University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh is proud to house Europe’s largest Informatics research centre, and is currently ranked 5th in the UK and 26th in the world for Computer Science (QS 2021). Computer Science (Informatics) is the study of information, computation and communication in artificial intelligence systems (e.g. computers) and in natural systems (e.g. brains, genes, living cells). You will work with world-leading academics and current students on a variety of topics from theoretical to strong application in lectures, tutorials, and practical group project work. Previous summer school topics include cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, software engineering and development, bioinformatics, robotics, and alien language translation. You may even get to build your own working robot!
Edinburgh is also home to one of the largest biology departments in the UK, and is currently ranked one of the top 5 universities in the UK and top 20 universities in the world for biological sciences (QS 2021). Biological sciences explores the study of living organisms, covering everything from the interactions of animals in their environment, to how genes are expressed. With such a broad scope, there is something for everyone. Previous summer school topics include human evolution, Drosophila genetics, bioluminescent bacteria and water toxicity, embryological development, and immunity and disease. You will work with world-leading academics and recently trained young scientists in lectures, tutorials, fascinating group project work, and practical laboratory experiments.
You will also have the opportunity to try out lots of other subjects at the subject taster sessions, which reflects the flexibility of the Scottish higher education system.
18 July 2022 - 23 July 2022
120 places across all programmes
Either sat or currently sitting:
Higher: Mathematics & Biology
A-Level: Mathematics & Biology
IB: HL Mathematics & Biology