Students in canoe

Introducing Britain

12 July - 1 August 2020

Make friends and team-build as you learn about British culture, history and politics over the past three hundred years. Taste international cuisines in Manchester City, tour Lancaster Castle, and canoe on lake Windermere as you travel across the Northwest of the UK over the three weeks.

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Week 1, Lancaster: ‘Movements and Migrations’

This week you’ll be based at LancasterUniversity. Here you’ll focus on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, considering the impact that the two world wars had on Britain and its relationship with the rest of the world. You will explore language and culture issues in modern British media, such as the causes and political implications of Brexit.

Week 2, The Lake District: ‘Culture and Communication’

Based in the scenic Lake District, you’ll study the work of famous poets, writers and artists, exploring the beautiful landscape that inspired William Wordsworth’s poems, Beatrix Potter’s stories of Peter Rabbit, and the homes in which they were written.

Week 3, Manchester: ‘Changing Political Structures’

The summer school starts in Manchesterwhere you’ll discuss the changingpolitical structures of Britain andBritish society. You’ll learn about thedevelopments and social and economicconsequences of the IndustrialRevolution in Britain, incorporatingvisits to the house of nineteenth centuryauthor Elizabeth Gaskell, a textile milland Liverpool.

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Students who complete this course are awarded 15 LU / 4 US / 8 ECTS credits.

This summer school is assessed on four components:

+ 10%: Textual analysis: (250 – 300 words)

+ 25%: Group Presentation

+ 25%: In-class test

+ 40%: Essay assignment (1,200 –1,500 words)

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This 3 week programme costs TBC. This fee covers 

  • tuition
  • accommodation
  • most meals
  • overnight stays with transport for Manchester and Ambleside

Please note there may be extra living costs, such as if you opt in to additional trips or eat out.

Find the cost breakdown here.

Lancaster University Global Summer Schools

Global Experiences, Welcome Centre, Bowland College, Lancaster University LA1 4YT


T: +44 (0)1524 595052