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Global Summer School Courses

Discover something new and learn from our outstanding academics. Our innovative two-week courses have been designed with international students in mind.

Courses run from Monday 15 July to Friday 26 July 2024.

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Global Summer School Students

Our courses will give you a fascinating insight into your subject. You’ll get exceptional teaching from NTU’s academics, trips and visits to add to your learning and the opportunity to explore your subject with other students.

On successful completion of your course, you will receive a certificate and a results transcript confirming your 10 UK credits.

After class, join our social activities to meet students from other courses and complete your Summer School experience.

Choose your course

Becoming an Entrepreneurial Citizen: Exploring Competencies for life and business

Learn to act upon opportunities and manage dynamic careers

Creating Textiles: Heritage, Innovation and Sustainable Futures

Explore the origins of Nottingham's textile industry and its global impact

Crime Investigation

Learn crime investigation techniques such as evidence gathering and how to manage them

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

Explore the history, nature, and patterns of cybercrime as well as its prevention and detection

Design and Innovation in Business

Find out more about the business case for design and creativity in the workplace

Drawing as a Journey

Go on a challenging creative journey from observational drawing to life study

English Garden Design

Expand your horticultural expertise at one of the most sustainable universities in the world

English Language and Culture

Improve your English language skills and find out more about UK culture and history

Financial Markets & Investments

Learn how to analyse financial securities and exploit market opportunities

International Fashion Branding and Design

Explore the link between the process of fashion design and the fashion industry today

Media and Crime

Learn how crime news is constructed and delve into topics like fake news and crime fiction

Music Production

Be a music studio producer and record your own compositions

People and Planet: Humanities and Ecological Justice

Examine global crises from the perspective of broad Humanities disciplines

Photography and Heritage

Learn the necessary skills to capture the identity of a place in your photographs

Podcast Production: from brainwave to airwave

Get an introduction to the best practices of developing and producing an original podcast

Serious and Organised Crime

Explore the motivations and structures surrounding serious and organised crimes.

Smart Agriculture and Future Crops

Learn about precision and vertical agricultural and future crop technologies

Well-being Masterclass: Discovering and Applying the Science of Positive Psychology

Explore the philosophical and practical foundations of positive psychology

Writing in Style of Jane Austen

Add your own imagination to the fascinating enigma of Jane Austen

What excited me most about my course was the combination of theoretical and hands-on learning. Each day had a perfect mix of new knowledge and real life experiences which brought the lessons to life.

Mariana Lameiro from Mexico

How to apply

To apply for your course, complete our online application form. The application deadline is 1 June 2024.

Once you apply we’ll be in touch with more information on how to pay, your course, accommodation and travelling to Nottingham.

Tuition fees

Course fee: £1,200

(Except English Garden Design and Smart Agriculture and Future Crops - £1,510)

Early bird discount - Book and pay for your course by 30 April for a £100 discount.

Group discounts – We welcome group booking and offer discounts for groups. Please contact us and to discuss your options.

Your tuition fee includes:

  • Course materials
  • Access to our library
  • Use of our Global Lounge as your Hub with free drinks and snacks
  • Our social and cultural programme
  • A visit to the beautiful city of Cambridge
  • Summer School merchandise.

Application for the next Global Summer School will open in January 2024.


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

  • 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
  • Meet our English language requirements.

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 good proficiency in English.

All courses require the equivalent of IELTS 6 with the exception of our English Language and Culture course which requires the equivalent of IELTS 5.5.

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 courses

English language O-Level/IGCSE/GCSE

Grade C

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

Grade 4



College English Test (CET) 4

532* (SET4: B)

College English Test (CET) 6

497 (SET6: B)

College Entrance Exam


Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)


Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTEA)

54 with minimum 51 in each component

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

Overall score of 76

C1 Advanced (previously Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE))

Scores of 169 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.

American Samoa
Antigua & Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Christmas Island
Cocos Islands
Cook Islands Dominica
Falkland Islands
McDonald Island
New Zealand
Norfolk Islands
Papua New Guinea
Sierra Leone
South Africa
St. Helena
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Islands
United Kingdom
United States of America
US Virgin Islands