Edinburgh Summer School 2022

Pre-university: Humanities

Are you thinking of studying Humanities at university? 

Located in the historic city of Edinburgh, students will embark on a scholarly adventure through a range of disciplines including literature, philosophy, history and art history. Students on this course will develop their academic skills and gain a fascinating insight into studying Humanities at university level. Using a range of modern and contemporary texts and artworks from Scotland, students will be introduced to relevant concepts and perspectives used in the study of the Humanities. 


Key information


Subject Humanities
Teaching fellow Dr John Gordon
Credit bearing No

Students must be in penultimate year of high school and aged 16-18

Students must submit a Signed Parental Consent Form

Language requirements Evidence of English language ability equivalent of IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component
Dates 11 July-22 July 2022
Length 2 weeks
Contact hours 36
Course fee £3,995
Application deadline 30 May 2022 (17:00 - BST)


Teaching fellow

Dr John Gordon is a Teaching Fellow in Humanities in the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning, where he has taught philosophy and the humanities since 1989. John received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh in 1998. He has a particular interest in interdisciplinary study, and the connections between philosophy, literature, art and music. As an experienced teacher, John has helped a wide range of students engage with challenging academic material in an accessible and appealing way. John has written and taught a range of courses for the University, ranging from ancient literature and history to contemporary philosophy.   


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Pre-university: Humanities

Subject area: Humanities