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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 2016, UCL features in the global top-ten universities in eight subject areas and the global top-twenty universities in sixteen subject areas. UCL is world-leading and many of the module tutors on the programme are leading academics in their fields.

Modules are taught on the Bloomsbury campus and include lectures, seminars, group work as well as excursions and field trips to areas of interest in and around London.

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

Join us for three or six weeks and discover how UCL can help you realise your potential!

Dates for 2017

Session One
3 July - 21 July, 2017
Session Two
24 July - 11 August, 2017

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 2016/17

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


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