Social Sciences Summer School

Are you currently a Year 12 or 13 student, or a mature student completing an Access Course? Interested in studying social sciences at university?

Have you considered the Social Sciences Summer School?

Q-Step Social Sciences Summer School

18-20 August 2020

Queen’s University Belfast invites you to a summer school, where you can learn more about important and interesting topics such as families, religion, crime and deviance, social inequality, ethnic diversity, politics, and more! 

Students will have the opportunity to interact with staff and current students to get a taste of studying social sciences at university. The Summer School has run for several years now. It is always popular and has received great feedback from students. This year with the Covid-19 restrictions we have decided to move the summer school online, so that this year’s students do not miss out.

The Summer School is hosted by the QUB Q-Step Centre, a teaching hub to promote the quantitative social sciences, with funding from the Nuffield Foundation. The Summer School will consist of a series of online lectures and tutorials. Students will get the chance to work together in small on-line project groups, undertaking a series of research activities. At the end each group will make a short presentation based on research they have been undertaking over the course of the summer school.

How to Apply

Please email Ms Zoie Watterson at with the following form, preferably in an accessible PDF or Word format.  All sections must be completed to apply, and there is no fee for application or attendance.

Q-Step Summer School Application Form

Deadline for submission: TBC


To see some images of last year's Summer School and our other achievements please see our News section!