We offer students 18+, who are already studying at a recognised university outside of the UK, the chance to experience the rich English heritage of Southampton and the beautiful south of England on our academic summer courses. The school will run for 4 weeks, with the option to take part in the 2 week course or the full 4 weeks. Both courses will end on the same date. Not only will you experience university-style teaching with students from across the world, you'll experience a variety of cultural adventures on our seven excursions, which include trips to London, Stonehenge, Isle of Wight and lots more.
When you join the International Summer School, you will study many exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internationally-recognised member of academic staff at the University of Southampton, working in partnership with one of our many enthusiastic postgraduate research students. Across three engaging and interactive classroom sessions, they will introduce you to their topic of choice, explaining why it is important to them and offering you an insight into the world-class research environment they work in.
You will find each topic is a friendly and engaging experience: you will normally study in groups with around 15 – 20 fellow students, allowing you to form good working relationships, and have the opportunity to contribute and discuss in class. The topics for 2022 are:
Business in a New World
Our social programme includes seven cultural excursions which are relevant to the studies you are undertaking, helping you to put the knowledge you have gained into a real-world context. You will receive supporting materials in advance of the topic so you can feel well-prepared and will be provided with an information pack, so you can continue to explore the topic and develop your interest afterwards.
At the end of the course, all students will receive a certificate of attendance. You can choose to complete the assessed exercises for the International Summer School. If you complete the assessments, you will receive a transcript from the University of Southampton worth 5 ECTS credits. The assessments will test your engagement and understanding of each topic you choose to study, and confirm that you have engaged with the cultural experience of joining us at Southampton. Though subject to confirmation, it is likely this include a multiple choice test, completing a reflective log, and taking part in a group presentation. You should speak with your university to confirm that the ECTS credits can count towards your studies at your home university.
The topics available on the summer school are indicative of rich and varied curriculum you will engage with at Southampton. Due to timetabling constraints, some topics will not be available in combination with each other. To ensure a positive experience, spaces on each topic will be limited and places allocated on a first-come-first-served basis after receipt of deposit and response to request for information. No commitment can be made that a particular topic will be available; if you have particular concerns about this, please get in touch using the contact information provided. All topics and tutors are subject to change.