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Summer Schools Psychology, Innovation & Technology

Sunday June 28 - Saturday July 11 2020

Are you interested in designing your own VR/AR apps, and learning about how to evaluate VR/AR apps using quantitative and qualitative methods?

Attending our summer school will allow you to develop your communication skills, and our academic programme offers innovative teaching and practice-oriented learning that will prepare you for full-time study in an English-speaking environment.

Key dates

  • May 31: applications close
  • June: preparation and pre-departure information
  • June 27/28: travel to UK - programme starts on June 29
  • July 11: programme ends


Reflective essay (60%): By the end of the summer school, students will be required to submit a 1000-word reflective essay to capture their learning experience at Strathclyde. You will keep a self-reflective journal throughout the summer school.

Group presentation (40%): Students will be put into groups when learning to design a VR/AR app. At the end of the summer school, each group will be required to give a 20-minute presentation to present the final product, reflect on the development process, and discuss how the app can be evaluated and improved.

Entry requirements 

The course is aimed at students from all round the world, enrolled at a university where they are studying psychology, education, computer science, engineering or a related field. 

You must be at least 18 years old to participate and have completed your first year of studies.

Since the program is taught in English students will need sufficient academic English language skills to be able to follow the course. Evidence of English language proficiency test is required for students from universities where the language of instruction is not English. A CET6 (College English Test Level 6) with a score of no less than 550 is required.


The class size will not be larger than 20.


The cost of the programme is £1,750
What's included?
  • Tuition.
  • Accommodation: you will have a single room on campus in shared accommodation. The apartments have self-catering facilities.
  • Welcome pack.
  • Social programme (Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, Highlands).
  • Airport meet and greet.
  • Meals: welcome dinner, farewell dinner, two additional evening meals.

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.