Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world in the QS World University rankings 2016. We are at the cutting edge of global research and have made innovations in areas ranging from cot death prevention to nanotechnology. We aim to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen career in a competitive global market.

The Sutton Trust Summer School offers you the opportunity to experience student life in one of the UK’s most exciting cities. One of the major benefits of taking part in the Sutton Trust Summer School at Bristol is the guaranteed interview or guaranteed offer to the University. These guarantees are awarded to students who both complete the summer school and meet the entry requirements for the course they apply for. These guarantees highlight how much the University values the skills and experiences students gain during the week.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND A SUMMER SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

FIND A COURSE

Browse the courses offered at the University of Bristol

Subject overview

The Biomedical Sciences stream gives participants a taste of the world-leading medical research that happens here at the University. Students will learn more about the work of the Bristol Heart Institute - an internationally recognised research centre - and perform physiological experiments on a human patient simulator in order to further understand the scientific principles that underpin medical care. We also explore the wide variety of careers available in medical research.

Course dates

9th July 2017 - 14th July 2017

Number of places

15

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Chemistry and one other lab-based science at A-level

Apply now

Subject overview

The School of Chemistry houses the country’s only Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in chemistry, which means that the chemistry taster sessions are led by internationally renowned scientists in outstanding laboratory facilities. Not only will students engage in academic sessions designed to highlight the great variety and flexibility of Bristol's chemistry-related courses, but they will also learn more about scientific research within the city by taking part in activities linked to partners in Bristol.

Course dates

9th July 2017 - 14th July 2017

Number of places

10

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Chemistry and Mathematics at A-level

Apply now

Subject overview

The Economics, Management, Finance and Accounting stream helps students to build upon the quantitative and analytical skills they have gained from their study of A-Level Mathematics. This stream provides an overview of all four disciplines while allowing students to specialise in the areas they are most interested in. We also explore the careers associated with these courses and the industry related to these subjects within Bristol.

Course dates

9th July 2017 - 14th July 2017

Number of places

15

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Mathematics at A-Level

Apply now

Subject overview

The Engineering stream is perfectly located here as Bristol’s engineering heritage is world famous and the city continues to be a world leader in the field. During the stream students see just how closely the University works with local employers on an industry visit. Participants will also get an idea of what it's like to study engineering by taking part in interactive sessions designed to develop their technical skills and abilities.

Course dates

9th July 2017 - 14th July 2017

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Mathematics and Physics at A-Level

Apply now

Subject overview

The Historical Studies stream allows students to explore the disciplines involved in making sense of the past. We will investigate a wide variety of periods and places, from the Mediterranean’s Ancient History to modern English, European and World History. We will explore them from a range of different perspectives, asking questions about politics, society and culture, and through analysis of different types of evidence, from archive documents and literature to works of art and artefacts. In doing so, you will work with staff from across the arts faculty; not just the historians in the Department of History, but academics from disciplines such as Archaeology, Ancient History, History of Art, Modern Languages, Religion and Theology, who are all engaged in the enterprise of making sense of the past. Studying on this stream is great experience for anybody thinking of studying the past at university and will also offer students new insight into their own relationship with the past and the periods which they may already be studying.

Course dates

9th July 2017 - 14th July 2017

Number of places

15

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

History at A-Level

Apply now

Subject overview

The Law stream is led by world-leading academics in our iconic Wills Memorial Building, which is one of the most distinctive features of the Bristol skyline and home to the beautiful law library. Sessions cover a diverse range of topics, designed to give participants a broad overview of the law course at Bristol. The stream also includes a visit to a local law firm; this will not only provide students with valuable work experience, but also give them an idea of the professional and analytical skills that are vital to the study of law.

Course dates

9th July 2017 - 14th July 2017

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

None

Apply now

Subject overview

The Literature Studies stream provides an opportunity to develop students' analytical and interpretative skills and to stretch their literary horizons. Across the week, we will explore a wide variety of forms of literature produced over a vast temporal and geographical span, from the poetry of the ancient Mediterranean to modern English, European and World literature. In doing so, students will learn to adopt and evaluate very different approaches. Across the Arts and Humanities, academics use a whole range of critical frameworks and approaches to interpret the texts we study and come to those texts with many different expectations of what we might derive from them. Studying on this stream is great experience for anybody wanting a glimpse of what it might be like to study on university courses with a literary content. It will also introduce students to new, exciting material and directions, and offer fresh ideas and approaches to reading that will enable them to consider and appreciate already familiar texts in a new light.

Course dates

9th July 2017 - 14th July 2017

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

English at A-Level

Apply now

Subject overview

The School of Mathematics is a world-leading centre of research for mathematics. This stream introduces students to the broad areas of mathematics that they can expect to study at Bristol. Participants will gain an excellent insight into how our mathematics courses are structured and learn about our flexible study options. The week will conclude with a trip to At-Bristol the city’s award winning science centre.

Course dates

9th July 2017 - 14th July 2017

Number of places

10

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Mathematics at A-Level

Apply now

Subject overview

Our Medicine stream gives students a vital insight into this competitive profession. A visit to a local hospital will give participants a taste of life as a doctor in the city and workshops covering interview techniques, emergency first aid and personal statement advice will cover how to make a competitive application to Bristol.

Course dates

9th July 2017 - 14th July 2017

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Chemistry and one other lab-based science at A-Level.

Apply now

Subject overview

The Physics Stream gives students a taste of Bristol's state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities. As well as attending taster sessions which provide an introduction to physics and mathematics, students will learn about the flexible degree courses and work placement opportunities available at the University, and the types of careers available to physics graduates. The week will conclude with a visit to the local planetarium.

Course dates

9th July 2017 - 14th July 2017

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Mathematics and Physics at A-Level

Apply now

Subject overview

The Social Policy sessions focus on issues relating to inequality, unemployment and crime while our Sociology sessions introduce participants to a broad range of sociological aspects such as gender, multiculturalism and migration. Politics sees students explore the political ideologies of different countries while Childhood Studies examines childhood from psychological and social perspectives.

Course dates

9th July 2017 - 14th July 2017

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

None

Apply now

CONTACT

Please contact us if you have any questions about the programme