Edinburgh Summer School 2024

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
Course teachers Dr Brian McGrail and Dr Morna Finnegan 
Credit bearing No

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

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: Social Sciences

Subject area: Social Sciences