complete the International Summer School Application Form and send it to with 'Application for [your name]' in the subject field.

The application deadline is 17 April 2020.

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5% discount for early-bird bookings (deadline 20 March 2020)

Terms & Conditions Apply. Please refer to paragraph 2.5 of our Terms and Conditions.


Fees, dates and what's included

The programme includes:

Activities and visits include:

Summer School Dates:


You have the option to receive academic credit for participating in the  British History & Culture International Summer School. Our course is accredited at 15 credits which counts as 7.5 ECTS. North American universities generally award 3 academic credits. We advise that you speak to your academic advisor or international office before you apply in order to clarify your university’s policies regarding overseas study. 


*Additional social programme events may be included at your own cost

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. If you do not wish to take the course for credit, you are eligible provided you can demonstrate English proficiency at IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

UKBA visa checker

Students applying for the course should visit the UK border agency website to check what type of visa you will need to travel to the UK. Manchester Metropolitan University will issue you with an visa invitation letter which you must use to apply for a visa. You must arrange and pay for your own visa and it is your responsibility to ensure you select the correct one. If your visa is denied or you select the wrong type of visa, you may be withdrawn or denied entry into the UK and onto the course. Manchester Metropolitan University has no authority to issue visas directly.

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