University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh is proud to house the oldest English Literature department in the world – people have been studying English at Edinburgh longer than the USA has existed as a nation! As one of the top 10 universities in the world for English Literature (QS 2021), Edinburgh has degree modules for everyone, including Fairy Tales, Science Fiction, LGBT+ Fiction and Shakespearean Tragedy. In recognition of its incredible literary history, Edinburgh was named the first ever World City of Literature by UNESCO in 2004. You will work on a variety of texts and approaches to reading, and explore cultural contexts with our fantastic team of academic staff and students. You will develop your analytic, linguistic and creative skills by taking part in lectures, tutorial discussions, and fascinating group project work. Previous summer school topics include short stories, dramatic monologues, contemporary poetry, Shakespeare, fiction, and the historical context of literature.
Edinburgh is home to one of the largest and most diverse history departments in the UK, and provides an ideal environment in which to study history. You will study at the heart of the historic city centre, a short walk from the Castle and the winding streets of the medieval Old Town. As one of the top 5 universities in the UK and top 20 universities in the world for history (QS 2021), Edinburgh offers modules in every period of history from the early Middle Ages to the present day, covering all major geographical regions of the world. You will work with our fantastic team of academics and current students in lectures, tutorial discussions, and fascinating group project work to deepen your understanding of time periods you are familiar with and to explore completely new ones. Previous summer school topics include the Scottish Enlightenment, WW1, the modern American presidency, Ancient Rome and Greece, financial history, White House pets, decolonisation in Africa, and local Edinburgh history.
You will also have the opportunity to try out several other subjects during 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
A-Level: English Literature OR combined English
IB: HL English