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UCL Summer School

Study in the heart of London

UCL Summer School

Every summer, UCL welcomes students from around the world to study for credit in the heart of London.

With a wide range of modules on offer from many of our renowned academic departments, you can choose the subject best suited to your academic or personal interests.

In the QS World University Subject Rankings for 2017, UCL features in the global top-ten universities in ten subject areas and the global top-twenty in seven more. UCL is world-leading and many of the module tutors on the programme are leading academics in their fields.

Most modules are taught on the Bloomsbury campus and, where possible, modules also make use of London as a learning space and include excursions and field trips to areas in and around the city.

Outside of the classroom, we offer dedicated accommodation in central London and a varied programme of social events to help you make the most of your time in the capital.

The UCL Summer School is a truly international experience in the heart of one of the world's most dynamic cities. Join us for three or six weeks and discover how UCL can help you realise your potential!

Dates for 2019

Session One
01 July - 19 July, 2019
Session Two
22 July - 09 August, 2019

Why UCL?

Based in the heart of London, UCL is a world-leading university. Our academic specialisms cover most subjects, from the arts and social sciences to health and physical sciences, and our innovative focus on interdisciplinary study to examine global issues sets us apart. Our academic excellence, and location in one of the world’s most dynamic capital cities, give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or résumé.

London’s Global University

UCL has a global reach and a global vision. We currently welcome students from over 150 different countries, and recognise and celebrate the diversity and different viewpoints that our students bring. Our academic staff, drawn from around 100 different countries, are similarly diverse.

Global outlook, global issues

The modules on offer give a flavour of UCL’s ethos and academic expertise. Our aim is to make “global citizens” of all our students, and we invite you to think about issues affecting the entire world. We also aim to take your learning beyond the classroom through excursions and field trips. London is uniquely rich in architecture, history, culture and commerce, providing countless case studies for students of every discipline.

QS World University Rankings 2018

Rank Institution Country
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US
Stanford University US
Harvard University
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) US
5 University of Cambridge UK
University of Oxford
7 UCL (University College London)
8 Imperial College London UK
9 University of Chicago US
10 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland


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