Welcome to the University of York.

The programme will run 5 July to 15 July 2022.

The aim of your programme is to:

  • provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of British culture through attending academic talks and seminars
  • give students a better understanding of the cultural differences between their home country and the UK
  • provide students with the opportunity to meet and interact with other students studying at the University of York
  • provide participants with the opportunity to visit sites of historical interest in York and its surroundings, placing these in the context of UK history and culture.


Read our information pages on the following topics:

  • Welcome and support
  • Visiting the UK
  • Your free time
  • Campus information
  • Accommodation: on campus
  • Accommodation: host families

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Check out the planned timetable for your course - but please note that it is subject to change. 

Access the timetable

Meet your team

Programme Manager: Suzanne Khouja

Administrator: Savannah Green

Tutor(s): TBC

Contact us

Global Opportunities

+44 (0) 1904 322846
Derwent College, University of York, YO10 5DD

How are you?

It's important to look after your physical and mental health, so that you can get the most out of your time with us.

What to do if you don’t feel well: 

If you are feeling tired, stressed, sad or anxious, you can always talk to us, and we will do our best to arrange help and support for you. 

You can also find help and support on the University’s Health and Wellbeing webpages, including 24/7 trained support, advice for health and wellbeing and more.

If you need to report an incident that involves you and/or other students, you can use the University’s Report + Support service.

You can find details about support services in your own country.

Programme structure

  • Language and Identity
  • Post-Brexit UK
  • Modern Day Britain
  • British Cinema History or British Literature (tbc)
  • Discuss British culture with fellow classmates
  • Compare and contrast British culture to your home culture
  • Meet other students from York and around the world
  • Compare living and studying in different countries
  • A tour of York city
  • A visit to York Minster
  • A full day trip to Whitby



Poster presentation 60%
Learning log 40%

For information on assessment types and weighting, read our general guidance on assessment.

Assessment criteria


  • C1 You can select appropriate and accurate information and present it in appropriate detail

Structure and design

  • SD1 Your poster has been well-designed (eg headings and subheadings are clear, it is formatted well, well chosen font colours etc) and is visually attractive (eg diagrams, tables, pictures etc are used as visual aids and labelled clearly)
  • SD2 The information on your poster has a natural and logical information flow

Poster language

  • PL1 Language is accurate, clear, concise and appropriate for the intended audience


  • M1 You make regular entries of sufficient length


  • C1 You clearly describe what you have learned providing examples and are able to meaningfully reflect on what you have learned
  • C2  You identify goals for the future which involve using and/or developing what you have learnt

Fees and application

This course is available to undergraduate students from CITY College, University of York Europe Campus.The materials on this programme are aimed at students with an English language level of upper-immediate and above (IELTS 6.0). Although we require no proof of your level of English, you may struggle to follow the course or participate in group work if your English level is lower than IELTS 6.0.

Tuition fee: £355

Accommodation fee: £294
Total course cost: £649
Payment: After you complete your application form, our team will send you a payment link.
Application deadline: Tuesday 31 May 2022, 11:59pm (BST) or earlier if the course is full. We recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment. 
Confirmation: Places on the course will only be confirmed after payment has been made.

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More information

For the full terms and conditions of this course, please refer to the Consumer Contract for our online courses.

Please read our student guidelines before starting to study with us. These include important information on assessment and certificates.

Still have questions? Email us at cgp-shortcourses@york.ac.uk and one of our friendly course coordinators will get back to you.

Contact us

Global Opportunities

+44 (0) 1904 322846
Derwent College, University of York, YO10 5DD