Edinburgh Summer School 2024

Pre-university: Insights into the Life Sciences

Are you thinking about studying a STEM subject at university?

This unique pre-university course is specifically designed for high school students who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in the life sciences. During an intensive 2-week programme, you will have the opportunity to explore different areas of the life sciences, such as biology, chemistry, genetics and immunology. Working with science specialists, you will learn about different life science careers and develop key skills for undergraduate study.

The course will also include visits to other science organisations and give you the chance to meet and speak with scientists studying and working at the University.


Key information


Subject Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Course teachers Gail Foy 
Credit bearing No

Students must be in their penultimate or final year of high school and aged 16-18 years.

Students should not have any previous undergraduate learning experience and should have completed general science, biology or chemistry up to GCSE/SQA National 5/IB MYP or secondary school certificate/diploma, or equivalent.  If you are unsure, then please contact col.admissions@ed.ac.uk.

Language requirements Applicants should meet the minimum English language requirements in order to fully benefit from, and engage with, Summer School courses. Your English language ability must be equivalent to, or above, 6.5 IELTS overall with 5.5 in each component.
Device requirements Course materials will be delivered via the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment. To access these materials, you will require a suitable device, such as a laptop or tablet. 
Teaching location Holyrood Campus
Dates 01 July-12 July 2024
Length 2 weeks
Contact hours 30
Course fee £3995
Application deadline 20 May 2024 (17:00 - BST)



Pre-university: Insights into the Life Sciences

Subject area: STEM