Course Overview

  • Develop knowledge for university, internships and your future career
  • Learn from industry experts & top academics
  • Solve real world challenges with project based learning
  • Stay in modern university accommodation in the heart of London
  • Make friends from around the world
  • Live in a global city, learn in unique settings
  • Study in small groups no more than 12 students per class
  • Experience some of London’s great restaurants

Student Life

You’ll study your subject guided by top academics and learn about its application in the real-world with talks from industry experts.

You’ll also get to explore a vibrant, global city as well as visit world-leading universities and companies.

A helpful pastoral team of current students from and alumni from some of the UK’s top universities will be on hand to support and introduce you to the city. You’ll also have the chance to make friends with your fellow students from around the world.

You’ll also enjoy getting to know the world-famous city and its universities in your free time, alongside learning to balance your academic study with our exciting programme of social and cultural activities.

Accommodation

You’ll stay at the beautiful, secure Garden Hall in single rooms occupied by students during term time.

Following a £140 million redevelopment Garden Hall was opened in 2016, and is part of the University of London with LSE, UCL, King’s College, Birkbeck and SOAS all nearby.

This outstanding location is fully equipped with modern facilities and hosts a thriving, world-leading academic community to this day.

It’s also situated right next to a wealth of top London attractions, all within walking distance or just a few tube stops away.

Interactive problem-based learning

Our London course doesn’t just give you the chance to develop academic knowledge in your chosen subject, you’ll also have to work as a team to solve a real-world challenge.

If you’re studying Medicine you’ll be fighting a global epidemic or curing heart disease, if it’s Law or Business you’ll be running your own deal to buy a company, or if you want to become an engineer you’ll develop a solution to the global transport crisis.

You’ll work with your fellow students in small teams over the 2 weeks and you’re in charge of finding a solution, guided along the way by our expert tutors.

You’ll also develop skills that will help you later in life, at university and in the workplace. To solve the challenge you’ll need to use critical thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork.

You’ll also get the chance to see how these sorts of problems are solved, with talks from industry experts as well as visits to the companies where people are doing groundbreaking work in these areas. It’s a great chance to get inspired and see the how academic study is solving these important problems and changing our world.

Finally you and your team will present your solution to industry experts from your subject area, they’ll give you feedback to improve your solution and process.

Excursions and Social

Our programme of excursions and social events will introduce you to some of the most exciting and important sites in Britain, allowing you to experience the best of British culture in London and beyond.

You’ll have plenty of time to explore all that London has to offer: from visting Buckingham Palace, guided tours of the nearby museums to strolling through the extensive Royal Parks.

You’ll also experience a packed programme of social activities. Our staff will show you parts of London missed by larger groups, special sights of the Thames and Westminster, and historic locations hidden from plain view.

After a day of study and sightseeing, you can get to know your peers over a game of football or dinner in one of London’s trendy local restaurants. You will be immersed in London life.

EXCURSIONS:

Depending on your dates our excursions include:

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Big Ben & The Houses of Parliament
  • The Tower of London
  • The British Museum
  • The Natural History Museum
  • The Emirates Stadium
  • The Science Museum
  • The British Library
  • Madame Tussaud’s
  • Charles Dickens Museum
  • The Harry Potter shop at Platform 9 3/4 in King’s Cross Station

Subjects

COMMERCIAL LAW
SEAL THE DEAL & TAKE DOWN A BILLIONAIRE

Have you ever wondered what it takes to buy a billion dollar company? Or how the legal system can stop a criminal billionaire?

THE COURSE:
Take this course and you’ll learn how global law firms run deals buying and selling the world’s biggest businesses.


Our expert tutors will introduce you to the legal concepts that govern these transactions.


It's not just the academics though, as part of your challenge you and your teammates will be running a deal and learning all about how the law sets the boundaries in which companies, and the titans of industry that run them, operate.

READ MORE

MOLECULAR MEDICINE
CURE HEART DISEASE

Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally and kills 17.3 million people every year. How can we use cutting-edge medicine to stop it?

THE COURSE:
Take this course and you’ll learn how medicine is fighting back against the biggest killer in the world.

You and your team, guided by our expert tutors, will need to come up with an innovative solution to stop this epidemic.

READ MORE

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FILM & TV
BRING YOUR STORY TO LIFE

The UK has produced some of the biggest films of the past few years. From Harry Potter to James Bond and they’ve grossed billions at the box office. But how does a blockbuster actually get made?

THE COURSE:
Take this course and you’ll learn the key ingredients in writing a story before turning it into a treatment for a script, you and your team will then have the challenge of getting the project financed and produced.

You’ll visit a top London film production company and have trips to the British Film Institute. You’ll learn about all of the ingredients that go into making a blockbuster.

READ MORE

BUSINESS & FINANCE
FUND THE WORLD

London is one of the world’s leading financial centres, and has been a hub for trade and business since the middle ages. With a stock market that is home to some of the world’s biggest companies what better place to learn about the global financial system?

THE COURSE:
You’ll explore an industry at the heart of the global economy: the financial services sector. But, it’s not all champagne and late night client entertaining; the modern financial services sector provides solutions to many of the most pressing issues facing society today.

Want to make the most of your savings? You’ll need to understand the financial products that will give you the biggest returns. Want to grow a business from scratch? You’ll need the capital to support it. Want to have good public infrastructure? You’ll need to find investors to finance it.

READ MORE

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CIVIL ENGINEERING
SOLVE THE TRANSPORT CRISIS

With 1.1 billion people expected to move to urban areas by 2030 the world’s cities are facing a crisis, how on earth can we transport all of these people using the existing infrastructure? Can Engineering save the day?

THE COURSE:
London is no exception to the crisis, it’s a modern metropolis with an underground system (the world’s oldest) that was opened in 1863, nowadays it handles 5 million passenger journeys per day. But the underground needs constant maintenance, traffic on the road is constant and delays on the rail network slow down the city costing over 1 billion pounds per year, or 4.6 million pounds every single working day. How can we, as engineers, solve this crisis?

What alternative options exist? What systems are in place in other cities? How can we provide long term, sustainable, transport solutions?

READ MORE

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
SAVE HUMANITY…OR REPLACE HUMANITY?

By 2030 800 million people’s jobs are expected to be replaced
by robots. Artificial intelligence will be automating ever more
complex tasks. Where does this leave humanity? Designing
artificial intelligence is one thing, but what should we do when
it overtakes us?

THE COURSE:
London is one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world, as well as being home to internet giants Google and Facebook, it also houses Europe’s largest
cluster of tech start-ups in Tech City. Amongst these are cutting edge companies developing the next generation of artificial intelligence.

Our expert tutors will guide you to create machine learning code and neural networks; the kind of computer programming that leads to artificial intelligence.

READ MORE

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
TACKLE SOCIETY'S TOUGHEST SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Social problems such as mental ill-health and drug abuse cause untold damage to those suffering from these issues whilst imposing significant costs on the public sector. Can you develop a social enterprise that improves outcomes for people and has a sustainable source of funding?

THE COURSE:
In this course you’ll innovate and test solutions to some of society’s most difficult problems such as improving educational attainment, boosting young people’s employment prospects and supporting those experiencing mental health problems.

You’ll understand how to analyse an existing problem in terms of social and financial costs and collaborate with your team to generate potential solutions that are sustainable and scalable.

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HISTORICAL SCIENCES
SECRETS OF THE STREETS: LANDMARKS IN LONDON HISTORY

How did London evolve from its creation as a Roman city in 43AD to the crowded, chaotic megacity we see today? What buildings have survived in London, and why?

THE COURSE:
In this course you will explore and discover London’s stories – from medieval rebels and underground temples to the stories of migration and the decline of empire. Led by your own interests, you will learn how to research and produce cutting-edge historical work on aspects of London’s history

READ MORE

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Subjects

COMMERCIAL LAW

SEAL THE DEAL & TAKE DOWN A BILLIONAIRE

Have you ever wondered what it takes to buy a billion dollar company? Or how the legal system can stop a criminal billionaire?
THE COURSE: Take this course and you’ll learn how global law firms run deals buying and selling the world’s biggest businesses.
Our expert tutors will introduce you to the legal concepts that govern these transactions.
It’s not just academics though, as part of your challenge you and your teammates will be running a deal and learning all about how the law sets the boundaries in which companies, and the titans of industry that run them, operate.

Read more

MOLECULAR MEDICINE

CURE HEART DISEASE

Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally and kills 17.3 million people every year. How can we use cutting-edge medicine to stop it?
THE COURSE: Take this course and you’ll learn how medicine is fighting back against the biggest killer in the world.
You and your team, guided by our expert tutors, will need to come up with an innovative solution to stop this epidemic.

Read more

FILM & TV

BRING YOUR STORY TO LIFE

The UK has produced some of the biggest films of the past few years. From Harry Potter to James Bond and they’ve grossed billions at the box office. But how does a blockbuster actually get made?
THE COURSE: Take this course and you’ll learn the key ingredients in writing a story before turning it into a treatment for a script, you and your team will then have the challenge of getting the project financed and produced.
You’ll visit a top London film production company and have trips to the British Film Institute. You’ll learn about all of the ingredients that go into making a blockbuster.

Read more

BUSINESS & FINANCE

FUND THE WORLD

London is one of the world’s leading financial centres, and has been a hub for trade and business since the middle ages. With a stock market that is home to some of the world’s biggest companies what better place to learn about the global financial system?
THE COURSE: You’ll explore an industry at the heart of the global economy: the financial services sector. But, it’s not all champagne and late night client entertaining; the modern financial services sector provides solutions to many of the most pressing issues facing society today.
Want to make the most of your savings? You’ll need to understand the financial products that will give you the biggest returns. Want to grow a business from scratch? You’ll need the capital to support it. Want to have good public infrastructure? You’ll need to find investors to finance it.

Read more

CIVIL ENGINEERING

SOLVE THE TRANSPORT CRISIS

With 1.1 billion people expected to move to urban areas by 2030 the world’s cities are facing a crisis, how on earth can we transport all of these people using the existing infrastructure? Can Engineering save the day?
THE COURSE: London is no exception to the crisis, it’s a modern metropolis with an underground system (the world’s oldest) that was opened in 1863, nowadays it handles 5 million passenger journeys per day. But the underground needs constant maintenance, traffic on the road is constant and delays on the rail network slow down the city costing over 1 billion pounds per year, or 4.6 million pounds every single working day. How can we, as engineers, solve this crisis?
What alternative options exist? What systems are in place in other cities? How can we provide long term, sustainable, transport solutions?

Read more

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

SAVE HUMANITY…OR REPLACE HUMANITY?

By 2030 800 million people’s jobs are expected to be replaced by robots. Artificial intelligence will be automating ever more complex tasks. Where does this leave humanity? Designing artificial intelligence is one thing, but what should we do when it overtakes us?
THE COURSE: London is one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world, as well as being home to internet giants Google and Facebook, it also houses Europe’s largest cluster of tech start-ups in Tech City. Amongst these are cutting edge companies developing the next generation of artificial intelligence.
Our expert tutors will guide you to create machine learning code and neural networks; the kind of computer programming that leads to artificial intelligence.

Read more

HISTORICAL SCIENCES

SECRETS OF THE STREETS: LANDMARKS IN LONDON HISTORY

How did London evolve from its creation as a Roman city in 43AD to the crowded, chaotic megacity we see today? What buildings have survived in London, and why?
THE COURSE: In this course you will explore and discover London’s stories – from medieval rebels and underground temples to the stories of migration and the decline of empire. Led by your own interests, you will learn how to research and produce cutting-edge historical work on aspects of London’s history that will then be published online in a group blog and micro-conference panel with a London historian. You will understand how to use historical archives, and discover ways of using literary and visual sources in your work.

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Prices and Dates

2 week courses: £4,195

  • 1st July to 14th July 2018 – London (15-17 year olds)
  • 15th July to 28th July 2018 – London (15-17 year olds)

4 week courses: £7,895

  • 1st July to 28th July 2018 – London (15-17 year olds)

Included in the price is:

  • All teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars
  • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals every day
  • All activities and excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance.