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Are you looking for a summer school with a difference, where you can get practical experiences, gain new skills, earn academic credit, and experience life in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities? If so our diverse range of summer schools might be t... read more

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I gained insights and abilities to make change and help others, which is something that I will always keep with me. - University of Tennessee - Knoxville View Entire Review
Absolutely. Not only did i learn about how to work in a lab but I also learned so much about different cultures. - Alfaisal University View Entire Review
I learned about the many social issues that affect both the United States and UK in different ways, as well as how to discuss them with people from so many walks of life. It was worthwhile in every aspect, and allowed me to become much more comfortable with new experiences and places. - San Diego State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about several different social justice issues: the legacy of slavery in Bristol, migration and refugees, pan-Africanism, anti-Semitism, etc. Each presentation on these issues was thoughtful and thorough and, like the best classes, left us with more questions than answers. I also gained practical knowledge on how ... - Butler University View Entire Review


Are you looking for a summer school with a difference, where you can get practical experiences, gain new skills, earn academic credit, and experience life in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities? If so our diverse range of summer schools might be the right fit for you.

All our summer schools include accommodation, meal, support packages, an exciting sociocultural programme that will introduce you to the best that Bristol and the south west of England have to offer, as well as your tuition and all associated teaching costs. They offer 10 University of Bristol credits (suggested as equivalent to 2.5-3 US semester credits), except for our STEM Summer Research Projects which offer 20 University of Bristol credits.

You will join students from around the world (including our current undergraduate students and postgraduate students) and we welcome students from all majors onto most of our programmes.
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Our 2021 offerings include:

Archaeology Field School: 4-17 July 2021:
A 2-week field-based summer school that combines theory with practice as you work to excavate and analyse finds from a site from the Medieval Anarchy period (1135-1153). You will learn critical practical skills and how to connect material culture and historical records, while uncovering a turbulent time in England’s past and the inspiration for poets, tv producers and artists.

Arts, Activism and Social Justice: 13 June – 3 July 2021:
A 3-week summer school that is combines academic lectures with workshops and sessions delivered by local community leaders, activists, artists, and social justice workers from Bristol thriving arts and voluntary sectors. This summer school will give you the tools to become a change-maker in your home community.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 25 July – 14 August 2021
: A 3-week collaborative summer school that will teach you how to turn your world-changing big idea into a business, start-up, or social venture through collaborative and engaging workshops. This summer school is activity-driven and solution-focused: you will learn to create innovative solutions, pitch your ideas in a ‘Shark Tank’ style setting, and work with expert faculty, local businesses and start-ups.

Shakespeare in Performance: 25 July – 14 August 2021:
A 3-week performing arts summer school that combines critical theory, archival investigation, and an introduction to the UK’s vibrant performing arts scene.
With an emphasis on learning through witnessing, you will enjoy attending performances in Bristol and further afield, and then learn how to analyse those within the context and challenges of contemporary performance practice.

STEM Summer Research Projects: 21 July – 28 August 2021:
A 6-week summer option with a difference: join research groups across our STEM disciplines to develop your independent, critical thinking, and practical lab-based skills, and designed for high-achieving students with postgraduate ambitions. You will build your own research pathway, learning new scientific inquiry skills under the supportive supervision of our world-class researchers.     

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Microbiology, Immunology
  • Physiology, Pathology
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • History
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