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Fall Program

Dates: September 5 2019 - December 12 2019
Based: Herstmonceux, UK and Edinburgh, Scotland
Apply by: July 31 2019
Cost: $20,814

The Fall semester offers you the opportunity to study abroad while taking advantage of the types of resources and supports typically found on larger campuses such as career-ready workshops, academic and personal support, social events, clubs and sports.

Our courses are international in scope and interdisciplinary in nature and you will benefit from close proximity to important cities such as Brighton and London, giving you access to sites such as Tate Modern gallery, Charles Darwin’s home, and Canterbury Cathedral.

Over approximately 14 weeks you will take 5 courses, each with experiential learning opportunities on Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays. Our small class sizes facilitate a graduate-style environment uncommon in undergraduate programs, and as an upper year you will have the opportunity to carry out both primary and secondary research.

The highlight of the Fall semester is a 5-day trip through the UK to Liverpool and Edinburgh. And when you don’t have experiential learning opportunities you can use the weekends to explore other places in the UK or Europe. The BISC also often puts on pay-as-you-go trips to places such as Vimy Ridge, West End musicals, and Stonehenge.

Wherever you are in the world, the Upper Year Program at the BISC is open to all students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited university.

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  • Experiential Learning opportunities in all courses (typically 2 per course)
  • Program includes a multi-day mid-term trip in the UK
  • Small class sizes: the average Upper Year class size is 10 students
  • Learn from subject specialists and industry professionals
  • Financial aid up to $5000 for eligible students
Dates and fees based on 2018 and subject to change.

All students enrol in 5 courses to a maximum of 15.0 units.

Course codeCourse nameYear offeredYear offered
ARTH 116/3.0  Art and Architecture in Britain from the Classical Period to c.1700 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
COMM 328/3.0 International Finance Fall 2020
COMM 373/3.0 International Business Negotiations Fall 2020
ECON 111/3.0 Introductory Microeconomics Fall 2019 Fall 2020
ENGL 237/3.0 Children's Literature: Harry Potter and the English School Story Fall 2019 Fall 2020
FILM 104/3.0 Film Form & Modern Culture to 1970 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
FILM 340/3.0 Advertising and Consumer Culture Fall 2019 Fall 2020
GPHY 102/3.0 Physical Geography and Natural Resources Fall 2019 Fall 2020
HIST 241/3.0 Issues in History: Medieval Europe: Castles, Kingdoms, and Religious Conflict Fall 2019 Fall 2020
HIST 289/3.0 Britain since 1851 Fall 2020
HLTH 101/3.0 The Social Determinants of Health Fall 2019 Fall 2020
IDIS 304/3.0 British Studies I Fall 2019 Fall 2020
INTS 312/3.0 Journalism in the 21st Century Fall 2019 Fall 2020
LLCU 214/3.0 Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth Fall 2019 Fall 2020
MUSC 171/3.0 Social History of Popular Music Fall 2019 Fall 2020
PHIL 151/3.0 Great Works of Philosophy Fall 2019 Fall 2020
SPAN 111/3.0 Beginning Spanish I Fall 2019 Fall 2020

Notes

  • Course offerings are subject to change for reasons including, but not limited to, enrolment numbers. Students will have access to academic advising services if changes impact their course selections. 
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities and mid-term trip are indicative and may change subject to operational and/or academic requirements.
  • Queen's students: Grades will show on your Queen's University transcript and count towards your CUM GPA.
  • Non-Queen's students: Following the grade release date you can request a transcript from the University Registrar. Transcripts will be sent automatically to students from partner universities.

Not sure which courses to pick? Why not consider the combinations below? The BISC's course clusters allow you to take complementary courses towards your chosen degree. You then choose additional courses to a total of 15.0 units from the robust range of elective course offerings at the BISC.

British History

History

Gain a broad understanding of Britain through the ages

All 3 courses can be used to satisfy requirements in HIST Major and Medial plans.

HIST 241/3.0 Issues in History: Medieval Europe: Castles, Kingdoms, and Religious Conflict

HIST 289/3.0 Britain since 1851

IDIS 304/3.0 British Studies I

Commerce 2020

COMMERCE2

Explore the theory behind international trade and the construction and function of consumer culture in advertising.

COMM 328/3.0 International Finance

COMM 373/3.0 International Business Negotiations

FILM 340/3.0 Advertising and Consumer Culture

Winter semester

We also offer the following Clusters in the Winter semester:

Health Studies

Psychology

NOTE

  • Course offerings are subject to change for reasons including, but not limited to, enrolment numbers. Students will have access to academic advising services if changes impact their course selections. 

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Experiential Learning Opportunities

You will participate in course-specific ELOs, usually two each term per subject. ELOs take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the term.

Previous Upper Year ELOs include:

  • Royal Opera House
  • Guardian Media Group
  • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
  • Stonehenge and Avery Stone Circle

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Mid-Term Trip

Built into your tuition fees, the midterm trip is an outstanding, extended opportunity for you to explore global political, cultural and historical sites of interest. You will have the opportunity to visit sites relating to your courses and examine primary sources first-hand.

In your free time, you can explore the city at your own pace. Upper Year students have the opportunity to visit a destination in northern England, and Edinburgh in the Fall Term.

DateActivity
September 5 Students arrive
September 6 - 8 Local Orientation
September 9 Classes start
Weeks 1 – 6 Class
Week 7 Mid-term trip
Week 8 – 12 Class
November 28 Classes end
December 2 - 11 Revision/ Exam Period
December 12 Students depart

Queen's Students

  • Make sure you meet the basic prerequisites:
    • Minimum 1.6 GPA
    • Good academic standing
    • Level 2 standing (by time program starts)
  • Request to change campus
  • Receive campus confirmation from Undergraduate Admission
  • Register in class on SOLUS (pre-reqs may apply to some courses)
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Non-Queen's Students

  • Make sure you meet the basic prerequisites for studying abroad at your home institution.
  • Apply online
  • Register online for your chosen program
  • Submit Letter of Permission
  • Accept your offer
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What is a Letter of Permission?

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A Letter of Permission (LOP) is an official document issued by your home institution. The LOP allows you to take courses for credit at the BISC for a specified semester/program, transferring the credits back to your home institution for the purpose of completing your university degree.

Your academic advisor or the person issuing the LOP will typically look at the course content and your current transcript to assess whether you will be academically prepared for the course/program. Pre-requisite courses listed on the BISC website are therefore not necessarily mandatory for non-Queen's students, but may be used as part of the assessment process by your home institution when granting an LOP.

We will also make admission decisions based on current transcripts, but please note that without an LOP you may not be able to transfer credits back to your home institution.

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