What better way to experience a flavour of life on the SOAS campus than to enrol on a summer school course?
SOAS offers a wide range of courses during the summer months, from intensive academic courses aimed at giving undergraduates the opportunity to enhance their current curriculum, to fun and innovative courses in music and world languages designed for students from all backgrounds and levels.
The Academic Summer School offers students the chance to gain a deeper understanding of a single academic topic and is a great opportunity to try out a subject prior to moving on to further academic studies. The range of themes covered includes: Law, Politics, Economics and Finance Management, Development Studies and the Environment, and Cultural and Area Studies. Students benefit from cutting-edge academic research, innovative teaching and practice-oriented learning.
2 July – 20 July (3 weeks)
- Capitalism, Crisis and the Neoliberal State
- Gender, Conflict and the Middle East
- NGOs and Social Movements: the Politics of Protest and Change
- Public Financial Management
- The Middle East in Global Politics
- Understanding Africa
23 July – 10 August (3 weeks)
- Development and Conflict
- Finance and Risk Management
- International Relations in the 21st Century
- International Law: Contemporary Issues
- Migration and Diaspora
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, and a Thames River cruise. Also, summer students are awarded SOAS alumni status with all its offerings and advantages.
All courses take place on SOAS’ campus in the centre of London, in the iconic and newly refurbished Senate House building. Come and join us in 2018 and discover a unique and rich learning experience, at the heart of one of the most dynamic cities in the world.
Read what one of our alumni thinks of the Academic Summer School experience…
“My time at SOAS Summer School was a fantastic experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. The enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable teachers really challenged us to look beyond the literature, and review our own conceptions about development studies and other academic fields.
“The vibe at SOAS was engaging, open, and the true SOAS spirit of diversity and curiosity was also visible in the classroom, where a broad variety of nationalities and backgrounds participated in constructive and interesting discussions. I look back on a very valuable experience, both in terms of education and on a more personal level, and I give thanks to the great people and personalities that enriched my time at SOAS!”
Anne-Roos Wasser, Development and Conflict
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