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About Summer Education

King’s Summer Programmes portfolio creates diverse learning opportunities for students at all levels of their education from high school to undergraduate and higher degree level. Through creative pedagogical models and innovative thinking about formats, we conceptualise the future of short term international education, be it face to face, online or blended; in London or in other parts of the globe. Whether the programmes are larger or only for smaller groups, it is the individual learner who is in the centre of what we strive to do. 

The world we live in and the world we will and want to live in must shape our education, and Summer Programmes are therefore deeply committed to support and advance King’s Vision 2029. Our summer teaching and research is a taste of our wider university programming and gives access to our research-led thinking from health sciences to the arts.

Contact Summer Programmes

If you have an enquiry about King's Summer Programmes and want more information, please email or call us on the details below.

+44(0)20 7848 1218

Summer Times Blog

The King’s Summer Times blog is a space for professional reflection by King’s Summer Programmes teachers and international education specialists involved in creating King’s innovative range of courses. The writing reflects on the joys and challenges of teaching short courses on our own campuses in London as well as overseas. Through self-reflection and dialogue we continue to grow and strive to become even better. Share our journey by visiting and bookmarking the blog, which can be found below:

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Summer Research Modules

This programme enables participants to gain research experience at undergraduate level and provides a vehicle for those seeking an educational foundation for further MSc and PhD studies. ​​Students will work on an academic research project aligned with current research areas in King's School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, with a united aim to develop novel medical technologies that improve patient care and address unmet patient needs. Through this programme, participants will gain essential skills for conducting high quality scientific research through both one-to-one guidance and group seminars on academic writing skills. During their stay students will be integrated into the life of one of the university's research labs. This challenging and fulfilling experience will equip students for future careers in research and development

FEATURE Biophysics Experiment

Dialogues on Disability

An example of innovative short-term programming, the Dialogues on Disability programme started life in 2013 between Delhi University and King’s, as a collaboration between education abroad specialists in Summer Programmes and King’s Disability Advisory Service. Dialogues on Disability explores topics of inclusion in all aspects of university life, mentoring and pathways to success after graduation. In London, representatives from King’s Disability and Advisory Service, Careers & Employability, King’s Sport and King’s Student Union discuss how King’s is working to constantly improve the university experience for disabled staff and students.

Dialogues on Disability Feature

India summer programmes

The King’s College London summer programmes in India were created by Dr Alexander Heinz, Director of Research & Innovation of King’s Summer Programmes. He was awarded the King’s Excellence Award 2013 for the Most Significant Contribution to International Collaboration for the India programmes. Over the years the programmes have given hundreds of talented and ambitious students the opportunity to experience a world-class education closer to home. Launched in 2012, the sector-leading programmes emphasised academic quality, innovative teaching methods and interactive, student-centred learning. Each module was taught in India by a King’s academic flown out for that purpose. Classes were intensive, fully assessed and designed to equip students with globally relevant research and study skills.

India Summer Programmes Feature
The Summer Society

The Summer Society

The Summer Society offers student additional events and activities outside of their academic study.