University of Edinburgh
If you enjoy researching and discussing current events and issues, then sociology is the perfect subject for you. Sociology examines relationships between individuals and groups, issues of belonging and identity, the social causes of cooperation and conflict, and the way societies and social institutions are formed and change over time. Previous summer school topics include gender intersectionality, social media, barriers to education, race and ethnicity, and what the future holds for young people. By taking part in Edinburgh's summer school, you will be joining one of Europe's top 10 universities for Sociology (QS 2021). You will explore the sociological understanding of important issues through a mixture of lectures, tutorial discussions, and insightful group project work led by our fantastic team of academic staff and students.
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