Spend your summer becoming part of a world-class university
The International Summer School at the University of Southampton gives you the chance to become part of an internationally recognised centre for world-class research, enterprise and learning over a period of four weeks. Over the course you will meet many of the students and staff that make the University of Southampton one of the top 1% of universities in the world.
Mixing with students and staff from across the world in the classroom, as you make the most of our modern campus facilities, or while you are relaxing in your comfortable hall of residence, you'll make friends and gain experiences to take home that are unique.
You'll explore the UK and its culture and heritage - both through exciting study in the classroom and on the road in the many trips and excursions.
You will study up to six academic topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internationally-recognised member of academic staff 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, offering you an insight into the University’s world-class research environment.
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. At the end of the course you will receive a transcript from the University of Southampton worth 5 ECTS credits. You should speak with your university to confirm that the ECTS credits can count towards your studies at your home institution.
You will take home fond memories of a cultural experience rooted in the hundred-year tradition of one of the UK's top universities.
Topics for 2018 include:
- Monarchs: Icons of History - taught by Professor Anne Curry and Professor George Bernard
- Contemporary Global Security Challenges - taught by Steve Chisnall
- Stonehenge and the Ancient World
- Ethical Fashion and Textile Design
- Guitars, Music and Culture taught by Professor Jeanice Brooks
- Terrorists vs. CounterTerrorists - taught by Dr Christopher Fuller
- Jane Austen taught by Professor Stephen Bygrave
- From Barter to Bitcoins: The Cultural Life of Money with Professor Nicky Marsh
- Shakespeare taught by Professor Ros King
- Women in Film with Dr Shelley Cobb
- Games Design and Art
- British Moral Philosophy with Dr Brian McElwee
- British Explorers and Empire with Dr Christopher Prior
- Understanding Business in a New World
- Financial Management for Businesses in a Globally Competitive Market
- Innovation and Contemporary Business Challenges
- The Real Downton Abbey and Architecture of London taught by Dr Eleanor Quince
- Social Innovation through Social Enterprise
- Social Leadership for Impact
- Roman Britain
- Introduction to TESOL, taught by Mary Page
- Global Migration
- Art, Mind, Cognition - Psychology of Aesthetics with Professor Nicholas Donnelly
- The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation with Dr Nils-Hennes Stear
- Introduction to Contemporary Britain - Vanessa Mar-Molinero