Durham University International Summer School

Introduction

Top Ranking

Durham University is unique. We are the third oldest university in England and one of the world’s leading centres of scholarship and learning. The International Summer School continues in this tradition offering you the opportunity to get ahead this summer with one of our short courses of intensive academic study.
• •6th in the Complete University Guide overall rankings 2017. • •74th in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17. • •Ranked in the world top 40 for the employability of our students, QS World University rankings 2016/17.

Summer School Courses offered in 2017

  • English Language for Academic Purposes
  • The Northern Borders of Empire to the Making of the Middle Ages

Global cohort

The International Summer School attract students from across the world and offers a truly global experience with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. Durham is a student city; wherever you go you will make new friends and meet new people, making your time with us unforgettable. This environment will allow you to develop new skills, enjoy a variety of experiences, increase your appeal to future employers and expand your world view.

Historic Setting

Surrounded by some of the world’s finest architecture, Durham city is the perfect setting to experience study abroad in England. The Castle and Cathedral – together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site- dominate the skyline and look out over breath-taking countryside.

A short distance from the Pennine Mountains and the sea, Durham is one of England’s most beautiful cities and the perfect destination to experience British history and culture in a welcoming environment. Its winding streets and ancient marketplace invite you to explore further into its heritage.

Durham’s excellent transport links and positioning mean it is the ideal starting point to visit more of the United Kingdom and Europe, with London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin and Paris all within easy reach.

Why Durham University International Summer School?

Since its foundation in 1832 Durham University has flourished and cemented a place of distinction both nationally and internationally. Durham City has captured the admiration of writers and artists for centuries, and as the only university in England to occupy a World Heritage Site (Durham Cathedral and Castle), it continues to capture the attention of travellers from all over the world.

Durham University is England’s third oldest university, founded after Oxford and Cambridge, and one of the UK’s leading research institutions. As Durham University is one of the top 100 universities in the world, Durham lecturers and tutors are acknowledged experts and leaders in their field. Regardless of your course, you will be taught by some of the leading minds in the world.

The Durham University Difference

Durham University offers you a unique opportunity to experience the history, tradition and quality of one of the oldest and highest ranking universities in England.

Located in the small and ancient City of Durham in the heart of North East England you will have the opportunity to experience life in a traditional British University.

We know studying abroad is an opportunity to develop skills that today’s employers seek. It is a way to prepare and distinguish oneself in an increasingly competitive market place; illuminating new paths and ideas along the way.

Enjoy our past, make the most of the present, and look forward to a future full of possibilities.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Summer courses

Course - English Language for Academic Purposes

Campus Full time 4 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Durham

This four-week course will give you the opportunity to learn high-level academic English as part of Durham University’s International Summer School. On this course we will teach you some of the key academic skills students need to be successful at a [+]

This four-week course will give you the opportunity to learn high-level academic English as part of Durham University’s International Summer School. On this course we will teach you some of the key academic skills students need to be successful at a British university. What will I study on this course? You will practice academic writing and develop your ability to present argument and analysis. You will have the opportunity to give presentations on academic topics including your own undergraduate studies. You will learn to contribute to and lead academic discussions. You will have the opportunity to learn more about British life and culture through lectures, classroom discussions, and local excursions. How will I be taught? You will be taught in small groups (maximum group size of 16). Your teacher will take a communicative approach and you will often work collaboratively through pair work and group discussions. An important part of the course is the individual feedback you will receive. In one to one tutorials your teacher will advise you on how you can improve your spoken and written work. What will I do on the course? The best way to learn English is through practicing it. On this course we will ask you to produce a portfolio of work. This will include: A timed piece of writing produced under exam conditions An academic essay you write and research in your own time A formal presentation Participating in an assessed seminar Completing a research project and giving a poster presentation Does... [-]

Course - The Northern Borders of Empire to the Making of the Middle Ages

Campus Full time 4 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Durham

This multi-disciplinary Summer School course designed by our Department of Archaeology and Durham Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, gives students first-hand knowledge and experience of UK archaeology and professional practice. Combined with two weeks of medieval history [+]

During this multi-disciplinary Summer School course designed by our Department of Archaeology and Durham Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, students will spend the initial two weeks: participating in a suite of major archaeological projects focused on the northern edges of the Roman Empire in Britain playing a full part in the excavations and building recording gaining first-hand knowledge and experience of UK archaeological professional practice receiving on-site seminars and workshops with expert visitors exploring matters of cutting edge concern in archaeology and cultural history gaining a full understanding of the archaeology of the transformation of the military frontier of Roman Britain including Hadrian’s Wall in the early medieval and modern eras and a wider appreciation of the archaeology and history of Northern England The second two weeks of the Summer School course focus on Medieval theory modules with experts from the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies focussing on the following topics: Saints, Scholars and Vikings: the Northern World in the Early Middle Ages 'From the fear of the Northmen, dear Lord deliver us': so runs the prayer from northern England faced with the terror of Viking raids from the 8th century to the middle of the eleventh century. The Vikings encountered a northern world rich in material and cultural life, glorying still in the golden age of Northumbrian power from the previous century and the age of saint so memorably chronicled by Bede. How these world collided, the consequences of these encounters and the changing shape... [-]

Contact
Location address
International Summer School
Durham University
The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road

Durham, England, DH1 3LE GB