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The Sutton Trust Summer Schools are free subject-specific residential courses for Year 12 (or equivalent) students studying at state-maintained schools in the UK. The five-day summer schools in July and August allow students to explore their interest in one of 26 subject courses and gain an insight into what it is like to live and study as a first-year undergraduate student at Cambridge. The programme includes lectures, seminars, discussion groups, practical work and social activities, as well as the opportunity to meet current staff and students and to live in a Cambridge College.

Applications for the Summer Schools open in January 2016. More information about the individual subject streams will be available in December.

The provisional dates for 2016 will be:

  • 18-22 July
  • 25-29 July
  • 8-12 August
  • 22-26 August

Courses will be offered in the following subjects:

  • Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic
  • Archaeology and Biological Anthropology
  • Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Architecture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Computer Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Modern Languages, with Linguistics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
  • Sociology with Social Anthropology
  • Theology and Religious Studies, with Philosophy
  • Veterinary Medicine

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If you have any questions about the summer schools, your eligibility or the application process, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions or the Sutton Trust's application information. Please note that more information will be posted on these webpages nearer the time of application. If your question is not answered here, please contact us.

Mark Walmsley
Widening Participation Project Coordinator
T 01223 768 676