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About Summer Programmes at King’s

Summer Programmes is a specialist creative business development unit that designs, develops and delivers open enrolment and bespoke seasonal international education programmes in line with King’s Education Strategy.  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.

King's summer programming portfolio includes flagship undergraduate and pre-university summer schools, customised undergraduate and postgraduate student programming for international partners, short courses in London taught at the beautiful, fully refurbished Bush House buildings on the Aldwych and in other global locations, offered in face-to-face, blended and online modalities.   

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:

Summer Times Feature 1

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