UCL is one of the world’s best universities, consistently placed in the global top 20 in a wide range of world rankings. Currently 7th in the QS World University Rankings, and 3rd in Europe, we’re a multidisciplinary university in the heart of London, giving students access to the best in entertainment, nightlife, and cultural and academic resources. We are close to, and have teaching and research links with, countless hospitals, museums, galleries, libraries and professional bodies. As a ‘global university’, around 25% of UCL students spend some time in another country as part of their degree.

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This summer school provides a real taste of first year life studying biosciences at university. You’ll get hands on experience of lectures, practical classes, seminars and student life, and the chance to meet leading research scientists (and observe the research environment first-hand). You’ll become fully immersed in the life of a busy Life Sciences Faculty, concentrating on both teaching and research. Topics covered over the week will include Genetics and Evolution, Structural and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Cell and Developmental Biology. Staff and undergraduate students will guide you through this exciting experience and will help you to prepare for university by providing advice and guidance on degree choices, applications, careers and the transition into university. You’ll be welcomed into an engaging environment where creativity is nurtured and young people gain the confidence to maximise their potential.

Course dates

24th July 2017 - 28th July 2017

Number of places

30

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Applicants must be studying Chemistry or Biology plus one from Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics; be likely to achieve a minimum of AAB at A Level; and have achieved at least five A*-B grades at GCSE.

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What is English Literature? What makes some texts ‘literature’, and other texts not? How has literature in English developed over time? What do we mean when we talk about ‘narrative’? This course will begin by opening up some key debates about what literature is, how our definition of literature has changed, and how we define narrative. The course then follows the first-year undergraduate Narrative Texts course, and looks at three key ‘canonical’ texts from different periods in detail to try to understand the role they played (and play) in the development of narrative in English. You’ll work alongside current students and academics within UCL, fully experiencing the life of an English undergraduate. Sessions will involve university style lectures and seminars, as well as social activities and society events you may experience as a student.

Course dates

24th July 2017 - 28th July 2017

Number of places

30

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Applicants must be studying English Literature or combined English Literature and Language; be likely to achieve a minimum of AAB at A Level; and have achieved at least five A*-B grades at GCSE.

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This Summer School will introduce you to the study of law at university, through introductory sessions on law and legal studies, as well as sessions on substantive law in areas such as Criminal, Contract, Family and Employment Law. Teaching and learning will be via a combination of lectures, small group teaching and interactive workshops, enabling you to develop skills in debating, public speaking, communication and team work. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit one of the Inns of Court and a law firm, as well as talk to practitioners about their work and career. By the end of the summer school you’ll have a greater understanding of the legal profession and of the paths to becoming a lawyer. You will be more well informed on how to write a successful Law application and complete the LNAT test This summer school is suitable for students studying History, English Literature and/or Language, Law, Government and Politics

Course dates

24th July 2017 - 28th July 2017

Number of places

30

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Applicants must be likely to achieve a minimum of AAA at A Level; and have achieved at least five A*-B grades at GCSE.

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Last year, Google's AlphaGo became the first computer to beat the human world champion at Go, despite previous certainty that it was a game computers could never outperform humans in. This is just one example of the power of modern computers and our ever increasing dependence on them, from making money on the stock market to flying planes. During this summer school, you will be building your own game-playing robot to play the slightly simpler game of Connect 4, using the Python programming language. You will learn about different strategies, think about how a computer could use these strategies and see how computers are taught to do so many things. In the final session you will pitch your program against the other students in a tournament to see who the ultimate tactician is. You will live within university accommodation and interact with current students and academics, fully experiencing the life of an undergraduate science student at UCL.

Course dates

24th July 2017 - 28th July 2017

Number of places

30

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Applicants must be studying Maths and Further Maths; be likely to achieve a minimum of AAA at A Level, with the A in Maths; and have achieved at least five A*-B grades at GCSE.

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This summer school will give you a taste of what it is like to study Psychology and Language Sciences at university through a series of lectures, workshops and small group work. Each day will have a theme which centres around core areas of Psychology and Language Sciences, such as visual perception, social and clinical psychology individual differences, cognition and language, language development, and speech sciences. You’ll work in small groups with support from current UCL students to research a topic that interests you. On the last day, you will take part in a mini-conference presenting your research topic and prizes will be awarded to the best group and runner up. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the different subject areas in Psychology and Language Sciences and find out whether this would be something you want to study at university. The summer school also offers students the opportunity to engage in UCL life on campus, explore London and gain valuable insight into the student experience. This course is suitable for students studying Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Maths.

Course dates

24th July 2017 - 28th July 2017

Number of places

30

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Applicants must be studying at least one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology; be likely to achieve a minimum of AAB at A Level; and have achieved at least five A*-B grades at GCSE.

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What makes people commit crimes? Do they do it because they are 'bad'? Or is it more complicated than that? Come to our summer school and find out how our crime scientists tackle crime and uncover criminals by studying the real reasons for criminal behaviour – and coming up with innovative ways to prevent and detect it. You might be surprised at what actually works in crime prevention (and what doesn't!) and you might even come away with a new career in mind. During the week, you’ll experience university style lectures from experts in the field as well as field trips and interactive sessions. Our crime scientists come from all sorts of different backgrounds so whether your passion is psychology, geography, biology or mathematics (or something different entirely) you will find that your favourite subject has a role to play in crime science.

Course dates

24th July 2017 - 28th July 2017

Number of places

15

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

No specific subjects required. Applicants must be likely to achieve a minimum of ABB at A Level; and have achieved at least five A*-B grades at GCSE.

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