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Bookings for our 2020 Programmes are now open!

Join us in 2020 and study at one of the world's leading universities. Every July and August our International Summer Programmes offer adults of all backgrounds and ages an intensive learning experience with the opportunity to live in some of Cambridge’s most beautiful Colleges. Studying with us could be life-changing and an investment in your future - join us and see for yourself.

Interdisciplinary Summer Programme (Term I: 5-18 July; Term II: 19 July-1 August; Term III: 2-15 August 2020)

Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer Programme (5-18 July 2020)

Art and Visual Culture Summer Programme (19 July-1 August 2020)

Creative Writing Summer Programme (2-15 August 2020)

English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme (5-25 July 2020)

Global Challenges Summer Programme (5-18 July 2020) NEW

History Summer Programme (19 July-1 August 2020)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summer Programme (19 July-1 August 2020)

Literature Summer Programme (Term I: 5-18 July; Term II: 19 July-1 August 2020)

Medieval Studies Summer Programme (2-15 August 2020)

Science Summer Programme (Term I: 5-18 July: Term II: 19 July-1 August 2020)

Shakespeare and the Renaissance Summer Programme (2-15 August 2020)

Pre-University Summer Programme (Term I: 5-18 July; Term II: 19 July-1 August 2020)

Visions of the Future Summer Programme (5 July-1 August 2020) NEW

The Silk Route (17 August-21 August 2020) held at Madingley Hall

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.

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.

ICE initiative to reduce carbon emissions

Thank you for using the website to apply for our programmes. Accessing full details of programmes and courses online reduces our carbon footprint. Please see the Institute’s carbon emissions statement here.

We are now actively reducing the amount of printed material we produce. Any print materials for the Summer Programmes will be printed using vegetable-based inks on environmentally-friendly recycled paper. Printed booklets are recyclable and biodegradable. A digital version of a booklet introducing our programmes will be posted here shortly, and a digital version of the full prospectus will be added in January. A full printed prospectus will only be sent to you if you specifically request one.

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 Graham Virgo QC (Hon), Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

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Browse our 2020 programme booklet