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Contemporary Challenges Credits

University of Manchester (England)

Manchester, United Kingdom

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
Sep 17, 2020
Jan 29, 2021
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
Sep 17, 2020
Jun 11, 2021
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
TBA
TBA
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3.0
Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

As part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and Manchester’s research and teaching quality is recognized across the globe.

With some 27,000 undergraduates, the University of Manchester ranks among the foremost research universities in England.  Manchester can lay claim to 23 Nobel prizewinners among its current and former students and faculty. 8,000 international students from 180 countries make the Manchester student population one of the most diverse in the UK. In addition to top-quality academics, study abroad students are able to take advantage of a number of initiatives during their study in Manchester. These include a mentor scheme, International Society membership, and the opportunity to undertake service-learning.

Manchester Bridge

Program Locations

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City of Manchester

England

Manchester

Manchester, a casualty of the Industrial Revolution—it was once known as Cottonopolis—is now a case study in urban evolution.  Here you will find old textile mills revamped into eateries, shops, and theaters! The city also has terrific art galleries, including Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth, and the Currier. And as the city that gave the world Joy Division, The Stone Roses, and Oasis, Manchester rivals London in terms of its club and music scene. Don’t leave without catching a soccer match at one of Manchester’s two famous clubs, United or Manchester City.

Academics

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University of Manchester website.

When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study.  The Manchester course codes indicate semester availability. If the course code ends in a 1, it means this course is only available in semester 1; if the code ends in a 2, it means the course is only available in semester 2; if the code ends in a 0, it means it is a full year-long course only.

Universities in the United Kingdom typically use a three-year curriculum; thus, courses listed as “Level 1,” “Level 2,” and “Level 3” do not necessarily translate into first, second, and third year courses in the American system. Students in the past have recommended taking courses at Level 1 or Level 2.  Unlike the U.S. university system, universities in England offer upper-level courses at Levels 1 and 2. Courses at Level 3 tend to be rather advanced, much like our graduate courses, and students should pay particular attention to prerequisite requirements.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Manchester and Rutgers University. That means that you will take 60 Manchester credits or 15 Rutgers credits per semester. The credit translation system between Manchester and Rutgers University is 4:1, meaning a 20-credit course at the University of Manchester will be a 5-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the University of Manchester web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 


 

Fall

Mid-September

Mid-December

Spring Semester

Late January

Mid-June

Housing and Meals

Students are normally housed in university residence halls in single or en-suite rooms with private or shared baths. There are no “American-only” residences.  Accommodations are located on or near campus. Your particular placement is made entirely at the discretion of the University of Manchester. You may choose between housing that includes a meal plan (catered housing), or housing that provides kitchen space in which you can cook your own meals (self-catered housing).

You should not count on being able to stay in your room during official university breaks. You will need to visit University of Manchester Accommodation Office upon your arrival in order to reserve space during university breaks. You may be charged a fee per day for using rooms during the breaks. You may also be asked to change rooms during the breaks so that repairs can be done.

In order to learn more about your choices of accommodation, please visit the University of Manchester web page.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $12,760 $15,960
ATW Scholarship $4,500 $1,000
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $8,260 $14,960
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    UK Excursion
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $3,000
Meals $2,500
Books and Classroom Materials $320
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $2,400
Total $9,820.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost per Semester $11,780 $14,980
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • UK Excursion
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,400
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $6,000
Meals $5,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $530
Books and Classroom Materials $640
Local Transportation $800
Personal Expenses $4,800
Total $19,170.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $12,760 $15,960
ATW Scholarship $4,500 $1,000
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $8,260 $14,960
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • UK Excursions
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $3,000
Meals $2,500
Books and Classroom Materials $320
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $2,400
Total $9,820.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Each year the AASAP offers one 1000 pound scholarship.  This application does take a bit of time to complete and is very competitive, so please give yourself ample time to complete it.  Information about this scholarship and details about the due date can be found on the AASAP website.

Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.  For more information please visit the BUTEX website.

Student Spotlights

Cathleen at Tower Bridge

"From the difference in class structures and settings, the learning that happens when experiencing a new culture, and the individuals one meets, it is worth all of the documents that must be filed, budgeting, and meetings with advisors that are necessary to get there. Manchester, United Kingdom has taught me about working hard and [going] that extra mile. This city will always hold a special place in my life, and I am excited to visit it again and, who knows, if the future will take me right back there! I for sure would not complain! I recommend doing the things that make you scared and bring you out of your comfort zone; you might just find your new favorite location."

Jay Motwani

"It was my last day in the city and I had just come back from the Manchester Museum. A few days prior, two of my UK friends went and posted a Facebook album of them posing with the animal exhibits. Since they already left for winter break, my last remaining friend and I visited to mimic their outrageous photos and post a rival album. Top banter, as they say. The moment stands out to me not because it was my last, but because it was emblematic of the close-knit relationships I built over a short semester. The sights, food, music and sports all contributed to the experience, but what made it truly remarkable was the people. We still keep in touch.”