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22 JULY - 16 AUGUST 2019

Students can spend four weeks with us in Northern Ireland, immersing yourself in a unique academic and cultural experience, and pursue your interests in one of six tailored EPS summer school programmes, from Psychology to Civil Engineering*.

All Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Summer School programmes include:

• A unique immersive academic and cultural experience, with the opportunity to pursue your academic interests

• Two technical modules supported by a third module which teaches students professional skills, including organisational skills, oral presentation skills, leadership, CV development, as well as academic writing skills

• Guaranteed accommodation on campus for the duration of the Summer School

• Opportunity to explore Northern Ireland with cultural and historical field trips

• A social programme including welcome reception, social events and a ‘Ceilidh’ Night with traditional Irish music and dancing

*please read the Important Application Information available at the bottom of this page

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Choice of Six Unique Programmes

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You will learn about the application of psychology in the real world. Experts from a range of areas of psychology will introduce you to their area of psychological research and demonstrate how key areas of psychology are having an influence in fields such as education, clinical health, human communication, conflict resolution and understanding decision making.

You will gain practical knowledge of research design and statistics and have a deeper understanding of how psychology can be applied to everyday challenges for individuals, families, organisations and governments.

MAE Students with Stephen Glover

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers provide and develop the technical skills and infrastructure to support and sustain life whilst protecting both the built and the natural environment. The Civil Engineering Summer School at QUB is a fantastic opportunity to develop your knowledge and experience in this important area.

The course will blend theory with practical and fun ‘design and build’ and laboratory exercises. The current programme is being finalised however it is anticipated the course will provide a comprehensive overview of two key civil engineering themes such as structural and hydraulic design. Summer students attending this course will also gain an insight into on-going research in Civil Engineering at QUB and opportunities for future study.

Sample Timetable (PDF 810kb)
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Mathematics & Physics (LIMITED PLACES)

Module One, in Mathematics & Statistical Data, would be divided into several mini-courses offered within Mathematics, which will comprise both theoretical and computational aspects of the subject, leading to the acquisition of high level problem solving skills with an outlook into mathematical research, the understanding of the use of mathematical software for performing mathematical tasks, and the ability to analyse data.

The modules will involve project and team work, and will encourage the collaboration between students. Indicative titles of models in 2019 include: Computer Algebra, Statistics and Data, Mathematical Investigation. Module Two, Physics, would be divided into several seminars including topics in Extragalactic Astrophysics, Intense Laser-Plasma Interactions, Optical Properties of Noble Metal Nanoparticles, Quantum Dance of Electrons and Statistical Mechanics.

Sample Timetable (PDF 810kb)
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Computer Science (LIMITED PLACES)

We are excited to offer two technical modules to our summer school students which cover fundamentals of microelectronics, electrical engineering and computer programming.

Students will experience hands-on learning through problem solving using interactive exercises. Moreover, students will be facilitated to work as a team and present cutting edge research problems to their peers as a part of group project.

Sample Timetable (PDF 810kb)
MAE Catapult Experiment

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (LIMITED PLACES)

Two exciting technical modules will be offered to summer school students both theoretical engineering knowledge and hands-on skills through lectures, interactive sessions, computer based learning, team work, and competitions.

The provisional modules in 2019 are: Prototype & Design: A Catapult Project, and Mechatronics “Robotics Challenge”. Students will learn how to operate as a team and how to plan projects and task resources based on a target completion date and a predefined set of deliverables.

Sample Timetable (PDF 800kb)

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (LIMITED PLACES)

Two technical Modules including (1) Engineering Design (2) Chemistry in Materials, Medicine and Bioengineering will cover a wide range of Chemistry Eng and Chemistry topics.

Topics include Green Chemistry/Advanced Materials/ /Ionic liquids/Catalysis/Sustainable Energy, etc. and will be delivered by world renowned experts who are leading exciting pioneer research in the above research areas, particularly, two Royal Irish Academicians. Industrial visits to a pharmaceutical company or a high-Tech company will be arranged.

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Your accommodation is provided at Queen’s brand new student accommodation facility in Belfast City Centre. The new accommodation at BT2 opened in Autumn 2018 and is located just 15 minutes’ walk from Queen’s main campus (0.9miles). You’ll be neighbours with the vibrant city-centre nightlife, popular restaurants and local supermarkets. You will be nestled in the middle of a fantastic coffee culture featuring some of Belfast’s most popular independent coffee shops.

Each apartment is comprised of a maximum of 6 en suite private bedrooms and a communal equipped kitchen and living room area with television and sofa. There is also a self-service laundry facility located within the accommodation (equipped with washing machines, dryers, irons and ironing boards)

If you select the accommodation option, your booking will include:

- Private room
- Private en suite bathroom
- Thermostat control within private bedroom
- Utility bills
- WiFi Internet
- Bed linen (and change of towels)
- Cleaning service: Kitchen and communal area cleaned twice a week. (Please note students are responsible for washing the dishes and cookware themselves)
- Communal kitchen and common room with a TV and kitchen equipment
- 24-hour safety staff
- Reception

Kitchen facilities

Your kitchen comes equipped with the following: Kettle, Fridge / Freezer, Oven / Hob, Microwave, Toaster, Crockery, Cutlery, Cooking utensils , Frying pans / Skillets, Saucepans, Baking trays / sheets, Chopping boards

Special Accommodation Offer

Accommodation is priced £22.50 per night or block book accommodation from Sunday 21st July to Thursday 15th August for £585

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In order to apply for the EPS Summer School, you must complete the simple online form on the ‘Apply Now’ tab and submit a document of up to 500 words of why you would like to attend the Summer School along with evidence of relevant academic achievement. This information can be emailed to Your application will not be considered until we have received both documents via email.

The deadline for applications is Friday 12 April 2019.

If you are offered a place on the programme we will require a deposit of £300 to secure your place. We will send a confirmation email which will include information on how to pay the deposit. Programmes can fill up quickly and therefore we run on a ‘first come first serve’ basis, we cannot hold or guarantee your place on this programme until the deposit is paid.  

The deadline for paying your deposit is Friday 10 May 2019.  Once we have received a deposit payment we will send your visa letter to your home address. If your deposit is not received prior to this date, we will not be able to process your visa letter.

The date for the final payment is Friday 28 June 2019. If payment is not received prior to this date you will be automatically withdrawn.

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Tuition Only £1000

- All tuition

- Course materials

- Field trips including transport

- Certificate / Transcript

- T-Shirt (UK Men's sizing)


All applicants must be aged 18 or over by 23 June 2019. 

The course is offered in the English language and students should be able to demonstrate a strong proficiency in listening, reading, writing and speaking English.

Before you apply please make sure you have read and agreed to our terms and conditions.

Special Accommodation Offer

Accommodation is priced £22.50 per night or block book accommodation from Sunday 21st July to Thursday 15th August for £585

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International students (ie students who do not hold an EU/EEA passport) must have the correct study visa to be able to complete a Summer Schools programme. 

Failure to have the correct visa will mean you will be unable to be enrolled on your programme on arrival at Queen’s University Belfast. Therefore it is essential to acquire the correct student visa before or when entering the UK.

Please note: When applying as a short-term student, you must intend to leave the UK within 30 days of the end of your study (if it is before the date your immigration permission ends). If you do not leave the UK within this time, it could affect any future immigration applications to the UK (such applications could be refused and a time-bar applied if the Home Office believes you exercised deception about your intention in your short-term student immigration application). 

Please read our Short Term Study Visa Guidance for more information.

Students should begin to prepare their visa application and supporting documents as early as possible before they are required to begin their studies. This should allow them sufficient time to have everything in order for their arrival at Queen’s.

If you are an international student you will receive a visa supporting letter from our International Student Support Office. Letters are usually posted in May.

If you have any further queries relating to visas please contact our International Student Support Team Remember to inform them that you are attending the four week International Summer School.

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For international students you must arrive in a Belfast airport (either direct or through a UK airport) so your visa can be stamped in a UK port of entry (or endorsed if you have pre-applied)

Dublin and Shannon airports are NOT included and you will NOT be able to get a study visa stamped or endorsed via these airports.

Students Free Derry Wall Summer School 2017

Essential Information


Please ensure you read our terms and conditions prior to application. 

Our terms and conditions can be found below and include information on:

- Cancellations and refunds

- Data protection

- Student Code of Conduct

- Complaints procedure

Terms and Conditions 2019


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