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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 2018, UCL features in the global top-ten universities in twelve subject areas and the global top-twenty in twenty subject areas. 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 within walking distance of UCL in central London and a varied programme of social events to help you make the most of your time in the capital.


In summer 2018 we welcomed students of over 50 nationalities, from over 240 universities around the world, making 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 in 2019 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

Disclaimer: UCL is in sixth place in the world when averaging global league table positions from QS, Times Higher World, Shanghai ARWU, NTU and URAP. More on rankings can be found at ucl.ac.uk/about/why/rankings 

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 2019

Rank Institution Country
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US
Stanford University US
Harvard University
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) US
5 University of Oxford
University of Cambridge
7 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
8 Imperial College London UK
9 University of Chicago US
10 University College London (UCL)
 11  National University of Singapore (NUS)
 12  Nanyang Technological UNiversity (NTU)
 13  Princeton University
 14  Cornell University
 15  Yale University
 16  Columbia University
 17  Tsinghua University
 18  University of Edinburgh
 19  University of Pennsylvania
 20  University of Michigan


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