Students on summer school

Global Social Policy

18 July - 9 August 2020

Engage critically with international social policy and gain a sense of the increasingly globalised nature of social policy across a range of fields such as economics, politics and social work. Consider the future of social policies and deliberate comparative analyses of recent developments in welfare reforms from around the world.

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Week 3


Intercultural and social experience

Throughout the three weeks, you will be accompanied by Lancaster Student Ambassadors helping you settle into Lancaster, showing you around campus, and answering your questions. They will also lead evening social activities and weekend trips, giving you plenty of chances to make new international friends.

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As well as meeting the Global Summer Schools admissions requirements, you will need to have studied a social sciences subject at university to participate in the Global Social Policy summer school. 

If you are not sure whether you have relevant experience, please contact us.

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Students who complete this course are awarded 10 LU / 3 US / 6 ECTS credits.

This summer school will be assessed through three methods:

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The 2020 fee of £3,195 covers 

  • tuition
  • ensuite single accommodation (the 2 night stay in London will be in shared rooms)
  • most meals (meals are not provided when away from campus during scheduled overnight trips, e.g. London).

Please note there may be extra living costs, such as if you opt in to additional trips or eat out.

Find the cost breakdown here.