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EPS Summer Schools

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2023 SUMMER SCHOOL WILL OPEN SOON

 

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EPS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
Spend Four Weeks with Us in a Unique Academic Experience

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 summer school programmes. All of our Summer Schools programmes include: •A unique immersive academic and cultural experience, with the opportunity to pursue your academic interests. •Each programme consists of one technical module in your chosen area supported by an additional module which teaches students professional 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 ‘Ceilidh’ Night (traditional Irish music and dancing).

Choice of Six Unique Programmes

Module details for 2023 will be finalised in the new year but please find below module information from previous years. 

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PSYCHOLOGY

MODULE:

Research Skills and Contemporary Issues in Psychology

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Understand foundational and emerging questions in contemporary psychology, spanning health, development, wellbeing, and personality

Gain knowledge of methodological and ethical issues in each area

Design practical elements of a research project: experimental design, ethics application, questionnaire design, and using online recruitment systems

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CIVIL ENGINEERING

MODULE:

Building for Net Zero

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Basic principles of structural design

Principles of engineering drawing (hand drawing and CAD)

Understand load paths for simple structures

Innovation, from concept to testing

Carbon consciousness

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ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

MODULE:

Microcontroller Programming and Control System Design

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Introduction to microcontroller programming using ‘C’

Basic principles of interfacing digital and analogue circuits to microcontrollers

Understand the design of simple feedback control systems

 

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MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS

Module: Simulation, Physical and Mathematical Analysis 

Learning outcomes: 

The module will cover a variety of topics, ranging from machine learning, mathematical analysis to chemical physics.

Gain knowledge of some applications in science and technology, such as photons, particles, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion

Sharpen your mathematical analysis skills and deepen your understanding of convergence of series

Understand the basics of how machine learning can be used for the properties of molecular systems, incorporating symmetry

Understand different types of observations of the Sun from space at different wavelengths, and the impacts of solar activity on our planet

Engine

MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

MODULE:

Project on Mechatronics and Robotics

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Understanding general principles of Mechatronics as an interdisciplinary topic between Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Gain knowledge of basic terms in Dynamic Systems, including Degrees of Freedom, Motions, Velocity, Accelerations, Forces, Torque and Gears

Gain basic knowledge in electrical devices such as sensors and motors

Get experience in use of computer software to train Robots

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CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

MODULE:

Solving Global Challenges with Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Gain knowledge of sensors in disease diagnosis, healthcare materials and preparation, computer-aided molecular design and next generation of antibodies.  

Gain knowledge of design, preparation of functional materials and their applications in sustainable development such as renewable energy, CO2 capture/conversion. 

Gain critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork skills from group-based workshops/mini-projects

Enhance oral presentation skills

WHY JOIN OUR SUMMER SCHOOL?

PHOTO: Jiale Fan, Zhejiang University
Thanks to the 2-week summer school, I made new friends via group discussion and oral presentation. Via the virtual programme, not only my English language skills were improved and but also my field of vision in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering was broadened Jiale Fan, Zhejiang University
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
 
£700M CAMPUS INVESTMENT IN CUTTING EDGE FACILITIES
 

QUEEN'S IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSITIES IN THE UK  

(QS World University Rankings 2021)
 

RANKED 200 IN THE WORLD

(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)
 
NORTHERN IRELAND HAS THE LOWEST STUDENT COST OF LIVING IN THE UK
(Which? University, 2018)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PROGRAMME DETAILS
Find out more information on the structure of the programme.

More information on the programme will be available soon.

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FEES
TUITION FEES

Tuition Fee: £1400

  • All tuition fees 
  • Welcome and Farewell meals 
  • Field trips and social events including meals

Accommodation Fee: £840

The accommodation fee includes 28 nights in Queen’s new student accommodation facility and will be available from Sunday 16 July to Saturday 12 August 2023. 

If you plan to arrive early or stay with us in Belfast a few extra days, additional nights can be purchased at £30 per night. Please indicate this when you are making the payment. 

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Accommodation
Queen's Accommodation for Summer School Students

The accommodation fee includes 28 nights in Queen’s new student accommodation facility and will be available from Sunday 16 July to Saturday 12 August 2023. 

If you plan to arrive early or stay with us in Belfast a few extra days, additional nights can be purchased at £30 per night. Please indicate this when you are making the payment. 

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-center 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)

 

Queen's Accommodation includes:

- Private room
- Private en suite bathroom
- Thermostat control within private bedroom
- Utility bills
- WiFi Internet
- Bed linen and towels (Changed once a week)
- Cleaning service: Kitchen and communal area cleaned once 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 (8am - 8pm, 7 days a week)

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BEFORE YOU APPLY
APPLICATION INFORMATION

Entry Requirement: The summer school is designed for students currently studying an undergraduate degree at stage 1 or 2 in a subject area relevant to their selected programme.

Whether you are a student applying individually or you are a member of staff from a university who would like to send a group of students, we would love to welcome you!

 

GROUP BOOKINGS

If you work with an institution and wish to register a group of students for the International Summer School at Queen’s, we would be delighted to assist you.

For further information, please contact us at epssummerschool@qub.ac.uk

In order to apply for the EPS Summer School, your students must complete the simple application form.

The deadline for applications and payment is to be confirmed. 

Once your students have completed the online application form we may asked for a deposit per student to secure their place on the programme.

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

 

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATIONS

In order to apply for the EPS Summer School, you must complete the simple online form on the ‘Apply Now’ tab.

The deadline for applications and paying your fee is to be confirmed.

Once you have completed the online application form we may be in touch to ask for some further information. If you are offered a place on the programme we may require a deposit to secure your place and we will provide details on how to pay this. 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 fee is paid. 

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

 

 

 

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Visa Information
Find out more about our visa requirements

Please read our Study Abroad guidance pages for visa information and requirements.

Students should begin to prepare 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 support letter from the International Summer School on payment of fee in full. 

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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

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