The University of Manchester International Summer School (MISS) is a multi-disciplinary course which explores British culture and history through the prism of Manchester and its region. 

Do you want to know how industrialisation changed everything - from how we work and where we live, to what we do in our leisure time? Are you interested in the role played by Manchester and Liverpool in the development of British popular music? How football developed from a leisure pursuit to a multi-billion pound industry? How what happened in Manchester impacted on the Bronte sisters in Haworth? How the inhabitants of the 'real' Downton Abbey coped with these changes? Then this is the course for you.

Fields of study

  • History
  • Film, TV and Media
  • Religion
  • Literature
  • Exercise Science
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Sociology
  • Communication
  • Anthropology
  • Political Science
  • Sport Science

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Credit equivalent 

20 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 20 Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Students studying at Manchester in UQ's Winter Break (July) will not be provided with official transcripts until the following December. It should be noted that if you participate in the Manchester International Summer School for credit in your final year, it will delay your UQ graduation.

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the British High Commission for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the MISS entry requirements

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Tuition will be approximately $3,300 AUD, this does not include accommodation.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation can be provided by Manchester for an additional fee.

For more information regarding accommodation, please visit the host university website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 03 April 2020

Program Dates

Start: 05 July 2020
End: 24 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Manchester, England
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.