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Interested in finance? Do you have a passion for Psychology? A legal mind? Or are you looking to pioneer sustainability? We have a course to suit you.

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Our online summer school courses give you chance to challenge yourself, explore new areas and grow your knowledge.

We have a variety of courses available for you to study online from the comfort of your own home. Take a look at what's available...

Financial Markets and Investment Analysis

On successful completion of this course you will receive the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certificate.

Join this course for a practical overview of the global financial markets and examine some of the common financial asset classes.

Gain the skills required to analyse financial assets and exploit market opportunities.

During this course you will explore:

  • Asset Classes and Financial Instruments
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Economic Indicators and the Yield Curve
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Equity Valuation and Portfolio Analysis

This course is ideal for Year 1 and 2 undergraduate students on Accounting and Finance, and Economics programmes.
You will learn with NTU NOW Learning Room, MS Teams and The Bloomberg for Education por.

Course tutor: Dr Solomon Deku, Nottingham Business School

International Engineering Research Opportunities Scheme (I-EROS)*

*Limited to selected Engineering partners

Together with our UG students in the Department of Engineering, you will work on real-world problems while gaining problem solving skills in an international context and working across different academic disciplines, time zones and cultures.

Connect with other undergraduate students to work on Engineering research projects in the areas of:

  • Smart Wearables,
  • Smart Materials,
  • Human Factors,
  • Digital Innovation,
  • Digital Human,
  • Medical Engineering Design
  • Advanced Optics and Photonics.

This course is ideal for Undergraduate Mechanical, Electronic, Biomedical and Sport Engineering students.
You will learn with MS Teams, MS Whiteboard, MS forms, Flipgrid, Kahoot and Padlet.

Course tutor: Dr Yvonne Reinwald, School of Science and Technology

Sociology of Global Health & Development

Critical exploration of reverse knowledge innovation and action in global health and development.

Challenge the traditional assumptions around the production of the flow of knowledge, particularly within the global health and development arenas. Critically appraise different modes of knowledge production and construction and how this influences global health and development practice.

You will be introduced to the concepts of reverse knowledge innovation as a way of fostering mutual learning and applying other forms of knowledge. This course will be delivered in collaboration with the Universities of Ouaga II, Burkina Faso, West Africa, and Makerere University, Uganda.

This course is ideal for undergraduate students with an interest in this area.

You will learn using Zoom and Padlet.

Course tutors: Dr Linda Gibson, School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Dr Natewinde Sawadogo, Thomas Sankara University, Burkina Faso and Dr David Musoke, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda

Financial Mathematics

Explore the main topics in Financial Mathematics, your mathematical understanding of the financial products used in financial industries, and improve your confidence when dealing with mathematical models and problems.

This course is ideal for Business students who want to improve their mathematical understanding, and mathematics students who are considering a career in Finance.

You will learn using MS Teams and NTU NOW Learning Room.

Course tutor: Dr Zuzana Hucki, School of Science and Technology

The Transformational Leader and the Sustainable Development Goals

Be a transformational leader – be part of the solution! This online course, based in the 4th most sustainable university in the world, explores leadership and contemporary challenges through the lens of the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Join this innovative course to explore what it takes to be a transformational leader in view of the sustainability challenges facing the world right now.  Look at how different academic disciplines are tackling global issues and the potential for multi-disciplinary collaboration to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. You will participate in debates, discussions, lectures, seminars and games, and have the opportunity to undertake cutting-edge Carbon Literacy Training.

This course is ideal for undergraduate students with an interest in the sustainable development goals.

You will learn using MS Teams.

Course Tutor: Prof Petra Molthan-Hill, Nottingham Business School and Helen Puntha, Centre for Academic Development and Quality

The Psychology of Positive Human Functioning 

Being Happier and More Fulfilled: Helping Yourself and Others

Join us for an exciting and transformative journey through the philosophical and practical foundations of well-being and happiness. Learn why Psychology has focused more on understanding and treating the problems people experience than exploring their strengths, well-being and uncovering their true potential. This course will address that imbalance and give you powerful insights and tools on how to enhance well-being in a sustainable and meaningful way.

This course is ideal for undergraduate students with an interest in this subject. No prior knowledge is required.

You will learn using MS Teams and Padlet.

Course tutor: Dr Glenn Williams, School of Social Sciences and Dr Ed Griffin, School of Social Sciences.

English Legal System and Applied Skills

An interactive introduction to English law and legal practice.

Join us for an introduction to the English legal system and applied practical legal skills. This summer course will consist of a series of interactive sessions delivered by MS Teams as well as ‘virtual’ guided tours and social events.
This course is ideal for undergraduate law students from outside of the UK, and non-law students who are looking for an introduction to English Law.

You will learn using MS Teams.

Course tutor: Mark Chadwick, Nottingham Law School


As well as an interest in your chosen subject, we expect students to:

  • Have access to high-speed internet to participate in online classes.
  • Be keen to engage with tutors and other students.
  • Commit to the hours outlined for each programme.
  • Be open to other backgrounds and cultures and be willing to share your own background.

Fees and how to apply

All courses have a £100 registration fee.

This is non-refundable if you apply after 30 April.

Just complete our application form and email it to the Global Summer School team.

If you're making a group booking, please contact us.

The application deadline is Tuesday 1 June 2021.

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Social activities

As well as your studies you will be able to join a series of virtual social events through our Virtual Global Lounge.

Events may include quizzes, games afternoons and a virtual tour of Nottingham with Robin Hood.

You’ll also take part in an exhibition at the end of the course to share your work with all the other summer school students.

Still need help?

Global Summer School
+44 (0) 115 848 8189