The SOAS Academic Summer School is highly international: since its start, the Academic Summer School has welcomed students from close to 80 different countries. 90% of the 2016 summer students would recommend the Academic Summer School to a friend.
Taking a summer course at SOAS enables students to learn about a wide range of topics, combining cutting-edge academic research, innovative teaching and practice-oriented learning. The SOAS Academic Summer School courses cover five different topics groups, leaving students with a whole range to study:
Session 2: 3 July – 21 July (3 weeks)
- Climate Change: Policy and Governance
- Feminist Political Economy and Development
- Global Politics in the Middle East
- Neoliberalism in Crisis
- NGOs & Social Movements: the Politics of Protest and Change
- Public Financial Management
- Understanding Africa
Session 3: 24 July – 11 August (3 weeks)
- Development & Conflict
- Finance and Risk Management
- Food & Nutrition in Development
- Gender, Conflict & Middle East
- International Law: Contemporary Issues
- International Relations in the 21st Century
SOAS’ teaching achieved a score of 90% in the 2016 National Student Survey – that’s 3% above the sector average. As part of the Academic Summer School, you will be invited to attend a diverse social programme offered by SOAS and the Summer School team, including course-related and study activities, social events, a Thames River cruise, and the various events offered by SOAS throughout the summer.
New – From 2017, SOAS summer students will be awarded SOAS Alumni-status with all offerings and advantages. By joining us this summer, you will also be part of the SOAS community at an especially exciting time as the Academic Summer School celebrates its 5th anniversary in the year of SOAS’ Centenary.
All Academic Summer School courses listed above will take place on SOAS’ campus in the heart of London, in SOAS iconic and newly refurbished Senate House! Come and celebrate with us in 2017 – the SOAS Academic Summer School offers a unique and rich learning experience, at the heart of one of the most dynamic cities in the world.
Read here what one of our alumni thinks of the Academic Summer School experience…
‘’I found my classes extremely stimulating and found the teachers to be very qualified, as they all had previous professional experience in the fields they were teaching. The campus is beautiful and each class room is reasonably sized with students from all over the world. It is also located in a very nice part of London that has plenty of things to offer once class is over. SOAS was an enriching experience for me and I would not change it for anything in the world.’’
Owen, Finance & Risk Management, Northeastern University, Boston, USA