Why choose the LSE-UCT Summer School

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The combination of good facilities, committed and very knowledgeable lecturers and social experience made it almost perfect.

Wouter De Krom, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Benifit from our world class partnership

LSE and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are two of the world’s leading universities for teaching and research. LSE is ranked second in the world for social sciences and twenty-sixth globally by Times Higher. UCT is ranked first in Africa by Times Higher.

Study one of our unique courses

The programme is taught by outstanding faculty from the University of Cape Town and LSE. Choose from our innovative courses, our portfolio is carefully considered and offers a truly exceptional learning experience. Many of our courses include unique and bespoke field trips. 

DV202 Gangster MuseumPhoto: Poverty and Development students visit 18 Gangster Museum in Khayelitsha, Cape Town's largest and fastest growing townships, Christian Peirce, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mix with students and professionals from all over the world

On average, we receive around 96 participants from almost 28 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, around one third of whom are graduate professionals. This enriches class discussions, social events and networking opportunities. Read and hear what our students have to say about the LSE-UCT Summer School.

Class of 2018Photo: LSE-UCT Summer School - Class of 2018

"I loved the fact that there were so many of us from different parts of the world, each with unique backgrounds. We were different in many ways, yet similar in many more." Mostakim Habib, University of London, Botswana

Explore one of the world's most exciting cities

Cape Town is a beautiful, cosmopolitan city and is, in many ways, the gateway to Africa. The stunning campus, at the foot of Table Mountain, also offers an inspirational location for study and lively debate.


Sofia GavefalkPhoto: View from Table Mountain, Sofia Gavefalk, Regional Manager, Sweden

"Cape Town is a rare city. There are few other places in the world where I have seen such a marvellous mixture of cultures." Christian Peirce, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Daniel FagerströmPhoto: Bo Kaap, Daniel Fagerstrom, Unga Aktiesparare, Sweden.

"The range of sightseeing activities is amazing! From going to the beach, to wildlife spotting (penguins, seals, birds …) to the national botanic garden and Table Mountain. The nightlife is also great with plenty of restaurants and bars. A must-visit city!"  Wei-Heng Yen, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

Jeanne RichterichPhoto: Muizenberg Beach, Jeanne Richterich, University of Warwick, UK

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