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Please visit our Summer School website for up to date information about our Undergraduate programmes. 

Join us on campus this summer at King’s College London, one of the world’s leading universities. Our research-led teaching is globally-renowned and uses group discussions, off-campus excursions and guest speakers to make summer classes as fun and as informative as possible. Classes take place on our riverside campuses in the very heart of London, so you will be within easy reach of all the main visitor attractions enabling you to enjoy the city while you learn. Our Undergraduate Summer School is a chance to immerse yourself in British culture and make friends with fellow students from around the world.



Spending a summer studying abroad can be an amazing academic and cultural experience, and studying at the King's Undergraduate Summer School is no different. Here are just a few of the benefits of spending your summer at King's:

Excellent global reputation: a key driver for students applying to King’s is its global reputation as a top university. Students from previous years have spoken of the personal pride that they feel from having attended such a prestigious university.

Central London location: King’s campuses are centrally located on the banks of the River Thames and close to some of London’s most outstanding landmarks. Being in such a central location also allows easy travel to other parts of the UK.

Truly international experience: over the summer, King’s comes alive with students from all over the world. You will experience the culture of London and the United Kingdom, whilst being exposed to the British education system and mixing with international students from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.

King’s faculty and staff ensure a high quality of teaching on the Summer School. In addition to classroom lectures, seminars and group debates, modules also include visits and excursions around London, as well as guest speakers and talks from leading people and organisations related to the area of study. 

Key information

UCAS code N/A

Duration Three/ Six Weeks

Study mode Full-time

Course type Diploma

Course accreditations Classes can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions, and are examined to university standards. To receive credit for King's summer classes, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit. This class is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

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Course detail


Join us on the Undergraduate Summer School for one or two sessions:

Session One: 2 - 20 July 2018
Session Two: 23 July to 10 August 2018

You study one module in each session with each module being equivalent to an undergraduate degree module (equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS). Each module will be made up of a series of lectures, seminars and private study. Interactive learning includes visits to museums and other key cultural institutions, workshops and simulations or even laboratory exercises and fieldwork. 


Year 1

The Undergraduate Summer School offers a wide range of modules and you will normally take one module per session.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant courses of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Session One: 2 - 20 July 2018

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Entry requirements


Further information and other requirements

The Undergraduate Summer School is open to students who are currently, or have been, enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme. Students should ensure that they are eligible to apply before they submit their application by checking our academic and English language entry criteria below.

We require you to be working at, or have obtained, a 2:1 (or equivalent) in your degree course. Equivalencies for some countries are listed here. If your first language is not English or the medium of instruction at your university is not English, please provide evidence of your English proficiency. English language requirements are also listed here.

We also welcome applications from professionals who have substantial relevant experience in their chosen subject area.

Selection procedure

Once we receive your completed application and supporting documentation, a decision will usually be made within seven working days. If your application is successful we will provisionally enrol you on your preferred module. If your preferred module is full we will contact you to ask you to choose an alternative module. Your place on the course will be confirmed once we have received payment of fees.

Fees and funding

The tuition fees for the 2017-18 academic year are available on the course web page. The course fee includes all tuition and academic activities (all classes, teaching, assessment, certificates and course excursions). Places on the Undergraduate Summer School can only be confirmed once full payment of the tuition fee is received. Payment details are available on the web page. For further information please click here.

Additional costs/expenses
In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:
• accommodation
• module-specific excursions
• books, if you choose to buy your own copies
• travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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