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Summer Schools

The University summer schools are taught by our own faculty and have full access to all our facilities. Students are housed in our top of the range student accommodation and have a shared social programme so you can meet students from other countries and disciplines for a truly international experience.

Tailor-made courses

The University of Worcester is very open to suggestions from partner institutions or other accredited universities to host or co-host tailor-made summer schools or continuing professional development courses. We can offer a wide range of subjects taught by specialist lecturers and social activities – either exclusive to the course or shared with other concurrent summer schools.

Study tours

If you are thinking of bringing a group of students on a tutor led study tour to the UK, the University of Worcester makes an ideal campus base. Within a short coach or train ride you can explore Shakespeare’s England, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Elgar and his music, the Dymock poets, Geology and Heritage and much more. Excellent residential and classroom accommodation is available as well as advice on local coach companies and local attractions.

To discuss your ideas and to get assistance shaping your study tour please contact the Head of International Experience via



The Language Centre's pre-sessional courses are for international students who have an offer from a British University for September 2014 but:
- need to raise their IELTS or equivalent score
- want to improve their level of general and academic English
- seek an introduction to academic English and develop their study skills to succeed in UK Higher Education

Visit the Language Centre website for more information.

Community Practice

Community Practice

This exciting summer school is delivered by an experienced team of academics, practitioners, researchers and community organisations. If you are currently studying social work, youth work, community work, social policy, sociology or related subjects such as law or international policy you will find it a stimulating and useful experience

You will attend a 2 week study programme plus final conference. You will receive certificates of participation and also can choose to receive academic awards at either undergraduate or postgraduate level - on completion of the assignment tasks.

If you are already a practitioner - choose from Workshops 1, 2 and 3 as identified in the brochure and attend the conference which will bring together UK and international practitioners and students for a day of discussion and sharing of good practice.

The package price of £1300 includes:

• 45 hours tuition
• Bed and Breakfast accommodation in self-catering flats
• Field trips to local care settings
• Social programme
• Airport transfer from Birmingham International Airport
• Optional weekend trips to places of local and historic interest

How to apply:

Please complete the application form here



Student views

Student views

“We are very happy that the Summer School took place successfully! Students are just in a condition of euphoria. They are "without mind" (we have such a phrase in Russian) and very grateful to the tutors for such interesting training.” 

Svetlana Gasumova, Perm State University, Russia

“Just wanted to say hello and that I really gained a lot from the classes and personal experience that you provided. I find myself looking back at many of the topics that were discussed and sharing them with friends and family.”

Gilbert, Ball State University, USA

“The University of Worcester gave me a whole sense of education – it was relaxed and comfortable, allowing us space to linger and think about things more deeply.”

Masha, Moscow, Russia

“What I enjoyed most were the conference and visits to care settings.”

Grazielle, University of Malta