Summer Schools Language, Communication & Culture

Sunday 12 July - Saturday 25 July 2020

Attending our summer school will develop your English language skills and the academic programme offers innovative teaching and practice-oriented learning which will prepare you for full-time study in an English-speaking environment.

Key Dates

  • May 31: Applications close
  • June: Preparation and pre-departure information
  • July 10: Travel to UK for programme beginning July 12
  • July 25: Programme ends


  • 16 hours of English Language
  • 12 hours of academic classes covering communication, culture and politics
  • Field trips to Edinburgh Castle, Glasgow’s Museums and Galleries, Loch Lomond
  • Practical Project 
  • Completion Certificate and Language Assessment (end of course)
  • University Accommodation in Glasgow’s city centre

The curriculum will cover three themes and you will explore these through tailored language classes, academic content and field trips.

  • Theme 1: UK Politics
  • Theme 2: History, Heritage and Literature
  • Theme 3: Communication and New Media
  • Theme 4: Business and Management 


Assessment will take place through group discussion, classroom activities, question and answer sessions under the guidance of a tutor.

Entry Requirements 

Students from mainland China are required to provide a transcript showing they have a GPA higher than 2.5 or a China's College English Test (CET) Level 4 English. The University of Strathclyde will waive the English language requirement for students from Hong Kong or Macau. 


The class size will not be larger than 40.


The cost of the programme, including accommodation, classes, field trips and opening/closing dinners is £1,500. Scholarships for partner universities apply and students will receive a 10% fee discount. 
Students returning to the University of Strathclyde to pursue a full-time degree programme will receive a refund of £500 (Academic Classes) as a discount on the overseas fee.
Please note: Airfare, food and other spending money is not included.


This programme is intended as a guide and is subject to change.

 Sunday 12 July  Arrive  Check-in to student accommodation  Free
 Monday 13 July  City Tour   Welcome & Induction   Traditional Scottish Dinner 
 Tuesday 14 July  English Class   Introduction to UK Politics   Free 
 Wednesday 15 July  English Class  Education in Scotland  Bowling 
 Thursday 16 July  English Class  Glasgow's Economy  Free
 Friday 17 July  Cultural Visit  Cultural Visit  Edinburgh
 Saturday 18 July  Free  Free  Free
 Sunday 19 July  Free  Free  Free
 Monday 20 July  English Class Scottish Literature   Free
 Tuesday 21 July  English Class  Communication  Free
 Wednesday 22 July  English Class Visit to Loch Lomond & Loch Katrine  Social Event
 Thursday 23 July  English Class Preparation time for English Assessment  Ceilidh Dance
 Friday 24 July  English Assessment  Closing Ceremony  Closing Dinner 
 Saturday 25 July  Check-out  Depart