Summer School in Cambridge

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.

Proposed Session 1 modules 2020

Playing Shakespeare
XXI Century Comparative Criminology
International Themes and Perspectives in Higher Education Student Affairs
Letterpress and Relief Printing
Introduction to Organisations and Management

Proposed Session 2 modules 2020

Shakespeare: Text and Context
History of Political Economy
Introduction to Tourism and Events
Beyond good and evil
The Psychology of Everyday Life
Principles of Physical Theatre

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. 

How to apply

Applications will open in September 2019. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

Fees and finances

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 2020 is TBC. 

Alumni discount

If you have previously studied at Anglia Ruskin University, you'll receive a 10% discount on the programme fee.

Entry requirements

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.

Proposed Socialising and trips

A variety of group trips will be provided and are likely to include:

  • Stratford upon Avon – the birthplace of William Shakespeare, steeped in culture and history
  • Oxford – explore another of the UK’s famous university cities, where you’ll be able to visit museums, markets, libraries, botanic gardens and theatres
  • London – spend the day enjoying all that this global city has to offer. Our university staff will be on hand to advise you on the best places to go to suit your interests and studies. An evening meal provided before returning to Cambridge
  • weekly socials – gather together for weekly events like pizza and games night to get to know your fellow students.

Download our tentative calendar


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.

More information

For more information about our Summer School in Cambridge 2020, including costs, start dates and eligibility, please get in touch