History Summer School

Study History from expert tutors in inspirational locations

The Immerse Education English Literature Summer School offers students the opportunity to discover what it would be like to study a variety of literary genres in a university context. During the two week programme, you will uncover not only how to analyse both the content and context of literature in-depth and at an advanced level. Expert tutors from world-leading universities teach you how to approach a new text and talk you through the variety of career options open to an English Literature graduate. Find out more below!


About the Immerse Education History Summer School

Contrary to popular belief, History is not about learning dates and the kings and queens of the past. Historians engage in rigorous academic debate based on critical analysis and evaluation of the evidence available. With support from your university tutor, you will explore current principles of best historical practice as you discover a broad range of historical themes through historiography and analysis of key source material. Your studies will take you through centuries of history from all over the globe.

During the two-week summer programme you will live and study in a university college as you uncover what the study of history entails beyond the classroom. As well as developing your skills as a historian, you’ll also gain insight into life as a university student as you learn to live independently and study proactively. Surrounded by like-minded peers from all over the world, you’ll form firm friendships while enjoying our busy programme of social and cultural events that take help you explore the city.

Are you interested in finding out what it’s like to be a historian? Discover your potential on our academic summer programmes!


Cambridge History Summer School for 16-18 year olds

The Immerse Education History summer programme in Cambridge provides unique insight into what it would be like to study History at university level. You’ll learn to provide in-depth analysis of a variety of source material as you explore themes such as religion, science and discovery, and the development of courts. At the same time, you’ll be exposed to new historical contexts and ideas to further your passion for the subject you love.

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The study of History explores culture, art, language, philosophy, anthropology, economics, science, and almost any other subject you can think of. History students are able to digest and synthesise large volumes of complex and nuanced information, analysing and evaluating the relative value of evidence before coming to a carefully researched and well-articulated independent conclusion.

Study History with Immerse and you’ll explore visual culture, the role of the courtier, why the witch-hunts occurred and how English became the lingua franca, plus develop a range of analytical skills that translate to a range of career paths.

Our History programmes take place in colleges of Cambridge University. A world-renowned institution founded in 1209, Cambridge is currently offers the best History degree in the UK and second best in the world. What better place to explore your interest for History?

Our History Tutors

Our established tutors are experts in their fields of study. Gain the skills and experience you need to excel with a unique, unparalleled learning experience. Each week, you’ll be able to collaborate with leading academics mirroring the teaching method of the iconic, world-renowned and most respected educational establishments in the UK.

As current and past members of top universities, they’re highly specialised, recognised and knowledgeable in their chosen fields and can transfer their academic wisdom to you through interactive learning, independent study, seminars, and tutorials, depending on your age group.


Richard Morris

Dr Richard Morris is an experienced supervisor in History at the University of Cambridge, and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies as a member of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was appointed as a Senior Scholar in 2011. Dr Morris has a range of academic publications in the field of early modern history. He has a particular interest in the study of identity and his current research specialises in European court festivals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Academic programmes for students aged 13-15 years old and 16-18 years old.

Our academic summer schools are designed for students aged13-15 years old, and for students aged 16-18 years old. Whatever age you are, you will be taking part in an academically demanding(but enjoyable!) programme, living in Cambridge University colleges, and meeting other motivated students from all over the world. Read on to find out more about some of the colleges that you could be staying in.

Prepare for your academic future with Immerse Education’s award winning summer schools