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What Can I Study on the Pre-University Summer School?

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Course delivery

All students enrolled on the Pre-University Summer School will study a single course option for the duration of their time on the programme. Students should indicate their preferred course option when they apply – please write this clearly at the top of your personal statement. All courses are taught by King's College London Summer School academic staff.

The programme is designed as a two-week residential experience, with students living in King's College London accommodation, but students can attend as non-residential participants. In 2019, we are delighted to offer two sessions of the Pre-University Summer School:

Session one:

  • Residential students - Sunday 30 June to Saturday 13 July 2019

  • Non-residential students - Monday 1 July to Friday 12 July 2019 (Monday-Friday only)

Session two:

  • Residential students - Sunday 21 July to Saturday 3 August 2019

  • Non-residential students - Monday 22 July to Friday 2 August 2019 (Monday-Friday only)

Students can choose to study one of the courses listed below. Please see each course page for more information about classes, teaching patterns and assessment. 

 Session One Session Two

Business Management (CLOSED)

Business Management (CLOSED)







The Human Body 

The Human Body

 Technology, Physics and Engineering 

 Technology, Physics and Engineering

 Arts & Humanities 



Please note that students are allocated to their preferred course on a first come, first served basis upon payment of fees. Read the information on our How to Apply page to find out more. 

Course delivery

Classes take place every day, with approximately 40 hours of contact over the two week period. Teaching takes place on our central Waterloo and Strand campuses which are located a short walking distance from the accommodation.

The courses have an interactive approach and, for example, may include discussion groups and seminars, scenarios, role play, simulation games and Q&A sessions with guest speakers. The style of teaching will differ depending on the course and subject but may include lectures and seminars, group study, interactive group exercises and the use of film and audio-visual material.

Course excursions

Students will also enjoy at least one excursion which is designed to complement classroom study and to show how their subject resonates within London. In the past these excursions have included visits to the United Nations International Maritime Organisation, an exhibition at the British Museum and a trip to meet with a group of local young entrepreneurs.

Course assessment

Although the courses are non-credit bearingstudents will be expected to undertake independent study for the preparation and submission of individual and group assignments and other course requirements.

Application deadlines

  • Session one: 10th June 2019
  • Session two: 24th June 2019

Submit your application


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