Warwick/Coventry, United Kingdom

A Taste of Social Sciences

when 5 July 2022 - 15 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 3140

Our course in social sciences will give you a taste of four exciting subjects on offer at Warwick delivered across the Pre-University Summer School. Teaching includes Law, Education Studies, Philosophy and Psychology.
These subjects all look at some of the world’s biggest issues and therefore will equip you with analytical and communication skills relevant to many industries and organisations.

In Law you will learn about how Laws are made, who makes them and why they look the way they do. The Psychology taster will introduce you to the way that the study of Psychology uncovers the ‘secrets’ behind human behaviour at degree level and will explore some the techniques used by psychological scientists. Philosophy will impart important skills and abilities in critical reasoning and reflection to help students to progress in answering big questions about the conscious mind, ethical principles, free will and political justice.

In Education Studies, you will consider education as an instrument for social mobility, in addition to providing an insight of what it is like to engage in Education Studies at university level.

Course leader

Dr Elisabeth Blagrove, Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick

Target group

Students applying for this programme must be aged 15-17 and considering applying or have already applied to university. There are no subject specific criteria but you should be a passionate and enthusiastic learner.

Course aim

We have designed our summer school so that you get a real feel for undergraduate student life during your time here. This will help you when you are applying for university but also when you start as you’ll have some prior experience of what to expect. There are many different aspects of university life which you will sample on our summer programme. Your academic course will give you a taste of undergraduate teaching at the University of Warwick; you will be taught by Warwick academic staff and be taught in our usual campus teaching spaces.

Fee info

GBP 3140: Includes 15% off early bird discount until 31st May 2022. The fee for the Summer School includes accommodation for 10 nights (9 in Warwick and 1 in London), breakfasts, lunches, dinners, the social programme, all teaching, the guest lectures, travel to London and all the London based activities.

You will only need additional money for souvenirs, drinks and snacks and any shopping you may wish to do during the programme.

Scholarships

We offer group booking discounts and loyalty discounts for Warwick applicants and offer holders, and relatives of Warwick employees, students and alumni. We have 5 full bursaries for this programme available to UK students.