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Summer Short Courses

The Summer Short Courses fall within the remit of health, science and engineering. Although these courses are non-assessed, they offer exposure to the unparalleled experience of King's teaching.


Summer School in Women's Health, 1 - 12 July 2019

Summer School in Women's Health & Child Health, 1 - 19 July 2019

The Summer School in Women's Health & Child Health is an intensive course intended to give medical students an opportunity to explore the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics as potential career choices. Through their interactions with consultants, junior doctors, nurses, therapists, specialists and families, students will experience what it is like to work in pioneering health and research centres. The use of simulation facilities enables students to learn important practical skills prior to their clinical attachments in medical school. 

Summer School in Women's Health runs between  from 1 to 12 July 2019 and Summer School in Women's Health & Child Health between from 1 to 19 July 2019.

For more details about the academic content of the course, please take a look at this page.



 ProgrammeApplication feeTuition fee 

Summer School in Women's Health



Summer School in Women's Health (Residential)



Summer School in Women's Health (KCL students)

No application fee


Summer School in Women's Health (Residential - KCL students) 

No application fee


Summer School in Women's Health & Child Health



Summer School in Women's Health & Child Health (Residential)



Summer School in Women's Health & Child Health (KCL students)

No application fee


Summer School in Women's Health & Child Health (Residential - KCL students)

No application fee



Entry Requirements

Applicants should be current medical students who have completed at least one year of medical study by the time they attend the Summer School. 

Deadline for applications is 10th June 2019. 

Application guidelines

All applications will need to be submitted via the online application portal, King's Apply. Places are offered on a rolling basis so admissions may close earlier due to all places being offered. Early application is strongly encouraged.

We recommend you follow the application guidelines to submit your application successfully.


Find out more about the Undergraduate Summer School accomodation.   


If you have a question concerning an application that you have submitted please email the admissions team through your King’s Apply account. 

If you have a question about any other aspect of the summer school you may find the answer to your query on our website. Alternatively you can contact us by email at summer@kcl.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)20 7848 1533.

Preterm Birth Clinic Conference, 10 May 2019

King’s Training Day in association with Guys and St. Thomas’ Foundation Trust 

Location: King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand, WC2R 2LS 

With preterm care climbing the national health agenda, King’s College London, in association with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is offering a specialised study day for medical practitioners in response to new NHS commissioning guidance.

St. Thomas’ is one of six major national centres for preterm birth in the UK and this programme will provide you with the framework, tools and guidance to setup and operate your own major clinic.

This training day is delivered in association with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a CPD Certified Service


Learning objectives 

  • Learn how to build and organise effective preterm clinics, including advice for funding  

  • Acquire key skills for improved ultrasound assessment 

  • Hear from practitioners and affected women, with opportunities for peer to peer discussion.



Doctors, midwives, nurses, sonographers and students in these fields. 



 The registrations for this conference are now closed.  



This is the 2019 timetable but please note that content and timings are subject to change.

9.00 - 9.30 

Arrival and registration with refreshments 

(Great Hall Foyer, King’s Building, Strand Campus

9.30 - 10.15 

Welcome to the day (Professor Andrew Shennan)

10.15 - 10.45

Practicalities of setting up a clinic within your hospital (Dr Joanna Girling)

10.45 - 11.30 

Ultrasound and cervical length measurements (Miss Alison Smith)

11.30 - 11.45 

Comfort Break

11.45 - 12.15

Predictive biomarkers for Preterm Birth (Dr Manju Chandiramani)

12.15 - 12.45 

Prevention and interventions (Professor Anna David)

12.45 - 13.15

Inserting a cerclage (Professor Andy Shennan)

13.15 - 14.15 

Networking lunch 

(with opportunities to practice TV cervical lenght measurements and rescue cerclage techniques on a training scanner and mannequin)

14.15 - 15.00 

Setting up a clinic, referral criteria and the PCN database (Dr Jenny Carter)

15.00 - 15.30

Neonatal consequences of preterm birth (Dr Nora Tusor)

15.30 - 16.00 

Comfort Break   

16.00 - 16.30

Incorporating research into your clinic, including GCP certfication (Professor Rachel Tribe)

16.30 - 17.00 

Scenarios and concluding remarks (Professor Andrew Shennan)



Please register your interest for future events by emailing us at summer@kcl.ac.uk.

Summer School in Software Performance Engineering


Software performance and scalability is paramount to business success. Still, we keep seeing in the media reports of large-scale and prominent performance failures leading to system collapse, loss of income, loss of customers, and loss of reputation. In this module, you will study techniques for avoiding such situations through a systematic software performance engineering (SPE) discipline.

We define SPE as a set of techniques and methodologies aimed at identifying, analysing, and mitigating software performance risks before they materialise in the final software product. The aim of SPE is to ensure the final software product is able to handle a projected workload while staying within defined response-time, throughput, and resource-usage parameters. 


To receive information about future programmes in Software Performance Engineering please contact us. Information about our Undergraduate Summer School can be found here.  

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