Summer school students can experience studying in one of the most exciting cities in the world, with courses ranging from one week to three months. Take a look at the list of summer schools available in London and click on the links to find more information on the universities' websites.


AA School of Architecture

Fees: £1,950

The three-week summer course at the AA incorporates design studios, field study, seminars and lectures. It offers students a range of diverse design approaches, agendas and techniques, and represents a uniquely intensive and intimate environment that aims to expand formal and intellectual resources. The course is open to university students, graduates and professionals.

Application deadline: 21 June 2018

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Birkbeck, University of London

Fees: £950

Run by the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, the two-week London Critical Theory Summer School enables graduate students and academics to engage with acclaimed critical thinkers. The School combines critical theoretical thought with the political urgency of the current times. Applicants should be currently carrying out, or have carried out, graduate research.

Application deadline: 16 March 2018

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Cass Business School (City, University of London)

Fees: £1,500

Gain insights into key business disciplines, with all teaching based in modern postgraduate facilities on the doorstep of London and London's Tech City. This summer school allows you to expand your experience, enhance your qualifications and test out life at a business school. The course is open to current undergraduate students, graduates and professionals.

Application deadline: Check website for details

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Central Saint Martins (UAL)

Fees: Check website for details

With over 350 courses to choose from, including those in arts, fashion, graphics and media; experience intensive practical tutoring the CSM way, taught by practicing industry professionals and CSM tutors. Courses range between 1 to 4 weeks with summer school running for 12 weeks, 25 June to 14 September 2018.

Application deadline: Check website for details

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Courtauld Institute of Art

Fees: from £555

The courses on offer focus on a range of topics that examine themes from medieval to contemporary art. They involve lectures, visits to galleries, museums and other buildings, sometimes with privileged access to collections. The programme offers 24 courses, each of which runs for a week from Monday to Friday. 

Application deadline: Check website for details

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Fees: £50 - £1,950 

Guildhall School is one of the world's leading music and drama colleges, situated in the City of London with some of the best facilities in the UK. Our short courses offer oportunitires to explore music and drama, whether taking your first steps or putting building blocks in place for a professional career.

Application deadline: 5 days before course start date

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Imperial College London (Faculty of Medicine)

Fees: £ 3,500.00 

The four-week summer school 'Revolutions in Biomedicine' gives a unique insight into biomedicine in the immersive research environment of Imperial College London's world-renowned Faculty of Medicine. Through interactive sessions, a mini-research laboratory project and keynote lectures you will explore cutting-edge research, technology, and the future of biomedicine. 

Application deadline: 30 April 2018

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Istituto Marangoni London

Fees: £3,400

Study one of the many Fashion and Design summer courses at Istituto Marangoni London, from Fashion Design, to Fashion Business and Fashion Image & Styling to Interior Design; or specialise in Trend Forecasting or Fashion Visual Merchandising.

Application deadline: 17 June 2018

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King's College London

Fees: £1,800 (Pre-University Summer School) / £1,500 (Undergraduate Summer School)

At King’s we offer a range of pre-university and undergraduate summer programmes taught by King’s faculty where students can experience our academic content enriched with live case studies, site visits and guest speakers from leading London institutions. Students can also build their professional network through industry visits and career events.

Application deadline: 15 May 2018 (Pre-University Summer School) or 31 May 2018 (Undergraduate Summer School)

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Kingston University London

Fees: £2,500 (2-week course) / £3,170 (4-week course)

Kingston University offers a 4-week accredited summer school with courses available in art, architecture, culture, business and literature. The courses are for current university students and include a mixture of lectures and field trips. We also offer a non-credit bearing 2-week summer school with introductory classes in International Business, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Creative Writing and The Business of Football - some with optional English language classes.

Application deadline: 04 May 2018 (4-week course) or 01 June 2018 (2-week course)

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