University of St Andrews - International Summer Programmes

Introduction

University of St Andrews, Scotland


Friday 22 June 2018 to Thursday 12 July 2018


Ages 16 to 18

The International Summer Programme offers the unique opportunity to experience courses taught in the Scottish academic tradition by current University faculty.

During their time in St Andrews, students will be offered an insight into academic life in one of the world’s oldest and most respected Universities. They will live in the University halls of residence, receive lessons from current academic staff, and learn a little about Scottish culture and history through a number of educational and enjoyable excursions.

Courses on offer

The University

The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413 and over the last 600 years has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres. Ranked first in Scotland and third in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018, Complete University Guide 2018) and was awarded The Times and The Sunday Times’ UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality in 2017.

Getting to St Andrews

St Andrews is approximately one hour from the capital city, Edinburgh, with easy links by road or by rail to the nearest train station at Leuchars, which is 10 minutes from town. There are regular direct buses and trains from central Edinburgh to St Andrews. Many airlines operate direct flights from international destinations to Edinburgh or Glasgow, or a connection to Edinburgh from another major city such as London.

Students arriving at Edinburgh or Glasgow international airports are met on arrival by our staff and transported to St Andrews – this service is included in the programme fee.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

Hockey and Netball Summer Courses

Campus Full time 1 week July 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

Saints Sport manages all sport and fitness related activities, services and facilities at the University of St Andrews and is a partnership between the Department of Sport and the Athletic Union. We pride ourselves on our students’ ability to excel both in their academic and sporting endeavours and hold the student experience as a cornerstone of our strategy. [+]

Saints Sport manages all sport and fitness related activities, services and facilities at the University of St Andrews and is a partnership between the Department of Sport and the Athletic Union. We pride ourselves on our students’ ability to excel both in their academic and sporting endeavours and hold the student experience as a cornerstone of our strategy.

At Saints Sport we are committed to developing the perfect environment for the pursuit of excellence, enhancing student experience and personal development through involvement in sport and increasing engagement in sport within and outwith the University. Each strand of our programme helps us to work towards our goal and provides the best possible springboard for our graduates into the world, to help develop our staff and provide opportunities for our community.... [-]


Summer Course in Biological and Earth Sciences

Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018,Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Biological and Earth Sciences

The Biological and Earth Science course allows prospective students to experience inputs from four departments from within the faculty of Science. Classes will be delivered by full time faculty members from Biology, Marine Biology, Geography, and Earth Science. The course content will be delivered in the format of lectures underpinned by practical sessions in laboratories and on field trips.... [-]


Summer courses

Summer Course: Classics

Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018,Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Classics

The Classics course allows prospective students to discover aspects of the classical world through the study of language literature, and history. During the three weeks students will be given the opportunity to study English translations of Greek plays and Latin epic poetry to offer insight into both cultures. Daily classes in Latin language will also take place throughout the programme with the aim of students being able to read short passages by the end of the programme. Teaching will follow the Scottish tradition of lectures underpinned by seminars and tutorials. As most students will not have experienced Latin during their time in school no prior knowledge will be assumed and so the Latin will be taught ab initio.... [-]


Summer Course in Moral Philosophy

Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018, Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Moral Philosophy

The Moral Philosophy course allows prospective students to experience a course delivered by faculty from one of the top-rated philosophy departments in the UK. The focus of the three weeks will be the most fundamental practical question: “What should I do?” during the module the following shall be explored and discussed:... [-]


Summer Course in Physical Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science

Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018,Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Physical Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science

The Physical Science, Mathematics, and Computer Sciencecourse allows prospective students to experience inputs from four departments from within the faculty of Science. Classes will be delivered by full time faculty members from Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. The course content will be delivered in the format of lectures underpinned by practical sessions in laboratories.... [-]


Summer Course in Psychology and Neuroscience

Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018, Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Psychology and Neuroscience

The Psychology and Neuroscience course will allow students explore the contemporary learning and research on a number of topics such as:... [-]


Summer Course in Science & Religion

Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

This course offers students the opportunity to explore the burgeoning field of science & religion. We will examine (and challenge!) the idea that religion and the natural sciences exist in fundamental conflict, and students will be exposed to various perspectives from the fields of cosmology, psychology, philosophy, biology, and theology. [+]

Summer Course in Science & Religion

This course offers students the opportunity to explore the burgeoning field of science & religion. We will examine (and challenge!) the idea that religion and the natural sciences exist in fundamental conflict, and students will be exposed to various perspectives from the fields of cosmology, psychology, philosophy, biology, and theology. Beyond a mere historical overview of the relationship between science & religion, students will have the chance to tackle such pressing questions as:

Was the universe created? What about the Big Bang? Does evolution disprove religion? Is there a soul? Does neuroscience disprove religious belief? What about evil and suffering in the natural world? ... [-]

Summer Course in Scottish Studies

Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018, Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Scottish Studies

The Scottish Studies course allows prospective students to experience inputs related to Scottish culture, history, politics, and philosophy. Classes will be delivered by full-time faculty members from the schools of English, History, Art History, and Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies. The course content will be delivered in the format of lectures underpinned by seminars and tutorials.... [-]


Summer Course in Sustainable Development

Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018, Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Sustainable Development

The Sustainable Development course will cover the basic ideas and debates associated with sustainable development as well as exploring and discussing a number of illustrative local and global sustainable development cases. By applying basic ideas to the case studies students will be given an insight into how sustainable development is fairing and how it could be improved in the future. The course benefits from contributions from the School of Geography and Sustainable Development as well as stakeholders representing local sustainable development initiatives. It is designed to be an interactive, engaging, and hands-on learning experience with content being delivered in the format of lectures underpinned by tutorials and field trips to relevant St Andrews and Fife destinations. The main objective of this course is to inspire students to think outside the conventional box of production and consumption when considering and exploring pathways towards a more sustainable future.... [-]


Summer Course in World Literature

Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018, Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

World Literature

The World Literature course allows prospective students to discover new literary interests and explore different cultures from a variety of geographical areas. Lectures and seminars on plays, films, poetry, and prose will be accompanied by daily lessons from native speakers who will guide students in developing the basics of a new language such as Persian, Russian, or Italian. Classes will be delivered by full-time faculty members from the schools of Modern Languages.... [-]


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