Even for the brightest students, getting into the top universities can be extremely hard.  As well as increasingly tough entry requirements there is now more competition than ever for very limited places and the application process can be a daunting task.

Using our knowledge of what it takes to give students that additional edge, and our extensive academic network, we have developed a series of outstanding two week residential University Preparation Courses. These courses are open to any motivated student aged 16-18 who strives to be the best when it comes to university applications/interviews, and more confident in the sometimes life changing decisions they have to make at this time.

We won’t lie, our courses are intensive and academically challenging, but attendees will have access to visiting lecturers, professors and academics from prestigious UK universities and by the end of their stay, will have additional knowledge and insights into course subject area they can’t find anywhere else.  This is what can give them the edge.

This year we have four courses focusing on what we believe are the more competitive subject specialisms.  Please note that course specialisms may change year on year – click here to let us know if you are interested in other subject area and/or future inspirational academic courses we run.

MEDICINE: 1st – 13th July  The following medical schools are represented: Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial, Sheffield, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Keele. **GPs, medical consultants and UKCAT consultants will also contribute to the programme; specialised MMI preparation designed & delivered by an experienced medical school admissions tutor is included**

NATURAL SCIENCES: 15th – 27th July The following universities are represented: Cambridge, KCL, Royal Holloway University of London, Sheffield, Cardiff, Exeter, York, Bristol. **Featuring lecturers in conservation science, earth & ocean sciences, particle physics, organic chemistry, geology and geochemistry and more**

ENGINEERING: 29th July – 10th August The following universities are represented: Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial, Warwick, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Bristol, Cranfield, Wrexham Glyndwr. **Featuring lecturers in civil and environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical & electronic engineering, aerospace engineering, materials science and more**

PPE: 12th – 24th August The following universities are represented: Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, UCL, Manchester, Sheffield, Warwick; also the Institute of Economic Affairs, London. **Featuring lecturers in Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Aesthetics, Politics, Political Theory, International Politics, Economics, Economic Policy and more**

Course highlights include:

  • An individual programme of study
  • Lectures and master classes from world-class subject specialists from Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities
  • University admissions tests preparation, including BMAT, UKCAT, LNAT, MAT, TSA, STEP, PAT, HAT Interview practice, including MMI training for medics and UCAS application support
  • Visits to the historic colleges of Oxford and/or Cambridge to inspire

The fee for each University Preparation Course is £3650 including all meals, accommodation, tuition and academic activities for the duration of the course and airport transfers if coming from abroad (Terms and Conditions apply)

For further details on our University Preparation Courses, please contact the Summer Course office or Apply Now.