Courses

Cass London Summer School

Summer School applications are now closed for 2016.

100% of the Class of 2015 said they would recommend their Summer School module*

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The Cass London Summer School is your chance to study a credit bearing graduate/postgraduate module in an intensive block format, whilst making the most of what London has to offer to students from around the globe.

The Cass London Summer School offers invaluable insights into key business disciplines, with all teaching based in our modern postgraduate facility on the doorstep of the City of London and London's Tech City. It is enriched by a social programme that includes welcome drinks and networking events and the teaching schedule is designed to give you the chance to explore this great city, and those nearby, at weekends.

Many institutions from all over the world grant credit for Summer School courses. While ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how much credit is awarded, generally our courses are awarded 5 ECTS in the European system. Our courses may also be taken by candidates who are not current undergraduates or postgraduates at other universities and who simply wish to utilise the knowledge that our courses deliver to build their skill sets and enhance their CVs.

Download a copy of the Cass London Summer School 2016 leaflet [pdf]

View a recording of a recent Online Information Session hosted by Professor Richard Payne

*based on respondents to the Cass London Summer School 2015 feedback survey.

Modules

Students on the Cass London Summer School will have the choice of selecting one module which will be taught in an intensive three week block.

Comprised of lectures, tutorials, group work and short case studies - and hosted in the inspiring, purpose-built surroundings of Cass Business School - each module in the summer school programme is an intensive three-week experience led by members of the internationally recognised Cass faculty.

The summer school course leaders have been selected to be amongst the most well-respected, inventive and capable teachers that Cass has to offer. They are experts in their chosen fields and, in many cases, have experience as practitioners.

The courses taught during the Summer School are based on modules that are offered to Cass students during their regular academic year. They combine the two key strengths that Cass is known for: academic rigour and relevance of course content to real world practice.

We have designed the Cass London Summer School for students from around the world who are keen to get an additional perspective to their studies from some of our leading faculty members. London is a great student city and really comes alive during the summer months. The summer school is a great opportunity for you to experience London and add a valuable edge to your CV.

Dr Nick Motson, Associate Dean for the MSc Programme

London Summer School Location

All classes will take place at our central London facility just off Moorgate, on Bunhill Row. The summer courses are taught in the heart of London's business industry with fantastic transport links.

We believe the student environment and experience should be as good as it can be for all our students. You will therefore have access to a full suite of on-campus facilities that are modern, high-tech and comfortable - state-of-the-art resources and spaces for study and socialising.

Cass prides itself on being a truly international provider of academic excellence and we welcome students from every continent making a highly diverse student body. This is also reflected in our academic faculty. The Cass London Summer School is open to international students that meet the eligibility requirements.

How to find us

Date and fees

The Cass London Summer School will run from Monday 4 July - Friday 22 July 2016.

Sessions will comprise:

  • formal lectures
  • illustrative examples
  • exercises
  • mini case studies
  • group discussion.

Students will also be expected to engage in a number of hours of independent learning which will be supported through our Moodle Virtual Learning Environment.  These sessions are demanding but highly rewarding.

Tuition fees for the Cass London Summer School 2016 will be be £1500 payable by the deadline of 1 July 2016.

Fees are non-refundable.

*Current students and alumni of City University London and Cass MSc offer holders for 2016/17 are eligible for a 10% tuition fee discount

Payment method

Payments can be made online through the City University online payment system.

Accommodation

Liberty Living have four buildings located in the vibrant area of Islington. All residences are within a ten minute walk of Farringdon and Angel Underground stations. Cass Business School can be reached within a 15 minute walk and just a short bus ride to London's famous West End, including Oxford Street.

Facilities include free access to a gym and spacious communal living area with digital TV and pool table. All inclusive rents with free 20mb Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Single rooms in cluster flats sharing kitchen facilities, to self contained studios suitable for individuals or couples wishing to stay together can be booked via Liberty Living.

Email: londonsales@libertyliving.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 3725 3500

Social Programme

The three week summer school will include a social programme to allow students, across the different courses, to bond together and make the most of the summer in London.The provisional social programme schedule includes; a welcome barbercue, visit to a traditional London pub, bowling evening, Thames river cruise and leaving event.

In addition to our summer school social programme, all Cass students - including summer school students, are able to gain free entry for themselves and a guest to four of London's Royal Palaces; The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House and Kensington Palace.

Careers Support

Cass Careers and Professional Development team will provide optional careers workshops and skills sessions that Summer School participants may attend if they wish.

How to apply

The Cass London Summer School is open to current undergraduates and recent graduates of any discipline. These are demanding modules so do please take a look at the module specifications in the links above before you decide which course is the right one for you.

We require all Cass London Summer School students who have not studied a degree programme taught in English before to have an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing).

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Information for international applicants

City University is not able to sponsor students under Tier 4 for the Summer School. Therefore, you may need to apply to come to the UK as a Student Visitor. Student visitors are allowed to come to the UK for a maximum period of 6 months. You cannot extend your stay beyond this period.

More information

Required Supporting Documents

  • Transcript/interim transcript
  • A Level (or equivalent) Results
  • CV
  • Personal statement (250 words) - Please ensure you state which module you wish to study.
  • IELTS (if applicable)

Please upload the scanned copy of required documents to your online application form.

Cass Business School is located in the middle of the City so the business environment one aspires to be a part of is literally outside the front door. Every day in school you feel the vibe and energy encapsulating this part of London. After classes, and after having spent quite a few hours at one of the many Bloomberg Terminals, I also had plenty of time to hang out with new friends from all over the world. Add in a nice welcome BBQ, a cruise on the Thames, and some other really good events courtesy of Cass and you have the perfect Summer School mix.

Sven Garås
Cass London Summer School Class of 2015