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International Summer School 

International Summer SchoolOur summer school offers you the chance to continue your academic studies by taking courses relating to your major, minor or general education over a three or six week period.

Roehampton is a small, friendly, collegiate community where students can live, learn and socialise together on a beautiful and historic campus in south-west London. We offer a range of excellent facilities as well as easy access to the world-class museums, libraries and galleries of London. By embarking on this period of study you will experience British university life, make new friends and immerse yourself in London, one of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan cities.

Whatever your nationality, our Summer School aims to help you progress with your academic career whilst living in London.  Download our Summer School Guide here!

Academic offering

We offer an exciting variety of modules, all developed by academics with national or international reputations for their research, so you will learn in an environment that is rich in creativity and new ideas. We are running two academic sessions that each run for three weeks. You will study one module of 20 UK credits per session and you can come for either one or both sessions, earning a maximum of 40 UK credits.

Academic Session 1

Level 1

Media City and Cultural Capital (Department of Media, Culture and Language)

Two Children and the Story of the English Education System (School of Education)

Gods and Heroes of Classical Mythology (Department of Humanities)

Introduction to the London Stage (Dept. of Drama, Theatre and Performance)

Level 2

The Psychology of Murder (Department of Psychology)

Magic, Murder & Mystery in London Literature (Department of English and Creative Writing)

Academic Session 2

Level 1

Art in London Museums (Department of Humanities)

Level 2

NEW: Art Psychotherapy, madness, creativity and healing (Department of Psychology)

NEW: Hidden London (Department of English and Creativ Writing)

Londonopolis (Dept. of Social Sciences)

Please note that classes will run subject to minimum numbers of enrolments; we aim to offer all students a place in one of their top three modules choices.

Summer School Social Programme

We are delighted to offer students the chance to take part in our exciting University of Roehampton International Summer School Social Programme. The aim of the Social Programme is to enhance your time with us outside the classroom by organising weekend trips, day trips and evening activities in London that will offer you further insight into British culture, history and society whilst having fun with your fellow students. The full Social Programme schedule will be posted in April 2017.

Credit transfer

Your home institution will need to pre-approve your chosen course of study at Roehampton if you want to apply credits received at Roehampton to your degree. If you require any help from us with this, for example, a full module syllabus, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Each module is worth 20 UK credits which is equivalent to five US credits. Upon completion of our summer school, you will receive an official transcript from Roehampton.

Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from students, wherever you are from, who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum 2.8 GPA or equivalent
  • Have finished high school or equivalent
  • Be 18 years or older
  • For English Language modules: please see relevant syllabus for language requirements

Along with a completed application form, you will be expected to submit the following documents:

  • Your most recent transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Academic reference

Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from students, wherever you are from, who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum 2.8 GPA or equivalent
  • Have finished high school or equivalent
  • Be 18 years or older
  • For English Language modules: please see relevant syllabus for language requirements

Along with a completed application form, you will be expected to submit the following documents:

  • Your most recent transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Academic reference

How to apply

All applications must be made online here.  You can also download our application guide for help on completing the application form.

Deadline: Our Summer School deadline is April 1st 2017.

Please include a copy of your most recent transcript, your personal statement and academic reference. The application requires you to indicate which module/s you intend on taking with us and whether or not you would like on campus accommodation. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Programme dates for 2017

Classes normally run 9am - 1pm, four days per week. (Monday - Thursday)

Session 1

Arrival day: Thursday 8 June 2017
Classes begin: Monday 12 June 2017
Classes end: Friday 30 June 2017
Departure for Session 1-only students: Saturday 1 July 2017

Session 2

Arrival day: Thursday 29 June 2017
Classes begin: Monday 3 July 2017
Classes end: Friday 21 July 2017
Departure for Session 1 and 2 students and Session 2-only students: Saturday 22 July 2017

Programme costs

Session 1 only

Tuition (20 UK credits): £1350
Accommodation: £465
Social Programme: £385

Session 2 only

Tuition (20 UK credits): £1350
Accommodation: £465
Social Programme: £385
(The accommodation price provided is for standard accommodation with shared bathroom and shared kitchen.)

Session 1 and 2 package price

£4155, including tuition (40 UK credits; standard accommodation with shared bathroom and shared kitchen; social programme, kitchen pack and bedding pack.) 

Withdrawal Policy: please note that withdraw from the programme within one month of arrival will incur a £250 administration fee; 100% of tuition and housing fees will be payable for withdrawals after arrival.