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University of Manchester International Summer School
Manchester, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences
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Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
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Short-term Type:
Coursework, Field Trip
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Short-term Duration:
2-3 weeks
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University of Manchester Summer School

Location: Manchester, UK
Program dates: 8 - 27 July 2018
Application deadline: 13 April 2018
Duration: 3 weeks

Program Description
University of Sydney students have the opportunity to spend 3 weeks of the July break undertaking 3 classes and field trips at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Immerse yourself in this northern English city which gave us the Beatles, Manchester United, Manchester City, the Brontes, and much much more.

Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate
Language:  English
Relevant subject areas: Culture, literature
Credit points: 20 UK credits / 10ECTS   
General conversion: 15 UK credits = 6 USyd credits

Courses available 
Below are the courses and trips that were available to students at the 2017 summer school. Some may change for July 2018 but this should give you a flavour of what to expect.
Week 1
- Manchester: Original / Modern 
Week 2: Choose one of the following units:
- From Romanticism to Modernism
- Medicine, Modernity and Manchester
- Cultures of Cooperation 
Week 3: Choose one of the following units:
- The Brontes
- The Beatles
- The 'Real' Downton Abbey

View full course information on the University of Manchester website.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Manchester is considered the “uncrowned” capital of the North. It is among the most multi-cultured cities in England and cultural attractions aside, you can also eat, drink and dance yourself into oblivion. Famous for its music scene, bands such as The Smiths, New Order and Joy Division put it on the map in the 1980s.
Host institution
The University of Manchester is one of the world’s leading research universities. Established in 1824, it now has a student population of 37,900 from 154 countries. The University of Manchester owns and operates major cultural assets such as the Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, John Rylands Library and Jodrell Bank Observatory. 

The accommodation fees are between £400 and £550 and cover either standard or en-suite self-catering rooms for three residential weeks. All rooms are private and are in self-catered apartments with shared living room a kitchen. The rates include a weekly clean and fresh bed sheets each week. There are two accommodation buidlings, one with shared batchrooms and the other with en-suite facilities.
Denmark Road apartments - Self-catered, en-suite. GBP£145 per week (approx. AUD$255)
Whitworth Park apartments - Self-catered, shared bathroom. GBP£109 per week (approx. AUD$190)

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Program fee: GBP£1,600 (approx. AUD$2,795)
Program fee includes: Tuition fees, field trips, airport collection and selected social activities.

Scholarships: 2 x $1,500 Sydney Abroad scholarships are available. Once you have completed the Sydney Abroad application and been accepted by the University of Manchester you will automatically be assessed for these 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, insurance, meals, personal expenses, accommodation (see 'Useful Information' tab for accommodation costs.)
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

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select appropriate units of study at your host institution which can be credited towards your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult your Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Please ensure you read all information on this brochure page, taking note of and deadlines and any requirements detailed.

To apply to this program you will need to:
1. Commence the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
2. Follow instructions provided within the Sydney Abroad application to complete and submit the host application prior to the host deadline.
3. If you wish to request academic credit for this overseas program, submit an application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as possible.
4. If accepted by the host, upload your acceptance to your Sydney Abroad application and click 'Submit Application'.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of you academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

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