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Summer School 2020

Get a head start! In just six weeks you can complete an 18 point paper.

With 57 papers offered in 2019 there was lots to choose from!  Watch this space in mid-June for list of papers offered in 2020.

Summer School 2020 runs from:

6th January to 14th February 2020

Summer School 2020 exams:

15th to 20th February 2020

PXSS Pre-Christmas Summer School 2019

Need one more paper to finish your degree? Watch this space for the list of papers offered in 2019.

11th November - 13th December 2019.  Exams on 14th December 2019.

JumpSTART Physics

 JumpSTART Physics - to provide students with the knowledge and study skills necessary for studying PHSI191.  Further information on this course can be found on the Physics Department website.

Why us?


In just six weeks you can complete a full paper and get a head start for the next academic year


Each Summer School paper worth 18 points counts as full time study for StudyLink


With this many papers offered at Summer School 2019 there was lots of choice


Two months from the end of Semester Two to the start of Summer School gives you time to relax

Key dates

31st October 2019

Applications close for new international students.

Early September 2019

Summer School paper selection and enrollments open.

6 January 2020

Summer School 2020 begins.

Who is it for?

Students take Summer School papers for many reasons:

  • to complete papers towards their qualifications
  • to accelerate their degrees
  • to orientate themselves before the start of first semester
  • for interest
  • the opportunity to study elsewhere via distance learning


Many papers are unique to Summer School, others are core components of degree programmes.

All papers have full academic credit - most are the same point value as semester papers.

One 18 point paper counts as full time study. Papers are taught over six weeks instead of the usual thirteen weeks of a semester.


Accommodation is provided by University College.