Summer in Scotland

Summer in Scotland — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type International Summer School, classes designed for International students
Program Level 3000 level courses
Courseload 4-8 credits

Most classes are based at the University of Glasgow's main campus in the west end of the city, and most feature academic excursions to various parts of Scotland. 

For complete information on modules available, excursions and activities, dates and credits, visit the University of Glasgow's main International Summer School page. 



The International Summer School at the University of Glasgow offers a number of different modules to choose from. 

The University of Glasgow International Summer School uses the Scottish credit scheme. The University of Minnesota converts Scottish credits at a 4:1 ratio (ex: 10 Scottish cr = 2.5 UofM cr).

The 2018 program includes:

1 or 2 Week Courses

Scottish Urban Landscape in Film and Glass—offered in collaboration with the Glasgow School of Art, through research and practical experience develop skills in photography and film processing and glass techniques such as cutting, painting, and leading.

3 Week Courses

Education in a Globalised World—an overview of different educational practices, in global and local contexts.

This class has been approved for UofM's Social Science core.

Environment, Change and the Future—connecting the unique history and present of the Scottish lowlands to an exploration of environmental change in the region and its global implications (class held at the University of Glasgow's Dumfries campus, about 80 miles south of Glasgow).

This class has been approved for UofM's Environment theme.

Religion and Spirituality—explore the importance of religious traditions and spirituality in Scotland, and how new agents seek to be active agents for change.

This class has been approved for UofM's Arts & Humanities core.

The Geology of Scotland—hands-on experience to supplement your knowledge of different geological settings. Includes visits to the Scottish Highlands and the east coast.

This class has been approved for UofM's Physical Science core.

History of Christianity—explore history of Christianity in Scotland

International Business—examines the development of international business from a historical perspective.

Theater and Performance—introduction to concepts of drama, theatre and performance and explore Scotland’s vibrant theatre scene

4 Week Courses

Functional Anatomy—open-plan dissection labs provide functionally relevant exposure to all major regions of the body. Perfect for any pre-med or pre-health student.

Bioscience for Global Disease—includes practical lab skills, data interpretation, and analysis techniques in key biological research themes.

This class has been approved for UofM's Biological Science core.

Essential Genetics—exploration of how biological science has led to the discovery of the genes that make us unique.

8 Week Courses

International Physics Summer School—calculus-based introductory level physics with a lab component.

This class has been approved for UofM's Physical Science core.

Mathematics—linear algebra, differential equations, and how some of Glasgow's greatest thinkers have contributed to the modern world.

Note: modules offered may change from year to year. Consult Glasgow's website for updated listings.