List of London summer schools

In response to the current coronavirus outbreak, the UK government has advised against all non-essential travel and ordered people to remain at home.

Some summer schools have been cancelled – please contact your preferred university before you apply.

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.

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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London College of Communication, UAL

Join LCC this summer and experience world-class teaching in photography, graphic design, marketing and more. Whether it's for personal or professional development, we’ve got the creative industries covered. Read more

Fees: from £270

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London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

The UAL Summer School offers short fashion courses, from one day to eight weeks, allowing students to experiment with new techniques, build confidence, acquire new skills and be inspired to learn more. Read more

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Course date: May to September 2020

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

Course date: 22 June to 21 August 2020

National Youth Theatre

Join the National Youth Theatre Summer School for a three-week course designed to offer a fully immersive experience in theatre-making, while developing students’ talent. Read more

Fees: from £3,750

Course date: cancelled

Online 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 £1,235

Course date: 29 June to 17 July 2020

Queen Mary University of London Summer School

The QMUL summer school programme features a wide range of courses, put together by world-class academics, helping students to specialise and enjoy thought-provoking classes, equally challenging and exciting. Read more

Fees: from £1,700

Course date: cancelled

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

Course date: June to July 2020

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

Course date: cancelled

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance Summer Schools

The specialist drama school offers a range of summer courses and masterclasses covering acting, actor musicianship, directing, movement, performance, lighting design, stage management. Accommodation available. Read more

Fees: from £575

Course date: 6 July to 3 August 2020

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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Royal Drawing School

The RDS summer school offers drawing from observation, painting, printmaking and sculpture courses. Taught by distinguished practising artists, some courses are also held in some of London’s world-famous spots. Read more

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Royal Holloway, University of London

Explore British history and culture through the subjects that most fascinate you with our new International Summer School, paired with visits to cultural and heritage sites in the local area and across London. Read more

Fees: from £3,000

Course date: cancelled

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

The two-week pre-vet summer school features a fantastic residential programme in which students gain veterinary skills and knowledge that are recognised by the RVC. Read more

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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

Course date: June to July 2020

SOAS, University of London

The SOAS Academic Summer School offers more than 20 exciting and enriching courses for credits in the fields of politics, economics, law, languages, development studies and many more. Read more

Fees: from £1,600

Course date: 29 June to 17 July; 20 July to 7 August 2020

St George’s, University of London

This four-week summer school at the UK's specialist health university is a chance for students to experience a summer in London, while gaining valuable insights into health research. Read more

Fees: from £2,500

Course date: cancelled

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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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Join a great range of short courses, lasting from a few days to two weeks. Students can choose from several specialised topics in a broad range of health and global health fields. Read more

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The Place

The London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) International Summer School offers a taste of life as a student and is perfect for people who are thinking about applying for its undergraduate course. Read more

Fees: from £500

Course date: 20 July to 24 July 2020