University of Edinburgh
Home to the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh has strong foundations in politics and political study. Many prime ministers and prominent political news editors are Edinburgh graduates. As Scotland's top university for politics and international relations, Edinburgh offers a wide variety of topics and expertise (QS 2021). You will explore the contexts of domestic and international conflicts about power and resources, the morality of political action, the limits of freedom and justice, and the processes of governance at various levels. Previous summer school topics include democracy and public participation, UK devolution, modern US politics, climate justice, UK Parliament, Russian foreign policy, and writing constitutions. You will work with our fantastic team of academic staff and students to deepen your understanding of the subject through lectures, tutorial discussions, and insightful group projects.
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