The University of Edinburgh Summer School

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Join us for a summer of opportunities in Edinburgh.

It has been said that Edinburgh is a city that is the size of a town, which feels like a village. But don't let our compact size fool you! Very few places are as exciting as Edinburgh during the summer months.

Studying at the University of Edinburgh Summer School is the perfect way to enjoy one of the world's most unique cities. Our varied social programme lets you experience the best of the city, while our class schedules give plenty of free time to explore. You could even opt for an extra few days here to truly immerse yourself in the culture, history, and vibrant atmosphere that Edinburgh has to offer.

In the summer, you'll enjoy the city at the height of its festival calendar, absorb new influences, and meet like-minded people from around the world as you embrace our exciting and enchanting city. When you join us for the Summer School you will have the opportunity to get involved with and enjoy some of the city’s finest festivals alongside your studies. If you join us in August, you will have the amazing opportunity to see the Edinburgh Fringe - the world's largest arts festival - in action.

Social Programme

The Summer School social programme lets you experience the best of Edinburgh. With our handpicked social and cultural activities, you can explore the history, traditions, and beauty of Scotland, while meeting new friends from across the world.

From unmissable sightseeing tours of Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse - the Queen's official Scottish residence - to art workshops and a ghost tour, the social programme includes something for everyone.

With a beautiful backdrop of city, countryside and ocean, you can enjoy an enriching social and cultural adventure to complement your academic course.

At the weekend, we also offer trips to some of Scotland's most iconic locations with our trusted partner. Find out more about our optional travel.

Fees

A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School.

All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation option.

Costs are listed per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course.

e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in June, with no discount, would calculate:

£757 x 4 weeks = £3028 total cost

Deposit

To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package.

The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee.

Special rates

  • A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner insitutions of the University of Edinburgh.

** Special rates are available for students from valued partner insitutions of the University of Edinburgh.

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Summer Course in Architecture and Urban Design Studio 1

Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Providing an introduction to postgraduate study in architecture, this three week studio-based design programme gives you the opportunity to explore and experiment with contemporary architectural and urban design. [+]

Description Providing an introduction to postgraduate study in architecture, this three week studio-based design programme gives you the opportunity to explore and experiment with contemporary architectural and urban design. Edinburgh’s historical urban development is well documented. Using methodological prompts from key theorists and practitioners including pioneering town planner Patrick Geddes, a former lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, the course will be framed around a small design project situated within the city. The design project will require you to develop an understanding of the range of scales between people, buildings, city and metropolitan landscape, combining creative fieldwork with interpretive historical paradigmatic research and design. You will have the chance to develop your techniques in creative fieldwork, using specific artefacts and sites of study to assess the context of the design project and the relevant spatial interventions and urban design principles. For students planning to enrol on a postgraduate course – such as the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Architectural and Urban Design – a credit-bearing version of this course is available, which can constitute a 20-credit optional module to be carried forward. Who should choose this course? This course is ideal for students with a background in architecture or urban design who are considering postgraduate study. A high level of drawing skills will provide an excellent platform for obtaining the most from this course. Students must possess a first degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and/or Urban Design. A portfolio must be submitted as part of the course application. The University of Edinburgh also runs Postgraduate programmes in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Teaching Course format Designed as a studio-based experience, this course will combine theoretical and methodological study, delivered through lectures, seminars, and fieldwork in the urban environment in Edinburgh. You will work both individually and as part of a group. The course will run each week day, for up to 9 hours per day throughout the three-week duration, either in studio or on fieldwork. Guest lectures, seminar sessions and tutorials will take place regularly and students will be given detailed course documentation which will provide information on specific activities and required production for assessment. Students on the course will be expected to demonstrate an immediate and ongoing productive output that will conclude with exhibition and presentation material. Lectures: 10 hours (5 lectures) Seminar/Tutorials: 20 hours Fieldwork: 20 hours Students will be directed to undertake fieldwork: supervised (x 2); and unsupervised (as determined necessary by individuals, groups and/or tutors) Practical: 100 hours Total Hours: 150 Assessment The course will present a series of architectural and urban interventions as models, drawings, films and text that will conclude with an exhibition and presentation. Feedback will be given regularly throughout the Course on either a group or individual basis. Course Organiser Dr Dorian Wisniewski has been a Registered Architect since 1986. His professional practice work has won many awards and has been exhibited and published internationally. His current academic output primarily focusses on research-led design and design-led research, with core research interests including architectural-political-philosophical overlaps on issues of architectural design, representation, and production. He is a member of the Architectural Humanities Research Association and was previously a board member of Architecture and Design Scotland between 2005-2009. Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, students will be able to: Understand both contemporary debates and scholarly traditions within the history, theory and design of buildings and cities Display advanced methodological training in architectural design-led research and research-led design Demonstrate rigorous design and research skills and practices Show In-depth knowledge of the theories of Patrick Geddes and other urban paradigms Relate architectural research to interdisciplinary fields of inquiry Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Architecture and Urban Design Studio 2

Campus 5 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Providing an introduction to postgraduate study in architecture, this five week studio-based design programme gives you the opportunity to explore and experiment with contemporary architectural and urban design. [+]

Description Providing an introduction to postgraduate study in architecture, this five week studio-based design programme gives you the opportunity to explore and experiment with contemporary architectural and urban design. Edinburgh’s historical urban development is well documented. Using methodological prompts from key theorists and practitioners including pioneering town planner Patrick Geddes, a former lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, the course will be framed around a small design project situated within the city. The design project will require you to develop an understanding of the range of scales between people, buildings, city and metropolitan landscape, combining creative fieldwork with interpretive historical paradigmatic research and design. You will have the chance to develop your techniques in creative fieldwork, using specific artefacts and sites of study to assess the context of the design project and the relevant spatial interventions and urban design principles. You will have the opportunity to work in a studio environment to develop your own portfolio for use in further study or in your career. For students not planning to enrol on a postgraduate course, but who would like to sample postgraduate-level study, a three week non-credit version of this course is available. Who should choose this course? This course is ideal for students with a background in architecture or urban design who are considering postgraduate study. A high level of drawing skills will provide an excellent platform for obtaining the most from this course. Students must possess a first degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and/or Urban Design. A portfolio must be submitted as part of the course application. The University of Edinburgh also runs Postgraduate programmes in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Teaching Course format Designed as a studio-based experience, this course will combine theoretical and methodological study, delivered through lectures, seminars, and fieldwork in the urban environment in Edinburgh. You will work both individually and as part of a group. The course will run each week day, for up to 9 hours per day throughout the five-week duration, either in studio or on fieldwork. Guest lectures, seminar sessions and tutorials will take place regularly and students will be given detailed course documentation which will provide information on specific activities and required production for assessment. Students on the course will be expected to demonstrate an immediate and ongoing productive output that will conclude with exhibition and presentation material. Lectures: 10 hours (5 lectures) Seminar/Tutorials: 20 hours Fieldwork: 20 hours Students will be directed to undertake fieldwork: supervised (x 2); and unsupervised (as determined necessary by individuals, groups and/or tutors) Practical: 100 hours Total Hours: 200 Assessment The course will present a series of architectural and urban interventions as models, drawings, films and text that will conclude with an exhibition and presentation. Feedback will be given regularly throughout the Course on either a group or individual basis. Course Organiser Dr Dorian Wisniewski has been a Registered Architect since 1986. His professional practice work has won many awards and has been exhibited and published internationally. His current academic output primarily focusses on research-led design and design-led research, with core research interests including architectural-political-philosophical overlaps on issues of architectural design, representation, and production. He is a member of the Architectural Humanities Research Association and was previously a board member of Architecture and Design Scotland between 2005-2009. Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, students will be able to: Understand both contemporary debates and scholarly traditions within the history, theory and design of buildings and cities Display advanced methodological training in architectural design-led research and research-led design Demonstrate rigorous design and research skills and practices Show In-depth knowledge of the theories of Patrick Geddes and other urban paradigms Relate architectural research to interdisciplinary fields of inquiry Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Art and Architecture through the Ages: Edinburgh and Beyond

Campus 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Combining lectures with site and museum visits around Edinburgh, this course will take an active approach to learning and will let you engage with the art and architecture surrounding you in the city. By drawing on examples found in Edinburgh’s museums, buildings, and landmarks, the course will provide you with a strong understanding of key periods in western history and will place them in context in the contemporary city. [+]

Art and Architecture through the Ages: Edinburgh and Beyond Explore Europe's rich artistic traditions, through Edinburgh's museums and landmarks Description Beginning with ancient Greece, the course will take you on a journey to the present day, exploring the history of western art and architecture. With both the medieval Old Town and neo-classical New Town protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as a multitude of museums and galleries around the city, Edinburgh is the perfect city to trace the development of art and architecture through the ages and see their impact today. Combining lectures with site and museum visits around Edinburgh, this course will take an active approach to learning and will let you engage with the art and architecture surrounding you in the city. By drawing on examples found in Edinburgh’s museums, buildings, and landmarks, the course will provide you with a strong understanding of key periods in western history and will place them in context in the contemporary city. You will develop skills in visual analysis and critical thinking, and will become familiar with prominent debates within art and architectural history. The course will tackle issues related to curation, interpretation and preservation, encouraging you to better understand how art and history are presented within a museum context and offering an insight into decisions that are made during the process of curation. Who should choose this course? People with a general interest in art, architecture, cultural history and museum studies. It will also be useful to prospective students wanting to study art or architectural history, design, history and fine art, or those looking towards careers in curatorship and museum work. Teaching Course format This course will combine classroom-based lectures and tutorials with an exploration of the city. You will learn the history and theory behind the development of western art and architecture, including key phases and turning points. Making the most of the various cultural institutions in Edinburgh, you will have the chance to visit multiple landmarks, exhibitions, and displays. These trips will allow you to analyse the real-life impact of these artistic and architectural developments, and assess their ongoing impact in the city today. Assessment Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, classroom activities, and question and answers sessions as guided by the tutor. Course Organiser Dr Emily Goetsch holds a PhD in History of Art and an MSc in History of Art, Theory and Display, both from the University of Edinburgh. She has taught at the University since 2012 in subjects including medieval art and the relationship between art and geography. She currently holds the post of Widening Participation Coordinator for History of Art. Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Behind the Scenes and Screens: Edinburgh and London Gain backstage access and exclusive insight into the film and theatre industries

Campus June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Behind the Scenes and Screens brings together two of the most exciting courses from the University of Edinburgh and University of the Arts London. You’ll have exclusive access to one of the world’s premiere film festivals and some of London’s most famous theatres, and will have the chance to explore both of these spectacular capital cities. [+]

Behind the Scenes and Screens: Edinburgh and London Gain backstage access and exclusive insight into the film and theatre industries Description Behind the Scenes and Screens brings together two of the most exciting courses from the University of Edinburgh and University of the Arts London. You’ll have exclusive access to one of the world’s premiere film festivals and some of London’s most famous theatres, and will have the chance to explore both of these spectacular capital cities. Your first four weeks will be spent in Edinburgh, Scotland’s festival city, where Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival will introduce you to central concepts of film including criticism, theory, and philosophy. With a Student Delegate Pass to the Festival, you can apply your new critical knowledge by attending a variety of screenings, premieres, and panels. Reflecting on your experience of the film industry, tutorials and writing workshops will help you develop your skills in critical film analysis and commentary. You will then travel to London in luxury, with first class train travel provided for you and your coursemates. The second part of the course offers you the opportunity to engage with theatrical London through an intensive three week programme. From the historic Globe Theatre and the Royal National Theatre, to the innovative and radical Royal Court Theatre, London offers a huge range and variety of performance spaces. Combining practical workshops and discussion groups with site visits, backstage tours and performances, ‘London Theatre: Behind the Scenes’ will give you rare access to the fundamental technical and creative processes behind the theatre industry. This is a unique opportunity to get a personal view behind the scenes and screens of the film and theatre industries, making it essential for anyone interested in media and performance. Who should choose this course? Students studying film or theatre, or those who would like to progress into these areas of the wider entertainment industry after their studies. Those interested in the underlying theories, practical approach, and industry focus of film and threat. Students who would like to spend time in multiple cities during their Summer School experience. Teaching You will spend the first four weeks of the course the University of Edinburgh, followed by three weeks at University of the Arts London. Part One - Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival Week One will introduce you to formal concepts useful for the study of film, including narrative, narration, editing, mise-en-scene, sound and cinematography. We will concentrate on films set in Scotland, particularly The Angels’ Share (Ken Loach, 2012) and Whisky Galore! (Alexander Mackendrick, 1949). In Weeks Two and Three, you will attend the Edinburgh International Film Festival, combining with local students on the Open Studies course 'An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival’. With your Student Delegate Pass, you can attend a huge range of events, beginning with the Opening Night Gala. You will take part in tutorials after each screening to apply key concepts in film theory and criticism when discussing the films. Writing workshops will prepare you for the final course assessments. In your final week in Edinburgh, you will take a look at theoretical approaches to film study and analysis, as well as getting an introduction to essential ideas related to film-philosophy, such as ethics, identity and the status of reality. The focus on Scottish cinema will continue, as well as further consideration of some of the films screened during the EIFF. Part Two - London Theatre: Behind the Scenes In the second part of the course, you will be based at Wimbledon College of Arts, a specialist art college with theatre as one of its key subject areas. The course will provide first-hand opportunities to see these concepts in a theatrical context through backstage tours and visits to some of London’s most famous venues, such as the Royal National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe. You will learn about the technical and creative processes involved in theatre, including costume, set design, lighting and props. 'Hands on' workshops will give you an introduction to various creative design processes using specialist materials, such as model making, costume design, and 3D making techniques. Responding to a brief, you will develop an individual visual response to a concept based on the theme "Dreams". Your learning will be enhanced by attending six theatre performances which will be documented through a performance blog and contextualised in group seminars. Assessment The first part of the course, Film Studies and the International Film Festival, is a fully accredited University of Edinburgh course, and you are able to apply to study this for credit. In order to gain credit, you must complete the following assessments Part One – Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival 1 x 2500 word critical essay (50%) 1 x Film Review (1000 words) (25%) 1 x Profile Article (director, actor, screenwriter, etc.) (1000 words) (25%) Part Two - London Theatre: Behind the Scenes The London Theatre: Behind the Scenes course is not currently available to study for credit from University of the Arts London, but a Record of Study can be provided to your home institution. In order to successfully complete the course, you must complete the following assessments; Performance journal (30%) Individual project (70%) Course Organisers Part One – Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival Martine Pierquin teaches Film Studies in the adult education programme at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked with the Edinburgh International Film Festival for over ten years, taking groups of students to the festival. She has published on French director Jean Eustache (The Cinema of France, Senses of Cinema, Sight & Sound). Her current research is on film education. Dr Pasquale Iannone is a film academic and critic. He teaches film at the University of Edinburgh and is a regular contributor to Sight & Sound as well as various BBC radio programmes. His research interests include film aesthetics, Italian cinema, videographic film and moving image studies and the filmic representation of childhood. Part Two - London Theatre: Behind the Scenes Rebecca Hurst is a Theatre Designer and Visual Artist. She is an Associate Lecturer on the BA Costume Design Course at Wimbledon College of Arts and also works widely in arts participation. Rebecca was Resident Designer and Co-company Director for the devising company Cartoon de Salvo between 1999 and 2011 and has designed shows for Manchester Royal Exchange Studio, Battersea Arts Centre, Southwark Playhouse and The Orange Tree Theatre. Learning Outcomes Part One – Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival By the end of the course students will be able to: Understand stylistic and thematic developments in contemporary cinema Be conversant with some major approaches to film criticism, journalism, philosophy and theory Analyse individual films using particular theoretical approaches Produce a film review and write critically about film in an academic tone Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Business Communication and Social Media

Campus 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The course is divided into two interconnected sections. The first section considers social media functionalities and social media strategies for marketing and corporate dialogue. You will look at a range of the major social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, and their influence and use in business contexts. In the second part of the course, you will be introduced to the most relevant Internet standards to support data and interactions between users, both internal and external to a company or organisation. [+]

Business Communication and Social Media Analyse how the constantly changing social media environment can impact on business Description Social media is becoming ever more popular. Recent studies demonstrate its importance in contributing to the increased corporate transparency of international companies, accepted as one of the key factors for future economic stability. Understanding the main functionalities of social media and how it can be used by an international company has become a necessity not only for students of business and law but other disciplines too. The course is divided into two interconnected sections. The first section considers social media functionalities and social media strategies for marketing and corporate dialogue. You will look at a range of the major social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, and their influence and use in business contexts. In the second part of the course, you will be introduced to the most relevant Internet standards to support data and interactions between users, both internal and external to a company or organisation. You will have the opportunity to key topics in business use of social media including Web 2.0, the main social media platforms today, social media use by international companies and organizations, corporate dialogue, and social media strategies and metrics. Teaching Course format The course will be taught using a mixture of lectures and seminars. Assessment Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, classroom activities, questions and answers sessions as guided by tutor. Course Organiser Dr Michaela Bednárová completed her Ph.D. in Management and Economics at the University of Huelva (Spain). During her doctorate studies she was a visiting researcher at Rutgers State University of New Jersey (USA). Michaela's main research interests lie in the area of Business Communication 2.0; Social Media; Stakeholder Engagement; Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainability and Integrated Reporting. She has publications in various national and international journals such as Online Information Review (UK), Journal of Information Systems (USA), Spanish Accounting Review (Spain) and professional journals such as AECA (Spain). Moreover, she is a member of editorial board in the International Journal of Tourism Evolution and Governance, and an assistant editor in the International Journal of Digital Accounting Research. Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, students should be able to: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the functionalities of social media Use international information sources such as the webpages of the main Internet Employ a structured analysis procedure and advanced metrics to evaluate social media performance Understand the meaning of the main Internet markup languages and how to use them to express information Clearly communicate their conclusions to third parties Understand the key elements of a digital marketing campaign Identify the digital position of a business and how to improve their visibility online Execute a social media campaign and measure its impact using metrics Appreciate online privacy laws and best practice for social media marketing Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Business in the Arts

Campus 8 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Business in the Arts is designed to help you acquire an understanding of the nature, structure, and workings of contemporary business organisations in the arts and creative industries, and the management processes that take place within them. Through the use of guest speakers, case studies, simulations and visits, the course will focus on the application of business practice in organisations operating in the arts and culture sector. [+]

Business in the Arts Build your business skills and gain practical experience in the arts and entertainment industry Description Business in the Arts is designed to help you acquire an understanding of the nature, structure, and workings of contemporary business organisations in the arts and creative industries, and the management processes that take place within them. Through the use of guest speakers, case studies, simulations and visits, the course will focus on the application of business practice in organisations operating in the arts and culture sector. The course takes the form of four weeks of academic study followed by a four week internship. Two pathways are available – one for students with a background in business and those with an arts or non-business background. Students from both academic backgrounds will take modules in strategy, marketing, entrepreneurship, and human resource management. Students with no business background will also complete modules in accounting, finance and operations management, whereas current business majors will complete modules in the role of the arts in society. Internship In the second four-week block, you will have the chance to put their learning into practice by working as an intern in Edinburgh in a suitable role within a festival organisation. You will be able to learn practical aspects of arts management within one or more organisational departments including roles in publicity, press, front of house, box office or production, among others. Check out our video above to see what our students learned and experienced during their internship. Teaching Course format The course is divided into three parts: Business in the Arts I – with two available pathways for Business or non-Business majors Business in the Arts II Business in the Arts III – Internship Each student will pick an appropriate pathway in Business in the Arts I, with both groups of students working together to complete a Simulation Exercise. All students will then complete Business in the Arts II and III. Each part is worth 10 credits, totalling 30 credits for the overall programme. Business in the Arts I Pathway 1 – for non-Business majors 70% – Multiple Choice Exam covering: Accounting, Finance, and Operations Management 30% – Business Simulation Exercise Pathway 2 – for Business majors 70% - Multiple Choice Exam covering Art Management Fundamentals 30% - Simulation Exercise Art Management Fundamentals will focus on the economic and cultural role art plays in society, covering a number of present day issues facing the arts including government and private funders, the role of public policy and arts as a non-profit or for-profit business. As the course is an integral component of the Business in the Arts programme it will not be available to students from out-with the programme. Included in both pathways: The Business Simulation Assessment will see students from both pathways work together on the business simulation, peer assessment, and a final group report which will be a reflective review of the lessons learned as a result of the simulation. Business in the Arts II 100% Multiple Choice Exam covering: Human Resource Management, Enterprise in Arts, Marketing, and Business Policy and Strategy. Business in the Arts III - Internship 80% - Individual written report (1700-2000 words) 20% - Internship attendance and conduct report submitted by internship hosts. The individual report is to be based on the work undertaken during the 4-week internship period. The topic will be identified following discussions with the Programme Director. Participation in the internship is vital for the completion of the Business in the Arts course. Learning outcomes On completion of the course, students should be able to: Describe the various ways in which organisations are structured and managed Demonstrate familiarity with concepts and techniques associated with the chief functional management disciplines Appreciate the relevance of contextual factors in impinging upon productive performance Understand ppreciate the relevance of management disciplines as a means of improving productive performance Describe the inter-relationships between organisations and the environments in which they operate Analyse and solve organisational problems and issues, based on case studies and discussions with guest speakers Appreciate the holistic nature of the contemporary organisation, especially through the business simulation Present, discuss, and challenge key managerial issues and concepts in a group setting Understand the managerial issues experienced by a large cross-section of arts based organisations On completion of the internship, students should be able to: Show an appreciation of the different methods of research available and the range of choices available to students. Understand how to conduct a literature review, identify research questions and design a research project. Develop "hands-on" experience of gathering and analysing secondary and qualitative and/or quantitative data. Demonstrate skills in reporting research results and drawing implications and conclusions from the findings. Demonstrate self and project management skills. Experience and develop an understanding and appreciation of the application of management techniques in the arts/creative industries. Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Celtic Cultures and Music

Campus 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Scotland and Ireland have long shared a Celtic culture through song, language, literature, and folklore. This course will allow you to discover these Celtic connections, using song and other social and historical resources to trace this relationship over time. [+]

Celtic Cultures and Music Discover the native traditions and cultures of Scotland and Ireland Description Scotland and Ireland have long shared a Celtic culture through song, language, literature, and folklore. This course will allow you to discover these Celtic connections, using song and other social and historical resources to trace this relationship over time. Celtic music is one of the longest enduring of these connections, and one that still thrives today. This course will use song as the main lens to explain the historical, social, and emotional relationship between these two nations. You will explore the Scottish Gaelic, Irish language, and Scots song traditions, using song texts in translation, as well as in the original language. By examining the linguistic and cultural context of these songs, you will delve into the circumstances and influences that have shaped this unique relationship. The course will draw on the outstanding resources of the School of Scottish Studies Archives, which contain the largest collection of Gaelic and Scots songs in the world, as well as on a range of other sources. You will gain a thorough understanding of the main genres, social and emotional functions, and performance contexts, of Scottish and Irish song tradition. You will also be able to consider the role of traditional song today, and the emergence of Gaelic, Irish and Scots song as distinct genres of 'Celtic music' and 'world music'. During your time in Edinburgh, you will be able to explore Celtic cultures in context by visiting a number of traditional music and cultural events across the city. By spending some of the course time in Dublin, you will also have the opportunity to compare and contrast the Scottish and Irish traditions and cultures and consider how these nations have converged or differed throughout history. Who should choose this course? This course will appeal to those who are interested in Scottish and Irish culture and heritage, particularly those studying Celtic Studies, Musicology, Folklore Studies, Irish or Scottish literature, Irish or Scottish history, Irish or Scottish Studies, or social anthropology. Teaching Course format This course will be taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials, using real examples of Gaelic and Scots song, plus other archive materials, to explore the wide-ranging connections and influences between Scotland and Ireland. Academic excursions to cultural and musical events around the city will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of these Celtic traditions in context, and to place the role of Celtic culture in Edinburgh today. Assessment To be confirmed Course Organisers Professor Robert Dunbar is Chair of Celtic and Head of Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are Gaelic song, particularly in Canada, and the use of sound archives for the maintenance of song traditions. Dr Virginia Blankenhorn is a postdoctoral research fellow in Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her primary research is in the fields of Scottish and Irish Gaelic song and verse. She helped curate the Joe Heaney online archive (http://www.joeheaney.org) while she was IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellow at NUI Galway. Learning outcomes To be determined Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Challenges in Our Changing World

Campus 4 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The world is currently facing a range of complex and inter-related issues that impact the world on a global scale. Problems such as food security, the spread of disease, and climate change are affecting people across the globe at an increasing rate. [+]

Challenges in Our Changing World Examine how the world is trying to solve its biggest issues – from climate change to cancer Description The world is currently facing a range of complex and inter-related issues that impact the world on a global scale. Problems such as food security, the spread of disease, and climate change are affecting people across the globe at an increasing rate. This multi-disciplinary course will look at how both society and academia are attempting to solve these issues. Exploring some of the current global challenges, from climate change to cancer research, you will gain insight into the research strategies and innovations that place the University of Edinburgh at the forefront of tackling global challenges. The course will encourage you to look across disciplines and to understand how and why research priorities change. The course taps into the University of Edinburgh’s established Our Changing World lecture series, where each lecture is delivered by key academics in their field. Guest lecturers will be invited to provide a diversity of backgrounds, experience, and perspectives on their own approaches to solving global issues. Who should choose this course? This course will appeal to anyone interested in global challenges and how we can solve them. The course focusses on innovative and forward-looking approaches and is perfect for any student who wishes to develop their knowledge and skills beyond their core interests. Teaching Course format This course will be taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials from University of Edinburgh academics and guest lecturers. You will work individually and in groups on key tasks as well as conduct discussion sessions you’re your classmates, teaching staff, and invited speakers. Assessment To be confirmed Course Organiser Rob Thomas is a Teaching Fellow in the Biomedical Teaching Organisation (BMTO) at the University of Edinburgh. He is the current course organiser for the 'Our Changing World' undergraduate elective course as well as Deputy Programme Director for an online distance learning MSc Programme in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health. Learning outcomes To be determined Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Creative and Innovative Thinking

Campus 4 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This interactive course will help you develop your own successful creative thinking and innovative practice. You will explore prominent theories of creative thinking and assess their advantages and disadvantages, and examine the relationship between creative lateral thinking and emotional intelligence. By working on skills in creative responsibility, teamwork, and learning-by-doing, you will progress towards a creative collaborative mindset and build on your ability to take measured risks. [+]

Creative and Innovative Thinking An interactive class to develop your own successful creative thinking

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Description Do you have what it takes to start a career as a creative? Do you want to found your own start-up? Could you easily work in creative teams? Do you want to experience the vibe of solving real problems in a vibrant innovative atmosphere? Designed in partnership with a rich network of artists and entrepreneurs working in the creative industries, this course gives you a unique opportunity to spend a month helping entrepreneurs and creatives solve real problems. This interactive course will help you develop your own successful creative thinking and innovative practice. You will explore prominent theories of creative thinking and assess their advantages and disadvantages, and examine the relationship between creative lateral thinking and emotional intelligence. By working on skills in creative responsibility, teamwork, and learning-by-doing, you will progress towards a creative collaborative mindset and build on your ability to take measured risks. You will learn how to think about the best social conditions for your ideas to come alive in a sustainable and harmonious manner. You will also learn to be more co-creative without sacrificing your critical thinking or losing your enthusiasm. There are no universal recipes for creativity, but through analysing the successful stories of past and present, you will overall learn to develop your self-confidence, reliance on your own judgment, and critical thinking. This is not only about thinking outside the box but about reshaping and opening the box from the inside. Who should choose this course? Creative thinking is a skill that will be useful to students at university, in their careers, and in personal life. This course is for all students who want to broaden their horizons, find alternative ways of thinking, and to make a difference through innovation. It will give students the opportunity of reflecting on their future and what kind of employee they want to be, if they want to create their own start-up or become an independent creative. Teaching Course format This course will be very interactive, with a focus on practical exercises in disruptive methods for creative thinking and teamwork. The course will use three main approaches to help you develop your creative thinking 1 – Thinking by Doing: Real creativity is revealed by doing, in action, in the world. You will work in partnership with Edinburgh based start-ups and creative organisations or creatives to solve real problems. 2 – Hybrid creativity. Innovation and creativity are two different things. Innovation mostly relates to industry and technology, while creativity is a human trait. You will bring together both of these approaches and consider which approach best suits you. 3 – Learn to Dare. Persistent independent thinking is what changes the world. You will examine examples of creative and innovative thinking that can function has inspirational role models. To become a world-former, there is nothing better than learn from world-shapers from the past and present. You will also take part in academic excursions around the city of Edinburgh to inspire your creativity and challenge your way of thinking. Assessment Introductory essay before course (1000 words): 25% Final essay at the completion of the course (1000 words): 25 Group presentation: 25% Collaborative work with external partner: 25% You will receive formative feedback on your presentations, plus feedback in class activities and field trips. You will also be strongly encouraged to provide feedback to your classmates on their formative written reports. Course Organisers Luis de Miranda is the Director of the Creation of Reality Group at the University of Edinburgh. He is known internationally for his writings on ‘crealism’, a philosophy of creativity based on his concept of Creal. He has wirtten and published 13 novels or essays, on such diverse themes as science-fiction, history, philosophy, computers, politics, videogames, enjoyment, and of course creation. He is currently writing a PhD on the creative power of esprit de corps. Professor Theodore Scaltsas teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He has conducted research and published in ancient and contemporary philosophy and presently in the theory of creative thinking. He is interested in the relation of ideas and values to computers and has led a number of projects on these topics. Learning outcomes By the end of this course, students should be able to: Display confidence in using creativity concepts and language Describe accurately the set of key creative thinking concepts Understand what is distinctive about creative thinking as opposed to other forms of thinking Appreciate how creative thinking is useful in analysing and improving situations Demonstrate how to combine creative thinking with collaborative behaviour in their environment Know if he or she has the entrepreneurial fibre and the courage to risk an independent creative task or job Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Course Code Subject area Interdisciplinary Credits 20 credits/10 ECTS/4 US Credit level 8 Contact hours 72 Academic eligibility * 1 year of undergraduate study Language requirements * IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent or equivalent Location Edinburgh, Scotland Tuition fee £2300 Course length Four weeks Course dates 03.07.2017 to 28.07.2017 Application deadline 31.03.2017 *See Eligibility Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Culture and Society in the Scottish Enlightenment

Campus 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The course is interdisciplinary: thinkers such as David Hume and Adam Smith studied and wrote on a wide range of academic disciplines, on the basis that each discipline is helpful to shed explanatory light on the others. This is a traditional Scottish approach to study, which predates the Scottish Enlightenment – and it is the approach which this course will adopt. As philosophy was the central discipline of the Scottish Enlightenment, a philosophical approach will be used to consider each of the other key themes and developments. [+]

Culture and Society in the Scottish Enlightenment Explore 18th Century Edinburgh and its world-leading ideas Description This course will let you explore the culture and society of 18th century Edinburgh and how this context led to the major developments in the Scottish Enlightenment. You will be introduced to the social, political, and religious thought of the period and investigate key areas of development in the Scottish Enlightement, inlcuding philosophy, aesthetics, medicine, and literature. Special consideration will also be given to the influence of Scottish thinking on America, and the circumstances which led to the eclipse of Enlightenment thinking. The course is interdisciplinary: thinkers such as David Hume and Adam Smith studied and wrote on a wide range of academic disciplines, on the basis that each discipline is helpful to shed explanatory light on the others. This is a traditional Scottish approach to study, which predates the Scottish Enlightenment – and it is the approach which this course will adopt. As philosophy was the central discipline of the Scottish Enlightenment, a philosophical approach will be used to consider each of the other key themes and developments. You will consider the enduring relevance of the Enlightenment, including current approaches to its study, and areas of contemporary debate among scholars. This approach will let you enhance your critical, discursive and analytical skills. There will be the opportunity for guided tours of museums and galleries, as well as locations in Edinburgh which relate to the period of the Scottish Enlightenment. You will also take part in a philosophical walking tour of Edinburgh, visiting key sites and locations across the city, and helping you understand the context of the ground-breaking developments of this period. Teaching Course format The course will be delivered via structured seminar sessions, with an introductory lecture and tutorials in the first week. There will be prescribed and optional readings for all classes, which you will be expected to read outside of class time. You will also take part in museum and gallery visits across Edinburgh, and a philosophical walking tour of the city. You will take an multidisciplinary approach, while focusing on philosophy as the central discipline of the Enlightenment. No prior knowledge of the Scottish Enlightenment is needed. Assessment Informal assessment will take place through group discussion and classroom activities as guided by the tutor. Course Organiser Dr John Gordon is a Tutor in Philosophy and Classics at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning. Learning outcomes By the end of this course, students will be able to: Understand key themes, issues, and ideas associated with the Scottish Enlightenment Show awareness of the cultural and intellectual legacy of the Scottish Enlightenment Demonstrate Enhanced critical, discursive and analytical skills, gained through tutorial participation and completion of written assessments Appreicate the intellectual, cultural and historical significance of Edinburgh and Scotland Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Culture and Society of Tanzania with Swahili Language

Campus 4 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This course provides a immersive and exciting introduction to Tanzanian culture and society, as well as a contemporary and interactive introduction to Swahili – the lingua franca of the East Africa region and the most international and widely spoken of the indigenous languages on the African continent. [+]

Culture and Society of Tanzania with Swahili Language Develop your Swahili language in this immersive and unique adventure to eastern Africa Description This course provides a immersive and exciting introduction to Tanzanian culture and society, as well as a contemporary and interactive introduction to Swahili – the lingua franca of the East Africa region and the most international and widely spoken of the indigenous languages on the African continent. It takes place in Butiama, a beautiful and tranquil village close to Lake Victoria in Northwest Tanzania, where you will be able to progress at a fast pace in a Swahili-speaking environment. Butiama is also the home village of the first president of independent Tanzania, the late Mwalimu (Teacher) Julius Nyerere - an alumnus of the University of Edinburgh - and students will actually be living and taking classes in his family home. When applying for this course, you can choose to follow either a beginners level or an intermediate level stream, depending on your level of Swahili. If you need advice regarding your level, please contact us. Students of both levels will be encouraged to interact with members of the local community on a daily basis outside the classroom. For example, you will have opportunities to shop at the local market, learn to cook a range of Tanzanian dishes, visit surrounding primary and secondary schools and participate in a host of cultural activities, such as dancing, drumming, and pot making. More information on your daily schedule can be found here. When each week comes to an end, you will also have the chance to experience some of the wonders of Tanzania available outside of Butiama. Weekends will involve an overnight trip to the fascinating Sukuma museum, a chance to share the sunset with giraffes and zebras on the stunning Rubondo Island and, finally, a spectacular safari adventure at the world-famous Serengeti National Park. The University of Edinburgh also runs Postgraduate programmes in African studies. Teaching Course format The beginners level course will equip students with over 500 items of vocabulary and a pre-intermediate grasp of Swahili grammar. The intermediate level course will teach a range of more advanced vocabulary and grammar, and will provide immersive and intensive practice in speaking and listening. Both will allow students to become valuable members of a small Tanzanian community, understand local issues and cultures, and experience the use of Swahili in its natural environment. During the four weeks in Butiama, students will be hosted by Madaraka Nyerere, one of Mwalimu Nyerere’s sons, who will be happy to show groups around the area and explain some of its history. Accommodation will be in the family home itself, which has hosted numerous dignitaries such as Nelson Mandela. All meals will be prepared by local on-site cooks, although groups of students (on a rotational basis) will be tasked to go and purchase ingredients each day at the local market. This will help you to get to know the names of various food items and, of course, the local traders, as well as giving you good practice in Swahili negotiation. Assessment Feedback is provided on a continuous and simultaneous basis during class hours, especially during tutorial sessions, when homework and examinations are reviewed in detail. The course tutor will set guidance and feedback hours, although in any case both the course tutor and convener will be onsite and available at all times in Tanzania to help deal with any issues that arise. Students will also have the benefit of several local teachers, who will be willing to provide extra feedback and support if required. Continuous weekly examinations (80%) - Examinations will be conducted weekly on Friday mornings and will cover all material from the previous week. Each examination will last two hours in total and will contain a mixture of reading, writing and listening exercises. All four results are counted. 5-minute oral presentation with questions (20%) - These presentations will take place in the final Friday of the month. Students will be expected to present in Swahili, in front of the class, on a selected theme for between five and ten minutes. They will then be required to answer two or three questions from the teachers. Marks will be allocated according to language accuracy/suitability, spoken fluency, responsiveness to questions and accuracy of answers, presentations skills and evidence of preparation. Learning outcomes By the end of the course students will be able to: Understand of over 500 items of Swahili vocabulary, including important verbs, adjectives, and nouns in both singular and plural forms (Beginners) Understand a further 500 items of Swahili vocabulary, including more complex verbs, compound adjectives and some specialised terminology in fields such as academia, technology and politics (Intermediate) Communicate using a number of more complex tenses and verb extensions Discuss and understand certain relevant themes in greater depth, such as mobile banking, tourism, and literature Use four key tenses in both the affirmative and the negative Use the first ten Swahili noun classes, including how to make agreements within sentences Show awarness of some key figures in East African society (e.g., Wangari Maathai, Bi Kidude, Julius Nyerere) Appreciate a range of of both traditional and contemporary cultural norms in the East Africa region Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ... [-]

Summer Course in Debating International Relations

Campus 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Debating International Relations will introduce you to the major principles, concepts, actors, and theories of the international system. Using examples from the world today, you will learn how apply this theory to current debates, issues, and conflicts to gain an objective and informed view. [+]

Debating International Relations Apply political theories and concepts to today's major global issues and debates Description Debating International Relations will introduce you to the major principles, concepts, actors, and theories of the international system. Using examples from the world today, you will learn how apply this theory to current debates, issues, and conflicts to gain an objective and informed view. The course is divided into two parts. In the first part, you will examine a number of theoretical approaches drawn from different intellectual traditions in the discipline, including classical and contemporary realism, liberalism, and radical approaches to international relations, as well as contemporary debates on power and globalisation. You will then be able to apply these theories to current policy issues such as terrorism and security, human rights, governance and global institutions, the environment and poverty and development. The second part will focus on the current role of Scotland and the UK within the context of international relations. With the recent Brexit referendum decision – where the UK voted to leave the European Union – special focus will be given to examining how this major relationship shift will affect systems within the UK, the EU, and internationally. You will gain a deep understanding of the EU’s development as a political system, and explores issues surrounding the Union’s recent enlargements as well as its general role in international relations. Who should choose this course? This course will appeal to any student interested in politics, international relations, and international legal and political systems, especially those who are planning a career or academic research in these fields. Teaching Course format The course will be taught using a combination of lectures and tutorials, with discussion groups based on current issues and debates in international relations. Students will be expected to read materials provided for the class and to participate in discussions. Assessment To be determined Course organiser Richard Brodie is a Senior Tutor in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. He has ten years teaching experience and is a member of the University’s Edinburgh Europa Institute, a multi-disciplinary research centre devoted to the study of the governance, law and policies of the European Union. Richard has been nominated as Tutor of the Year at the student-voted EUSA Teaching Awards. Learning outcomes To be determined Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Developing Illustration Practice

Campus 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This course is designed for undergraduate students who wish to be introduced to illustration practice and create an ambitious personal illustration project through an intensive three week programme. [+]

Developing Illustration Practice Improve your skills in illustration, storytelling, and visual language Description This course is designed for undergraduate students who wish to be introduced to illustration practice and create an ambitious personal illustration project through an intensive three week programme. The course will be made up of 3 modules. The course will move from intensive theory and tutor input at the early stages, and will support you through to individual exploration and project-work, with the aim of completing an individual creative project by the end of the course. You will explore all stages of illustration, from planning and development using illustration briefs, to contextual research and preparation to help define and shape the development of you own illustration project. You will adapt a written a story or series of poems to develop these into an involved illustration project or a non-narrative series of images and ideas which can be visualized further into a series or a book. You will be able to discuss and test out ideas using a range of traditional and non-traditional techniques, methods, and concepts. Throughout the course, you will work to resolve your completed illustration project, before presenting it digitally along with their support material and a reflective short essay. Teaching Course format Module 1 (intensively taught) You will develop and challenge your visual interpretation of themes and texts through drawing and mixed media to explore narrative illustration and, based on literary sources, investigate how to tell a story through images. Module 2 (under tutorial supervision) You will adapt a written a story or series of poems to develop these into an involved illustration project or a non-narrative series of images and ideas which can be visualized further into a series or a book. You will have the opportunity discuss and test out ideas using a range of traditional and non-traditional techniques, methods and concepts. Module 3 (self-directed) Working towards your completed illustration project and present it along with support material and a reflective essay. Assessment The course will be assessed by the submission of a portfolio of visual design works and supporting materials appropriate to illustration. This will include a selection of resolved illustration works, preparatory studies, visual research and evidence of a contextual awareness through a completed sketchbook and/or visual journal. The work must be presented in a clear and professional manner appropriate to the discipline. The submission should include work undertaken within the class as well as directed and independent study beyond the class hours.​ The combined submission will be assessed against the three learning outcomes for this course. These are equally weighted and each will be given a percentage grade To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 30% in each learning outcome and an overall combined mark of 40% minimum. Course Organiser Kasia Matyjaszek worked as an architect before realising that drawing buildings was much more fun than designing them.She then realised that it is actually animals that she likes drawing the most. Since the animal characters she draws are rather cute and funny, she decided to focus on illustrations and picture books for children. Kasia graduated with a Masters degree in illustration from Edinburgh College of Art in 2010, where she now works as a tutor. A picture book created for her final degree show was highly commended in the Macmillan Book Prize. She has worked on a range of illustration and picture book projects as well as exhibiting my work in several galleries in Scotland. The children’s book projects include an illustrated edition of Black Beauty for Ladybird Books. In 2013, she took part in the Picture Hooks scheme and together with other finalists exhibited her work in The Scottish National Gallery. Apart from illustrating, she also leads creative workshops for children. Whether it is making jellyfish out of recycled plastic bottles, a forest of giant cardboard trees or creating puppets for our own theatre show, it is always lots of fun. http://www.kasiamatyjaszek.com Learning outcomes By the end of the course, students should be able to: Investigate aspects of historical and contemporary illustration and subject matter through a range of approaches to design research Develop personal visual ideas from both existing and their own texts Create an extended series of illustrations Cevelop a personal visual language by exploring process and materials in creative responses to illustration briefs Use a range of established and experimental techniques to explore and inform visual ideas Present a range of considered and sophisticated studio work in an appropriate form demonstrating a range of ideas, storyboarding and development Complete an resolved ambitious personal illustration brief which demonstrates autonomy of decisions made, critical reflection, and independent judgment appropriate to the problems Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Edinburgh: City of Literature

Campus 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Edinburgh has an amazingly rich literary heritage and was the first city in the world to receive UNESCO City of Literature status. This course examines some of Edinburgh's most celebrated literary talents, some Edinburgh locals and other Edinburgh visitors. [+]

Edinburgh: City of Literature Discover the city through the works of its most renowned writers Description Edinburgh has an amazingly rich literary heritage and was the first city in the world to receive UNESCO City of Literature status. This course examines some of Edinburgh's most celebrated literary talents, some Edinburgh locals and other Edinburgh visitors. Alongside works by among others Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ian Rankin, Muriel Spark and Irvine Welsh, the course will explore these writers' presence in the city through manuscript collections and objects in the National Libraries and Museums of Scotland and the Edinburgh Writers' Museum. We will also follow their footsteps through the city and see how their presence has been marked with monuments, plaques and other forms of cultural heritage. We will consider how these writers represent the city in their works and how it has shaped their writing. Students will require an advanced command of the English language in order to fully participate in the reading, writing and discursive elements of this course. Successful applicants will require a minimum of IELTS academic module overall 7.0, with 6.0 in each component. Teaching Course format Your studies will include: Close critical reading of passages from texts Small group working Setting literature in historical, social and political context Advance preparation of material for class including work for essays and class discussion Wide reading. Students will be encouraged to work around the subject by reading relevant secondary material Assessment Formative essay of 1000 words to be delivered during the course (feedback only) Oral presentation (10% of total marks) Class contribution (10% of total marks) 2000-word summative essay delivered after the course has finished (80% of the total marks) Course Organiser Dr Anya Clayworth teaches Literature at the Centre for Open Learning at the University of Edinburgh. She provides credit courses for the Credit for Entry programme as well as working on the International Foundation Programme. She was a Teaching Fellow in the School of English at the University of St Andrews for three years before deciding to focus her energies on literature and study skills in a lifelong learning context. Anya is an expert on the journalism of Oscar Wilde and produced an edition of it for Oxford University Press in 2004. She has recently been nominated for the Best Overall Teacher award at the EUSA Teaching Awards 2015/16. Learning outcomes By the end of this course, students should be able to: Discuss texts confidently in groups and as part of an assessed oral presentation Assess literature based, to a certain extent, on your own close reading Place literature in its historical and geographical context Understand the cultural remains left by writers in Edinburgh Write detailed and confident essays in response to assessment questions Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Energy: Technologies and Transitions

Campus 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Using this cross-disciplinary expertise, you will learn to appraise sometimes-conflicting information and opinions to shape an informed world-view of today’s energy. You will have the opportunity to see real technological advances and research happening within the University of Edinburgh and across the city with our academic excursions. [+]

Energy: Technologies and Transitions Discover the innovative technologies being developed to fuel our world and protect the planet Description In December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal, committing to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 – 2 degrees. Achieving this will require an almost complete transition to sustainable energy sources by 2050. Providing a broad and balanced view of “the energy scene” – the technologies that will support this transition – Energy: Technologies and Transitions will draw upon the leading contributions that University of Edinburgh Engineers and Scientists are making to key areas including wave, wind and solar energies, energy storage, and carbon management. Using this cross-disciplinary expertise, you will learn to appraise sometimes-conflicting information and opinions to shape an informed world-view of today’s energy. You will have the opportunity to see real technological advances and research happening within the University of Edinburgh and across the city with our academic excursions. Through examining these developments and concepts, you will be able to assess the pros and cons of different energy approaches and how they may impact on the future health of our planet. Who should choose this course? The course is suitable for students studying any science, engineering or mathematics degree programme, who would like to gain practical and forward-thinking knowledge about an exciting area of scientific development with real-life impact. Teaching Course format The course will be delivered through a blend of classroom-based work and follow-up work such as laboratory activities, group discussions and interactive poster sessions. Your learning will be augmented by guest expert lectures and off-campus technical visits. Assessment To be confirmed Course Organiser Dr Tom Bruce is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Internationalisation in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He is currently Co-Manager of the EPSRC Coastal Structures Network and a member of the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE), Tom’s research specialities include wave hydrodynamics and wave-structure interaction. Professor Hugh Sinclair is a Professor of Surface Geodynamics in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh. He is Deputy Head of the Global Change Research Institute and specialises in surface processes, mountain building, and basin subsistence in research areas including the Alps, Pyrenees, and Carpathians mountain ranges. Professor Neil Robertson is Chair of Molecular Materials in the University of Edinburgh’s School of Chemistry. His research focuses on molecule-based materials with conducting, magnetic and optical properties. These materials have the potential to prepare functional electronic and conducting materials, for widespread application in areas such as displays, transistors and solar cells. Learning outcomes By the end of this course, students should have: A broad and balanced view of “the energy scene”, the range of technologies that will support the transition away from fossil-intensive energy economies Developed their confidence to gather, organise and appraise sometimes-conflicting energy information and opinions Formed balanced and informed views based upon a world-view that recognises the diversity of opportunities and constraints that exist in every country Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in ExperiencEd

Campus 4 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The ExperiencEd module allows students to add a professional development, internship, work experience or research project experience of their choosing to selected academic Summer School courses. Following the structure of the University of Edinburgh’s innovative SLICC (Student-Led Individually Created Courses) programme, students can plan their own experience to expand their learning and build on their transferrable skills. [+]

ExperiencEd Gain practical experience to boost your Summer School course Description The ExperiencEd module allows students to add a professional development, internship, work experience or research project experience of their choosing to selected academic Summer School courses. Following the structure of the University of Edinburgh’s innovative SLICC (Student-Led Individually Created Courses) programme, students can plan their own experience to expand their learning and build on their transferrable skills. ExperiencEd provides you with the opportunity to gain additional credits for your co- and extra-curricular experiences: you can earn 10 further credits by adding this module to other credit courses. Our specialist staff will help you to design your programme and choose your desired learning outcomes, as well as supporting you throughout your ExperiencEd module. You will submit a regular blog to reflect on your progress and, at the end of your course, will summarise your achievements in a reflective report. You will also be linked up with the other students who are doing their ExperiencEd at the same time to support each other in a “community of practice”. You can use this process to show how you have increased your skills and assessed your own progress, an ideal boost for your CV. You may not achieve everything you set out to do, however the reflective framework allows for this, enabling you to show how you have learnt from working on problems and even your mistakes, and demonstrating how you would work in the future. Watch a video about one student’s SLICC experience https://media.ed.ac.uk/media/Tobias/1_nmpxsl0a You can currently add the ExperiencEd module to these courses: Business in the Arts Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival Learning Across the Curriculum: On Foot through Edinburgh Global Issues of Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Introduction to Learning for Sustainability Investment, Securities, and Psychology of Finance Filmosophy: Film and Philosophy Teaching Module format You will receive help to prepare for the ExperiencEd module from our specialist support team. This will usually take place during the academic component of your course. The team will also support you throughout the module, providing guidance and feedback on your progress towards your learning objectives. Assessment Reflective blog (throughout module) Reflective blog You will receive academic formative feedback at the proposal phase, and optional feedback midway through, and then a mark and feedback on your final report. Learning outcomes By the end of this module, students should be able to: Demonstrate how they have actively developed their understanding of the context/setting of their ExperiencEd project Draw on and apply relevant skills and attributes (academic, professional and/or personal) in order to engage effectively with their ExperiencEd project Identifying where they need to improve or develop new relevant skills and attributes (academic, professional and/or personal) Evaluate and critically reflect upon their approach, learning and development throughout the ExperiencEd project Demonstrate how they have used experiences during the ExperiencEd module to actively explore their talents in their chosen project area Demonstrate how they have used experiences during the ExperiencEd module to actively explore their mindset towards their chosen project area In addition, you will set your own specific learning outcomes, which will be supported and approved by your ExperiencEd tutor. Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Filmosophy: Film and Philosophy

Campus 4 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This course examines key philosophical issues through their treatment in contemporary cinema, as well as issues regarding the nature of film itself. Using a diverse range of films, we will learn what film can contribute to philosophy, and how philosophy can contribute to our enjoyment and understanding of film. [+]

Filmosophy: Film and Philosophy Exploring philosophical concepts through the medium of film Description This course examines key philosophical issues through their treatment in contemporary cinema, as well as issues regarding the nature of film itself. Using a diverse range of films, we will learn what film can contribute to philosophy, and how philosophy can contribute to our enjoyment and understanding of film. The principal aim of the course is to study philosophy in partnership with film and to think about film philosophically. It will provide an overview of core philosophical ideas and concepts from the perspective of classical and contemporary work in philosophy and scholarship in philosophy and film. Throughout the course, the question of how films can illustrate and advance philosophical ideas, as well as their potential limitations, will be key. The course will explore the intersection between philosophy and film and will consider three distinct yet interrelated approaches. Philosophy of Film addresses classical issues on the nature of film, such as: film as art, the ontology of film, and film and emotion. Philosophy through Film considers philosophical arguments and ideas through their treatment in film. Film as Philosophy claims that films, rather than being mere vehicles for philosophical ideas, may themselves be considered works of philosophy. Topics covered will range from Plato’s Cave to the Paradox of Horror and will feature films by Woody Allen, Michael Haneke, and many more. Teaching Course format Each of the topics covered will include a lecture, screening and tutorial. The screenings will introduce students to a range of classic and contemporary films, each providing a filmic insight into the topic. Lectures will introduce the philosophical area in question and tutorials will combine discussion of the film with critical engagement with relevant texts. In the final week, the lecture/tutorials will be replaced by open discussions of screened films. Students will be provided with all essential reading/viewing and recommendations for further study. Assessment Collaborative blog on film and philosophy (25%) 2000-word essay submitted electronically after the end of the course (75%) There will be workshops on both assessments during the course. Course Organiser James Mooney lectures in film and philosophy on The University of Edinburgh’s Short Courses programme at the Centre for Open Learning, where he also acts as Deputy Head. James also regularly lectures for Jönköping University (Sweden) as well as Arcadia University (USA). His current research is focused on the self in cinema. James curates the Filmosophy season of philosophical films in association with the Edinburgh Filmhouse cinema and has hosted several events as a part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Learning outcomes By the end of this course students should be able to: Think analytically about film Explain the various relationships between film and philosophy Apply a range of philosophical theories/ perspectives to film Demonstrate an understanding of philosophical concepts/ issues conveyed through film Consider what it means for a film to do philosophy Engage critically with philosophical texts Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Film Studies & the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Campus 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) introduces students to central concepts of film study and includes exclusive access to the Edinburgh International Film Festival. [+]

Film Studies & the Edinburgh International Film Festival Become a film industry insider with exclusive festival access Description Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) introduces students to central concepts of film study and includes exclusive access to the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Weeks One and Four will introduce you to film theory including film criticism, genre, national cinemas, director-centred approaches, identity, socio-politics and related philosophical issues. In Weeks Two and Three, you will have the unique opportunity to apply the knowledge you have aleady gained to to a variety of selected festival films and events, beginning with the Opening Night Gala. With your Student Delegate Pass, you will have access to iction feature films, documentaries, film retrospectives, industry and In Person events, including UK or World premieres at the EIFF. After each screening, you will take part in tutorials where you can apply key concepts in film theory and criticism when discussing the film. You will also have the opportunity to work with local students at the Festival in Week Three, who will be participating in the An Insight into the EIFF course provided by the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning. Writing workshops throughout the course will give you the opportunity to develop your film criticism and journalism. The University of Edinburgh also runs Postgraduate programmes of Film Studies. Teaching Course format Week 1: Introduction to Film Study the first week of the course will introduce you to formal concepts useful for the study of film, including narrative, narration, editing, mise-en-scene, sound and cinematography. It will concentrate on films set in Scotland, particularly The Angels’ Share (Ken Loach, 2012) and Whisky Galore! (Alexander Mackendrick, 1949). Week 2: Attendance at the Edinburgh International Film Festival Students will combine with local students on the Open Studies course 'An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival' offered in partnership with EIFF. Participants will receive a Student Delegate Pass and attend events at EIFF, followed by discursive tutorials. During the time spent at the festival, a short series of public lectures and guest talks provide further theoretical insight into film studies and criticism, while daily tutorials facilitate in-depth analysis of the films through tutor-led class discussions. Week 3: Press Screenings and Writing on Film Students will continue attending press screenings and events with the festival course tutors. In addition to tutorials and lectures, writing workshops will prepare them for the final course assessments. Week 4: Film Criticism, Theory and Philosophy The final week will provide an overview of some theoretical approaches to film study and analysis as well as introducing essential ideas related to film-philosophy, such as ethics, identity and the status of reality. The focus on Scottish cinema will continue with considerations of Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay, 2002) and Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013) but will also consider some of the films screened during the EIFF. Assessment 1 x 2500 word critical essay (50%) 1 x Film Review (1000 words) (25%) 1 x Profile Article (director, actor, screenwriter, etc. ) (1000 words) (25%) Course Organiser Martine Pierquin teaches Film Studies in the adult education programme at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked with the Edinburgh International Film Festival for over ten years, taking groups of students to the festival. She has published on French director Jean Eustache (The Cinema of France, Senses of Cinema, Sight & Sound). Her current research is on film education. Dr Pasquale Iannone is a film academic and critic. He teaches film at the University of Edinburgh and is a regular contributor to Sight & Sound as well as various BBC radio programmes. His research interests include film aesthetics (in particular film sound and music), Italian cinema, videographic film and moving image studies and the filmic representation of childhood. Learning outcomes By the end of the course students will be able to Understand stylistic and thematic developments in contemporary cinema Be conversant with some major approaches to film criticism, journalism, philosophy and theory Analyse individual films using particular theoretical approaches Produce a film review Write critically about film in an academic tone Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Global Issues of Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance

Campus 4 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This course evaluates and challenges the different conceptions of corporate social responsibility and governance in diverse institutional and geographical contexts. You will explore the emergence and changing role of corporate responsibility as a market governance mechanism, as well as its influence on and positioning in current corporate strategy. You will also examine the relationship between globalisation and the emphasis on corporate responsibility to fill the perceived void in global governance. [+]

Global Issues of Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Evaluate and challenge what it means for businesses and organisations to be responsible in the global market Description Corporate responsibility and good governance are vital ingredients to modern business structures. However, successful implementation in a global context has its challenges and issues. This course evaluates and challenges the different conceptions of corporate social responsibility and governance in diverse institutional and geographical contexts. You will explore the emergence and changing role of corporate responsibility as a market governance mechanism, as well as its influence on and positioning in current corporate strategy. You will also examine the relationship between globalisation and the emphasis on corporate responsibility to fill the perceived void in global governance. The course will present how corporate responsibility has become an embedded, fundamental element in other management practices such as marketing, finance and accounting, human resources management, strategy, and international business. You will develop a coherent and broad view of corporate responsibility and governance historically and in current organisations. The course will encourage you to reflect upon, and construct answers to, the following questions What is the purpose of business in the global world order? What are the possible roles of businesses in different cultures and societies? How are businesses responding to some of the world's challenges? What internal and external environments are required to enable businesses tackle some of the contemporary global challenges? Teaching Course format The course will be taught through a combination of lectures and tutorial discussions, using real-life examples of corporate social responsibility in global corrporations and a number of varied contexts. Students will be expected to read (both the lecture materials provided and relevant literature), to actively participate in discussions, and to analyse both the readings and the information provided in classes. Assessment The assessment will require students to identify, describe, evaluate and discuss the issues presented throughout the course. Group presentations/projects 40% Individual Essay 45% Personal Reflection 15% Course Organiser Professor Kenneth Amaeshi is Chair in Business and Sustainable Development and Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He has an expert level knowledge of developing and emerging economies, and is a Visiting Professor of Strategy and Governance at the Lagos Business School, Nigeria. Besides teaching and researching, Kenneth works with businesses, NGOs and governments, leading consultancy projects in the broad areas of sustainability strategy, leadership, international management, ethics, and governance. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Imagine businesses from alternative and new paradigms Understand the principles and characteristics of corporate responsibility and governance, and managing across boundaries Draw from contemporary societal challenges to generate and leverage knowledge and innovation globally Evaluate the strategies and management of businesses against management models and frameworks Assess practical management problems and develop viable solutions Develop powerful, persuasive arguments Work and a group and deliver professional presentations Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Campus 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The course covers key topics associated with entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurial motivation, business models, creating a robust business case, and investment. It focuses specifically on how and why some innovations are successfully commercialised, with particular emphasis on the role of the innovator-entrepreneur. [+]

Introduction to Entrepreneurship Learn the skills to turn a bright idea into a viable business Entrepreneurship has become one of the most powerful and influential forces of change in the world. Technological innovation driven by scientific research has led to radical social and economic changes. This course explores the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, introducing theory and practice, issues encountered on the entrepreneurial journey, and – most importantly – how you can become an entrepreneur yourself. The course covers key topics associated with entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurial motivation, business models, creating a robust business case, and investment. It focuses specifically on how and why some innovations are successfully commercialised, with particular emphasis on the role of the innovator-entrepreneur. Teaching a range of the transferable skills required to become an entrepreneur, the course will build your awareness of the legal, business, managerial, creative, analytical, and interpersonal skills relevant to setting up and running an innovative organisation. You will also be introduced to concepts including commercialisation of technology, management of intellectual property, and entry and exit strategies. The objective of this course is to demonstrate and understand that exploiting a new opportunity is a process that can be planned, resourced, and managed. Overall success is not just related to the nature of market opportunities but to the entrepreneurial and managerial motivations and skills of the entrepreneur. Who should choose this course? This course is ideal if you are contemplating an entrepreneurial venture but don’t know how to take it forward or you’re unsure if you’ll enjoy the way of life. Teaching Course format The course is delivered using multiple learning modes. The focus is on exposure to practice, live case studies from entrepreneurs, business angels, and commercialisation professionals, in addition to workshops and group discussion. Preparation for every session is essential, as students are expected to be active participants in their own and others learning experience. Assessment Informal assessment will take place through group discussion and classroom activities as guided by the tutor. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Identify and discuss different business contexts Recognise entrepreneurial characteristics and reflect on their own interest in entrepreneurial activity Research and critically evaluate a business opportunity and its market Present a business plan for a business idea or opportunity Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Introduction to Leadership and Management

Campus 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The course aims to inspire you to become a thoughtful, reflective leader and to develop an informed, systematic, and dynamic approach to leading in different types of organisation and in different cultural contexts. [+]

Introduction to Leadership and Management Learn how to be an informed, dynamic leader in different organisations and contexts Description Successful leaders in the future will be those which can confidently steer a path through a world characterised by competition, rapid technological development and economic turbulence. The course aims to inspire you to become a thoughtful, reflective leader and to develop an informed, systematic, and dynamic approach to leading in different types of organisation and in different cultural contexts. This highly interactive and participatory course will include self-discovery activities to help you gain an understanding of your own leadership strengths and potential for growth and development. It will also build effective managerial skills to develop your capabilities as a leader. The course will provide you with an insight into managerial practice and human behaviour and psychology, to develop your organisational leadership skills. You will cover a range of topics including Personality characteristics and behaviours of effective leaders Leader effectiveness and motivating others Performance management and leading a team Strategic leadership and leadership within teams Cultural and diversity issues in leadership Role of leaders in organisational culture and change Who should choose this course? The course is ideally suited to those who wish to develop their unique leadership abilities and better understand the leadership styles of others. Teaching Course format The course is delivered using multiple learning modes. The focus is on exposure to practice, live case studies from leaders, organisational change practitioners, in addition to workshops and group discussion. Preparation for every session is essential, as students are expected to be active participants in their own and others learning experience. Assessment Informal assessment will take place through group discussion and classroom activities as guided by the tutor. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Understand leadership theories and their application Developing knowledge and skills to manage your career Lead yourself and others in an effective way Expand your skills to analyse organisational challenges Make decisions in complex, changing work place environments Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Introduction to Learning for Sustainability

Campus 3 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This course aims to critique aspects of the scientific evidence and social context of the current situation and our responses to it. You will consider educational responses to the contested concept of ‘sustainability’, considering the breadth and complexity of the concept. You will challenge and and partially re-ground present understandings and practices by comparing these with the internationally diverse set of practices that are often referred to by terms including "Learning for Sustainability", "Education for Sustainable Development" and their variants. [+]

Introduction to Learning for Sustainability Challenge your attitudes and perspectives on sustainability and education Description In the relatively brief period that Homo Sapiens has been the dominant species on the planet, we have had a dramatic impact on the fabric and functions of the planet. Evidence shows that this impact is leading to further and perhaps irreversible effects on planetary systems: climate change, loss of biodiversity, ecological impacts of manufactured chemicals. In turn, this is having human impacts such as inequality, and related concerns of human well-being and economic stability. This course aims to critique aspects of the scientific evidence and social context of the current situation and our responses to it. You will consider educational responses to the contested concept of ‘sustainability’, considering the breadth and complexity of the concept. You will challenge and and partially re-ground present understandings and practices by comparing these with the internationally diverse set of practices that are often referred to by terms including "Learning for Sustainability", "Education for Sustainable Development" and their variants. You will work with and interrogate the breadth and complexity of the policies and practices that are understood to be Learning for Sustainability and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Aspects of the course content are driven by students’ exploration of their own attitudes and perspectives on sustainability and learning. Who should choose this course? This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in Learning for Sustainability, sustainability and environmental issues, and approaches to teaching. You do not need to be enrolled in a teacher training programme. The University of Edinburgh also runs Postgraduate programme on Learning for Sustainability. Teaching Course format A variety of teaching and learning approaches will be used, including lectures, discussion seminars, workshop tasks and outdoor activities. Students will be expected to complete relevant readings and assignment tasks in their own study time. You will also be expected to keep a personal reflective journal – elements of which you should be prepared to share with the tutor and submit for assessment. An opportunity for formative feed-forward is provided through a tutorial where students can, with the course tutor and classmates, discuss their journal, presentation and assignment. Assessment 25% Formative critical reflection journal (equivalent 1000 words) 25% Formative presentation session (equivalent 1000 words) 50% Written assignment (3000 words) Course organiser Betsy King is the Development Manager for Learning for Sustainability Scotland - Scotland's UN Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development - within the University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Understand the core concepts underpinning sustainability, with an emphasis on learning for sustainability Recognise the ways in which sustainability issues are innately interdisciplinary and are relevant across the school and university curricula Ascertain the roles scientific knowledge plays, or not, in people’s understanding of, and ‘belief’ in, climate change, the need for sustainability, etc. Understand the role of theory and practice in organisational change, and its implications for the introduction and development of learning for sustainability in their professional practice; Assess the ways in which global challenges are publicised and previewed and the educational issues relating to learner ‘helplessness’ Explore and compare international curricula, to critically assess successful approaches to learning for sustainability Critically engage with the concept of ‘learning for sustainability’ to evaluate a range of practices and pedagogical approaches currently used in teaching and learning Examine educational leadership in relation to sustainability Assess the success of the transition from local to global learning contexts Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Introduction to Sociology

Campus 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Introduction to Sociology looks at what sociology can do. Sociologists find out about how people live in and think about the world, they generate or apply theories about social life, they analyse how groups portray themselves and others, and critique inequality and injustice. [+]

Introduction to Sociology Exploring the basis of sociological theory and challenging understandings of society Description Introduction to Sociology looks at what sociology can do. Sociologists find out about how people live in and think about the world, they generate or apply theories about social life, they analyse how groups portray themselves and others, and critique inequality and injustice. You will consider how contemporary sociologists work with key concepts and thinkers in engaging with the social world in these ways and will gain an understanding of the key purposes, concepts, methods and areas of inquiry in contemporary sociology. The course will introduce you to the principles - as well as some in-class experience - of core methods of social scientific research: survey research, qualitative interviews, ethnography and textual analysis. We will look at examples of research from a range of countries across a range of areas, including the body, young adults, gender, inequality, violence and the environment. Teaching Course format This course will be taught using a combination of lectures and discursive seminars. International case studies will be used to illustrate key theories and developments in sociological study. Assessment Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, questions and answers sessions as guided by tutor. Course organiser Dr Sharani Osborn is a tutor in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Her most recent research was funded by the ESRC and focussed on how men understand the place of fatherhood in the life course and the factors shaping decisions around having children for men. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Understand certain key sociological concepts, particularly those which link 'individuals' to 'society' Developed an introductory understanding of the relationship between sociological argument and evidence. Understand the purpose and value of sociological research in relation to both academic knowledge and public issues and policies Understand key debates in sociological research about design, method and ethics Know the range of research approaches and methods that can be applied to an issue or problem, and their strengths and weaknesses Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Investment, Securities and Psychology of Finance

Campus 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Finance plays a central role in almost all business decisions. Issues of valuation and risk are central to many decisions facing firms. Discounted cash flow techniques, time value of money, capital budgeting and risk, and other such concepts have entered into the business vocabulary and are used with varying degrees of knowledge and accuracy. [+]

Investment, Securities and Psychology of Finance Analyse financial decisions and the behaviour behind them Description Part One: Investment and Securities Finance plays a central role in almost all business decisions. Issues of valuation and risk are central to many decisions facing firms. Discounted cash flow techniques, time value of money, capital budgeting and risk, and other such concepts have entered into the business vocabulary and are used with varying degrees of knowledge and accuracy. The first part of this course will provide a foundation in financial decision making – and an understanding of the techniques of financial analysis. It introduces the key elements of financial management and provides an outline of how to carry out financial evaluations of business decisions. It covers both descriptive material on financial markets, institutions and instruments, and analytical material on the assessment of projects and the valuation of securities. Part Two: Psychology of Finance The second part of the course is focussed on the psychology of finance, and is divided into three parts. The first part gives an introduction to several key strands of finance from a theoretical and practical perspective, which lays the foundation for for the second part in basic investments. These two parts together serve as an excellent launch pad for the final part in behavioural finance which brings finance and investment theory to life. The final part has been designed to provide an overview of an exciting new and fast growing area in finance, the psychology of finance, which is based around the concept that investment decision–making and investor behaviour are not necessarily driven by “rational” considerations but instead by aspects of personal and market psychology. This final part will centre on the concept that our abilities to make complex financial decisions are limited due to the biases and errors of judgment to which all of us are prone. The course will introduce cognitive biases, discusses the impact of such biases on the financial decision-making process, and explores the behaviour of individual investors, fund managers, and corporate managers. The University of Edinburgh also runs Postgraduate programmes on Finance and Investment. Teaching Course format The course will be taught over a series of lectures and tutorials.The course gives students the opportunity to engage in self-directed learning and research aspects of the field. Students will be sent a pre-course reading list of core-texts and are expected to engage with this list prior to the course. Assessment Part One - Investment & Securities: 100% Coursework, which includes quantitative computations and a qualitatively assessed essay Part Two - Psychology of Finance: 100% Essay Course organisers Dr Arman Eshraghi is a Lecturer in Finance and Accounting at the University of Edinburgh Buiness School. His main research interests lie in the area of behavioural finance which includes broad topics such as the impact of psychological attributes (e.g., overconfidence) on the investment decisions and performance of professional investors. Having worked for three years in the banking industry, Arman also has keen research interests in the area of banking and corporate governance. Arman's research has been recognised by the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards, the AAAJ Awards for Excellence, the Young Scholar Award for research in financial discourse by BSI GAMMA Foundation, and recently by a Best Paper Award from Qualitative Research in Financial Markets. Dr Gbenga Ibikunle is a Lecturer in Financial Markets at the University of Edinburgh’s Business School. He serves as a Director on the Board of Fondazione European Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre, a leading financial markets research centre in Europe. He is an expert on the Carbon Finance Unit of the World Bank's Partnership for Market Readiness Roster of Experts. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Academic Fellow at the University of St. Andrew's Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance. Gbenga’s research interests cover the general financial economics space, with greater focus on the microstructure of financial markets. His current research focuses on the microstructure evolution of financial markets against the backdrop of technology and policy innovations. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Understand the differences between a behavioural finance perspective and a traditional finance perspective, along with some of the fundamental concepts underlying modern finance theory Identify the cognitive biases and errors of judgment which affect financial decisions Recognise their own decision errors and understand the reasons for these, so they can avoid future decision errors and become a better investor or financial manager Know how to apply the financial approach to evaluate decisions with uncertain outcomes Understand financial decision-making within the organisation and some of the main techniques of financial analysis on which finance practice depends Comprehend the criteria used to evaluate investments or capital projects Apply simple discounted cash flow analysis to business decisions Comprehend the role of capital markets and how debt and equity are valued in financial markets Appreciate how risk affects project evaluation Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Learning Across the Curriculum: On Foot through Edinburgh

Campus 3 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, Learning Across the Curriculum is designed to give you the tools with which to teach and learn across the curriculum in an outdoor context. It will provide you with an initial step towards incorporating outdoor learning into your current or future teaching career. The course does not aim to train you as an outdoor specialist, but aims to provide some understanding of the benefits, processes, and skills related to learning in the outdoors. [+]

Learning Across the Curriculum: On Foot through Edinburgh Experience how outdoor learning can enhance education Description Learning Across the Curriculum offers aspiring educators of all kinds the tools to incorporate outdoor learning into their teaching and curriculum planning. Despite the increasing bodies of research and policy that highlight the educational, social, and health benefits of outdoor learning in the development of young people, many educators are not well placed to support this form of learning. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, Learning Across the Curriculum is designed to give you the tools with which to teach and learn across the curriculum in an outdoor context. It will provide you with an initial step towards incorporating outdoor learning into your current or future teaching career. The course does not aim to train you as an outdoor specialist, but aims to provide some understanding of the benefits, processes, and skills related to learning in the outdoors. Through practical exercises in curriculum planning and teaching in outdoor contexts, you will have the chance to experience outdoor education in context and assess the impact on your learning. The course will involve exploring the richly-storied human and ecological landscape that is Edinburgh’s Water of Leith. Aspects of the course content are driven by students’ unfolding curiosity about the history, geography, mathematics, and science that they encounter on their journeys through Edinburgh. In terms of educational policy, the course reflects the recommendations of Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning (Education Scotland, 2010). The ways in which theory and policy inform practice is a dominant theme of the course and reflects both in the theory and practical teaching of the course. The University of Edinburgh also offers a suite of MSc programmes in Outdoor Education. Teaching Course format A variety of teaching and learning approaches will be used, including lectures, discussion seminars, workshop tasks, and outdoor activities. Students will spend a considerable amount of time learning, exploring, and teaching outdoors in both built-up areas and green-space, investigating the landscape of the Water of Leith and its human and environmental impact. Appropriate clothing and footwear is crucial. Students will be expected to complete relevant readings and assignment tasks in their own study time. Assessment Educational pamphlet (30%): Design and produce a 2-page educational pamphlet on one educational aspect on the Water of Leith (1000 words equivalent) Outdoor teaching session (30%): In pairs, plan, facilitate and evaluate a short outdoor lesson (with lesson plan and risk management plan; 1000 words equivalent) Essay (40%): Complete an academic paper outlining the theoretical underpinning of the lesson and a critical reflection on the teaching performance (1500 words). An opportunity for formative feed-forward is provided through a tutorial where students can, with the course tutor and classmates, discuss their idea for their teaching session, pamphlet and assignment. Course organiser Rebecca Peacock is a primary school teacher who has worked with children from a wide range of backgrounds both in Scotland and internationally. She has a keen interest in the natural world and interactions within the environment. She returned to Scotland to complete the MSc in Outdoor Education at the University of Edinburgh and has since rejoined the teaching profession, working in a local school in Midlothian. Rebecca is endeavouring to infect others with her passion and encourage other educators to work towards embedding outdoor learning within their day to day teaching. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Understand of the broad concepts that underpin curricular outdoor learning Experience which outdoor learning can be used in education Assess the ways in which Curriculum for Excellence and outdoor learning may inform each other Explain principles of experiential learning for teaching young people in outdoor (and indoor) contexts, and those behind place and community-based education Show an awareness of safety issues pertinent to teaching and learning within groups of young people in outdoor settings Understand educational issues relating to outdoor learning and its interdisciplinary applications Search for, evaluate and use information to develop their knowledge and understanding Appreciate new ideas, methods and ways of thinking Take responsibility for their own learning, and are committed to continuous reflection, self-evaluation and self-improvement Sustain intellectual interest and be academically curious Make effective use of oral, written, and visual means to critique, negotiate, create, and communicate understanding Flexibly transfer their knowledge, learning, skills, and abilities from one context to another Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in New Directions in Second Language Teaching

Campus 3 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This course provides a fantastic introduction to the latest pedagogical and research developments in the fields of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Second Language Teaching in general. It will introduce you to the latest topics and issues that concern TESOL and Second Language Teaching professionals at the moment. You will be able to explore these exciting fields of research and practice in both global and micro-level contexts, and investigate approaches that focus on language itself. [+]

New Directions in Second Language Teaching An introduction to current theories and practices in TESOL and second language teaching Description This course provides a fantastic introduction to the latest pedagogical and research developments in the fields of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Second Language Teaching in general. It will introduce you to the latest topics and issues that concern TESOL and Second Language Teaching professionals at the moment. You will be able to explore these exciting fields of research and practice in both global and micro-level contexts, and investigate approaches that focus on language itself. The foundation of the course will be the evidence base of TESOL and Second Language Teaching, which looks at the practical implications for learning and teaching in a range of diverse contexts. It will draw on your own experience and knowledge, including your background, interests and career direction. You will also have the opportunity to research aspects of the field, e.g. through the use of corpora or collecting data in a natural setting. There may also be opportunities to observe practitioners or experiment with pedagogies in practical microteaching tasks. Who should choose this course? This course is ideal for English Language Teaching professionals and other language teachers who are looking to reflect on their practice in light of the latest developments in the fields of TESOL and Second Language Teaching. Students who have recently graduated (or who are working towards their undergraduate studies) and are wanting to explore key concepts and issues in the fields of TESOL and Second Language Teaching. Prospective students who are registered (or thinking of registering) to the MSc in TESOL and the MSc in Language Teaching at The University of Edinburgh and who would like to familiarise themselves with some of the key concepts and issues introduced in these courses. Teaching Course format The course will be taught by experts in the field who teach on the MSc in TESOL and the MSc in Language Teaching at The University of Edinburgh, along with TESOL PhD students. ach week, you will work, with guidance, on small research projects and present their research outcomes at the end of each week. The feedback from these presentations will feed forward to the summative poster presentation at the end of week 3. Students will produce a final research poster based on the feedforward they have received in the previous formative presentations. Assessment Poster presentation Research poster Component weights to be confirmed Course organisers Dr Claudia Rosenhan is currently the programme director on the MSc TESOL at Moray House School of Education. This programme attracts a large number of graduates who go on to develop a number of career paths after their MSc studies, such as teaching, educational management or further postgraduate work at Edinburgh or other universities. Dr. Florence Bonacina-Pugh teaches on the MSc TESOL and the MSc Language Teaching at Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh, and conducts research in the sociolinguistics of second language education. Florence also has many years of experience of teaching French as a foreign language in the UK. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Begin working effectively with knowledge that covers and integrates current developments in Second Language Teaching both from a local and a global perspective Show a critical understanding of the nature and context of Second Language Teaching Understand the research methodologies in the developing field of Second Language Teaching Evaluate and design language teaching materials as a way to develop a practical understanding of the contexts of language teaching Analyse data, execute a research activity and present outcomes Synthesise a variety of primary and secondary sources, written, visual and material Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in Preparing for University: Humanities

Campus 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This course will introduce you to the Humanities and how they are studied at university level. [+]

Preparing for University: Humanities Get ready for university study with this tailored course for young learners Description This course will introduce you to the Humanities and how they are studied at university level. Covering subjects including History, Literature, Film, and Philosophy, the course will use the theme of the ‘divided self’ to explore how this symbol appears in different disciplines contained in the Humanities. You will have the chance to explore and stimulate your own interests in a range of topics, and to compare and contrast research and study in different subjects. By reading and thinking across different disciplines, you will develop study skills that are both interdisciplinary and inter-textual. The course will examine texts and ideas which either originate in, or are based upon, Scotland from the 14th to the 20th centuries. Using a blend of text, audio, video, and other resources, you will develop a range of skills to support your independent learning in the Humanities. By engaging with these sources, you will develop a cultural awareness of Scotland, which will allow you to fully appreciate your time in our unique city. Throughout the course, you will also take part in skills sessions which will help improve your approach to academic writing, research, and discussion – all key skills for your time at university. Who should choose this course? This course is suitable if you are in your penultimate or final year of high school (aged 16-18) and planning to attend university to study a subject in the Humanities. This course is also suitable for students who have not yet decided on their university study but would like a taster experience of studying at university level. Teaching Course format Each class will combine lectures and tutorial discussion led by the course tutor and students. The course will also incorporate academic skills sessions, with skills which are directly relevant to the text(s) and sources under consideration. Essential and recommended readings will be set in advance of each class. Assessment Assessment will consist of a student presentation and an associated blog, completed under the supervision and guidance of the tutor. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Display an advanced interest in the Humanities and its subdisciplines Study the Humanities at a more advanced level Consider and respond to the human condition through Humanities-based academic study Fees The total cost for the Preparing for University course is £2800. This fee includes: Tuition fees for the two-week course Catered accommodation in single study bedrooms (breakfast and dinner included) Course materials and equipment Academic trips and excursions Social programme including evening and cultural events Airport pick-up and drop-off at Edinburgh International Airport Additional fees may apply for visa applications. These are not directly payable to the Summer School. In order to secure their offered course place, students will be required to provide a deposit payment of £125, inclusive of a non-refundable £50 application fee. The deposit payment will be redeemable against count towards your Summer School package payment. [-]

Summer Course in Preparing for University: Social Sciences

Campus 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The course will explore a variety of topics connected to ‘liberty’: from questions of freedom, inequalities and the re-distribution of wealth to examining how social scientists investigate and answer questions about society. You will consider the approaches of key academic thinkers including J.S. Mill, Adam Smith, Isiah Berlin, and Hannah Arendt. [+]

Preparing for University: Social Sciences Get ready for university study with this tailored course for young learners Description This course will introduce you to the Social Sciences and how they are studied at university level. Covering subjects including Politics, Sociology, Social Policy, and Economics, the course will use the theme of ‘Liberty’ (freedom) to explore how this topic appears in different disciplines across the area of Social Sciences. You will have the chance to explore and stimulate your own interests in a range of topics, and to deepen your understanding of contemporary social issues. By reading the thinking across different disciplines, you will develop study skills that are both interdisciplinary and inter-textual. The course will explore a variety of topics connected to ‘liberty’: from questions of freedom, inequalities and the re-distribution of wealth to examining how social scientists investigate and answer questions about society. You will consider the approaches of key academic thinkers including J.S. Mill, Adam Smith, Isiah Berlin, and Hannah Arendt. Using a blend of text, audio, video, and other resources, you will develop a range of skills to support your independent learning in the Social Sciences. Throughout the course, you will also take part in skills sessions which will help improve your approach to academic writing, research, and discussion – all key skills for your time at university. Teaching Course format Each class will combine lectures and tutorial discussion led by the course tutor and students. The course will also incorporate academic skills sessions, with skills which are directly relevant to the text(s) and sources under consideration. Sessions will contribute towards each student’s self-set individual project question, which they will present at the end of the course. Ongoing tasks throughout the two-week course will help students prepare their project and presentation. Essential and recommended readings will be set in advance of each class. Assessment Students will be assessed on their project (including preparation tasks) and presentation that they will work on throughout the duration of the course. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Display an advanced interest in the in the Social Sciences Study the Social Sciences at a more advanced level Understand and display skills that are integral to studying the Social Sciences including research skills and critical analysis Show advanced awareness of the social values and institutions that shape our world Fees The total cost for the Preparing for University course is £2800. This fee includes: Tuition fees for the two-week course Catered accommodation in single study bedrooms (breakfast and dinner included) Course materials and equipment Academic trips and excursions Social programme including evening and cultural events Airport pick-up and drop-off at Edinburgh International Airport Additional fees may apply for visa applications. These are not directly payable to the Summer School. In order to secure their offered course place, students will be required to provide a deposit payment of £125, inclusive of a non-refundable £50 application fee. The deposit payment will be redeemable against count towards your Summer School package payment. [-]

Summer Course in The Global Impact of Sport

Campus 4 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

It is impossible to understand Scotland without acknowledging the place and impact of sport. Sport is a significant part of Scottish cultural heritage. It helps to link the Scottish diaspora from Scotland to Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia, to name but a few places. [+]

The Global Impact of Sport Exploring the relationship between sport, heritage, and culture, in Scotland and beyond Description It is impossible to understand Scotland without acknowledging the place and impact of sport. Sport is a significant part of Scottish cultural heritage. It helps to link the Scottish diaspora from Scotland to Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia, to name but a few places. It provides an informed practical insight into how sport is increasingly being used as a cost effective social tool involved in addressing many of the world’s social and humanitarian issues. It is part of the social, cultural, economic and political fabric of many countries that makes it a potent force for good and bad. It has been a catalyst in starting wars, promoting peace and international reconciliation, enabling health. The Global Impact of Sport is build around two broad themes: Sport, Heritage and Scottish Culture examines the contribution that Scotland has made to different worlds of sport. It takes the learner on a critical journey from St Andrew’s and the home of golf, to the National Football Museum and the oldest international fixture in the world, to unique sports settings in the borders, the western isles and the Highlands, to Braemar and the Royal Highland Games but also where Scottish sporting culture, icons and émigré’s have travelled and why. Sport and Global Affairs identifies and analyses the way in which sport is being used today by the United Nations, UNICEF, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and trans-national NGO’S as a cost effective social tool that can contribute to global challenges of health, justice, conflict resolution, social inclusion, education for all, sustainability and international development. You will learn about social interventions through sport such as Peace, Players international; Soccer Across Borders; and The Mighty Girls Programme. You will gain unique insight into what works, what isn’t working, successes and failures. Sport itself is a global phenomenon Governments around the world commit public resources to sport. Every four years countries and cities commit to hard and soft legacies from hosting the Olympic or Commonwealth Games, or other major sporting events. From the bleachers to the boardroom, to the senate or cabinet, sport increasingly matters in today’s world. This course helps you to understand why this is the case. Who should take this course? This course will appeal to anyone with an interest in Scottish heritage, society and culture. It will also provide interesting insight for those who have an interest in global affairs and the part that sport can play in addressing world problems and issues, and those who want to visit some of Scotland's great sporting settings and institutions, architecture, museums and Scottish sports Halls of Fame. Teaching Course format The course will be taught using a combination of lectures, tutorials, and academic excursions. You will have the opportunity to experience sporting events and developments through trips to the National Football Museum, a Highland Games, a shinty match, and the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. You will also be able to expand your knowledge with digital resources including podcasts. Assessment One briefing paper at (60%) One SWOT analysis group presentation (Pass/Fail) One evidence-based blog (40%) Course organiser Professor Grant Jarvie is Head of Edinburgh University's Academy of Sport. He will bring to the course real life examples and experiences of how sport has been a force for good and bad in different parts of the world. Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan is a Gaelic scholar, the voice of sport on national television and radio and sports historian and author. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Develop a critical understanding of sports history, heritage and global affairs Exercise autonomy and initiative to gather evidence about Scottish sporting history, heritage and/or sport and global affairs Undertake critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of ideas, concepts, issues and evidence of Scottish sport and/or sporting heritage and/or sport as a social tool used in international development Develop a knowledge and understanding of some contemporary global issues and the nature of sports interventions tackling such issues Use a range of research skills to plan and execute advice and briefings on aspects of sport, heritage and global affairs Exercise responsibility and accountability to facilitate collaborative group work with others Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in The Power of Myth

Campus 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

In the course, you will follow the traditional hero’s journey cycle of receiving and responding to a call, facing of inherent challenges and obstacles, meeting and accepting supportive allies, finding the 'treasure', and returning to share recovered or discovered gifts with the larger community. You will also have the opportunity to explore how these themes and patterns occur in in your own lives and communities. [+]

The Power of Myth Exploring personal and societal transformation evoked through myth Description The Power of Myth: The Hero's Journey in the Transformation of Self & the World allows you to explore the patterns and themes of myth and how they reflect the human experience, and personal and societal transformation. In the course, you will follow the traditional hero’s journey cycle of receiving and responding to a call, facing of inherent challenges and obstacles, meeting and accepting supportive allies, finding the 'treasure', and returning to share recovered or discovered gifts with the larger community. You will also have the opportunity to explore how these themes and patterns occur in in your own lives and communities. Myths reveal the themes, patterns, challenges, and visions that connect each person to her or his past, to every culture on earth, and to the future of the world. Far more than a collection of archetypal tales, myths can be understood as timeless stories about universal truths embedded in the hearts of all humans. The course will draw on the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell, who referred to myths not just as the search for meaning, but also as the ‘experience of life’. Woven throughout that study will be local examples and case studies from numerous sources, including Celtic Wonder Tales; relevant Celtic and Scottish history; modern Gaelic poetry, such as Sorley Maclain’s ‘Cave of Gold’ and ‘Cuillin and Aonghas MacNeacail’s ‘Seeking Wild Salmon’; Scots poetry, such as ‘Thomas the Rhymer’; selected Scottish Tales; and related music. The myth of the hero’s journey reveals the overall structure of the cyclical adventure that calls each person (hero) to recover what was lost or discover what is life-giving, and in the process, experience and contribute to something bigger than their original self. Campbell wrote that the ‘basic motif of the universal hero’s journey’ is ‘leaving one condition and finding the source of life to bring you forth into a richer or mature condition.’ It requires a journey inside oneself spiritually and psychologically and then the discovery of how to share any newly-acquired gifts with the world. At this point in history, it also calls for evolving old stories based on new insights and understandings, which are emerging daily about ourselves and our world. By engaging in this course, you will develop increased self-awareness, social awareness, written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and confidence in their ability to create a positive future for yourself and the world. Teaching Course format Throughout the four weeks, this course will address three inter-related segments: The Power of Myth and the Call; The Hero’s Journey and the Response; and The Transformation of the World and the Return. In the first segment, you will focus on research related to myth, its prevalence and place over time, and our own calls to adventure. The second segment will focus on classic elements of the hero’s journey, the journey’s role in personal transformation, and our individual hero’s journeys. You will assess your own perception of where you are in the journey cycle; archetypes that seem currently active; obstacles and barriers you face; allies you sense are present to help, protect, and support you; and various tools that facilitate transformation. One of the myths explored in this exploration of personal transformation will be the Grail myth Parzival. In this final segment, you will focus on the transformation of society and the world through the return of the hero to share the lessons learned and gifts attained on the journey. Building on lessons from previous weeks, you will reflect upon your own learning and gifts, identify ways they make a difference in their lives, and explore together the Wizard of Oz myth both theoretically and experientially – drawing upon insights and suggestions by author, researcher, and human potential pioneer Jean Houston in her book The Wizard of Us. Throughout these segments, you will also engage in experiential activities designed to help you reflect upon, discuss, analyse, and integrate what you are learning. You will analyse the course themes both verbally and in writing, and reflect upon your own progress and experiences. The course will have theoretical input through both lectures and readings. Assessment You will be assessed on active participation in practical exercises and written reflection and analysis. Course organiser Dr MaryCatherine Burgess moved from the USA to Edinburgh in 2001. She is an alumna of the University of Edinburgh, receiving both an MSc Celtic and Scottish Studies and a PhD in cross-cultural shamanism. Her research focusses on a range of inter-related topics including shamanism, contemporary shamanistic practice, and the power of myth, story, and spirituality to support transformational change. She has previously also been awarded Masters degrees in Religious Education and Human Relations, to support her learning in the nature of transformation, consciousness, and the feminine in life. She has trained in psychodrama and related action methods since 1979, and became certified as a trainer of psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy in 2011. She is passionate about the power of telling a story in action and regularly uses action methods to promote holistic learning in teaching, consulting, counselling, and facilitating retreats and workshops. Dr Emma Dymock gained a First Class Honours in Celtic at the University of Edinburgh in 2003, and has since completed an MSc on symbolism in 20th century Gaelic poetry and a PhD on the journey of the hero and the Self in Sorley MacLean’s long poem, ‘An Cuilithionn’. She currently teaches classes in Celtic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She is a Council member of The Association for Scottish Literary Studies and has, in this capacity, assisted in developing teaching material for Scottish literature. Her research interests have often focussed on the power of symbolism and myth. She is interested in how myth can be present in even the most modern of poems and how Celtic languages and cultures in particular, respond to stories and symbols in relation to individual and collective identities. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Demonstrate a basic understanding of myth, the hero’s journey, and their relationship to personal and social transformation Respond thoughtfully and respectfully to challenges and opportunities that arise when addressing individual calls to personal and social transformation Impart and discuss the central theories both verbally and in writing Participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions and activities with others in a way that builds on others’ ideas, while expressing their own perspective clearly and persuasively Identify and manage their own emotions and behaviors, especially in the face of transformational challenges that emerge during the course Analyse and critique the elements of myth and components in the hero’s journey cycle Relate to literature and related material presented during the course and assess and as they apply to and life and society Evaluate the effectiveness of materials and processes used to explore myth and the hero’s journey during this course Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer Course in The Scottish Enlightenment in Context

Campus 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

In this course, you will consider the key developments of the Scottish Enlightenment in areas including philosophy, ethics, social and political thought, historiography, medical science, aesthetics, literature, and religious thinking. You will also have the opportunity to assess the influence of Scottish thinking on America, and the circumstances which led to the eclipse of Enlightenment thinking. [+]

The Scottish Enlightenment in Context Find out how Edinburgh became the birthplace of modern science, economics, and philosophy Description In this course, you will consider the key developments of the Scottish Enlightenment in areas including philosophy, ethics, social and political thought, historiography, medical science, aesthetics, literature, and religious thinking. You will also have the opportunity to assess the influence of Scottish thinking on America, and the circumstances which led to the eclipse of Enlightenment thinking. Introducing students to the central themes, issues and theories of the Scottish Enlightenment, there will be a particular emphasis on the enduring relevance of the Enlightenment. Students will examine current approaches to the Scottish Enlightenment, and areas of contemporary debate among scholars. The course also aims to enhance students’ critical, discursive and analytical skills. The course is interdisciplinary: thinkers such as David Hume and Adam Smith studied and wrote on a wide range of academic disciplines, each discipline shedding explanatory light on the others. This is a traditional Scottish approach to study, which predates the Scottish Enlightenment. Philosophy was the central discipline of the Scottish Enlightenment – and it will similarly be central to our studies. Explorations of Edinburgh through guided walking tours and visits to museums and galleries will let you place Enlightenment developments in context and understand the major influences of of this historical period. Teaching Course format The course takes an inter-disciplinary approach, while focusing on philosophy as the central discipline of the Enlightenment. No prior knowledge of the Scottish Enlightenment is needed. The course will be delivered principally via structured seminar sessions, with an introductory lecture and tutorials in the first week. There will be prescribed and optional readings for all classes. Assessment 1500-word source analysis (40%) 2500-word essay (60%) There will be a choice of disciplines for each assessment component. Course organiser Dr John Gordon is a Tutor in Philosophy and Classics at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Display knowledge and understanding of the key themes, issues and ideas associated with the Scottish Enlightenment Appreciate the cultural and intellectual legacy of the Scottish Enlightenment Explain the most recent critical thinking on the Scottish Enlightenment, and areas of continuing debate Exhibit enhanced critical, discursive and analytical skills, gained through class participation and completion of written assessments Understand the intellectual, cultural and historical significance of Edinburgh and of Scotland Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

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