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UCL is one of the world’s best universities, consistently placed in the global top 20 in a wide range of world rankings. Currently 7th in the QS World University Rankings, and 3rd in Europe, we’re a multidisciplinary university in the heart of London, giving students access to the best in entertainment, nightlife, and cultural and academic resources. We are close to, and have teaching and research links with, countless hospitals, museums, galleries, libraries and professional bodies. As a ‘global university’, around 25% of UCL students spend some time in another country as part of their degree.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND A SUMMER SCHOOL AT UCL

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Subject overview

The Ancient World Summer School is for students interested in exploring the societies of the ancient world, from Babylon to Egypt and the literatures and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome.

The Summer School will give you a sense of diverse Mediterranean cultures, from ancient Greece and Rome, to Egypt, Mesopotamia, and ancient Israel, and also give you an idea of what's involved in studying the Humanities at UCL. There will be several lectures, each on a different culture or aspect of the ancient world, given by a diverse and interesting group of teachers working on different aspects of ancient culture, and hands-on sessions with archaeologists and museum curators in the Petrie Museum, UCL’s magnificent Egyptian collection.

The Summer School will be an amazing opportunity to find out more about applying to university, and to meet students who are currently studying the ancient world at UCL.

Course dates

23rd July 2018 - 27th July 2018

Number of places

15

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

No specific subjects required. Applicants must be likely to achieve a minimum of ABB at A Level; and have achieved at least five A*-B or 9-5 grades at GCSE

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Subject overview

What is English Literature? What makes some texts ‘literature’, and other texts not? Whose voices are heard and whose are silenced? How has literature in English developed over time? What do we mean when we talk about ‘narrative’?

This course opens up some key debates about what literature is, how our definition of literature has changed, and how we define narrative. We follow the first-year undergraduate Narrative Texts course by looking at three key ‘canonical’ texts, using these to develop an understanding of the role they play in how English is studied and how narrative is understood. The course simultaneously introduces an array of narratives from a diverse set of perspectives and historical periods. Seminar sessions will leave space to question why some works have entered the ‘canon’ and others have not. We will think about how a variety of different texts contribute to the ways in which we understand the complex and ever-changing development of narrative in English literature.

Course dates

23rd July 2018 - 27th July 2018

Number of places

25

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

English Literature or combined English Literature and Language; be likely to achieve a minimum of AAB at A Level; and have achieved at least five A*-B or 9-5 grades at GCSE

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Subject overview

This Summer School will introduce you to the study of law at university, through introductory sessions on law and legal studies, as well as sessions on substantive law in areas such as Criminal, Contract, Family and Employment Law.

Teaching and learning will be via a combination of lectures, small group teaching and interactive workshops. You may also have the opportunity to visit one of the Inns of Court and a law firm and talk to practitioners about their work and career. By the end of the Summer School you will have a greater understanding of the legal profession and of the paths to becoming a lawyer.

Course dates

23rd July 2018 - 27th July 2018

Number of places

25

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

No specific subjects required. Applicants must be likely to achieve a minimum of AAA at A Level; and have achieved at least five A*-B or 9-5 grades at GCSE, with a B or 6 in English Language and Maths

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Subject overview

Are you already studying a language, or even two? Do you like exploring literature, films, art, music, food and other cultural aspects of different countries?

The School of European Languages, Culture and Society teach 11 different languages, and have courses in French cinema, Italian Renaissance, Latin American Poetry, German medieval comic tales, the Viking age, Dutch socio-linguistics, and much more!

We’ll draw on as many of the languages and cultures as we can fit in a week. There’ll be language lessons (including French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic and Old Norse), and sessions on cultural topics, making use of nearby facilities and departments. You might even get to sample some European treats …

Working together, you’ll get to consider what cultures really are, what they mean, and what they are for.

Course dates

23rd July 2018 - 27th July 2018

Number of places

25

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Applicants must be likely to achieve ABB with the A in your chosen language at A Level, and have achieved at least five A*-B or 9-5 grades at GCSE

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Subject overview

This summer school aims to provide you with an opportunity to learn about how theory and research in psychology can be applied to improving our understanding of education across the lifespan.

You’ll take part in interactive sessions discussing interesting research and the opportunity to design and conduct a small piece of research. You’ll learn about the work of the department of Psychology and Human Development, and receive information about the degree and advice on the application process and future career pathways.

You’ll experience the field of psychology as a science, through exploring how different behaviours can be measured, and discussing the validity and reliability of these measures. You’ll take part in real experiments and explore the strengths and weaknesses of the measures used.

You’ll also be taken to museums and/or exhibitions to gain a better understanding of the history of psychology and its applications.

Course dates

23rd July 2018 - 27th July 2018

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

No specific subjects required. Applicants must be likely to achieve a minimum of AAA at A Level; and have achieved at least five A*-B or 9-5 grades at GCSE, with a B or 6 in English Language and Maths

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