United Kingdom, Birmingham

British Cultural Heritage Programme

when 20 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 2750

The Cultural Heritage programme covers the best of British heritage. You will be able to explore the art, architecture, literature, music, design and popular culture that form the basis of Britain’s culture and heritage and continue to shape its identity. You will also have the opportunity to earn credits for your study.
From Shakespeare's Birthplace in Straford-upon-Avon to the cradle of the industrial revolution at the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, and from the factories of historic international brands such as Cadbury's Chocolate and Wedgewood china, to experiencing the music of the Beatles and Edward Elgar, the programme gives you an insight into how great British heritage was created and a 'behind the scenes' look at how heritage sites are managed.

Visits to nearby Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick and Ironbridge, as well as local Birmingham attractions are an important component of the programme.
Social events such as a traditional games evening, afternoon tea in the beautiful setting of the Winterbourne Botanical Garden and a canal boat trip along Birmingham’s extensive, winding canal system are just some examples of the social activities you will have the chance to experience.

Target group

BISS 2020 is ideal for students based overseas who would like to experience studying abroad for a short period, while gaining a valuable insight into the fascinating culture and heritage of Britain. International Students who are currently studying in UK universities are also welcome to apply.

Course aim

The Cultural Heritage programme covers the best of British heritage. You will be able to explore the art, architecture, literature, music, design and popular culture that form the basis of Britain’s culture and heritage and continue to shape its identity.

You will also have the opportunity to earn credits for your study.

Credits info

10 EC
This is a three week programme and is equivalent to an accredited undergraduate course (20 UK credits, 5 US Credits, or 10 ECTS). All students will receive a certificate of attendance.

Fee info

GBP 2750: The fee includes all tuition fees, including assessment (where applicable), self-catering accommodation, and a programme of social events.

Partner Discount: Students registered at one of our partner institutions will receive a discount of £150.
Students who apply before the early application deadline 1st March 2020 will be eligible for an additional discount of £150.
Students registered for full-time programmes at one of our Universitas 21 partner universities are eligible for a discount of £250 (please note that this may not be used in conjunction with the Partner Discount).