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

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Course options

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 2018 we are delighted to offer two sessions of the Pre-University Summer School:

Session one:

  • Residential students - Sunday 8 July to Saturday 21 July 2018
  • Non-residential students - Monday 9 July to Friday 20 July 2018 (Monday-Friday only)

Session two:

  • Residential students - Sunday 22 July to Saturday 4 August 2018
  • Non-residential students - Monday 23 July to Friday 3 August 2018 (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  Business Management
 Law  Law
 Politics  Politics
 Psychology  Psychology
 The Human Body  Medicine
Science & Technology   


Applications for 2018 are now open. The application deadline for the Pre-University Summer School is 15 May 2018. Early application is advised.

Please note that students are allocated to their preferred course on a first come, first serve 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.

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