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‘Quite an extraordinary journey, with knowledge and fun.’ Luoxi Zhao, China

‘Rarely do you get to say you made a tutor as well as a friend but on this occasion I can. You can tell he enjoys what he teaches and this is great to see.’ Keleenna Onyeaka, UK/Nigeria

‘I got to know everyone in my group very well and I have learned a lot from every single person. The cultural diversity and the points of view that come with these cultures are so interesting.’ Lara van Weegen, Netherlands

‘London offers a lot to everyone brave enough and open enough to immerse themselves and fall under its charm.’ Dorota Piwowarczyk, Poland

‘An adventure that gave me the best six weeks of my life and ended far too quickly.’ Ryan Prinzo, USA

learn, Live & experience student life in the very heart of London

The King’s College London Summer School is a unique academic and social student experience. Study at one of England’s most historic and prestigious universities, an institution with a global reputation that guarantees academic quality and rigour. Our courses will challenge and inspire and our central London location offers unparalleled opportunities. We use London as a classroom, making the most of our location for trips and activities that will enhance classroom studies. Our campuses are right next to the River Thames and close to all the exciting cultural and entertainment opportunities that central London has to offer. Where else can you sit in class and look out the window to see the London Eye and Houses of Parliament? And to ensure you get the best out of one of the world’s most exciting cities, a lively social programme offers events both on and off campus.

Photography by Ingrid Rasmussen & King’s image library

welcome King’s College London is one of the world’s leading universities with a distinguished history. For over 180 years King’s has made an extraordinary contribution to modern life, particularly in the arts, education, healthcare, law and social sciences. The Summer School continues this pioneering tradition with a unique selection of summer courses to challenge and inspire.

The Summer School will give you the freedom to broaden your knowledge and grow your skill-set. Choose to gain insights into new disciplines or expand your knowledge in familiar subjects; it is your choice. We want you to leave the Summer School with broadened horizons and life changing experiences. We are proud to be one of the most internationally diverse summer programmes in the UK. In 2012 students from 69 countries and more than 350 institutions joined us from around the globe, ensuring an exciting and diverse mix of cultures and people to enrich your experience.

‘The classroom environment was incredible. Out of the 15 students in my class there were at least ten different nationalities represented.’ Peter Bell, USA

LONDON AS YOUR CLASSROOm We’ll take you off campus and into the rich cultural, political and economic environment of London (where possible). These visits help connect your academic study to real‑world examples and enhance your experience. You might attend performances or exhibitions, visit local businesses and international organisations or perhaps enjoy a day-trip outside London.

‘It was a great experience to go out and meet the people you hear about in the lectures. Going to the actual company and talking directly with the people involved was a priceless experience.’ Mads Bjelkerud, Norway

world-class teaching The academic quality of our courses is paramount, which is why our tutors, specially selected from King’s and other universities around the globe, are so important. You’ll learn mainly in small or medium-sized groups led by tutors who are experts in their fields and passionate about what they do.

INTERACTIVE CLASSES Most of our courses have an interactive approach and may include seminars, discussion groups, scenarios and role play. We try to limit the size of classes so that you are able to really get to know your fellow students and your tutor. Many students come expecting large anonymous lectures and are often surprised that they leave having made lifelong friends and long-lasting memories of their time in class.

ACADEMIC QUALITY All courses undergo a scrutiny process and must meet strict academic regulations. Each course has a minimum of 45 contact hours over each three-week session. They are designed so that most students should be able to receive credit from their home institutions. All courses are fully assessed and marked, often through a mixture of coursework, including papers, presentations and group projects. Students who meet the attendance criteria and submit and pass all required coursework receive a detailed transcript.


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Choose from over 60 courses for summer 2013, including: Arts, Literature & Culture • British Monarchy • London & Film • Shakespeare in London

Law • English Legal System • Human Rights Law • International Commercial Law

Politics, War & Government • European Political Thought • Intelligence & Security • World Politics Since 1945

Health & Society • Education & Neuroscience • Global Health • History of Medicine

Business & Management • Entrepreneurship & Creative Business • International Marketing • Strategic Management

Natural & Mathematical Sciences • Physics • Robotics • Software Design

Intensive, university‑level courses to enrich your academic experience for credit or your own personal interest. Session One: 1 – 19 July 2013 Session Two: 22 July – 9 August 2013 To apply or for more information go to: Or contact us at:

regent’s park

british museum oxford

street piccadilly

circus hyde buckingham palace

park chelsea

houses of parliament westminster tate abbey britain

city st paul’s financial cathedral district

tower of London

the london eye

tate modern borough market

tower bridge

london aquarium

imperial war museum


central Accommodation

All courses take place at our central Strand and Waterloo campuses which sit either side of the River Thames. The Strand Campus was originally opened in 1831 and overlooks the River Thames, midway between the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral. Nearby the shopping and entertainment destinations of Covent Garden, the West End and Soho offer an unparalleled concentration of theatres, cinemas, art galleries, restaurants, bars and shopping opportunities. All are within easy walking distance. The Waterloo Campus is next to London’s South Bank arts and cultural quarter, home to the British Film Institute, the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery and the National Theatre.

Accommodation is optional but can be booked for the entire duration of your summer programme, plus additional nights if you wish to arrive early or stay longer. Rooms are offered at our Stamford Street apartments which are a short walk from class and directly opposite the Waterloo Campus. You’ll have your own bedroom, including en-suite facilities and share a communal kitchen. There are on-site laundry facilities, 24 hour security and even a gym on site.

lively SOCIAL PROGRAMME Take part in a lively and varied optional social programme which complements your academic experience. Events, several of which are free for Summer School students, are held at the King’s Waterfront venue with its spectacular views over the River Thames, or off-campus in the hub of the city. You could join a boat party down the Thames, enjoy world‑class theatre, test your knowledge at a quiz evening or soak up the atmosphere with a historical walking tour around London.

‘The campus is so centrally located that during lunch I visited a new place every day. Just take a walk down by the Thames, it is absolutely breathtaking.’ Vir Singh, India

‘It was a once in a lifetime experience and I wouldn’t trade any part of it.’ Morgan Walker, USA

DISCLAIMER: Details are correct at the time of print.

Information & help Session One: 1 – 19 July 2013 Session Two: 22 July – 9 August 2013 Our website contains up-to-date detailed information about the Summer School, including the courses offered, accommodation and facilities plus a link to the online application form. To contact a member of staff we advise using email. We aim to respond within 48 hours but during busy periods and holidays it may take longer.

+44 (0) 20 7848 1533 To speak to a member of staff, please call this direct line to the Summer School during office hours, Monday to Friday, 10:00-17:00.

Visit If you are in London and interested in applying to the Summer School, you are welcome to visit us. Our office is located at the Strand Campus and is normally open during office hours as above. If you are travelling specifically to speak with us in person then we advise that appointments are made in advance.

Summer School King’s College London Strand London WC2R 2LS United Kingdom Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1533

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