University of Edinburgh
Study two subjects at Edinburgh and pick one to specialise in for an exciting project day!
Politics & International Relations: Home to the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh has strong foundations in politics and political study. As Scotland's top university and a top 10 UK university for politics and international relations, Edinburgh offers a wide variety of topics and expertise (QS 2022).
Throughout the summer school, 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. You will work with our renowned team of academic staff and students to deepen your understanding of the subject through lectures, tutorial discussions, and insightful group projects. Previous summer school topics include modern US politics, Brexit & British politics, the Ukraine conflict, democracy & public participation, UK devolution, climate justice, Russian foreign policy, and writing constitutions/party manifestos.
History & the Ancient World: Edinburgh is home to one of the largest and most diverse History departments in the UK. 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 20 universities in the world for history (QS 2022), Edinburgh offers courses in every period of history from the early Middle Ages to the present day, covering all major geographical regions of the world.
At Edinburgh, History is taught alongside Archaeology and the Greek and Roman Classics. The summer school programme offers students a chance to sample different aspects of the study of History and the Ancient World. Throughout the summer school, you will work with our fantastic team of academic staff 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, the Nazi mentality, the modern American presidency, Ancient Rome & Greece, financial history, White House pets, decolonisation in Africa, trans-Atlantic Slavery in Edinburgh, and other local Edinburgh history.
Join us this summer for an "unforgettable" experience that is "educational, fun and awesome!" (2022 Summer School Graduate feedback).
17 July 2023 - 22 July 2023
120 places across all programmes