List of London summer schools

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

The three-week summer course at the AA incorporates design studios, field study, seminars and lectures, and offers students a range of diverse design approaches, agendas and techniques. Read more

Fees: from £2,000

Application deadline: 15 June 2020

Summer Study Abroad, University of the Arts London

UAL’s Summer Study Abroad provides short high-quality courses themed around creativity in London, lasting for three, five or eight weeks between May and August. Read more

Fees: from £1,995

Application deadline: check website for details

City Academy

City Academy offers a wide range of summer schools for adults – from dance and acting to writing and art. Immerse yourself in the creative and performing arts and try something new. Read more

Fees: from £295

Application deadline: check website for details

School of Advanced Study

The School of Advanced Study at the University of London offers a range of summer schools and short courses across the humanities, including English literature, book history, palaeography, human rights and law. Read more

Fees: from £50

Application deadline: check website for details

London School of Economics and Political Science

The LSE Summer School offers 115 three-week courses in a range of disciplines, including business and management, accounting, finance, law, economics and international relations. Read more

Fees: from £2,300

Application deadline: check website for details

Central School of Speech and Drama Summer Schools

The school offers a Summer Theatre Company and a range of summer courses for all ages and levels, which covers auditioning, performing and voice work – great for beginners or to build on existing skills. Read more

Fees: from £275

Application deadline: check website for details

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Trinity Laban offers unique summer schools in movement, dance and musical theatre, providing a rich and varied programme of intensive training, all taught by Trinity Laban faculty members and professionals. Read more

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UCL pre-university Summer School

This summer school is aimed at international students looking to boost their English and academic study skills at one of the world’s leading universities, while experiencing the excitement of living in London. Read more

Fees: from £4,120

Application deadline: check website for details

Royal College of Art Summer Courses

The RCA summer courses offer world-class expertise, studios and facilities in subjects which include contemporary art, curation, visual communication, architecture and design. Read more

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Regent's University London (Summer at Regent's)

With more than 30 years’ experience as a leading study-abroad destination, the summer school is taught by academics with extensive experience, and has a focus on practical learning and professional development. Read more

Fees: from £1,750

Application deadline: check website for details

The London Institute of Banking and Finance

The summer school helps you gain specialist knowledge, skills and experience sought after by banks across the world. Enjoy coaching sessions, learn from leading academics and build your professional network. Read more

Fees: from £1,000

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Birkbeck, University of London (London Critical Theory Summer School)

The two-week London Critical Theory Summer School offers students and academics to engage with critical thinkers and combines critical theoretical thought with the political urgency of the current times. Read more

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London Business School (Entrepreneurship Summer School)

The Entrepreneurship Summer School gives students the chance to assess and practically shape their business opportunity – ideal for individuals who want to research the feasibility of a new business idea. Read more

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Imperial College Business School Summer School

Taught by a world-class faculty and inspired by cutting-edge research, this summer school helps students to boost their CV, develop their knowledge and skills, while widening their international network. Read more

Fees: from £1,755

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Regent's University London (English Language Centre)

The Summer Residential English Language Programme offers personalised and engaging classes, with a focus on meaningful and developmental activities promoting language learning in the context of the classroom. Read more

Fees: from £2,105

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Language Centre, University of the Arts London

Choose from a range of Summer English Plus courses. Starting in July and August, the courses combine English classes with introductory art and design, media or fashion. Read more

Fees: from £1,440

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Imperial World Challenges and Innovation Summer School

This summer school promises to fire up students’ imagination by working with some of the world’s brightest minds. Students who want to boost their English skills can join an optional English language week. Read more

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The Chelsea Independent College (CIC)

The Chelsea Independent College Summer School offers programmes lasting between two and four weeks, including exciting workshops with guest speakers and experts and related excursions in and around London. Read more

Fees: from £2,995

Application deadline: check website for details