London, United Kingdom

Pre- University Science, Technology & Engineering

when 18 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 3675

This course is ideal for students who are keen to take a hands-on approach to learning how physicists, engineers and others work together to tackle global challenges. Its curriculum looks at the subject from both a technological and ethical viewpoint and aims to enable participants to learn the power of computational thinking as a tool for problem-solving in almost any discipline.

Lessons will consider the global problem of how to improve water quality as a springboard to explore experimental Physics, hardware design and coding, as well as enable class discussions centred on Ethics in Science.

Led by academics from King’s Natural and Mathematical Sciences faculty, students will study fundamentals of Physics and Engineering and build their theoretical and experimental understanding of each discipline in the modern world. A combination of lectures, seminars, discussion groups and practical lab work will provide an immersive and inspiring experience, with team-based problem-solving activities to help students prepare for future studies in these fields.

Target group

The King's College London Pre-University Summer School is open to high-achieving students who are about to start or who are enrolled in their final two years of high school, and are typically aged 16 and 17. Students must be aged 16 as of 1 September 2022.

Course aim

By the end of the module you should have:

Experienced a variety of learning activities typical of first year undergraduate study
Built relevant knowledge to support future study in the fields of Engineering , Physics and Informatics
Carried out independent research and produced a structured and well supported response to an assignment brief
Worked collaboratively in diverse groups to produce a presentation

Credits info

Not for credit

Fee info

GBP 3675: Also a one off application fee of £60
GBP 0: Our Pre-University Summer School is designed as residential experience, with students living in King’s College London accommodation throughout the course. Students on the residential programme can check into accommodation on the day prior to the start date (Sunday) and will check out on the final day (Friday). This course can be taken on a non-residential basis. Please email for more details.