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About WSS

The University of Warwick is delighted to be partnering with St Mary's University in Twickenham to deliver a London-based Summer School in July 2017. The Summer School will build on the great success of Warwick's Economics Summer School which has been running since 2014.

The University of Warwick is a world leading Russell Group University widely recognised as a world leader in research and education and recently named 'University of the Year' (The Times and The Sunday Times 2015). Our exciting Summer Schools 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.

It will broaden your horizons; what I got exceeded my expectations.
Sun Mengjiao (China), Principles of Economics 2014

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 including Ken Binmore, 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 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), Money and Banking 2015

Range of courses suitable for
all levels

students studying at WESS

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, you will find a course at your level.

The Warwick Summer School really does cater for everyone, with our Principles of Economics course also available to cater for people who do not have an economics background.

It was an amazing opportunity to learn more and expand what I know about economics
Carlos Lavelle (Mexico), Money and Banking 2015

London, our Capital City on your doorstep

Warwick Economics Summer School students in London

As the second most visited city in the world, 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. There will be plenty of time during the Summer School to explore this amazing city.

It’s a good balance between work and fun, it’s definitely a good thing to do over the summer.
Opeyemi Otaniyi (Nigeria), Money and Banking 2014

Why apply to 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 2016.

Summer School welcome dinner

Engaging and fun

Our social and cultural programme will ensure that your experience is engaging and fun.

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, 180 students attended Warwick’s Economics Summer School from over 39 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 our world leading academics including Professors Marcus Miller, Abhinay Muthoo and Ken Binmore, CBE.

A Summer Student outside on campus


100% of all Warwick Summer School students would recommend the Warwick Summer School* and St Mary’s University is number 1 in London for Student Experience (Times Higher Education) and WhatUni? Top 10 University of the Year.


*From the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Warwick Economics Summer School feedback


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 relax through a range of activities. Past activities have included day trips to London and Oxford, sports tournaments and the popular curry, quiz and karaoke night.

University of the Year logo

Academically rigorous

Our Summer School will be academically rigorous, giving you the edge when you return to your University. Economics is ranked in the top 10 in major specialist subject league tables in the UK and Warwick is also rated as one of the top universities for graduate recruitment (High Fliers Research).

David Myatt guest lectures at Warwick Economics Summer School

Value for money

Our Summer School offers excellent value for money with many social activities and evening guest lecture series included in the tuition fee. We also offer other trips 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, near the Thames and just a 30 minute train journey away from the heart of London.