Summer school

University of Plymouth Summer School
23 July - 20 August 2018

Enjoy a mixture of academic adventures and social activities on our University summer school: the perfect way to visit Plymouth and to get your first taste of university life in the UK.

We offer daily EFL (English as a foreign language) lessons as well as lectures and practical sessions including:

  • hands-on leadership and management workshops
  • robotics demonstrations
  • media arts and product design classes
  • an exciting explosions session.
Each week there are also trips, visits and group activities to help you settle in, meet new friends and make the most of your time here. These include:

  • a full weekend in London
  • a trip to Paignton Zoo
  • a visit to explore the world's largest indoor rainforest at the Eden Project
  • a visit to the fortified manor house, Powderham Castle.
“This is a fantastic experience, because not only do I get to sample British culture, and see the beautiful landscape here, but I can also learn something to take home to my country.” - Li Gongyuan, Shanghai Maritime University
For more information or an application form to secure your place email

University of Plymouth International Business Summer School
30 July - 20 August 2018

The University of Plymouth International Business Summer School is a great opportunity to visit Plymouth for three weeks in the summer months to study international business management. You'll gain an insight into business strategy, UK business practices and how cultures impacts upon international business.


Taught by our Faculty of Business academics and industry specialists with incredible international lecturing experience, you'll gain an insight into leadership, entrepreneurship and cross-culture communication. Explore strategic and cultural issues in depth.

You'll also examine:

  • international business strategy
  • cultural diversity and cross-cultural competencies
  • how culture affects leadership styles, coaching and mentoring
  • international marketing and the cultural implications
  • the challenges of being entrepreneurial.

To find out more email

Angus Lee - Hong Kong University

University of Plymouth gave me unforgettable memories

Lai Longyan - Shanghai Maritime University

All of the activities opened my eyes to know more about the country and culture

National School of Business Management (NSBM), Sri Lanka

It was a wonderful experience that I'll never forget

Zhou Yicheng - Shanghai Maritime University

I'll definitely introduce my friends to this summer school

Dr Roy Lowry, Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry, said:

Experiments like this are the shop window for science. My hope is that such experiments will excite young (and not so young) minds to ask how and why such things happen and hence to delve deeper into science

Liquid nitrogen and ping-pong balls collide