International Summer School


Edge Hill’s International Summer School is an academic, credit-bearing programme (equivalent to 4-6 US credits or 10-15 ECTS credits) designed to help develop your learning in a friendly and effective learning environment. The focus of the programme is to enhance your academic knowledge through the exploration of the core module, British Culture and Heritage. You will also have the opportunity to study one of the additional modules.

Social Activities:

Our busy social programme is designed to help you get the most of your time in England and includes visits to the Lake District, York, Liverpool and Chester together with a range of evening activities.


Assessment takes place throughout the course via the production of an academic portfolio, including individual and group presentations, short pieces of written work and multiple question tests. There will be 18 hours of tuition a week and you will receive 4-6 US credits (at level 4) depending on the number of modules taken. At the end of your stay on campus we will hold a celebration event when you will be presented with your certificate of attendance. This is our chance to say farewell to you, and to wish you well for the future.

 Transfer of credits must be arranged with your home institution.

Programme dates

Summer 2018

ArrivalTeaching startsTeaching endsDepart Edge Hill
Sat 30/06/2018Mon 02/07/2018Fri 27/07/2018Sat 28/07/2018


All students will study the core module, British Culture and Heritage. Students also have the opportunity to study one of the optional modules below.

British Culture and Heritage (Core)

This module seeks to raise awareness of British culture.  The module provides a deeper understanding of the context and history which has shaped British society, culture, the political landscape and the position of the United Kingdom in the global arena. You will gain a critical insight into the diverse cultural heritage of the United Kingdom, illustrated by key texts from each period.

Business and Entrepreneurship

You will review entrepreneurship skills and small business development through theoretical concepts of enterprise, self employment and small business management. You will explore and evaluate the different environments within which enterprise operates creating an awareness of emergent business types and their markets and the factors behind small business start-ups.

The Literary Landscape of the North of England

This module will introduce you to a major theme in British literature and culture, enabling you to appreciate and interpret literary texts in detail, and to understand them in their wider historical contexts. The module will enable you to communicate your understanding and knowledge of the literary landscape in a supportive environment.

A Very British Playlist

Investigate the explosion of British music onto the international scene starting from the 1960’s and the rise of the Beatles up to the present day. You will examine the power and influence that British music has had on society throughout the decades.

Sports Policy and Practice in the United Kingdom

Explore and experience the context of sport within the UK from community based activity through to the complexities of the football premier league. The module will investigate large mass marketing events and the legacy of London 2012. It includes a wide range of physical activity.


You will be accommodated in a single en-suite room in one of our high quality student residences on campus. Rooms are in blocks of six or eight with free WIFI access.

You will have access to a fully fitted kitchen so you will be able to prepare your own evening meals with your friends. We have various catering outlets available on campus and many cafes, restaurants and shops in Ormskirk town centre (10 minutes walk).

Applications and entry requirements

To be eligible for the International Summer School you should: –

  • Be aged 17* or over.
  • Be enrolled at university, in receipt of an offer or be a university graduate.

In addition to the application form we also require students to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of their high school transcript to date
  • A letter of recommendation for their current high school
  • A letter of consent for their parent or legal guardian
  • Where English is not the first language, students must provide proof of an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no individual element below 5.5 (or equivalent)

*17 year-old Applicants

We will consider applications from 17 year old high school students (who are aged at least 17 on the 24th June 2018) for a place on the International Summer School. This applies to applicants on academic-only courses (those which do not include any English Language Development)


To apply for the International Summer School please complete the application form.

If you require any help completing the form please contact

In order to secure your place you must apply via the online application form by 1st May 2018 together with a deposit of £500. All remaining fees must be paid by 31st May 2018. View programme fees here.

What is included?

All our summer courses include the following:

  • Pre-arrival support from the International Office
  • Airport transfer on arrival on set arrival date(s) (Manchester Airport only)
  • Single en-suite accommodation (inclusive of towels and bedding) and shared fully equipped kitchen
  • Breakfast (first morning)
  • Welcome buffet
  • 18 hours of tuition a week
  • Orientation and induction including half day excursion to Liverpool
  • 2 evening activities each week
  • Internet access
  • Gym membership and sports facilities access
  • Access to library and learning resources
  • Support from International office
  • 24 hour support from our Campus Support team
  • Farewell celebration and presentation of certificates


The cost of the International Summer School is £3,100.

In order to secure your place you must apply via the online application form by 1st May 2018 together with a deposit of £500. All remaining fees must be paid by 31st May 2018.

You will receive an early booking discount of £150 if your application and deposit are received prior to 1st April 2018.

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