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Courses and requirements

Do you think like an artist? Have a passion for fashion? Or just interested in UK culture? We have a course that can fit your interests, take a look and see which suits you.

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We have over 25 courses to choose from. Courses are taught by experts in the subject and you will benefit from their knowledge and experience. As a TEF gold rated institution, you can be assured of our excellent quality teaching.  You’ll also enjoy access to some outstanding facilities providing inspiring teaching spaces and industry-standard equipment.

Course list

Courses are arranged in two-week blocks. You can choose one course from either block or combine two courses from blocks one and two to create a three or four-week programme.

A typical 2-week course gives you 10 UK credits or 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits that you may be able to use towards your degree.

You'll receive an official NTU transcript and a Certificate of Completion after satisfactorily completing your course(s).

The courses are designed for international and UK students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies.

Block one
5-16 July 2021
Block two
19-30 July 2021
English and Cultural Studies (one and two week option)
Add our English Language module onto the start of any of our Block one courses to build confidence and refresh your language skills.
Architecture and RepresentationArchitecture and Interpretation
3D Animation and Character CreationInternational Fashion Branding and Design
Photography, from Catwalks to SidewalksPhotography, Alchemy and the Artists’ Book
Drawing as a Journey – from Imagination to ObservationThe English Country House: History, Heritage and Symbolism
Fashion Knitwear: Design / Create / Construct (three weeks)
 English Garden Design
Contemporary Issues in Mental HealthEnglish Legal Culture and Legal Skills
Everyday Life and Criminal Justice in the UKTeaching and Learning Differently
 Applying Psychology to your Community
Entrepreneurship and New Venture DevelopmentSustainable Animal Management
The Transformational Leader and the Sustainable Development GoalsFinancial Analysis and Investment Management (Using Bloomberg)
English and Cultural Studies (One Week)Design and Innovation in Business (three weeks)
Journalism Today: Magazine and MobileJournalism Today: Stadiums and Studios
Financial MathematicsAdvanced Techniques for Pharmaceutical Chemistry

*This course is non-credit bearing. The one-week course is only available to students taking a Block two course or the ‘Design and Innovation in Business’ three-week course.

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English language requirements

Our Summer School courses are delivered in English and so to be successful and get the most out of your experience you'll need to have a good proficiency in English.

Most courses require the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 but there are some exceptions so please do check our course descriptions.

We accept a variety of English Language qualifications. Check the table below or email us if you'd like to check your qualification.

English language requirements

If you're booking as a group, please contact us to talk about specific language needs.

We also offer an English and Cultural Studies course as part of our Summer School, if you would like to refresh and improve your English language fluency.

Language testAccepted for most coursesAccetpted for Journalism courses

English language O-Level/IGCSE/GCSE

Grade C

Grade B

International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature, Standard or Higher Level)

Grade 4

Grade 5

IELTS

6

6.5

College English Test (CET) 4*

*Students who have a CET 4 score of more than 470 (SET4: B) but lower than 532 may be admitted if they attend our two-week English and Cultural Studies course prior to beginning their summer school course.

*Students who have a CET 4 score of more that 500 (SET4:B) but lower than 532 may be admitted if they attend our one-week English and Cultural Studies course prior to beginning their summer school course.

532* (SET4: B)

603 (SET4: A)

College English Test (CET) 6*

*Students who have a CET 6 score of more than 430 (SET6: B) but lower than 497 may be admitted if they attend our two-week English and Cultural Studies course prior to beginning their summer school course.

*Students who have a CET 6 score of more that 460 (SET6:B) but lower than 497 may be admitted if they attend our one-week English and Cultural Studies course prior to beginning their summer school course.

497 (SET6: B)

568 (SET6: A)

College Entrance Exam

120

140


Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

B2

C1

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTEA)

54 with minimum 51 in each component

68

TOEFL iBT (taken outside the UK) EU students and students who do not require a Tier 4 visa only

Overall score of 76

Overall score of 83

C1 Advanced (previously Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE))

Scores of 169 and above

Scores of 185 and above

C2 Proficiency (previously Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE))

Scores of 180 and above

Applicants enrolled on a degree programme at a recognised institution for higher education from one of the following countries are not normally required to provide additional evidence of English language ability

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