International Summer School Terms I and II are our interdisciplinary programmes, with courses covering a wide variety of subjects, including politics, economics, philosophy, archaeology, literature, history and international relations. The two terms are independent: you may enrol for either or both. You may concentrate your studies on two or three courses in the same discipline or study more widely by choosing courses in differing subject fields. Hundreds of possible course combinations allow you to devise a curriculum which precisely meets your interests.
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
Four special subject courses (two per week)
Plenary lecture series (Term I only): IntelligenceEvening lectures
Courses consist of classroom sessions which are held on each weekday, and most are limited to 25 participants. You choose either two or three courses, each from a different group: A, B, C in Term I; or D, E, F in Term II.
Classes are held on weekdays only, from Tuesday 10 July to Thursday 2 August, with the exception of Friday 20 July, when there are no classes. Participants may choose two or three courses, one from each group (A, B, C).
The theme for our major morning plenary series each year is interpreted in a range of exciting ways by senior figures from across the University. Contributors and titles are posted on the website as arrangements are confirmed.
Invited speakers and members of the University will give a varied evening lecture programme, covering a wide range of subjects of current interest.
Programme Director: Sarah J Ormrod
Director of International Programmes
Max Beber Senior Tutor and College Lecturer in Economics, Sidney Sussex College
Simon Browne Panel Tutor for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education
Piers Bursill-Hall Lecturer for the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge; Panel Tutor for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education
Paul Crossley Panel Tutor for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education
Dr Jonathan Davis Principal Lecturer in Russian and Modern History, Anglia Ruskin University
John Gilroy Lecturer in English, Anglia Ruskin University; Panel Tutor for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education
Siân Griffiths Freelance Lecturer in History and History of Art
Caroline Holmes Garden Historian
Ulrike Horstmann-Guthrie Panel Tutor for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education; Lecturer for the Department of German, University of Cambridge
Dr John Howlett Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Dr Nicholas James Consultant; Affiliated Scholar in Archaeology, University of Cambridge; Panel Tutor for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education
Dr Andrew Lacey Panel Tutor for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education; Former Member of the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge
Dr Seán Lang Senior Lecturer in History, Anglia Ruskin University
Dr John Lawson Research Associate, Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge; Director of Studies in Social and Political Sciences, Girton College; Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Graham McCann Former Lecturer in Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge; Kings College
Dr Nigel Miller Lecturer, Royal Holloway and Birkbeck College, University of London; Economic Advisor to Defra UK (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Charlie Nurse Research Associate, Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge; Associate Lecturer in History, Open University
Jon Phelan Panel Tutor for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education
Joanne Rhymer Independent Art Historian
Dr Paul Suttie Former Fellow of Robinson College; Panel Tutor for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education
John Sutton Former Senior Lecturer in History, Anglia Ruskin University
Richard Yates Former Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University
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These are university-level programmes. All of the programmes (unless otherwise stated) are open-access. Applications are welcome from undergraduate and graduate students who have already undertaken a minimum of one year of academic study in a university or other institute of higher education, and from teachers, lecturers and other adult learners with an interest in the subject, regardless of their educational background. Regrettably, the programmes are not open to high school or pre-university applicants. Applicants must be fluent in English.
At the time of going to press, the Student Visitor Visa is the relevant document for international students accepted on Summer School programmes. However, since regulations may change and additional documents may be required, students should always check current requirements for themselves. Please consult the Home Office website for more information about making a visa application: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
Students must ensure they apply in sufficiently good time for the appropriate visas so that they are in a safe legal position to complete their course of study in Cambridge.
All teaching for the Summer Schools is in English. Applicants must satisfy themselves and the organisers of the Summer Schools that their English is of a standard high enough for them to be able to understand and follow arguments presented in written and spoken English at university level. We require all applicants (except those opting to do EAP or IELTS, please see below) whose first language is not English to have one of the following test results:
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the Universitys preferred test. Details can be obtained from local British Council offices. The minimum requirement is an overall band score of 6.5 with not less than 6.5 in each element.
In the TOEFL internet-based Test (iBT), the minimum requirement is an overall score of 100, with a minimum score of 25 in each element. Those who opt for the paper-based TOEFL test (PBT), rather than the internetbased test, must take the Test of Written English (TWE) at the same time. A paper-based TOEFL score without the TWE is not acceptable. The minimum requirement is 600 in the paper-based TOEFL test with 5.0 in the TWE. The minimum requirements must be achieved in the same sitting and no more than two years before the start of the programme. Our institution code for TOEFL is 7207.
Students with Cambridge CAE are required to achieve grade C or above. You need to include original or certified copies of these results with your application form. Without these documents, we will not be able to process your application.
£2750 - £3375 Please note the fees include college accommodation, the prices depend on the college.
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