Lancaster University Summer School

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Lancaster University Summer School

Lancaster University Summer School

Summer Schools

We are committed to welcoming students from over 6,000 schools and colleges across the UK to experience our campus environment.

What are Summer Schools?

Our Summer School programmes offer a unique student experience over four days. During one of our Summer Schools, students can expect to:

  • Study the subject of their choice
  • Develop their key skills
  • Talk one-to-one with their admissions tutors
  • Spend time with current Lancaster University students
  • Become part of our collegiate system
  • Meet new friends
  • Enjoy social activities

What can students study on a Summer School?

  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Biochemistry and Biomedicine
  • Business and Management
  • Medicine
  • Science and Technology
  • Study and Revision Skills

Please note that applications for our 2017 Summer Schools are not yet open and will normally open in the new year, however should you have any questions or are interested in your students attending, please do get in touch.

Summer Schools 2016

Once again this year we are offering our range of exciting Summer Schools.

Opportunities for Year 12 students

Study Biochemistry and Biomedical Science Summer School 4th – 8th July 2016

Study Arts, Humanities and Social Science Summer School  4th-8th July 2016

Study Business and Management Summer School 24th -28th July 2016

Study Science and Technology Summer School  24th -28th July 2016 

Who Can Attend?

We offer a FREE programme of Summer Schools for Year 12 Students throughout the academic year, designed to give students a real insight into university life. Each of the Summer Schools we run focuses on a specific subject area.

All places on the Summer Schools are FREE and are available to those students who meet one or more of our Widening Participation criteria:

  • Neither of my parents went to university straight from school/ college
  • I have a disability which I feel might limit my options for University
  • I am cared for by someone other than my parents or am a care leaver
  • I have ‘free school meals’ at school or college; a daily lunch that my family do not pay for
  • I receive the 16-19 Bursary (was EMA)
  • I am a carer or parent

Students must also have the ability to achieve ABB in their A Level studies. Additionally. there may be specific academic requirements for some subject options.

How to Apply

To apply for a Lancaster University Summer School please complete our online application form.

Please note that the deadline for applications is Friday 10th June at 10am however specific subject strands may close prior to this date if capacity is reached.

Need More Information?

See the pages for each of our Summer Schools to find out more about the subjects on offer. Our Student and Parent portals also have all the information you should need to know about the programme.

If you have any specific queries please contact the Summer Schools team on 01524 593030

International Summer Programme

British Culture, Language, and Society, 1800-present

16 August – 15 September 2017

Lancaster University has a well established summer programme that can be taken as a stand-alone programme or prior to study at Lancaster or another British university.

The programme is conducted by the Department of Linguistics and English Language in collaboration with the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing and the Department of History.

It is taught over four weeks, and provides an opportunity to experience life at a British University while learning about the history and culture of the UK, and specifically the North-West of England.

As well as experiencing lectures by renowned academics, students will be able to discuss the course topics in small seminar groups and go on field trips to relevant sites in the North-West of England each week.

International Summer Programme course information (PDF)