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

  • Humanities
  • 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).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad 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

This program impacts on UQ semester 2, 2019 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

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Tuition will be approximately $2,800 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.


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 Abroad: 10 March 2019
Host: 12 April 2019

Program Dates

Start: 07 July 2019
End: 26 July 2019

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Manchester, UK
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate