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Bookings for our 2020 Summer Programmes open in December

Our very successful 2019 programmes are now over.

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 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 lectures and sessions make up our open-access programmes. In 2020, almost 100 of these courses will be new. Our 2019 programme pages will give you an idea of what we will be offering next year and will be updated with details for 2020 over the coming months.

Interdisciplinary Summer Programme

Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer Programme

Art and Visual Culture Summer Programme

Business and Entrepreneurship Summer Programme

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 and the Renaissance Summer Programme

Pre-University Summer Programme

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

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Browse our 2019 prospectus