Edinburgh Summer School 2022

Pre-university: Social Sciences

Are you thinking of studying the Social Sciences at university?

This unique pre-university course is specially designed for high school students who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree. By covering subjects including Economics, Politics and Sociology, this course will use the theme of Equality to explore how this topic appears in different disciplines across the Social Sciences. Students will have the chance to explore and stimulate their own interests in a range of topics, and to deepen their understanding of contemporary social issues. Throughout the course, students will also take part in skills sessions which will help improve their approach to academic writing, research and discussion – all key skills for undergraduate study.


Key information


Subject Social, Political and Legal Studies
Teaching fellow Dr Vangelis Chiotis
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 2021
Length 2 weeks
Contact hours 36
Course fee £3,995
Application deadline 30 May 2022 (17:00 - BST)


Teaching fellow

Dr Vangelis Chiotis is a Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Open Learning. He has been working as lecturer and teaching assistant in higher education since 2010, teaching economics and politics. His research interests include moral philosophy, applied and normative ethics, theories of justice and philosophy of economics. Dr Chiotis holds a PhD in Politics, Economics and Philosophy from the University of York, an MA in Political Economy from the University of Essex and a BSc in Economics from the University of Piraeus, Greece. 


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Pre-university: Social Sciences

Subject area: Social sciences