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Winter Program

Dates: January 8 2021 - April 14 2021
Based: Herstmonceux, UK, and the local area
Apply by: November 15 2020

The Winter 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 the Imperial War Museum, UNHCR and Migration Museum, and the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton.

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.

Experiential learning will continue to be a key feature of the BISC academic experience. As our team begins to plan for your term, protecting the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty is a primary concern. Due to current travel restrictions, the Winter Mid-Term trip will now take place in London and Oxford through a series of 2 day/1-night weekend trips. Weekly experiential learning may take place virtually, on the Castle estate, in Sussex and/or within the local area. Decisions regarding the precautionary health measures taken at the BISC and while on experiential learning opportunities will be made in collaboration by updates, we receive from the UK public health authorities and the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

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)
  • Program includes a multi-day mid-term trip within 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

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

Course codeCourse nameYear offered
ARTH 117/3.0 Art and Architecture c.1700 to the Present Day Winter 2021
ARTH 293/3.0 Image/Self Winter 2021
ASTR 101/3.0 Astronomy I: The Solar System Winter 2021
CLST 131/3.0 Introduction to Archaeology II: Methods and Analysis 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 Britain since 1851 Winter 2021
HLTH 102/3.0 Personal Health and Wellness 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
LLCU 214/3.0 Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth Winter 2021
MUTH 111/3.0 Listening to Revolutions: History, Arts, and Performance 2 Winter 2021
MUTH 232/3.0 Opera Winter 2021
PHIL 151/3.0 Great Works of Philosophy Winter 2021
POLS 338/3.0 European Integration Winter 2021
POLS 398/9.0 Introduction to International Law and Politics Winter 2021
PSYC 335/3.0 Positive Psychology Winter 2021
SPAN 112/3.0 Beginning Spanish II Winter 2021
STAM 200/3.0 Introduction to Statistics 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 335/3.0 Positive Psychology

Law and Politics

POLS2020a

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

POLS 338/3.0 European Integration

POLS 398/9.0 Introduction to International Law and Politics

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

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

LLCU 214/3.0 Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth

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. 

Brighton beach looking east to westView of the British Airways i360 viewing tower and platform in Brighton

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

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

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 local areas in the UK during the Winter Term.

DateActivity
January 3 Students arrive
January 6 Classes start
Weeks 1 – 6 Class
Week 7 Mid-term trip
Week 8 – 12 Class
March 26 Classes end
March 27 – April 8 Study/Examination Period
April 9 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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