Course details

Year of entry



4 weeks

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Why choose? this course?

Our Summer School allows you to experience academic study either as a continuation of your current studies or as preparation courses for joining the final year of our degree programmes. You will study a mixture of academic lectures, engaging study sessions, and English language classes.

 STEM Summer School is a great way to continue studying a subject you enjoy, gain new subject knowledge and as preparation for further study. The Summer School take place in August, and we offer the opportunity to experience a mixture of academic lectures and engaging study opportunities.

The programme offers university credits and top-up pathways leading to full undergraduate qualifications. The programme has students from multidisciplinary backgrounds, such as Aeronautical, Automotive Engineering, Computing, and Industrial Mechatronics. This course has collaboration in mind and is aimed at students from all parts of Europe, such as Germany, Austria, France, and Switzerland. 

Key course features

  • Worth a total 60 UK university credits.
  • On completion of the top-up course, you will have the opportunity to go onto the final year of an Honours Bachelor degree programme and complete the degree in one year, including your summer school.
  • Learn key knowledge and skills which will help to prepare you for academic study on the final year of your undergraduate degree course. 

What you will study

The Summer School offers an intensive programme of learning with a range of teaching.

You will study 3 modules covering a range of topics relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM).

This course also includes an English language module specifically designed to address the needs of non-native English speakers studying or working in the STEM field. 

ENG5B9 Analytical Techniques: The module aims to further develop knowledge of functions suitable for solving a range of mathematical problems. To demonstrate a repertoire of problem-solving skills and an ability to generalise and transfer ideas appropriate to various STEM applications of mathematical concepts.

ENG5B7 Research Methodologies: This module aims to build up skills in research and development related to engineering, computing, science, and technology in students. This module will enable the students to effectively study and propose solutions to various engineering, computing, science, and technical problems.

ENG5B8 Emerging Technologies: This module allows students to identify and examine a range of current and future technical and social issues in computing, engineering, and technology and, in so doing, develop an awareness of the impact of current and emerging research and development. In a general sense, the module will introduce students to the field of ‘Futurology’. 

LAN474 English for STEM: This module will focus on developing productive and receptive language skills to enable participants to engage more effectively in processing, creating, analysing, and sharing scientific information within the STEM community. There will also be a strong emphasis on expanding participants’ mental lexicon of core STEM vocabulary through exercises and
activities to increase retention and recall.

Entry requirements & applying

Our courses are open to international students over the age of 18, whatever their background or country of residence.

Our Summer School is designed for students with at least one year of study at the Higher Education level in a STEM-related subject. If you are an international student, you must also demonstrate B2 level (or equivalent) in English to join the Programme.

If you would like to apply for this course, please click here. For further support you can follow our STEM Summer School Application Guide.

Teaching & Assessment

Assessment methods for this programme include a 2500 Word Research Proposal, Online Quiz, In-Class Test and Portfolio assessment.

ENG5B9 Analytical Techniques - Assessment: Online Quiz.
ENG5B7 Research Methodologies - Assessment: 2500 Word Research Proposal
ENG5B8 Emerging Technologies - Assessment: Portfolio
LAN474 English for STEM - Assessment: In-Class Test

Fees & funding

Option 1 (with accommodation):  £1,750

Option 2.  (without accommodation): £1,250

  • Cost includes  technical tuition and English language tuition, accommodation (option 1) , and one-weekend trip (location TBD) and a final farewell party.
  • Costs do not include: transportation to/from airport, food or extracurricular activities 

    Please note: These courses are in often in popular demand, however if a course does have an insufficient number of students registered it will not be offered. In such an event, any registered students will be offered an alternative programme or given a full refund of any fees paid.

Course dates

This course will run for 4 weeks from Monday 5th August - Friday 30th August 2024

Over the 4 weeks you will partake in:

  • Meet & Greet - STEM Summer School Induction 
  • Research Methodologies
  • Analytical Techniques 
  • English for STEM 
  • Emerging Technologies 
  • Self-Directed Study - Material Provided During Lectures 
  • A weekend trip (TBA)
  • STEM summer school BBQ






Top-up programme

The following top-up programmes are available for academic year 2024-2025 in the Faculty of Arts, Computing & Engineering (FACE).


  • BEng Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng Automotive Engineering
  • BEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • BEng Renewable & Sustainable Engineering
  • BEng Industrial Engineering (Mechatronics)


  • BSc Cyber Security
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Computing

On completing the top-up course, you can go onto the final year of an Honours Bachelor’s degree programme and complete the degree in one year.

After completing the bachelor’s degree final year, you will then have the opportunity to complete a master’s degree in one year.

For further information regarding fees for our Bachelor top up courses, please contact To apply for the top-up course view our Top-Up Programme Application Guide.