United Kingdom, Cambridge

History **Ages 15-18**

when 22 July 2017 - 5 August 2017
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 3695

The Cambridge Summer College is a two week university preparation programme in the beautiful city of Cambridge. Participants on this programme will live and study at Clare College, Cambridge and select two subjects (one of which can be History!) to explore in depth for the duration of the course.

The History course provides students with an introduction to the ideas that shaped the formation of the modern world, focusing on developments in the late eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries.

The course examines key political, military, and cultural turning points between the French Revolution and the First World War.

Students will gain insight into the violent and ideological conflicts that led to the rise of the nation state, and the decline of empire as the dominant form of social organisation by the outbreak of the First World War.

Topics include:

• The American Revolution
• The French Revolution
• Kingdoms, Republics and Empires
• Unification of Italy and the unification of Germany
• British Imperial Expansion and Decline
• Victorian Britain and the Industrial Revolution
• United States expansionism and civil war
• The decline of imperial Russia and the Russian Revolution
• Alliances before the Great War

Target group

This course is ideal for students aged 15 - 17 who are looking for a challenging history summer programme or those who are hoping to study History at university.

Fee info

GBP 3695: The course fees include all tuition, accommodation and main meals (breakfast and dinner) at Clare College, Cambridge. Activities and excursions whilst on the programme are also covered by the fee but please note that flights to and from the UK are not included.