What can I study?

Our Undergraduate Online Summer School offers a wide range of modules spanning subject areas such as health and science, law, governance, business management, culture and ancient languages.  

Each module lasts three weeks and modules are offered in two different sessions, so that you can also apply to attend both sessions and thereby study two modules of your choice. 


Session 1 (28th June - 16th July)

  • Ancient Languages: Ancient Greek Beginners 

    This module replaces one semester of Beginners and is ideal if you intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree thus acquiring an essential skill for future research.

    It is also ideal if you are an undergraduate student who would not otherwise have the chance to learn Greek from scratch, a mature student, or anyone with an interest in the Hellenic world.   Module info

     

  • Ancient Languages: Latin Beginners 

    This module replaces one semester of Beginners Latin and is ideal if you intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree thus acquiring an essential skill for future research.
    It is also ideal if you are an undergraduate student who would not otherwise have the chance to learn Latin from scratch, a mature student, or anyone with an interest in the Roman world.   Module info

  • Drug Discovery

    This module is designed to inform and inspire anyone who is interested in a career in medicine discovery and/or pharmaceutical sciences. Some prior experience of scientific study is required.   Module info

  • Global Health & Social Justice

    This module is ideal for anyone considering postgraduate study or a career in the field of global health, or who is seeking to expand their understanding of how modern healthcare functions at an international level, and why.   Module info

  • International Human Rights

    This module is ideal for students passionate about human rights and interested in the legal frameworks that surround them. It is suitable for student both with and without previous study of legal principles.   Module info

  • Psychology: The Mind & Body

    This module is ideal for students interested in deepening their understanding of psychology and the inner workings of the human brain.   Module info

  • War & Diplomacy

    This module is designed for any students interesting in critically exploring wafare, diplomacy, intelligence studies, counterterrorism, or other related areas.   Module info


Session 2 (19th July - 6th August)

  • Ancient Languages: Ancient Greek Intermediate

    This module is appropriate if you intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree thus acquiring an essential skill for future research.
    It is also ideal if you are an undergraduate student who would not otherwise have the chance to improve your Greek, a mature student, or anyone with an interest in the Hellenic world.   Module info

  • Ancient Languages: Latin Intermediate

    This module is appropriate if you intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree thus acquiring an essential skill for future research.
    It is also ideal if you are an undergraduate student who would not otherwise have the chance to improve your Latin, a mature student, or anyone with an interest in the Roman world.   Module info

  • Business & Management

    This module is ideal for anyone who is interested in strategy, management, marketing, innovation or entrepreneurship. It will provide an excellent foundation for postgraduate level study in all these areas, as well as equipping you with the skills you need to kickstart a successful career!   Module info

  • Global Leadership

    This module is intended for anyone interested in leadership in a wide variety of contexts, and the skills you acquire will be invaluable in a whole range of contexts, from business to international relations.   Module info

  • Healthcare & Technology

    This module is designed for students with a background in medical sciences and/or healthcare technology.   Module info

  • International Commercial Law

    This module is designed both for students with a background in Law who want to improve their understanding of Commercial Law with an international perspective, as well as for students who do not follow Law at an undergraduate level but who are interested in exploring the subject to inform future career choices or postgraduate level study.   Module info

  • International Relations

    This module is intended for anyone interested in leadership in a wide variety of contexts, and the skills you acquire will be invaluable in a whole range of contexts, from business to international relations.   Module info

  • Media, Gender & Culture

    This module is appropriate for undergraduate students in Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences subjects, or anyone with a keen interest in media and gender studies.   Module info

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Teaching hours

Undergraduate Online Summer School modules comprise 150 study hours over three weeks, which includes 45 hours of online learning activities and live classes, as well as independent study, team project work and assessment preparation.  

Live classes will begin at either 9am or 3pm each weekday (British Summer Time), and students will be grouped according to which session is more suitable for their timezone and the operational requirements of the module. In addition, some of the course material can be studied flexibly and at your own pace. 

Teaching is through a variety of formats adapted for effective online learning by our digital education team, such as lectures, seminars and e-learning resources. 

​Credit value

Classes can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions and are examined to university standards. To receive credit for King's summer classes, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit. This class is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Entry requirements

We require applicants to be working at or above, or have obtained, a 2:1 level (or equivalent) in their degree programme. Equivalencies for some countries are listed below. If your qualification is not listed please contact us for advice, indicating the country in which you are studying and the name and level of your current qualification.

We may consider qualifications which are different to those below on a case-by-case basis.


Overview

Here are the International minimum grade requirements for entry to our undergraduate summer school

- China: GPA of 3.2 or 80%


All classes are taught and assessed in English, except ancient language modules. All applicants must have studied English to at least level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR) or offer one of the below:

  • BULATS, minimum score of 65

  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate - grade B

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - grade C

  • CET-4 (China) – 550

  • CET-6 (China) - 493

  • Duolingo English Test, we require a minimum test score of 105

  • GCSE/ IGCSE/ O-Level - grade C

  • GEPT - high intermediate level

  • GRE (verbal score) 300 (please note this is for tests taken before 1 August 2011)

  • GRE (verbal score) 140 (please note this is for tests taken after 1 August 2011)

  • IELTS - 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill.

  • International Baccalaureate- Standard Level 4

  • iTEP - Level 5

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test - 95 with minimum 20 in all skills (within the last 2 years)

  • TOEFL Paper based test - 583 with minimum 53 in all skills (within the last two years)

  • TEM, minimum score of 70

  • TOEIC, minimum score of 685

  • UEE (University Entrance Exam (China) – score of 110

If your first language is not English or the medium of instruction at your university is not English, please provide evidence of your English proficiency from the list above or contact the summer@kcl.ac.uk for advice, stating the name and level of your current qualification


Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the Undergraduate Online Summer School are displayed below. Students from King’s College London partner universities and King’s alumni are entitled to a 10% discount


Undergraduate Summer School

King's Undergraduate Summer School 1 (ONLINE): £1890

Session 1: 28 June – 16 July or Session 2: 19 July – 6 August 2021

King's Undergraduate Summer School 3 (ONLINE): £3780

28 June – 6 August 2021 Double Session

Application fee: £60


Undergraduate Summer School: King’s Business School Modules

Modules included in this category are: Business & Management, Finance & Financial Markets and Marketing in the Digital Era.

Undergraduate Summer School King’s Business School Modules

(Online) Fee: £2205

Session 1: 28 June – 16 July or Session 2: 19 July – 6 August 2021

Application fee: £60


Undergraduate Summer School: Ancient Languages Modules

Modules included in this category are: Ancient Greek Beginners, Latin Beginners, Ancient Greek Intermediate & Latin Intermediate.

Ancient Languages Undergraduate Summer School 1(Online): £840

Session 1: 28 June – 16 July or Session 2: 19 July – 6 August 2021

Application fee: £60

Ancient Languages Undergraduate Summer School 3 (ONLINE): £1680

28 June – 6 August 2021 Double Session

Application fee: £60

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Certificate
All students will receive a final mark on their Record of Agreed Results (transcript). The UK grading system may be very different from what you are used to. Please note in the UK anything above 70 is considered excellent; it is not usual to receive much above 80 even if this is what you are used to at your home university.
King's College London's Undergraduate Marking Criteria is categorised by the following breakdown of marks:
90-100 (First) Grade A++
80-89 (First) Grade A+
70-79 (First) Grade A
60-69 (Upper 2nd) Grade B
50-59 (Lower 2nd) Grade C
40-49 (Third) Grade D
33-39 (Fail) Grade F
0-32 (Fail) Grade FF
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