Lancaster Global Summer Schools

Register your interest in any of the following programmes to get further information and apply for your place now.

Leadership, Sustainability & Innovation

 

Develop your leadership skills and sense of entrepreneurship as you work in teams to fix real issues with local businesses and NGO's on this 2-week programme.

Top Highlights
  • Engage with entrepeneurs and their businesses
  • Participate in international teams
  • Develop an appreciation of sustainability & innovation

 

Students who complete this course are awarded 4 US / 8 ECTS credits. It can be taken as a stand-alone programme.

Cost & Accommodation

The cost (TBC) will cover:

  • Accommodation on campus
  • Three meals a day when based on campus
  • Group pick-up for airport transfers
  • All scheduled programme activities and excursions

 

Team working on a business project

Introducing Britain

Culture, Language and Society from the Age of Empire to Brexit

 

Explore British culture, history and politics over the past three hundred years, focussing on crucial historical events and their impact on Britain, during 3 weeks of July. 

Top highlights
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of Britain in the world and British people in the workplace
  • Experience an authentic compressed module study in the UK
  • Prepare to study in the UK or work with a British organisation in the future
  • Enhance your English proficiency and intercultural awareness
  • Travel and explore Manchester, the famous Lake District and Lancashire
  • Make friends and have fun

Factsheet

Sample Programme

The programme relates to areas of English language, Communications, Literature, Linguistics, History, Politics, Sociology, International Relations or PR etc. 

Introducing Britain is equivalent to a first-year undergraduate Lancaster University course. Students who complete this course are awarded 3 US / 6 ECTS credits or 4 US / 8 ECTS credits. The amount of credits depends on which version of the course the student chooses.

It can be taken as a stand-alone programme or prior to study at Lancaster or another British university.

Cost & Accommodation

The cost for 2019 is to be confirmed and will cover:

  • teaching
  • assessment
  • overnight stays in Lancaster, Manchester and Ambleside
  • transport
  • some meals

We anticipate your living costs (food, drink etc) to be around £60.00 per week extra.

Requirements
  • GPA 3.0, a credit or grade B average or equivalent
  • IELTS: recommended 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element, or equivalent. Minimum of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each element accepted, or equivalent

This course is subject to a minimum enrolment of 12 students.

Understanding Britain

Developments in British Culture, Language and Society (1800-Present) - (formerly known as the International Summer Programme)

15 August - 13 September 2019

Top Highlights
  • see works of literature, historic events, and everyday language use in a new light
  • field trips to relevant sites in the North-West of England
  • interactive lectures
  • film screenings

Factsheet

Sample Programme

Understanding Britain is a more advanced module equivalent to a second-year course. Students who complete this course are awarded 4 US / 8 ECTS credits. 

It can be taken as a stand-alone programme or prior to study at Lancaster or another British university.

Cost & Accommodation

The cost for 2019 is to be confirmed and will cover:

  • orientation
  • teaching
  • assessment
  • field trips
  • 4-weeks' accommodation on campus - single, self-catering study-bedrooms are available for all Understanding Britain students.

We anticipate your living costs (food, drink etc) to be around £80.00 per week extra.

Requirements

All teaching and assessment is in English so you are expected to have a GPA of 3.0, a credit or grade B average or equivalent, and a language proficiency level of CEFR C1 or IELTS 6.5 overall or equivalent, to get the most out of the programme.

What our students say
  • Amazing experience, I learned a lot about British culture. Great way to get introduced to Lancaster, great way to meet new people, awesome organised trips.
  • Extremely helpful in easing into life here, in respect to knowing the city, the campus, and making friends before the term starts
  • Being able to physically see what we are talking about in class gives me more perspective on the history of this nation.

This course is subject to a minimum enrolment of 12 students.

 
 
Student on campus

International Cultural Experience (ICE)

22 July - 9 August 2019

Top highlights
  • Lectures from Lancaster academics
  • Learn about British politics and social change 
  • Develop entrepreneurial skills through team-based projects
  • Industry visits within the region 

Factsheet

Students who complete this course are awarded 3 US / 6 ECTS credits.

Cost & Accommodation

The cost is to be confirmed and will cover:

  • Accommodation on campus and two nights’ accommodation in London
  • Three meals a day when based on campus
  • Group pick-up for airport transfers
  • All scheduled programme activities and excursions
Requirements
  • For students whose first language is not English, an IELTS of 5.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent is required to take the credit version. For the none credit version, IELTS 5.5 overall, with 5.0 in each component

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

2 September – Friday 27 September 2019

The English for Academic Purposes (Study Skills) Programme is for international students intending to study at Lancaster University, and who are required or wish to improve their English language and study skills before starting their degree studies.

Students applying for the programme must first of all have undergone the standard Lancaster University admissions procedures. 

How to Apply

Undergraduate students please e-mail ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk.

Postgraduate students please email lael@lancaster.ac.uk.

 

Further information on the EAP programme.

Or please email lael@lancaster.ac.uk for further information.

International Students

Study Start

16 - 27 September 2019

Get the best possible start for your degree at Lancaster University with this 2-week induction.

Top Highlights
  • Develop your study skills to become an independent and confident student
  • Make international friends
  • Settle into Lancaster
What our students say:
  • This course gives a good overview of what they expect from a student at Lancaster University.
  • Very professionally organised course.
  • Friendly and comfortable environment!

 

How to Apply

Undergraduate students please e-mail ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk. 

Postgraduate students please email lael@lancaster.ac.uk.

 

Further information on Study Start.

Or please email lael@lancaster.ac.uk for further information.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I apply for accommodation? What type of accommodation can I get? When can I move in?

    Once you have been accepted for a place on a summer school, you will automatically be guaranteed a room on campus from the first arrival date for your programme. Rooms are single, ensuite (your own bathroom). Please see the programme speicific information to see if accommodation is included in the programme fee.

    If you are an EAP or Study Start student and do not require a room, please contact lael@lancaster.ac.uk.

    Students staying for term-time will move into their main accommodation on the lat Wednesday of the programme.

  • When will I receive my CAS for my visa?

    We aim to issue your CAS as soon as your acceptance and deposit have been processed. If you do not receive your CAS within 2 weeks of receiving confirmation of us having processed your acceptance deposit for the EAP then please contact the visa team with your full name and application number.

     

     

  • Do you provide a pickup service from the airport? Will you provide travel information? When should I arrive?

    We do offer a group pick up service from Manchester aiport. You will receive further details about this in your pre-arrival information along with travel infromation to help you plan your jounrey to Lancaster. This will be emailed to you once you been accepted for the programme.

    Please see the programme details above for your arrival date. We will also confirm this date in your pre-arrival information.

  • How do I pay the programme fees?

    Students that are only staying for a summer school will be sent a link to pay fees online.

    Students that are also staying for term-time will be sent two invoices around time of arrival, one for tuition and one for accommodation. Please find further information here.

  • Will there be internet connection in my room and is there a charge for this service?

    All University residence rooms are fitted with a datapoint for connection to the internet and have Wi-Fi connectivity. This is included in your accommodation fee. The service is managed by ISS, who will be able to answer any queries and respond to problems you may have in using it. Visit the ISS website for further information on the service.

     

    For off-campus stays, such as overnight stays in other cities, we cannot guarantee an internet connection. There may be a charge for this service.

  • Where do I go on arrival at Lancaster University? Will there be someone to show me to my room?

    For students coming on the airport transfer, there will be someone on campus to help you to your rooms. 

    For out of office hours arrivals, please either go to your College Porter or follow the instructions in you pre-arrival information. Please inform us of when you expect to arrive so that we can make sure someone will be able to help you on arrival.

  • Where do I go on the first day of my programme? What does the timetable look like for my programme?

    On arrival, you will receive a Welcome Pack with details of your scheduled activites from either the College Porter or staff on duty. If you are not given a welcome pack, please ask for one.

    You can see a sample programme in the programme details above.