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2018: a great year - and planning for 2019

Our 2018 programmes were a resounding success and we will shortly be sharing some student stories. Planning for 2019 has already begun, and will take feedback from this summer into account. We will be updating our website over the coming weeks.

Bookings for the 2019 programme will open in December

Join us in 2019 and study at one of the world's leading universities. Every July and August our International Summer Programmes offer adults of all ages and backgrounds an intensive learning experience with the opportunity to live in some of Cambridge’s most beautiful Colleges. Over 200 courses and seminars, and 200+ plenary and core lectures and sessions make up our open-access programmes. We expect to be offering around 100 new courses this year.

See last year's programme through the links below, to get an idea of the type of programmes and courses that will run in 2019.

Interdisciplinary Summer Programme

Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer Programme

Art and Visual Culture Summer Programme (NEW for 2018)

Business and Entrepreneurship Summer Programme (NEW for 2018)

Creative Writing Summer Programme

English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme

History Summer Programme

Literature Summer Programme

Medieval Studies Summer Programme

Science Summer Programme

Shakespeare Summer Programme

IARU Global Summer Programme

Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition (NNEdPro) & International Summit

For centuries the University has helped to shape and change the world. Our programmes offer a mix of tradition and inspiration as participants from around the world absorb the atmosphere of this remarkable place, learning from some of its finest academics – and from each other. Some people stay for all six weeks, others just for one or two.

Whether you are at the start of your career or part way through a degree, a retiree or employed with some time to spare, we believe that our programmes offer benefits which will broaden your experience and enhance your CV. These include increasing your transferable skills; discovering new subjects and perspectives; developing your capacity for critical thinking; studying in a supportive environment; and even gaining credit from your home institution.

Studying with us could be life-changing and an investment in your future. Join us and see for yourself.

The University's International Summer Programmes are an embodiment of our mission 'to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence'.

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

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