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Manchester International Summer School

Manchester International Summer School (MISS) runs a three-week course in July on British culture and history, using the contemporary city of Manchester and its region.

Ideal for students based overseas who would like to experience studying abroad, The University of Manchester offers courses and study visits on British history, culture, literature, art, sport and music.

Please note, the Manchester International Summer School is now full for July 2013 and we are no longer accepting applications. However, you might like to browse the course content, the study visits that will be taking place, and the entry requirements, if it's something you'd be interested in applying for next year.

Manchester was the world’s first city of the industrial revolution and has always been an important place for political thinkers and social reformers. You will get to explore Manchester through lectures and seminars with leading academics, visits to its famous Victorian buildings and its modern architecture, as well as the art and literature that responded to the massive social changes of the last two centuries.

From the past two hundred years, artists, writers, musicians, collectors and philanthropists have made Manchester a leading centre for the arts and culture. Great novels were written about Manchester, art galleries were opened and famous musicians performed here. Beyond the city, writers were also inspired by the landscapes of the Lake District and Yorkshire. We will take you to art galleries, libraries and also the houses where writers such as the Bronte sisters, John Ruskin and William Wordsworth lived and worked.

Today, Manchester is known throughout the world for its famous football teams and its popular music scene. We will explore the urban culture of the contemporary city, including the role of sport, music and design in the local and global identities of both Manchester and Liverpool.

We look forward to welcoming you to The University of Manchester and to our exciting city.

Please note, the Manchester International Summer School is now full for July 2013 and we are no longer accepting applications.

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The University Language Centre is running an English language summer course which aims to improve your fluency and accuracy in English. This course includes local cultural visits.   

Please click on the link below for more details.

You can download a poster for the Manchester International Summer School below.

‘Manchester is a place for individuals, brilliant kids who like to do their own thing… and if you are ready it will release you to do the same...’ - The Virgin Guide to British Universities

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth. See 'Bronte, Wordsworth and Gaskell' in Courses (week three)

John Rylands University Library

John Rylands University Library, Deansgate

Old Trafford, Manchester United's football ground

Old Trafford, Manchester United's football ground