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Online Winter Program

Dates: January 2021 - April 2021
Open Enrolment Begins November 9th

We have spent time preparing online remote course offerings that fulfill many of the benefits inherent to our on-campus programming, such as virtual experiential learning, small class sizes, and close contact with your instructors, all within the close-knit online BISC community, and we are excited to share our remote upper year programming with you.

While the decision to transition to online remote offerings at the BISC was difficult, the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, including you, remains our priority. The BISC team would like to thank you for your understanding and patience through these constantly-changing circumstances. We hope you will join our community for a future term, and we look forward to offering the full in-person and on-campus experience at the BISC again once it is safe to do so and in accordance with public health standards.

The Winter semester offers you the opportunity to take 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 small class sizes that 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.

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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The front of the Imperial War Museum in south LondonThe Imperial War Museum, London
  • Experiential Learning opportunities in all courses (typically 2 per course)
  • 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

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

Course codeCourse nameYear offered
ARTH 293/3.0 Image/Self Winter 2021
ENGL 279/3.0 Literature and Censorship Winter 2021
FILM 214/3.0 Mobile Communications Winter 2021
HIST 241/3.0 Issues in History: Medieval Europe: Castles, Kingdoms, and Religious Conflict Winter 2021
HIST 289/3.0 Modern Britain and the World Winter 2021
HLTH 350/3.0 Topics in Global Health Winter 2021
HLTH 351/3.0 Health in Humanitarian Crises Winter 2021
HLTH 397/3.0 Global Health: Challenges in Non-traditional Security Winter 2021
IDIS 304/3.0 British Studies I Winter 2021
INTS 306/3.0 Culture, Identity and Self Winter 2021
INTS 312/3.0 Journalism in the 21st Century Winter 2021
MUTH 232/3.0 Opera Winter 2021
POLS 398/9.0 Introduction to International Law and Politics Winter 2021
POLS 431/3.0 European Politics Winter 2021
PSYC 333/3.0 Human Sexuality Winter 2021
PSYC 335/3.0 Positive Psychology Winter 2021

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 two additional courses to a total of 15.0 units (see above).

Psychology

Psychology1

Take up to three BA or BSc courses towards your psychology career or graduate program.

All 3 courses can be used to satisfy requirements in PSYC BAH and BSC Major and BAH Medial plans.

INTS 306/3.0 Culture, Identity and Self

PSYC 333/3.0 Human Sexuality

PSYC 335/3.0 Positive Psychology

Info Sheet (PDF)

Health Studies

Health

All 3 courses can be used to satisfy requirements in HLTH Major, Medial and Minor plans.

HLTH 350/3.0 Topics in Global Health

HLTH 351/3.0 Health in Humanitarian Crises

HLTH 397/3.0 Global Health: Challenges in Non-traditional Security

Info Sheet (PDF)

Law and Politics

POLS2020a

A rare undergraduate opportunity offering foundational knowledge about the relationships between international politics and international law.

POLS 398/9.0 Introduction to International Law and Politics

POLS 431/3.0 European Politics

Info Sheet (PDF)

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 Modern Britain and the World

IDIS 304/3.0 British Studies I

Cultural Studies

Art2020

Drive your academic and professional progress by taking this carefully curated cluster of courses.

ARTH 293/3.0 Image/Self

ENGL 279/3.0 Literature and Censorship

MUTH 232/3.0 Opera

Film and Media

Film32020

Explore the visual culture in which we live and learn to make sense of contemporary multi-media.

FILM 214/3.0 Mobile Communications

INTS 312/3.0 Journalism in the 21st Century

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 virtual experiential learning opportunities. The experiential and active learning activities that you will find embedded on your courses can lead you to, for example:

  • Discover how to work with primary sources -medieval manuscripts-, using 21st century digitalisation and transcription software.
  • Participate in exciting collaborative online international learning opportunities, in partnership with UK universities.
  • Experience traditional art museums under a different light, by discussing with worldwide researchers how colonialism shaped and funded national collections.

Students on the mid-term trip in the Palace of VersaillesStudents on the mid-term trip in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles

Mid-Term Trip

Due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision not to run an in-person experience at the BISC this coming Winter Term. The health and safety of our students is paramount, and we believe that under the current conditions, the best way we can serve students is to continue in our online and remote format for the remainder of the school year.

As a consequence, there will be no Mid-Term Trip in the Winter Term 2021

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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