Why attend?

Experience life as a Durham student

Experience life as a Durham student

Living in one of our 17 colleges for the week, our summer school students get an genuine insight into life as a Durham student. You can take part in one of our twenty-five captivating subject strands, working alongside academics, to explore some of Durham’s exciting research. Alongside this, the programme includes a vast range of social activities and a formal dinner on the final evening to mirror the experiences of first year students.

Guaranteed conditional offer

Guaranteed conditional offer

If you pass the assessed project you will be eligible to receive a guaranteed conditional offer (with alternative grade requirements) for the relevant programme you studied on the Summer School, as long as you are studying the correct pre-requisite subjects. By alternative grade requirements, we mean that the potential offer would be at least two grades lower than the typical offer (e.g. ABB instead of AAA). If you successfully gain a place at the Summer School you will be provided with full details regarding this, including terms and conditions, with your acceptance letter.

Skills support

Skills support

You will also have the opportunity to develop a variety of skills from teamwork and leadership to presentation and communication skills, as well as other student favourites such as budgeting and time-management. Often you will develop these skills simply by taking part in the programme but we also run a number of dedicated information, advice and guidance sessions, talks, and workshops to help focus your thinking.

*This university may give contextual offers! Click here to find out more.

Courses

Anthropology and Archaeology
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

On this course, students typically study humans and their societies both past and present while exploring the connections between the sister discip...

Biosciences
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

The summer school will provide students with a unique insight into life as a student of Biosciences, giving students experience in addressing some ...

Business
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

Studying Business at the Sutton Trust Summer School equips students with a wide knowledge of the different topics offered at the Durham University ...

Chemistry
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

Durham Chemistry is a thriving center for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and for world-leading research in the chemical sci...

Classics & Ancient History
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

The Durham Department of Classics and Ancient History is one of the largest in the UK, and enjoys a high reputation in this country and internation...

Computer Science
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

Durham University's Computer Science degrees have been designed to be demanding, intellectually challenging and are scientifically, technologically...

Earth Sciences
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

As a leading Earth Science Department with researchers and teachers of the highest international calibre, Earth Sciences introduces summer school p...

Economics
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

Studying Economics at the summer school provides students with a detailed understanding of the variety within the discipline. Students gain an insi...

Education Studies/Primary Ed
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

The School of Education’s aim is to foster internationally excellent research and teaching, working on the most important and critical issues in ...

Engineering
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

Engineers are needed now more than ever. At Durham, we produce world class engineers who are continually in high demand. The School is one of a sma...

English Literature
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

At this Summer School, students in the past have delved deep into the mysteries surrounding Conan Doyle's best-known tale, The Hound of the Baskerv...

French
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

During the summer school, students will be given a taste of what learning a language and its culture means at University level. Students carry out ...

Geography
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

During the summer school, participants will be introduced to a variety of research-led teaching via taster-lectures from academic staff, followed b...

History
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

The summer school will give participants a taste of a number of strands of research-led teaching. In the past, topics have included popular culture...

Law
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

During the summer school we will explore the fundamentals of the English legal system, with particular reference to constitutional law, criminal la...

Mathematical Sciences
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

The Summer School will give participants a taste of how it feels to be a mathematician, and an opportunity to visit the exciting world of creating ...

Music
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

As one of the leading centres for the study of music in Britain Durham's Music Department have an international reputation for the quality of their...

Philosophy/Theology & Religion
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

During the summer school students will explore a range of topics across both Philosophy and Theology and Religion, showing where common ground lead...

Physics
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

The summer school programme that you will participate in hopes to allow you to experience first-hand the joy and wonder of gaining knowledge throug...

Politics
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

Studying Politics at university is all about asking questions regarding the political and social world around us and uncovering answers through ind...

Psychology
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

Studying Psychology at the Summer School will give you the opportunity to learn what it is really like to study as a student at Durham! Not only wi...

Sociology & Criminology
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

Durham University’s Department of Sociology is where academics, postgraduate researchers, and students are collectively developing and applying t...

Sport & Exercise Sciences
Location:
Durham University
Start Date:
02 August 2020
End Date:
07 August 2020

Studying Sport and Exercise Sciences involves engaging with contemporary issues and subjects ranging from the development of elite athletes to enco...

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Contact

Laura Jackson / Durham Sutton Trust Team

E: [email protected] T: 0191 334 9126 Durham University

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