Why attend?

Experience world-class teaching

Experience world-class teaching

At Cambridge, you’ll take part in up to 20 hours of academic study with world-leading experts in your chosen subject. Our subject-specific sessions will introduce you to a variety of new topics, as well as giving you a real sense of what it’s like to study at a highly-selective, research intensive university.

Understand Student Life

Understand Student Life

Outside of the departments, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to experience student life. You’ll be able to explore Cambridge and we’ll host a variety of activities for you and your Summer School friends.

Make a Competitive Application to University

Make a Competitive Application to University

Over the course of the programme we’ll provide you with the information and guidance you need to confidently make an application to University. Whether you’re unsure about personal statements or student finance, we can offer support.

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Courses

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

The ASNC Summer School introduces you to this multi- and inter-disciplinary subject, which ranges across the medieval languages, literatures, and h...

Archaeology (with Biological Anthropology)
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

As a broad subject, Archaeology encompasses questions about the origins of our species, the diversity of ancient cultures, the development of seden...

Architecture
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

The University of Cambridge Architecture Summer School will give you a chance to get hands-on experience of working in a studio environment and of ...

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

Are you interested in the world's fastest growing economy? Have you ever wondered why politics and religion seem to be inseparable in the Middle Ea...

Biological Sciences: Biochemistry
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

This subject strand will give you a taste of a broad range of subjects from the Natural Sciences Tripos that you may not have had the opportunity t...

Biological Sciences: Zoology, Botany and Physiology
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

The Biological Sciences Summer school will introduce you to the multidisciplinary nature of Biological Science at university. A key focus of the co...

Chemical Engineering
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

The Summer School aims to bring awareness about the Chemical Engineering and its importance in addressing many challenges such as sustainability, e...

Chemistry
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

The Summer School will be an opportunity for you to extend your understanding and knowledge of Chemistry in a way which we believe will be both use...

Classics
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

The Classics Summer School at Cambridge will give students a chance to begin exploring the breadth and diversity of the classical world with a vari...

Computer Science
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

In the Computer Laboratory we study and develop the science and technology that makes modern computing possible. There is a vast range of topics w...

Earth Sciences
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

Understanding our planet is vital to tackling the global challenges our society faces - be it climate change, environmental hazards, the transition...

Economics
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

The 2022 Economics Summer School will support and develop your knowledge and understanding of Applied Economics. It will cover micro- and macro-ec...

Education
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

Students will attend a series of lectures, seminars and workshops designed to consider the vibrant relationship between literature, drama, the arts...

Engineering
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

On this Summer School you will get the chance to sample a range of Engineering disciplines. You will be treated as though you are a first-year unde...

English
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

This strand of the Sutton Trust Summer School will introduce students to University-level English. Over the week, you'll attend a series of lectur...

Geography
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

The Geography summer school introduces students to a variety of learning and teaching styles that are common in a Geography degree: analysing and i...

History
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

The History summer school will give you a taste of life as a history undergraduate and expose you to new areas of history. Our lecturers and postgr...

History of Art
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

You will spend the week working with the History of Art department, where you’ll be taught by world-leading experts in your subject. During the...

Human Social and Political Sciences
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS) is a unique degree programme only offered at the University of Cambridge that combines politics, inter...

Law
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

The one-week Summer School at the Faculty of Law will give participants a chance to experience studying law as an undergraduate at the University o...

Maths
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

The Sutton Trust Mathematics summer school aims to give you a flavour of university style mathematics, introduce you to some exciting new areas of ...

Medicine
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

The Sutton Trust Summer School in Medicine gives you the opportunity to experience life as a medical student, studying at a world-leading universit...

Modern and Medieval Languages with Linguistics
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

The Sutton Trust Summer School in Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics offers a unique opportunity to improve your skills in a foreign la...

Music
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

The Music Summer School offers the opportunity for you to broaden your musical horizons. The course aims to introduce you to key areas covered in m...

Physics
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

The aim of this summer school is to give a flavour of what it is like to study Physics at university. There is a five-lecture course entitled `Mech...

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
15 August 2022
End Date:
19 August 2022

Why do people behave as they do? What accounts for differences between them? What behavioural differences occur between small and large groups? Wha...

Theology, Religious Studies, and Philosophy
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies together celebrate a shared history, engaging with questions relating to human flourishing and the comm...

Veterinary Medicine
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
22 August 2022
End Date:
26 August 2022

The Veterinary Medicine Summer School gives you a flavour of what it's like to study to become a vet at university. The week-long programme introdu...

Alumni Stories

Shuaib

University of Cambridge Summer School 2020

Student

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Tom Chudley

University of Cambridge Summer School 2011

PhD student, Cambridge University

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Josiah Senu

University of Cambridge Summer School 2013

Law student, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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