Summer Schools

Summer Schools

Short-term study at Essex


Academic and professional summer schools

Traditionally located at our historic Colchester Campus, surrounded by tranquil parkland, or the vibrant seaside town of Southend, our summer schools combine academic rigour, research excellence and innovation. Each summer school brings experts together from around the world to share their expertise and experiences; to provide insight into current trends and developments and to train participants in a range of specialised fields.

Further information about these summer schools can be found below.

CPD and short courses

We also offer a range of CPD and short courses, designed to develop the key skills you'll need in your professional or academic career.

Academic and professional summer schools

Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis

Since 1967 the world-renowned Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis has brought global-leading teachers and researchers from over 36 different countries to Essex to teach students cutting-edge tools for social science data analysis and advanced statistical methods to answer key social, political and economic questions. This summer school will offer a combination of in-person and online courses. 

Watch this space for information and application details for the 2024 Social Science Data Analysis Summer School. 

Essex Human Rights Summer School

Our Human Rights Centre – one of the oldest academic human rights centres in the world – resumes its popular Summer School on Human Rights for 2024. Responding to growing challenges faced by Human Rights Professionals, this programme will cover sessions on human rights research methods, advocacy and campaigning strategies, and professional development. This Summer School will be held virtually for 2024. 

Applications for the 2024 Human Rights Summer School are now open!

"An amazing opportunity to meet new people from all around the world and hear from experts in the field. They share important insights about how it actually works in practice."
Aneta Bartova, Human Rights Summer School Participant 2023
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