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International Summer School

The University of East London International Summer School programme is a unique opportunity for you to experience the excitement of London life, make new friends from all over the world and stretch your mind by studying one of our stimulating courses.


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Courses

Choose from one of our innovative, forward-thinking and contemporary courses for the opportunity to perfect your skills and knowledge in your chosen field of study. 

Fashion and Textiles

Fashion Culture

This course will give you a fascinating insight into the world famous London fashion scene, exploring the cultural and retail environments behind what has become known as 'cool Britannia'.
London fashion is synonymous with cutting-edge creativity while embracing a rich heritage of quality and craft. Designers work for established brands as well as nurturing an entrepreneurial and innovative design approach in their studios, many situated in the creative hub of east London.
You’ll explore the fashion retail business through structured trips to:

  • high-end designer shops such as McQueen
  • high street brands such as Whistles and Topshop
  • clothes markets, including Camden and Spitalfields
  • Vintage shops like Beyond Retro and Rokit.

Business

London Financial Markets

This course gives you the opportunity to study the economic functions and efficiency of financial institutions and markets in the United Kingdom.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the key theories and issues in finance and economics and develop the analytical skills you need to understand the inner workings of the financial world. And you’ll be learning in the perfect location, with the financial hubs of Canary Wharf and the City of London right on your doorstep.
You’ll have the valuable opportunity to undertake Bloomberg introduction training, which is an important tool in the world of finance. You’ll also have the chance to go on stimulating visits to key financial institutions, including the London Stock Exchange, Bloomberg, Bank of England and the London Metal Exchange.

International Business and Communication

If you’re an aspiring business leader or a young professional preparing to enter the world of work in an emerging and developing economy, this course is for you. It’s structured around the needs of speakers of English as a second language and will help you develop your applied knowledge of English.
If you’re interested in improving your chances of finding the right career, the course contains an optional online employability simulation. You’ll also study a variety of business topics and apply your knowledge through case study work and interaction with corporate executives.

Digital Start-Ups for Entrepreneurs
(Please note: this is a three-week course running 8 July – 30 July)


This is a course for the driven, the curious and the ambitious. London is a very diverse city full opportunities for people with ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset. If you’ve ever wondered what it's like to work with start-up founders and tech companies or even drive your own ideas forward this course will be right for you. It’s an immersive experience to connect with London’s own Silicon Valley known as Tech City. Run by Startup Insights UK in partnership with UEL, the course is designed for students from all backgrounds and different areas of study. Whether you have technical or non-technical skills you’ll have the opportunity to meet and solve challenges with start-up founders, get one-to-one advice, pitch your ideas and visit the most innovative tech companies with the likes of Google.



During the course you will:

  • Attend practical workshops, learn about digital products including mobile apps, web, software, VR and more.
  • Learn the start-up frameworks adopted by the most successful tech companies.

  • Match with start-ups and solve some of their challenges.
  • Develop your own ideas, translate them into business models and pitch them.
  • Gain valuable introductions in London’s start-up community
  • Experience the future of work visiting some of the most impressive tech companies with the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Uber.