University of Kent Summer Schools

Please note that McGill students must obtain permission from their faculty before participating in study abroad programs.

The Summer Schools are two weeks long and run in June and July 2018, allowing you to attend one or more, and discover what it is like to be a student at our Canterbury, Brussels or Paris locations.

Studying at a summer school with the University of Kent, ranked 23 out of 119 institutions in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017), you will benefit from expert teaching, on-campus accommodation (in Canterbury), social activities, excellent resources and facilities and an opportunity to enhance your career or progress to postgraduate study.
The Summer Schools offered in Brussels and Paris are taught in English by specialist academics and practitioners from across the world expanding your professional, academic and social networks.


Canterbury, Molecular Biology and IVF
17 June – 1 July 2018
Gain cutting edge research skills and expertise through exploring the process of generating IVF embryos, chromosome analysis and fluorescence in-sit hybridisation.

Canterbury, Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design
17 June – 1 July 2018
Fulfil a design brief as you are led by a creative community that comprises of well-respected researchers, highly skilled architects, engineers and design professionals exploring specialisms such as landscape, sustainability and model making.
Canterbury, European Security and Foreign Policy
17 June - 1 July 2018
Focus on Contemporary security issues facing Europe today and how European states are adapting their security role both within and beyond the European territory.
Canterbury, Quantitative Methods
17 June - 1 July 2018
Undergraduate level. Study the core elements of statistical analysis covering a range of quantitative skill areas including regression, contingency tables and continuous data in a problem-based learning environment.

Canterbury, From Plantagenet to Tudor – Kingship, Society and Political Culture in Late Medieval England
17 June – 1 July 2018
Gain first-hand experience in the medieval city of Canterbury using original primary sources to explore the background and origins of the Wars of the Roses, the relationship between climate and governance, and the political involvement of the commonalty of the realm.

Brussels, Europe and the World
17 - 30 June 2018
How does the European Union (EU) act as a global organisation in today’s world? Understand the main challenges facing the EU and debate with policy makers from institutions such as NATO and the European Parliament.


Canterbury, Global Business in a Dynamic Environment
1 – 15 July 2018
Explore the core theories and activities involved in International business and the complexity of decision making on a global scale.

Canterbury, Hidden Histories of the Second World War
1 – 15 July 2018
Investigate the complex, murky and messy reality of Britain at war through interactive seminars and analysis of both primary sources and recent historiography. A useful and fascinating stepping stone towards postgraduate study, this course explores the historical myths of the British war effort and considers the implications of the popular memory of the war on more recent issues, notably the case of ‘Brexit’

Canterbury, Investigating the Social Mind
1 - 15 July 2018
Investigate recent research into Psychology relating to the ‘social mind’ and how this influences people’s thoughts and behaviours. You will gain a key insight into an important aspect of the human psyche.

Paris, Urban Ethnography
8 – 15 July 2018
Study people places, practices and things in the urban setting of the city of Paris.

Paris, Revolutions
15- 28 July 2018
Explore Paris throughtailored seminars on the theme of Revolutions given by experienced academics; follow in the footsteps of iconic artists and visit major sites such as the Palace of Versailles, UNESCO and the Picasso Museum.

Scholarships and discounts:
· We have a limited number of full and part scholarships to award.
· Discounts of £100 if you book and pay in full by 16 April 2018
· Brussels Summer School students are entitled to 10% discount if they subsequently enrol on a Master’s degree at the Brussels centre.

For More Information

Email: summerschools [at]