List of London summer schools

Summer school students can experience studying in one of the most exciting cities in the world, with courses ranging from one week to three months. Take a look at the list of summer schools available in London and click on the links to find more information on the universities' websites.

In response to the current coronavirus outbreak, UK universities are not currently open for visits or in-person teaching. Summer schools have been cancelled or moved online – please contact your preferred university before you apply.

AA School of Architecture

The three-week summer course at the AA incorporates design studios, field study, seminars and lectures, and offers students a range of diverse design approaches, agendas and techniques. Read more

Fees: from £2,000

Course date: cancelled

Academic Summer School at Chelsea Independent College

The Academic Summer School offers programmes lasting between two and four weeks, including exciting workshops with guest speakers and experts and related excursions in and around London. Read more

Fees: from £2,995

Course date: cancelled

Birkbeck, University of London (London Critical Theory Summer School)

The two-week London Critical Theory Summer School offers students and academics to engage with critical thinkers and combines critical theoretical thought with the political urgency of the current times. Read more

Fees: check website for details

Course date: cancelled

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Part of University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins (CSM) offers 500+ courses in art, fashion and design. The 12-week summer school offers online courses taught by CSM tutors and industry professionals. Read more

Fees: from £450

Course date: 22 June to 11 September 2020

Central School of Speech and Drama Summer Schools

The school offers a Summer Theatre Company and a range of summer courses for all ages and levels, which covers auditioning, performing and voice work – great for beginners or to build on existing skills. Read more

Fees: from £275

Course date: cancelled

Chelsea College of Arts, UAL

Chelsea College of Arts' Summer School specialises in curating, fine art, graphic design communication, textile design, interior and spatial design; from one-day to three-week online courses, for all ages and abilities. Read more

Fees: from £215

Course date: check website for details

City Academy

City Academy offers a wide range of summer schools for adults – from dance and acting to writing and art. Immerse yourself in the creative and performing arts and try something new. Read more

Fees: from £295

Course date: cancelled

City, University of London (City’s Business School)

The three-week City’s Business Summer School offers an introduction to business or financial concepts, from world-class academics who have worked on trading floors, at hedge funds and in corporate advisory teams. Read more

Fees: check website for details

Course date: cancelled

Dauphine London Université

Join our two to six-week summer school programmes in central London that specialise in finance, international business management, sustainability management and digital and innovation. Read more

Fees: from £1,200

Course date: cancelled

English UK London (English Language Summer Courses in London)

Study English online this summer. Choose from hundreds of English language courses at one of our member schools, colleges or universities. All offer quality programmes accredited by the British Council. Read more

Fees: check website for details

Course date: check website for details

ESCP Europe (Creative London Summer School)

Aimed at those with an interest in marketing, innovation and brand-building, this unique course offers work on a practical brand-challenge project, visiting creative and business venues. Read more

Fees: check website for details

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama

One of the world’s leading music and drama schools, Guildhall School offers online courses across music, drama, production arts and cross-arts. Courses are open to a broad range of ages and abilities. Read more

Fees: from £250

Course date: check website for details

Imperial College Business School Summer School

Taught by a world-class faculty and inspired by cutting-edge research, this summer school helps students to boost their CV, develop their knowledge and skills, while widening their international network. Read more

Fees: from £1,755

Course date: cancelled

Imperial College London (Global Summer School)

Imperial Global Summer School brings together more than 300 students from across the globe for a two-week residential programme dedicated to STEM subjects. Read more

Fees: from £4,695

Course date: cancelled

Imperial College London (Revolutions in Biomedicine Summer School)

Study at Imperial College London’s world-renowned Faculty of Medicine this summer. Through interactive sessions, a mini-research laboratory project and guest lectures you’ll will explore the future of biomedicine. Read more

Fees: from £3,000

Course date: cancelled

Imperial World Challenges and Innovation Summer School

This summer school promises to fire up students’ imagination by working with some of the world’s brightest minds. Students who want to boost their English skills can join an optional English language week. Read more

Fees: check website for details

Course date: cancelled

Istituto Marangoni London

Study on one of the many summer courses, from fashion design to fashion business, and fashion image and styling to interior design. Or, specialise in trend forecasting or fashion visual merchandising. Read more

Fees: check website for details

Course date: check website for details

King's College London

Take part in online academic learning enriched by case studies and guest speakers from leading London institutions. Seminars are scheduled at convenient times wherever you are in the world. Read more

Fees: check website for details

Course date: 29 June to 17 July 2020; 20 July to 7 August 2020

Kingston University London

The four-week summer school offers courses in art, architecture, culture, business and literature, with a mixture of lectures and field trips. The university also offers optional English-language classes.
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Fees: check website for details

Course date: cancelled

Language Centre, University of the Arts London

Choose from a range of Summer English Plus courses. Starting in July and August, the courses combine English classes with introductory art and design, media or fashion. Read more

Fees: from £1,440

Course date: cancelled