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Online courses

Our exciting week-long online courses take place from Monday 3 July - Friday 7 July 2023.

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Our credit-bearing courses start with an orientation and welcome, followed by a weekend of virtual social activities. You’ll have chance to meet other students and our NTU Student Buddies, introduce yourself to your course tutors and familiarise yourself with our teaching and learning platforms.

Formal teaching will begin on Monday 3 July and will end on Friday 7 July. You will learn through a mixture of guided online activities and live lectures and discussions. You can expect 2-3 hours of direct contact with your NTU tutor each day. Scheduled live sessions typically take place between 13:00 and 16:00 BST.

Our social and cultural programme is designed to fit with different time-zones and will run throughout the week. This includes our Inter-Cultural Communication Workshop, and a session hosted by our NTU Alumni and Employability team on how to use the transferable skills and knowledge you have gained from your summer course to enhance your resume to future employers.

Global Culture Badge

On successful completion of your course, you will receive a Digital Badge and certificate and a results transcript confirming your 5 UK credits. You can also achieve our Cultural Diversity badge by joining in with our social and cultural programme.

The professors were so interactive with the students, they were so open to new thoughts and were creative in the way they taught us. Each student was made to feel special and given importance. I interacted with students and the professors like my family!

Anya Raghuvanshi, Online Global Summer School student, 2021

Courses for 2023 Global Summer School will be announced soon

Financial Markets & Investment Analysis

Course Tutor: Solomon Deku

This course will introduce you to the Bloomberg Terminal and give you an introduction to the key macroeconomic drivers of the financial markets, financial statement analysis, and the fundamentals of security valuation.

On this course you will study:

  • Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Bond Prices and Yields
  • Equity Valuation and Analysis

After studying on this course you should be able to:

  • Assess the effect of monetary and fiscal policies on business conditions
  • Analyse factors that can influence the shape of the yield curve
  • Estimate bond prices and yields
  • Use economic indicators to describe an economy’s path through the business cycle
  • Predict which industries will be more or less sensitive to business -cycle fluctuations
  • Evaluate firm performance and estimate the intrinsic value of a firm
  • Navigate the Bloomberg terminal using menus and functions
  • Effectively work towards solving problems as part of a team
  • Analyse relevant financial data to support investment decision making.

You will learn through live sessions and activities, quizzes, tutor videos and directed discussions.

An Introduction to Environmental and Wildlife Crime

Course Tutor: Dr Angus Nurse

This course provides an introduction to environmental crime and wildlife crime and how justice systems deal with and respond to current threats to the environment and non-human nature. The course develops knowledge and skills appropriate to working in the environmental justice sector, with NGOs, local authorities and policy networks. The course will prepare you for further study of the topic at postgraduate level.

This course includes:

  • An introduction to green criminology
  • The causes of environmental crime and criminality
  • Wildlife crime
  • Climate change criminology and climate justice
  • Corporate environmental crime
  • Repairing environmental harms

Course leader Dr Angus Nurse is the author of the books Animal Harm: Perspectives on Why People Harm and Kill Animals (Ashgate 2013) and Policing Wildlife: Perspectives on the Enforcement of Wildlife Legislation (Palgrave Macmillan 2015).

After studying on this course you should be able to:

  • Apply the principles of green criminology to contemporary environmental crime problems
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance attached to ideas of environmental harm and environmental crime
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively explain how different justice approaches can be applied to contemporary environmental problems
  • Assess the effectiveness of different approaches to addressing environmental crime.

This course will include live sessions and activities, quizzes, tutor videos and directed discussions.

Engineering Research Opportunity Summer School (EROS International)

Course Tutors: Yvonne Reinwald, Dr Mehdi Zenali and Dr Gaurav Verma (Panjab University India)

This is a unique opportunity to work in international teams with aspiring engineers to complete tasks around sustainability supported by an academic mentor.

This one-week summer school aims to connect Engineering students from various disciplines from across the globe. In international teams, aspiring engineers will complete tasks around sustainability supported by an academic mentor. Students will present their findings during the EROS International showcase. This will provide an opportunity for students to share their findings with students around the world and staff at NTU. Therefore, students will identify within their team local/national/international sustainability challenges and current ways of how these are addressed. Students will then be tasked to develop innovative Engineering solutions for these sustainability challenges and how changes could be implemented.

Sustainability themes for the course:

  • Sustainable Healthcare
  • Sustainable Energy Consumption and Management
  • Sustainable Product Design
  • Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management
  • Sustainable Production and Consumption

After studying on this course you should be able to:

  • Work in international teams with aspiring engineering across the global through online collaboration
  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral form your understanding of global and national sustainability challenges and solutions
  • Present findings to peers and professional engineers.
  • Identify local/national/international sustainability challenges
  • Critically evaluate current ways of addressing local/national/international sustainability challenges
  • Develop innovative Engineering solutions for current sustainability challenges and how these could be implemented.

This course will include live sessions and activities, quizzes, tutor videos and directed discussions.

At the end of the course you will participate in a group presentation of your ideas / solutions.

The Transformational Leader & the Sustainable Development Goals

This online course explores leadership and contemporary challenges through the lens of the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. You will:

  • 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
  • Have the opportunity to undertake cutting-edge Carbon Literacy Training.

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

The Psychology of Positive Human Functioning

Course Tutors: Dr Glen Williams and Ed Griffin

Find out about well-being and why it matters. You’ll explore different types of well-being and how it could be measured. You will also learn about how Psychology has traditionally focused more on what is wrong with a person when compared with celebrating and expanding on someone’s innate strengths.

On this course you will

  • explore the ‘Science of Strengths and Virtues’ and why this matters to people’s health and well-being.
  • explore how strengths are conceptualised and measured, and also examine the application of strengths and strength-based interventions in a variety of settings.
  • learn more about how people’s psychological relationship with time can impact many areas of their lives, including their well-being, health, relationships and success. Also, ways in which a sense of purpose and meaning can be developed from one’s life, moment-by-moment.
  • explore the benefits of mindfulness and flow, and be able to share different cultural experiences of happiness and well-being.
  • examine positive psychological interventions and how these could be designed for a range of people, including those who have experienced trauma and people who are happy but still feel like something is missing in their lives.

After studying on this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the core scientific methods for carrying out positive psychological research and intervention.
  • Understand essential positive psychology concepts (e.g. time perspective, flow, wellbeing, happiness), and how these concepts are put into practice.
  • Recognise important principles for effective intervention planning with a positive psychology emphasis.
  • Utilise theoretical and evidence-based knowledge to understand their own experiences and enhance their levels of self-awareness.
  • Apply positive psychological principles and practices to help themselves and to help others for their mental health and well-being.
  • Have experienced task-orientated team working throughout the course and will have opportunities to practise their team working skills.
  • Identify and apply their core psychological strengths.

This course will include live sessions and activities, quizzes, tutor videos and directed discussions.

During the course you will work together and with tutors to design interventions that can benefit targeted groups of people. Students will share their group work with their peers and tutors on the course in the form of a poster presentation.

English Legal System & Applied Skills

Join us for an interactive introduction to English law and legal practice. This interactive course will include: an introduction to common law and the English legal system; an overview of some of the present topical issues in English law; an insight into the working life of a solicitor or barrister; an introduction to comparative and international law; a hands-on introductions to negotiation and mediation.

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.

Requirements and fees


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

  • Meet our English Language Requirements
  • Have access to high-speed internet.
  • 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.

Fees and discounts

For fee information, get in touch with us at

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

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How to apply

The application deadline was 1 June 2022, however, we may be able to accept your application if there are places available on your chosen course. Please complete our online application form as soon as possible.

Complete our application form

Once you have applied, we will be in touch with more details about your course and how to join.

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