University of Edinburgh
Sociology examines how individual choices are affected by wider social forces and how they can be understood by placing them in their social context. You will study the relationship 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. By taking part in Edinburgh’s digital summer school, you will be joining one of the UK’s top 5 and Europe’s top 10 universities for Sociology (QS 2020). Throughout the summer school, you will explore the sociological understanding of important issues through a mixture of interactive online classes, independent study, and group project work led by our fantastic team of academic staff and students. You will also have the opportunity to try out other subjects throughout the week.
Philosophy has been taught at the university since its foundation in 1583, and Edinburgh is currently ranked 6th in the UK and 20th in the world for philosophy teaching (QS 2020). Studying philosophy 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. Throughout the digital summer school, you will work with our fantastic team of academic staff and current students to consider some of the great philosophical questions. You will work on topics such as mind, ethics, time travel and language through interactive online classes, independent study, and engaging group project work. You will also have the opportunity to try out other subjects throughout the week.
12 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
150 places across all programmes
No additional academic requirements.