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Summer schools and short courses 

York Global Summer Schools 2023

Join us in summer 2023 and get a taste of what it means to study at a top university in the UK.

Pre-university Summer School

Our high school programme is open to international students aged 16-18 who are planning to enter higher education.

We offer a great combination of academic study options, skills development sessions and free time activities, including field trips, day trips, sightseeing and a lot more.

Undergraduate Summer School

Our university level programme includes a choice of study modules informed by the University’s research, talks by leading academics, an introduction to the York Strengths Employability Skills programme, academic skills sessions as well as free time activities.

Learn more about York Global Summer Schools

Short courses for universities

We offer year-round short courses and summer schools in York for groups of students or staff from universities around the world. If you'd like to develop a bespoke short course for your students or staff we'd welcome the opportunity to work with you and discuss your specific requirements.

Our courses are designed to provide participants with an international experience in an increasingly globalised workplace, and encourage further student international mobility.

Short courses for university students

We've been running successful bespoke short courses for over 15 years. They last from one to 16 weeks and can include the following themes:

  • A strong academic theme, such as History, Environmental Science etc.
  • English language enhancement
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Employability and transferable skills
  • Management and business skills
  • Business English
  • English language teacher development
  • Academic and research skills
  • Business, academic and cultural visits to places of interest
  • Issues in culture and society
  • Creativity
  • Media and communication
  • IELTS preparation

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Summer schools for university students

Our summer schools are themed around an academic discipline. They involve lectures and seminars led by leading York academics in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences and technology.

Courses also include in-depth seminars, and practical participation by students, as well as visits to related places of interest for further study. Our teaching team provides academic skills support.

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Arrangements and accommodation

We can arrange all aspects of the participant’s stay, from airport collection to accommodation and catering. We can arrange accommodation on campus, with local host families or in city centre hotels. 

Courses for staff

We also run a course for staff looking at the issues around the internationalisation of higher education.

Contact us

Centre for Global Programmes
Derwent College
University of York
YO10 5DD

+44 (0) 1904 322846

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