What is a taster course?

They are short courses organised by various universities in and around London to provide Year 12 sixth formstudents, or equivalent, the opportunity to experience life at university before making their UCAS application.

The courses cover a range of subjects within the Arts and Humanities, Business and Computing, Engineering, Language and Culture, Medicine and Medical Related Courses, Sciences and Social Sciences.

 

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Which subjects are covered?

The courses cover a range of subjects within the Arts and Humanities, Business and Computing, Engineering, Language and Culture, Medicine and Medical Related Courses, Sciences and Social Sciences.

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Which Universities participate in the programme?

See Participating Universities.

The Taster Course Programme welcomes other universities to participate and run taster courses through the programme.  For further details on how to participate please contact us.

 

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When do the taster courses take place and how long are they?

The taster courses take place at various times throughout the year but mainly between February and July. The courses run from half-a-day to a week.

A complete list of taster courses currently available and our online application form.

Register your interest on our home page now to be kept updated regarding the University Taster Course Programme.

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What are the benefits of attending these courses?

Not only do the courses offer you an insight into study at university, but they also offer the opportunity of attending a course that you may be interested in, but are not sure about at this stage.

The experience will also enable you to check out the non-teaching facilities provided by the university as well as the chance to meet with other students on the taster course and undergraduate students studying at the university.

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Do I have to stay overnight at the University?

No. The courses are non-residential.

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Will I have to pay to attend a Taster Course?

No. All courses are free of charge, although students are responsible for their own travel and food expenses.

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How to apply to a taster course?

Applications can be made by completing and submitting our online application form.

You can apply to a maximum of three taster courses per application.

Register your interest on our home page now to be kept updated regarding the University Taster Course Programme.

 

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If you are a University and would like to participate and run taster courses through the University Taster Course Programme please contact us on 020 7863 6046 or email tastercourses@london.ac.uk

 

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