In 2006 King's joined forces with Pembroke College to offer places on an exciting summer school programme open to first year undergraduates at universities all over the world.
Students applying for the 2014 programme are able to choose options from a wide range of lecture courses, covering Creative Writing, Sciences, Economics and Finance, Business and Management, History, English Literature and Linguistics, Law, Education and Anthropology, Philosophy, History of Art, Architecture and Film, Art and International Relations. Outside class, a varied range of social and cultural activities and travel options await you.
Students attending this Programme enjoy many of the facilities and benefits available to regular Cambridge students. You are strongly advised to explore the websites of King's and Pembroke and the University to get a flavour of what you will experience during a summer in Cambridge.
Accommodation for the Programme will be in student rooms used by King's and Pembroke students at other times of year, and the Hall, Library, and world-famous King's College Chapel will all be part of the student experience.
Course length: 8 weeks
Running from Sunday 29 June to Saturday 23 August 2014, this Programme allows students to take three lecture courses, each of which is arranged as 12 lectures and 8 seminar sessions for a total of 25 contact hours.
It is possible to substitute a supervision (guided research) in the student’s major area of study for one of the taught courses. The supervision system (one-on-one teaching) is one of the key strengths and advantages of the Cambridge undergraduate teaching system. Supervisions are both academically demanding and rewarding, and best for students with a significant amount of initiative and enthusiasm for the subject they intend to study.
Some lecture courses are concentrated into four weeks (Modules 1 and 2) whilst others are spread over the full eight weeks of the programme (Module 3). The Programme accepts approximately 350 students on a rolling admissions basis so early applications are strongly encouraged.
Courses on offer and method of application
Visit the Pembroke-King's Programme web pages to learn more about the courses on offer next summer, and to find out how to apply for the summer school.
Other summer schools available at Cambridge University
- Sutton Trust Summer Schools (for Year 12 students at UK state-maintained schools).
- CU Senior Physics Challenge (for Year 12 students in the UK).
- Cambridge University International Summer Schools (University level courses).