Humanities Summer School: 13 - 31 July 2015
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Humanities Summer School: 13 - 31 July 2015

Welcome to the Humanities International Summer School!
Located in one of the most beautiful regions of the United Kingdom, the Humanities International Summer School (HISS) is a Liberal Arts summer program at Plymouth University which offers a variety of credit bearing modules in British and European History, Theatre and Dance, English Literature and Creative Writing and a range of stimulating teaching and assessment methods to challenge and test our students.*

You have the option of focusing on a particular discipline, so your experience can be as a student on an English and Creative Writing Summer School, or a History Summer School or a Theatre and Dance Summer School. Equally, you can ‘pick and mix’, meaning you can take combinations of History and English, English and Theatre or Theatre and History.

For the key features of each subject, you can download our subject brochures.


Theatre and Dance

English Literature and Creative Writing

We have a range of scholarships and discounts for students at partner institutions (see page 2 of our main brochure). There may also be scholarships and additional discounts for the school available from your home university if it is one of our partner institutions.

Taking part in the Summer School will allow you to:
  • Immerse yourself in a foreign culture
  • Meet people from around the World
  • Enjoy Plymouth and visit local attractions
  • Spend a weekend in London

At the end of the summer school you will not only have achieved academically, but you will have acquired a valuable insight into British life, literature, history and culture.


£2,200 (approximately $3700/€2770)+

However, if you book before 1st January 2015 or are a student at a partner institution the cost is reduced to £2,000 (approximately $3400/€2520)+


*The award of credit is solely at the discretion of your home institution and it is imperative that you discuss the summer school and its curriculum with your academic advisors and Study Abroad office before signing up

+ Based on exchange rates in September 2014

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You can also download a PDF of the Humanities Summer School brochure.

The following pages have been put together to try to answer your questions about the Summer School and life in Plymouth. 

You can also contact us directly if you have any further questions. For general enquiries contact Plymouth University's International Office at:  

For a overview of Plymouth University  read Deputy Vice-Chancellor, David Coslett's welcome.


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Contact Us

For information directly relating to the Summer School please contact: Simon Topping.

For general enquiries about travelling to Plymouth and the UK please contact Plymouth University's International Office
To register for a place on the 2015 Humanities Summer School please complete the application form.