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Our four-week summer school offers you the opportunity to explore in-depth global health topics and experience research whilst based here in London.


  • Duration: four weeks, full time.

  • Dates: 13 July to 7 August 2020.
  • Application deadline: 1 May 2020.

  • Scholarship application deadline: 1 April 2020.

  • Study location: St George's, University of London.

  • UK, EU and non-EU (international) citizens may apply.

Programme highlights

The Frontiers in Human Health summer school will provide you with an understanding of some of the world's major health challenges and how research can be applied to improve diagnosis and treatment, the course content has been developed to cover multiple aspects of the field and allows for a broad overview.

"I would recommend this to a friend if they are not sure about what they want to do after an undergraduate or master's degree. This course is very good because it covers a wide range of topics and also includes a mini research project" 

— Emily Hill , Summer School Student 2019

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Learn in a unique teaching hospital campus

With a strong emphasis on research-informed teaching, this programme is intended to provide you with opportunities to gain insight into multiple aspects of the research experience, by learning first-hand from our researchers you will hear from specialists in the field and have the opportunity to complete your own short structured research project.


Being the UK's only university to share its campus with a major teaching hospital means you will be learning in a unique environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience education at one of the oldest medical schools in the country alongside one of the UK's busiest hospitals, whilst staying in one of the most socially and culturally diverse cities in the world.

Living in London

We will make sure you get the most out of studying here and living in London. As part of the programme, you will have the opportunity to take part in the social activities we organise.

You will be able to stay in our halls of residence, close to the university campus and central London (fees for this are additional).

See the full social schedule and accommodation information on our Social Programme and Accommodation.

For full details on the programme, visit our Programme Information page.

You can also learn more about the programme's social activities on the Social Programme and Accommodation page.

How to apply

To secure your place on the programme you must apply by 1 May 2020.

Applicants are responsible for making sure that they meet any visa requirements before the start of the summer school.

The programme is open to undergraduate students and recent graduates of a biology-related degree.

For more information, visit our How to Apply page.

Fees and funding

  • Tuition fee: £2500.

  • Early Bird: £2250 (January to 1 March 2020).

Scholarship opportunities

All applicants are invited to apply for a scholarship. For 2019/20 entry, we are offering two partial awards of 50% of the tuition fees.

To be considered for the Summer School scholarship, please explain why you are applying for the Frontiers in Human Health Summer School programme in your course application form, highlighting your studies, previous experience and what you hope to gain from attending (no more than 500 words).


If you choose to withdraw your application after 17 June 2020 you will be entitled to a 50% refund. No refunds are available after starting the course.

Have a question?

Email Summer School.


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