Program Overview: The British Studies Program, founded in 1976, is organized by the University of Southern Mississippi through an academic consortium of colleges and universities. The purpose of the consortium is to promote a more profound understanding of British culture and society among students and faculty through scholarly and educational activities.
Program Description: In the program, students take one course for six semester hours of credit. Three hours is awarded through lectures, seminars, and field excursions, and three hours through supervised research.
6 credits earned over 4 weeks
Courses taught by British and European scholars, artists, business leaders and government officials
Every course requires a supervised research project on a topic related to your studies
Credit hours are awarded by The University of Southern Mississippi, a fully accredited institution of higher learning
A supervised trip to Edinburgh is offered as one option for the mini-break
During the third weekend of the program, students enjoy a four night mini-break allowing them to travel and sight-see on their own
Course Options: Students take one course for six semester hours of credit. Three hours is awarded through lectures, seminars, and field excursions, and three hours through supervised research. Courses generally meet from Monday through Thursday, with weekends free for individual travel. Excursions and class trips take up the bulk of course time, and lectures are offered by eminent British scholars, artists, business leaders, and government officials.
Program Fee Includes
Program Fee Does Not Include
$300 Program Deposit
Tuition and fees for 6 semester hours
$100 UofM application fee
Round trip international airfare
International health insurance
Oyster Card (public transportation)
Mini Break Travel
Books and supplies
Students may opt for a group flight departing New Orleans, Jackson (MS), Dallas, or Charleston on June 1 and returning July 2 for $1,500.
Expect to spend $3000 - $4500 for items above not included in program fee.
Housing: Based at The University of Westminster's residence halls, each student has a single room with a shared kitchen.
Application Procedure: In addition to completing the regular study abroad application, students must also complete the University of Southern Mississippi application process.