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Summer Study in London

The Summer Study programme offers intensive four-week courses in areas of art business, art history and finance. The programme is designed for undergraduates, career changers, study abroad participants and those interested in art and cultural history. Courses are offered over two sessions and students may attend both.

Summer Study 2016 will run during the following dates.

  • Session 1: 31 May to 24 June, 2016
  • Session 2: 28 June to 22 July, 2016

Applications will open in early November.
Please contact for further information.

4-week Summer Study Courses: 26th May -19th June, 2015

4-week Summer Study Courses: 23rd June- 17th July, 2015

These courses offer interesting and compelling insights into the art world and include lectures and seminars led by Sotheby's Institute of Art faculty, international experts and leading practitioners in the field. Visits to major collections in London's museums, auction houses, artists' studios and royal palaces allow each participant to develop a deeper understanding of the art.

Academic Credits

Summer courses are validated by the University of Manchester. Students completing one full-time Summer Study course are awarded 20 University of Manchester undergraduate credits.


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Course Fees

£2,650 for one course
£4,750 for two courses*

Terms and Conditions

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Summer Study Accommodation in London

The following organizations offer affordable accommodation in London during the summer. Applicants need to book their accommodation directly with the organizations below. Please note that the Institute does not accept responsibility for the information contained in the following links. The existence of external links does not represent an endorsement by Sotheby’s Institute of the site concerned.

University halls of residence:
Intercollegiate Halls of Residence of the University of London
Halls of Residence of University College London
Halls of Residence of the London School of Economics

Independent halls of residence:
Hult Tower and Studios at Assam Place:
Lee Abbey
Claredale House

Serviced apartments:

Short term letting companies:
London RoomsLondon Homestay 
The New World Accommodation 

Independent student accommodation providers:  
Liberty Living  
Mansion Student
Britannia Student Services 
Anglo American Educational Services

Home Stay Companies
HFS London

Online Application

Click here to apply now and pay online.

Further Information

For further information on Summer Study in London courses, please contact Fiona Lazarov Tel: +44 (0)20 7462 3251 or click here to send an email.

*When both are booked at the London campus, during the same summer period (2015).

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