Summer Schools

Summer Schools

Short-term study at Essex


Academic and professional summer schools

Traditionally located at our historic Colchester Campus, surrounded by tranquil parkland, or the vibrant seaside town of Southend, our summer schools combine academic rigour, research excellence and innovation. Each summer school brings experts together from around the world to share their expertise and experiences; to provide insight into current trends and developments and to train participants in a range of specialised fields.

Further information about these summer schools can be found below.

Please note, these summer schools will be held virtually and conducted in an online format for 2021. 

Summer Residential Experiences

Our Summer Residential Experience provides year 12 students with an authentic university experience where you will not only develop your academic writing but you will also enhance your confidence and independence, as you cook and socialise in university halls, living like a real undergraduate student.

CPD and short courses

We also offer a range of CPD and short courses, and executive education programmes, designed to develop the key skills you'll need in your professional or academic career.

Academic and professional summer schools

Essex Analytics, Data Science and Decision Making Summer School

Our Analytics, Data Science and Decision Making Summer School brings together the best minds in data science. From leading global technology companies to established academics, we educate and train graduates, students, researchers, and professionals, in a broad range of data science and analytics at all levels. This Summer School will be held virtually for 2021. 

Dates: One or two week sessions from 26 July - 6 August 2021. 

Applications are now closed for this online summer school.

Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis

Since 1967 the world-renowned Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis has brought global-leading teachers and researchers from over 36 different countries to Essex to teach students cutting-edge tools for social science data analysis and advanced statistical methods to answer key social, political and economic questions.

Dates: 11 July - 20 August 2021

Applications are now closed for this online summer school.

Essex Human Rights Summer School

Our Human Rights Centre – one of the oldest academic human rights centres in the world – resumes its popular Summer School on Human Rights for 2021. Responding to growing challenges faced by Human Rights Professionals, this programme will cover sessions on human rights research methods, advocacy and campaigning strategies, and professional development. This Summer School will be held virtually for 2021. 

Dates: 28 June - 9 July 2021

Applications are now closed for this online summer school

"I came because I googled data mining and analytics events, this seemed too perfect. I'm glad I came, all relevant information and documentation was sent in advance, great organisation, and it brought together researchers, academics, and industry professionals to give a good overview of data technologies."
Analytics and Data Science Summer School Delegate 2015
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Academic and Professional Summer Schools Postgraduate Level
Please contact the Summer Schools Hub
Pre-University Summer Schools A-level: Year 12 students
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Telephone: 01206 873424