Join us in July 2020 for a fantastic opportunity to spend the summer studying in the vibrant, cultural and historic city of Cambridge, England.
Immerse yourself in one of the world’s famous university cities. With the centre of London less than an hour away by train and social trips to popular tourist sites included, you will have plenty of time to experience all the best that England has to offer.
Our exciting range of courses will allow you to complement your existing studies or help you discover a new passion. Study the works of Shakespeare and bring his plays to life, unravel the history of the English legal system and examine how modern day England is policed, understand the science behind the big questions of how and why humans behave the way we do, and more.
You'll join us for four weeks of full-time study split into two sessions. You have the option to choose one module from each session. When you apply, please select your first choice module for each session, as well as two back-up choices for each session.
While the summer school is designed as four-week programme with two modules, you can also enrol for a single two-week module. Please indicate this on your application form.
Engage in a practical exploration of staging Shakespeare’s plays. Acting workshops will be led by classically trained actors and directors, and students will work towards small performances of extracts of Shakespeare’s plays. Attention will be given to physical preparation, speaking blank verse and the role of characterisation. Students will also have the opportunity to see plays in production, as part of the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, as well as in Stratford on Avon and London, at the Globe Theatre.
Examine the legal system of England and Wales and study in some detail how and by whom law is made, interpreted and applied. Gain insights into the workings of the three branches of government in the English legal system, including Parliament and the Judiciary, as well as analyse the impact of European and Human Rights provisions on domestic legislation.
Is our contemporary global law enforcement shaken or stirred? This module will tackle the key aspects of 21st century comparative crime and its understanding in society, focusing on the various arrays of moral panics and social controls. We will discuss innovative methods of dealing with the culture of fear and risk society, cybercrime, surveillance, and geographic profiling. Furthermore, we present and analyse the new challenges facing different countries’ law enforcement organisations in the 21st century’s ever-changing political, social, and economic climate.
Take a look at key themes and perspectives in Higher Education Student Affairs in an international context. Consider the function of Student Affairs within higher education and explore the theories of Student Affairs and how they are applied on a global scale. Participants will draw on different theoretical explanations and ideological perspectives in higher education and utilise comparative methods to analyse the approach to Student Affairs in different countries in terms of ideologies, styles, and policies affecting higher education in the UK and internationally.
Practice the art of letterpress with an introduction to the fundamentals of metal type composition for the setting of continuous text, the assembly of wood type for display typography, and relief printing methods. Workshop sessions will demonstrate the integration of wood or metal type with relief print images (lino, wood, photopolymer or laser), the creative scope of multi-colour overprinting and debossing, and the contrasting properties of different paper stocks on different presses.
Management in practice comes down to supporting people to work effectively in different organisational contexts. Regardless of your technical area, type of organisation or job position, to get your work done you will need to manage your relationships with colleagues, managers, subordinates and customers. This module aims to increase your ability to analyse the human side of management and diagnose problems affecting performance and organisational effectiveness.
Consider Shakespeare’s plays in terms of their original contexts of performance and reading. Benefit from the detailed consideration of Shakespeare’s plays that represent the various stages of the playwright’s career, with special focus on the tragedies and tragi-comedies. Access digital facsimiles of the plays as printed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in quarto, octavo, and folio, and compare these early texts to later, ‘modernised’ editions. Learn about the original contexts of writing, performing, altering, and printing the plays, as well as historical social contexts such as gender, race, politics, and civic culture.
Study economic ideas of the past and contribute to the reviving interest in the history of economic thought, which is now occurring in response to the current financial and economic crisis, and to think ‘outside the box’ when addressing contemporary economic issues.
Tourism is often claimed to be the biggest industry in the world, yet tourism is not really an industry, more a gathering together of disparate forms of production and consumptive activities. Learn about the main theoretical concepts underpinning tourism and events studies today, along issues affecting tourism destinations, industries (such as the events industry) and tourists themselves.
“This War on Terror is not just a simple law enforcement matter.” — George W. Bush, 2008. In our increasingly globalised world, both terrorism and contemporary migration continuously test each country’s resolve by challenging various government entities to strike a balance between personal freedoms and social control. It is therefore evident that now, more than ever before, an equally progressive approach to effectively combat these issues in needed – one that involves innovative strategies and tactics that are unconventional and perhaps more multifaceted and theoretically based, while also designed to enhance current international police cooperation and practices.
Providing specialists and non-specialists in psychology with a psychological perspective on various issues of everyday life. Take a look at a number of topical issues in order to demonstrate how psychology can provide insight into people's behaviour, and how we benefit from a scientific psychological approach. The kinds of questions which we might address include: Who am I? Can we read minds? Why do we procrastinate? Do dreams have meaning? Why do we forget things? What is love? Students will be encouraged to question 'common sense' views of the world and use evidence to draw conclusions about questions of human behaviour.
Hone your acting skills by storytelling through movement. Practically explore the techniques of physical theatre pioneer Jacques Lecoq and exercises developed by contemporary physical theatre companies such as Frantic Assembly. Please note that this course includes an assessed performance; students will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to participate fully in all exercises.
Anglia Ruskin University is also pleased to be partnering with University South Carolina Upstate on a Criminology Summer Institute to be held on the ARU campus in Cambridge this summer. More details will be available soon.
Applications will open in September 2019. Please contact us if you have any questions.
The 2019 programme fee was £3,200. This includes accommodation, social events and trips. The fee for the single module / two-week option is £1,600. The programme fee for 202 is TBC.
If you have previously studied at Anglia Ruskin University, you'll receive a 10% discount on the programme fee.
Applicants should be working at, or have obtained a 2:2 (or equivalent), in their first-year degree programme. It is essential that you have a sufficient knowledge of English Language to follow lectures, write essays and take part in discussions. The expected level is CEFR level B2 – C1 (min IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).
If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact us.
A four-week stay at our on campus accommodation is included in the fee. Please note that meals are not provided.
A variety of group trips will be provided and are likely to include:
Each module is worth 15 UK credits for a total of 30 UK credits. This is equivalent to 15 ECTS credits and approximately six US credits for the full programme.
For more information about our Summer School in Cambridge 2020, including costs, start dates and eligibility, please get in touch.