Are you driven, hard-working, and curious? Do you crave new experiences and love to challenge yourself? Are you looking to set yourself apart academically?

Pre-university programmes are designed for talented students in their penultimate year of secondary education (Year 12 in the English education system) who want to give themselves an edge. This year we are offering a Law summer school led by the College’s internationally acclaimed faculty. Try something new, or challenge yourself to rise to a new level in an existing area of interest.

Online Course Delivery for 2020

The 2020 Accelerate Law programme will be delivered online, to allow you to experience world-class collegiate learning from home during the period of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Course outline

Designed for students who are considering taking a law degree, this one-week, on-line programme is for students who may wish to pursue a career in law. The course serves as an opportunity for students to discover more about learning the law in a university setting and the different routes to a career in law. It provides tutor-led lectures, interactive learning, independent study and additional reading.

Through this one-week programme, students will learn how to:

  • Learn about law-related careers
  • Learn about the legal system
  • Understand the sources of law
  • Recognise the court system of England and Wales
  • Recognise legal issues
  • Learn how to deal with legal problems
  • Appreciate how legal disputes are resolved
  • Present legal arguments
  • Develop reflective thinking

Students reflect upon fundamental principles such as the rule of law, the need for rules, and the interface between the individual and the state. Students also review areas of law regarding civil disputes and forms of conflict resolution.  Through legal problem questions, students will identify the issues raised by the problem, identify the relevant law, apply the law and provide client advice demonstrating the ability to utilise language which the lay client can understand.

Modes of Study

The study modes include:

  • Tutor input
  • Self-directed learning
  • Interactive learning
  • Case studies
  • Reading and understanding law journal articles

Law summer school schedule

The programme will run from Monday 20th July 2020 to Friday 24th July 2020. The programme comprises two hours of teaching on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and independent study projects on Tuesday and Thursday.


The usual full fees for the course are £1,950 with a range of financial packages are available to reduce these fees where the cost may prevent an accepted candidate from participating.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to allow all accepted students to participate, this year’s online course will be delivered at no cost.

Widening Participation

In future years, students who have studied, or are currently studying, at one of our aspiring state schools or collegesor who currently live in one of our target recruitment areas may be eligible for a bursary waiving the full tuition fees for the Accelerate Pre-University Programme if their application is successful.