Summer School in Cambridge

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Join us between 1-28 July 2018 for a fantastic opportunity to spend the summer studying in the vibrant, cultural and historic city of Cambridge, England.

Immerse yourself in one of the world’s famous university cities. With the centre of London less than an hour away by train and social trips to popular tourist sites included, you will have plenty of time to experience all the best that England has to offer.

Our exciting range of courses will allow you to complement your existing studies or help you discover a new passion. Study the works of Shakespeare and bring his plays to life, unravel the history of the English legal system and examine how modern day England is policed, understand the science behind the big questions of how and why humans behave the way we do, and more.

You'll join us for four weeks of full-time study split into two sessions. You have the option to choose one module from each session. When you apply, please select your first choice module for each session, as well as two back-up choices for each session.

Session 1 modules Session 2 modules 
  • Playing Shakespeare 
 Shakespeare: Text and Context
  • Introduction to the English Legal System
 History of Political Economy
  • The History and Politics of Victorian Britain
 Introduction to Tourism and Events
  • International Higher Education Student Affairs
 Policing England and Wales: Complexities in the Modern Criminal Justice System
  • Relief Printing and Letterpress
 The Psychology of Everyday Life
  • Introduction to Organisations and Management
 Principles of Physical Theatre

How to apply

Please download our application form and email it to

Places for chosen modules are allocated on a first come first served basis which means those that pay their fees in full and provide the relevant documents will be able to have their place confirmed and will be offered their chosen module.

We will confirm modules after the application deadline (1 May 2018).

Fees and finances

For 2018, the programme fee is £3,200. This includes accommodation and social trips.

Early bird discount: apply by 1 March 2018 to receive a discount, bringing the programme fee to £2,900.

Entry requirements

We will require applicants to be working at, or have obtained a 2:2 (or equivalent) in their first year degree programme. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact us.


A four-week stay at our on-campus residence hall, Peter Taylor House, with single rooms is included in the fee. Please note that meals are not provided. 

Socialising and trips

Trips and social activities include:

  • Stratford upon Avon – Shakespeare’s place of birth
  • Oxford – explore another historical city, see their famous University buildings, museums, markets, libraries, Oxford Botanic Gardens and theatres
  • London – travel with us on a coach direct to London where you will be free to explore the famous sights of the capital, our University staff will be on hand to advice on best places to go to suit your interests, then an evening meal will be provided at a restaurant in the capital
  • Weekly socials – we will be putting on weekly events like pizza and games night to give you the opportunity to mix with other summer school students


Each module is worth 15 UK credits for a total of 30 UK credits.

More information

For more information about our Summer School, including costs, start dates and eligibility, please contact us.