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About WSS

The University of Warwick is delighted to be partnering with St Mary's University in Twickenham, delivering our next London-based Summer School in July 2018.

The University of Warwick is a world leading Russell Group University widely recognised as a world leader in research and education. Awarded 'University of the Year' (The Times and The Sunday Times 2015), Warwick has 22 subjects recently ranked in the UK’s top 10 for their field (The Times and Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2018). Our exciting Summer School enables more students to benefit from our excellent teaching and academic expertise. With its long academic history, focus on excellence and community and enviable self-contained London campus location, St Mary's is our ideal partner for this exciting and enriching three week summer experience.

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I learned to work with people from different cultures and ways of thinking. It opened my mind.
Manfredi Randazzo (Italy)
It will broaden your horizons; what I got exceeded my expectations.
Sun Mengjiao (China)

Renowned academics and speakers

Lord Skidelsky delivering a lecture at Warwick Economics Summer School

At the Summer School, students are able to debate and discuss issues with renowned academics for example, Ken Binmore, CBE, Marcus Miller and Abhinay Muthoo. We also attract top guest speakers and offer interactive sessions with eminent public figures. Nobel Prize winner George Akerlof, the former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the UK Civil Service Lord Gus O’Donnell and eminent economist Lord Robert Skidelsky have all spoken in previous years.

The lecturers were really friendly and helped you out if you needed anything and the course covered a wide range of topics.
Aly Elgaby (Egypt)

Range of courses suitable for all levels


The range of courses on offer at the Summer School means there will be one that is right for you. Whether you are looking to boost your core knowledge or looking for something a bit more specialised, we have a course that is right for you.

We have courses for students who have previously studied the topic or for those who would like to learn a new discipline.

It has been 7 days since I left London and it feels like the Summer School was a dream with marvellous people and activities
Yang Xuan (China)

London, our Capital City on your doorstep

Warwick Economics Summer School students in London

London is the political, economic and cultural capital of the UK. With a history stretching back over thousands of years, London is full of world-class tourist attractions (many free), top restaurants, beautiful open spaces and brilliant shopping as well as being one of the most diverse cities across the globe.

I had an unforgettable and wonderful experience. I love the UK and University of Warwick, and I want to go back to Warwick in the future as a graduate student.
Zhengyu Yin (China)

Why apply to the Warwick Summer School?

Warwick Economics is in top 3 in all major league tables in the UK

Top ten

The University of Warwick is in the top ten in all major league tables in the UK, including The Times and The Sunday Times, The Complete University Guide and The Guardian 2018.

Summer School welcome dinner

Engaging and memorable

Our social and cultural programme includes many engaging events to ensure that your experience is memorable and fun. Every year at the Warwick Summer School, an international network of like-minded people generates many new lifelong friendships. You will also debate, learn and share insights with eminent economists and public figures during our guest lecture series included in the programme.

Summer School students outside

International focus

Warwick and St Mary’s attract students from all over the world ensuring our Summer School has a wide international focus. Last year, 150 students attended the Warwick Summer School from over 28 different countries. St Mary’s is ranked Number 1 in London by International Students (What Uni Student Choice Awards 2016).

Professor Andrew Oswald lecturing at WESS

World leading academics

You will be taught by world leading academics including Professors Marcus Miller, Abhinay Muthoo and Ken Binmore, CBE.

A Summer Student outside on campus


100% of previous Warwick Summer School students would recommend our programme. St Mary’s University ranks within the top four London universities for Teaching Excellence and top three London Universities for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)


Engaging social and evening programme

Reflecting Warwick’s and St Mary's enterprising approach, our Summer School also offers a unique programme of social, cultural and evening events. Much of the programme offered is included in the tuition fee and allows students to socialise and take a break from studying.


Academically rigorous

Our Summer School will be academically rigorous. Economics at Warwick is ranked in the top 10 in major specialist subject league tables in the UK and Warwick is targeted by the largest number of the UK's top graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2017). The Times/Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2018 ranked our Warwick Writing Programme 1st for Creative Writing. The University of Warwick English and Comparative Literary Studies department is rated as one of the top 20 in the world (QS World Rankings) and we are ranked 9th in the UK for Linguistics (Complete University Guide 2018).

David Myatt guest lectures at Warwick Economics Summer School

Value for money

Our Summer School offers excellent value for money with a range of social activities, events and guest lectures included in the tuition fee. We also offer additional excursions at extra cost.


Extraordinary campus

You will live on St Mary’s extraordinary campus with access to all its amazing facilities in the beautiful location of Twickenham, a leafy suburb near the River Thames and just a 30 minute train journey away from the heart of London. St Mary's location is hard to beat.