Please note all courses in 2020 will be offered only via online delivery. Only courses obtaining sufficient enrolment by the application deadline will be able to be offered.  Those interested should apply as soon as possible

Choosing Courses

The Essex Summer School offers an intensive learning environment. Each course consists of three and a half hours of teaching per day. Participants are advised to calculate additional time for readings and homework.

For best learning success, participants should have the background knowledge necessary to follow a course. The Instructors’ specifications of the prior knowledge expected of participants before they embark on a course appear at the end of the course descriptions for each session. 

Instructors will assume that everyone enrolling in their course has the required background knowledge. Instructors reserve the right to exclude a participant who does not have the required background. Anyone uncertain about whether a course is appropriate for their needs or their background should contact the Summer School office for advice. 

It is possible to attend a morning and an afternoon course per session. Applicants should understand that this will be demanding. Please read the short course information carefully and take it seriously. Though it is possible to change courses on the first day of each session (if not fully booked), your course choice should be based on the best information available.

Can I Gain Credits for Taking a Course?

In most two-week 35-hour courses, there is an option to take a Single Course Exam at the cost of £100.00. Successful completion of these exams is necessary to award ECTS credit. Exams can only be booked and paid for on arrival.