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University of Manchester

  • Details and Cost

    About the Program

    University of Manchester is a premier university internationally recognized for both teaching quality and research excellence. Manchester is considered England's second city after London. It is one of Britain's liveliest and most multicultural cities, hosting various events, cinemas, and exhibitions.

    The Manchester International Summer School (MISS) is run by the University of Manchester’s School of Arts Languages and Cultures and is a short course exploring British culture and history as well as the history of Manchester and its region. 

    As part of the program and their specific courses students will participate in field trips to cultural venues or heritage sites. Previous trips have included the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth, Lyme Park in Cheshire, the Walker Gallery in Liverpool, and Quarry Bank Mill  in Styal. 

    Location Manchester, England
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates TBD
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Independent Arrangement (Dormitory style residence coordinated directly with the partner university)
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 3.0
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

    Sophomores and above

    Application Deadline March 1Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    The Manchester International Summer School runs for three weeks. Students will be enrolled in 5 credits. 

    Students can learn about British culture and history through the prism of Manchester and its region. Some of the subjects covered are:                   

    • The musical development of the Beatles and their relationship with protests and art?                                               
    • The impact of religion on the making of Manchester?                                            
    • How the Brontë sisters lived in Haworth 
    • How Manchester and the north has been presented in film?
    • How the inhabitants of English country houses adapted to social changes?

    Academic Policies

    • This is a partner university program. Applications must be submitted to Stony Brook University first. Information regarding the next steps in the process will be distributed to students who have received formal nominations by their International Programs Coordinator.
    • Grades earned in a Partner University program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.
    • Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.
    • All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will receive GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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