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.
Join us this summer to learn new languages and explore exciting cultures! You do not need any language experience to take part, as we will start with the basics. However, if you are already adept at languages, we will certainly have a new language you have not tried before. Edinburgh offers one of the widest range of languages of any UK university, and is currently ranked 3rd in the UK and 13th in the world for modern languages (QS 2021). Indeed, we are the only Scottish university to offer courses in Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Persian, Turkish, and Scandinavian Studies. You will learn a new language from scratch and explore various aspects of culture, film, literature, music, art and theatre with our fantastic team of academic staff and current students. Previous summer school languages and cultures include Portuguese, Arabic, German, Japanese, Italian, Cantonese, and Russian.
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
(No lanaguage experience necessary)