Why attend?

Experience world-class teaching

Experience world-class teaching

At Cambridge, you’ll take part in up to twenty hours of academic study with leading experts in your chosen subject. The 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.

Enjoy exciting activities

Enjoy exciting activities

After you leave the departments, you’ll have time to explore Cambridge with your Summer School friends. We’ll put on a variety of activities for you, including a chauffeured punt tour of the river Cam and a ‘Formal Hall’ celebratory dinner on the final night.

Experience life as a Cambridge student

Experience life as a Cambridge student

During your time with us, you’ll stay in one of our 29 historic undergraduate colleges. You’ll be able to explore the College grounds and eat your meals in hall. There will also be an opportunity to explore a variety of different colleges during the week as part of our organised tours.

Courses

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
10 August 2020
End Date:
14 August 2020

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:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

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:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

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:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

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, Pharmacology and Pathology Strand
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

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, Plant Sciences and Neuroscience Strand
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

The Biological Sciences Summer school will introduce you to the multidisciplinary nature of Biology at university. In the mornings you will receive...

Chemistry
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

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:
10 August 2020
End Date:
14 August 2020

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:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

Computer Science is about creating the future. We are a hugely interdisciplinary subject that embraces a wide variety of other fields, from Psycho...

Economics
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

The Economics Summer School is designed to develop your understanding of economics and give you an insight into topical issues that influence our e...

Education, Policy and International Development
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

The Sutton Trust Summer School in Education, Policy and International Development gives you the chance to experience life as a student on an interd...

Engineering
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

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:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

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

Geography
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

The Geography summer school will introduce you one of the most exciting subjects to study at university. We depend upon an increasingly fragile phy...

History
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
10 August 2020
End Date:
14 August 2020

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:
10 August 2020
End Date:
14 August 2020

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

Human Social and Political Science
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
10 August 2020
End Date:
14 August 2020

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:
10 August 2020
End Date:
14 August 2020

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

Maths
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

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:
10 August 2020
End Date:
14 August 2020

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 Medival Languages with Linguistics
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

The Sutton Trust Summer School in Modern Languages offers a unique opportunity to improve your skills in a foreign language (or two) and to find ...

Music
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
10 August 2020
End Date:
14 August 2020

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:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

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:
10 August 2020
End Date:
14 August 2020

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:
17 August 2020
End Date:
21 August 2020

Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies together celebrate a shared history. In it, these respective fields engaged with questions relating to...

Veterinary Medicine
Location:
University of Cambridge
Start Date:
10 August 2020
End Date:
14 August 2020

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

Wes Streeting MP

University of Cambridge Summer School 2000

Member of Parliament, Ilford North

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Anu Damale

University of Cambridge Summer School 2014

Masters student, Science Policy Research Unit

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Maurice Yap

University of Cambridge Summer School 2014

Software Engineer, Thought Machine

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