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.
Philosophy has been taught at The University of Edinburgh since its foundation in 1583 and offers a stimulating and flexible learning experience. Currently ranked 20th in the world for philosophy (QS 2021), Edinburgh's programme introduces you to the thinking of some of the great philosophers of the past and present, and illuminates the connections between diverse areas of human experience. It also makes you more aware of the assumptions that form the basis of your beliefs. You will work with our fantastic team of academics and students to consider some of the great philosophical questions through a mixture of lectures, tutorial discussions, and insightful group project work. Previous summer school topics include time travel, ethics, metaphysics/philosophy of science, morality, and mind, brains and computers.
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