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University of Leeds International Summer School
Leeds, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Level:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
Language/s:
English
Program Type:
Exchange Short-Term
Anticipated Places:
6
Agreement Scope:
University-wide
Short-term Type:
Coursework, Field Trip
Short-term Duration:
4 weeks
Ranking:
133
Program Description:

About


Leeds International Summer School

Location: Leeds, UK
Program dates: 1 – 27 July 2018
Exchange application deadline: 20 March 2018
Non-exchange application deadline: 10 April 2018
Duration: approx. 4 weeks
Type: Exchange / Non-exchange


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Program Description
Leeds International Summer School (LISS) offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in British culture as part of an exciting four-week program. Taking advantage of the vibrant, student friendly city of Leeds, and the rich history, culture and natural beauty of the area, the summer school combines world-class tuition with local knowledge, academic-related field trips, and a wide variety of social activities.

View the LISS website for full details.
 

Academic Information


Language:  Classes are instructed in English
Relevant subject areas: History, Culture, Literature, Politics, Business, Engineering
Credit points: 10 ECTS
General conversion: 7.5 ECTS = 6 USyd credits
 
Units of study available at Leeds:
 
1. The English Country House: A Social History
2. Management in Organisations: Theories, Techniques and Decision Making
3. Business Simulation Game: Global and Ethical Awareness in Business
4. Building Britain, 1700-1840: Industrial ‘Revolution’ or ‘Evolution’?
5. British Literature and the Brontës
6. Introduction to Robotics and Autonomous Systems
7. Music in Film
8. Wealth and Poverty: The Making of the Modern World
9. Introduction to Special Effects in Filmmaking
10. Exploring the Performing Arts: Comedy in Britain
11. Business and Cultural Awareness: Bridging the Gap
12. Heretics, Witches & Conspirators: A History of Fear, 1500-1700
13. Renewable Energy Systems: The Big Debate
14. Sport in the UK: Health and Performance Issues
15. Entrepreneurship and Society: Ideas, Opportunities and Value Creation
16. Exploring the Law: Crime, Contracts and Legal Skills
17. Creative Writing: Travel & Journalism
18. Introduction to Digital Photography
19. Conflict Analysis in International Politics: Causes, Negotiation and Resolution
20. Introduction to Psychology: Perception, Cognition and Emotion

You will study two units of study and earn credit 20 University of Leeds credits (10 ECTS). If you wish to receive credit towards your University of Sydney degree you must apply to your faculty for Academic Approval.

View LISS website for full details on the courses offered.


Applying for academic credit

You must have approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your Sydney course to be eligible for an exchange place. The approval will need to be uploaded to your Sydney Abroad application prior to the exchange deadline, Thursday 20 March 2018.
If you are admitted as a non-exchange student you can apply receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course however it is not mandatory. If you wish to receive academic credit you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit. 

 

Useful Information 


Local Overview
Leeds boasts impressive architecture and has a thriving arts scene. Massive redevelopment in recent years has given rise to skyscrapers, waterfront apartment complexes and a massive new entertainment venue, the Leeds Arena. There’s great shopping, pubs, clubs and public transport. 

Host institution
The University of Leeds dates back to the 19th Century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1837 and the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874. Today it’s part of the prestigious Russell Group of leading research universities and is world renowned for its quality teaching and research. Leeds is one of the largest single campus universities in the UK, close to the city centre and offering an active student union with an award-winning student newspaper, TV and radio station.

Accommodation 
As a summer school student, you will live in Charles Morris (Dobree and Whetton Houses), a hall of residence conveniently located on the University campus. You will have the privacy of your own room, but with a shared kitchen, bathroom and dining facilities.
View further information about accommodation on the LISS website.

 
 

Finances


Program fee (exchange): GBP £1,445 (approx. AUD $2,500)
Program fee includes: accommodation, module field trips, weekend excursions, social program, sports centre membership.

Scholarships: 6 x AUD $1,000 Sydney Abroad exchange scholarships (no application required).
These Sydney Abroad scholarships are only available to currently enrolled University of Sydney students who are accepted by the University of Leeds as an exchange student. 
Please note, the University of Leeds Santander scholarships are not available to exchange students.

Tuition: The University of Sydney has an exchange agreement with the University of Leeds, which allows students from each institution to study at the other, as part of the student exchange program. University of Sydney students in this course will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. You will not pay tuition fees to Leeds, however you must ensure you budget for all other expenses.

If you do not receive an exchange place you may still apply as a non-exchange student. Program fees (including tuition) for all non-exchange students are payable to the University of Leeds directly. 2018 non-exchange program fee: GBP £3,145 (approx. AUD $5,375). If you are accepted as a non-exchange student you will not be eligible for a Sydney Abroad scholarship. You may however apply directly to the University of Leeds for one of the 20 Santander scholarships.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.

Other costs: Flights, living expenses, visa, additional travel.
 
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
 

How to Apply


2018 applications open soon!