Summer Courses in History

A summer course is a class taken during the summer break of a university. These courses are typically finished in no more than two months, and are offered in a wide range of subjects. Courses in humanities, including history, are very popular and are offered at many institutions. What is a summer course in history? These intensive courses are offered by the university to present opportunities that… Read more

A summer course is a class taken during the summer break of a university. These courses are typically finished in no more than two months, and are offered in a wide range of subjects. Courses in humanities, including history, are very popular and are offered at many institutions.

What is a summer course in history? These intensive courses are offered by the university to present opportunities that may not be available during the regular academic calendar. While some students may use summer courses to catch up or get ahead academically, many summer courses offer highly specialized and focused programs. These classes include interesting topics such as games and history, museums and memorial sites, music in contemporary history and society, and the history and heritage of specific cultural and ethnic groups.

History students gain invaluable perspective on the world around them by learning about the past. A multitude of careers are available to people who may take a summer course in history, with a wide range of salaries and potential global applications.

The cost of a summer course in history will vary greatly from school to school and from country to country. The price will often include enrollment and registration fees, as well as the cost of books. The best way to determine the expense of a summer course is to contact the university holding the class.

As with other courses in humanities and social sciences, a summer course in history will typically prepare students for a wide range of career prospects. Traditionally, students may choose a career in education, research, information management, or business. These jobs may include journalist, librarian, historic preservationist, or legislative staff worker. The wide field of history presents many opportunities to students.

A summer course in history is an excellent way to expand your horizons and gain knowledge that may be unavailable otherwise. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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International Programs at Tufts University
Medford , USA

As part of the English Today program, you will build your English language skills through Discover America excursions, weekday classes, and weekend trips and activities. You w ... +

As part of the English Today program, you will build your English language skills through Discover America excursions, weekday classes, and weekend trips and activities. You will live on the Tufts campus in a college dorm with students from across the globe and learn about the US college experience. The afternoon and weekend excursions include visits to local universities, museums and recreational sites where you will become more fully acquainted with American culture and develop the confidence to use your new English language skills. Through the Tufts English Today program, we’ll help you make the most of your summer in Boston with a combination of classes and extracurricular activities. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
28 Jun 2020
01 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Summer at Smith College
Northampton , USA

Smith College and the surrounding area are home to unparalleled collections and cultural heritage institutions that offer an immersive experience in women's history. During yo ... +

Smith College and the surrounding area are home to unparalleled collections and cultural heritage institutions that offer an immersive experience in women's history. During your time at Smith, we will explore women's lives through archival research, visits to local museums and tours of historic sites. With a focus on women and social change, you will be introduced to women who have altered the course of American history through reform, mobilization, cultural interventions and outright rebellion. -
Summer courses
14 days
English
19 Jul 2020
02 Jun 2020
Campus
 
University of Exeter International Summer School
Exeter , United Kingdom

For much of the 19th and 20th century, Britain was the world’s superpower, and its imperial connections not only left deep traces in America, Africa and Asia but also in Brita ... +

For much of the 19th and 20th century, Britain was the world’s superpower, and its imperial connections not only left deep traces in America, Africa and Asia but also in Britain itself. Thus to understand modern British history it is necessary to see it in a global perspective: not only were British politics and economics influenced by imperial considerations but also most of its wars were global conflicts. -
Summer courses
English
August 2020
Campus
 
European University of Rome - Summer school
Rome , Italy + 2 More

The program will develop in an international advanced research context directly on-site, in the most important historical places related to Jesus and the Gospels in Jerusalem ... +

The program will develop in an international advanced research context directly on-site, in the most important historical places related to Jesus and the Gospels in Jerusalem and Galilee. -
Summer courses
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
62 hours
English
October 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Immerse Education
Cambridge , United Kingdom + 1 More

From the performative nature of medieval European courts, to present socio-political conflicts, participants on the Immerse History summer programme will explore fascinating h ... +

From the performative nature of medieval European courts, to present socio-political conflicts, participants on the Immerse History summer programme will explore fascinating historical themes as well as concepts of best historical practice. This programme is perfect for those considering studying History and related disciplines at the university level. -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
July 2020
Campus
 
IES Abroad
Chicago , USA + 35 More

Our UK Today Program provides you with the opportunity to explore the vibrant culture and rich heritage of contemporary London through a wide range of courses—all of which app ... +

Our UK Today Program provides you with the opportunity to explore the vibrant culture and rich heritage of contemporary London through a wide range of courses—all of which apply to British history and culture. -
Summer courses
Full-time
7 weeks
English
08 Jun 2020
01 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Saint Michael's College
Burlington , USA

To register for a summer session course, complete and submit the Undergraduate Registration form, found on the Registrar's Office Forms page. Registration begins March 1.

To register for a summer session course, complete and submit the Undergraduate Registration form, found on the Registrar's Office Forms page. Registration begins March 1. -
Summer courses
Full-time
11 days
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Balkan Heritage Field School
Sofia , Bulgaria

The end of Second World War (1939-1945) marks a turning point in the history of East Europe. The Iron curtain and the Cold War divides Europe in two parts. The new socialist, ... +

The end of Second World War (1939-1945) marks a turning point in the history of East Europe. The Iron curtain and the Cold War divides Europe in two parts. The new socialist, pro-Soviet regimes to the East put the region in isolation from political and economic consensus of Western Europe – the so called Eastern Bloc is created. -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
University of Southampton
Southampton , United Kingdom

This course explores what money really is. It expands our everyday perceptions of coins and notes by looking at the ways in which artists, writers and philosophers have reveal ... +

This course explores what money really is. It expands our everyday perceptions of coins and notes by looking at the ways in which artists, writers and philosophers have revealed the social and political assumptions that money relies upon. The first class will introduce you to money’s contested histories, exploring how histories of barter have been placed against histories of debt and what this means for how money functions in contemporary economies. The second class will introduce you to the ways in which artists and writers have imagined alternative forms of money, exploring examples from counterfeiting to the gift economy. The final class explores what money means in our contemporary moment: analysing the social relations, and problems, that digital money brings. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Campus
 
University of Southampton International Summer School
Southampton , United Kingdom

When you join the International Summer School 2019, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an international ... +

When you join the International Summer School 2019, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internationally-recognised member of academic staff at the University of Southampton working in partnership with one of our many enthusiastic postgraduate research students. Across three engaging and interactive classroom sessions, they will introduce you to their topic of choice, explaining why it is important to them and offering you an insight into the world-class research environment they work in. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Campus
 
Sorbonne University - Summer School
Paris , France

The history of France is lined with emblematic characters, women or men, known to all. They each, in their own way, left their mark and shaped this country. This cycle shows t ... +

The history of France is lined with emblematic characters, women or men, known to all. They each, in their own way, left their mark and shaped this country. This cycle shows the imprint left by five famous French characters, between legend and reality. -
Summer courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Universidad Privada De Ciencias Aplicadas
Lima , Peru

Our Summer Program offers students the opportunity to enroll in specialized courses as related to their fields of study. Student learning takes place in unique and exciting se ... +

Our Summer Program offers students the opportunity to enroll in specialized courses as related to their fields of study. Student learning takes place in unique and exciting settings and is guided by professional instruction, in English, from experts from various disciplines related to tourism, architecture, business, communications and journalism, fashion design, gastronomy, music, photography, among others. -
Summer courses
Full-time
English
March 2020
Campus
 
Leysin American School
Leysin , Switzerland

The LAS Summer Academic Program consists of two streams. The first, our “Accelerator” program, provides a clear focus on core school subjects. The second, our “Explorer” progr ... +

The LAS Summer Academic Program consists of two streams. The first, our “Accelerator” program, provides a clear focus on core school subjects. The second, our “Explorer” program, allows students to discover a range of fascinating topics that support the development of key skills in, particularly alternative subjects. Both programs bring the classroom out into the real world in order to take what the students have learned and apply them to practical situations. Students will select two courses from any of the subjects offered. -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Collegium Civitas
Warsaw , Poland

Central Europe has been a flash point in world history for centuries. Control of the area has been contested both by imperial powers – above all Russia, Austria, Germany – and ... +

Central Europe has been a flash point in world history for centuries. Control of the area has been contested both by imperial powers – above all Russia, Austria, Germany – and by the smaller nations in between. -
Summer courses
Full-time
22 days
English
Campus
 
Helsinki Summer School
Helsinki , Finland

This course explores the development of the popular music style of Heavy Metal. The primary focus will be on the musical elements of the genre, its historical features and its ... +

This course explores the development of the popular music style of Heavy Metal. The primary focus will be on the musical elements of the genre, its historical features and its relation to contemporary Western society. -
Summer courses
Full-time
17 days
English
04 Aug 2020
01 Jun 2020
Campus