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Why Warwick?

Why apply to the Warwick Summer School?

Warwick Economics is in top 3 in all major league tables in the UK

Top ten

The University of Warwick is in the top ten in all major league tables in the UK, including The Times and The Sunday Times, The Complete University Guide and The Guardian 2019.

Summer School welcome dinner

Engaging and memorable

Our social and cultural programme includes many engaging events to ensure that your experience is memorable and fun. Every year at the Warwick Summer School, an international network of like-minded people generates many new lifelong friendships. You will also debate, learn and share insights with eminent economists and public figures during our guest lecture series included in the programme.

Summer School students outside

International focus

Warwick and St Mary’s attract students from all over the world ensuring our Summer School has a wide international focus. Last year, 251 students attended the Warwick Summer School from over 40 different countries. St Mary’s is ranked Number 1 in London by International Students (What Uni Student Choice Awards 2016).

Professor Andrew Oswald lecturing at WESS

World leading academics

You will be taught by world leading academics including Professor Marcus Miller and Professor Abhinay Muthoo.

A Summer Student outside on campus


99% of previous Warwick Summer School students would recommend our programme. St Mary’s University ranks within the top four London universities for Teaching Excellence and top three London Universities for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)


Engaging social and evening programme

Reflecting Warwick’s and St Mary's enterprising approach, our Summer School also offers a unique programme of social, cultural and evening events. Much of the programme offered is included in the tuition fee and allows students to socialise and take a break from studying.

London is a City of Culture and Jobs

The Best City for Study

London has been ranked the best city in the world for university students* based on access to diverse culture, where you will find museums, theatres, cinemas and restaurants and being able to connect with employers for the job market.

*based on data from QS higher education specialists


Academically rigorous

Our Summer School will be academically rigorous. Economics at Warwick is ranked in the top 10 in major specialist subject league tables in the UK and Warwick is targeted by the largest number of the UK's top graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2017). The Times/Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2018 ranked our Warwick Writing Programme 1st for Creative Writing. The University of Warwick English and Comparative Literary Studies department is rated as one of the top 20 in the world (QS World Rankings) and we are ranked 9th in the UK for Linguistics (Complete University Guide 2018).

David Myatt guest lectures at Warwick Economics Summer School

Value for money

Our Summer School offers excellent value for money with a range of social activities, events and guest lectures included in the tuition fee. We also offer additional excursions at extra cost.


Extraordinary campus

You will live on St Mary’s extraordinary campus with access to all its amazing facilities in the beautiful location of Twickenham, a leafy suburb near the River Thames and just a 30 minute train journey away from the heart of London. St Mary's location is hard to beat.