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The University of Warwick is delighted to be partnering with St Mary's University in Twickenham, delivering our London-based Summer School in 2021.

The University of Warwick is a world leading Russell Group University widely recognised as a world leader in research and education. Recently ranked 9th in the UK (The Guardian 2020 League Table), the University of Warwick has 17 subjects in the top ten including Computer Science, Business and Management Studies and Accounting and Finance (The Complete University Guide 2020) with Economics ranked Number 1 (The Good University Guide 2020). Our exciting Summer School in London enables students to benefit from excellent teaching and academic expertise. With its long academic history, focus on excellence and community and enviable self-contained London campus location, St Mary's is our ideal partner for this exciting and enriching three week summer experience.



 

Renowned academics

Students are able to debate and discuss issues with renowned academics such as Professors Philip Booth, Abhinay Muthoo, and Franklyn Lisk. We also attract top guest speakers and offer interactive sessions with eminent public figures. Nobel Prize winner George Akerlof, the former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the UK Civil Service Lord Gus O Donnell and eminent economist Lord Robert Skidelsky have all spoken in previous years.

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Courses suitable for all levels

The range of courses on offer at the Summer School means that whether you are looking to boost your core knowledge or aiming to broaden your academic skill set and study something a bit more specialised, we have a course that is right for you. Our range of courses attract undergraduate and postgraduate students and working professionals, which facilitates stimulating class discussion and insightful learning.

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London on your doorstep

London is the political, economic and cultural capital of the UK. With a history stretching back over thousands of years, London is full of world-class tourist attractions (many free), cultural and historic landmarks, top restaurants, beautiful open spaces, brilliant shopping as well as being one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world. London presents energy and excitement during the summer months.

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

Top ten

The University of Warwick is ranked 9th in the UK (The Guardian 2020 League Table) and has 17 subjects in the top ten including Computer Science, Business and Management Studies and Accounting and Finance (The Complete University Guide 2020) with Economics ranked Number 1 (The Good University Guide 2020).

The 2020 QS ranking places the University of Warwick 10th in the UK, 17th in Europe, and 62nd in the world, the same global position as last year’s QS ranking.

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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 which is included in the programme.

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Summer School students in a lecture

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, 361 students attended the Warwick Summer School from over 46 different countries.

It has been 7 days since I left London and it feels like the Summer School was a dream with marvellous people and activities
Yang Xuan (China)
Summer Students enjoying a lecture

Satisfaction

97% of previous Warwick Summer School students would recommend our programme. St Mary's University is ranked Number 1 in London for course satisfaction and teaching satisfaction in the Guardian League Tables 2020. They are also 15th in the UK.

I had an unforgettable and wonderful experience. I love the UK and University of Warwick, and I want to go back to Warwick in the future as a graduate student.
Zhengyu Yin (China)
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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 boasts diversity, individuality and innovation and has been ranked the best city in the world for students for the second year running (The QS Best Student Cities Ranking).

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Academically rigorous

Our Summer School will be academically rigorous. The Times/Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2020 has ranked Warwick Economics number 1 in the UK. Warwick is also one of the UK's top graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2019). St Mary's University is ranked 12th for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

Vicky Pryce guest lectures at Warwick 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.

The lecturers were really friendly and helped you out if you needed anything and the course covered a wide range of topics.
Aly Elgaby (Egypt)
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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.

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