The University of Southampton

Applications are now closed.

Applications for our 2022 Electronics and Computer Science Taster Courses are now closed. Instead:

Enjoy a summer of technology

25-29 July 2022

The University of Southampton has an outstanding reputation for Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research universities and our degrees are ranked amongst the best in the UK. Our graduates are highly regarded by leading employers and we work closely with industrial partners, both in our research and our teaching.

Our popular Summer Taster Courses have been running successfully for many years. They are a great way to find out more about subjects which are at the cutting edge of technology and to explore whether this sector is right for you. These one-week residential courses will enable you to experience either Biomedical Engineering (Electronics) or Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. You will live life as a university student and enjoy a busy programme*:

  • Try your hand at real experiments in our state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Learn about our teaching and research from our globally renowned lecturers
  • Get to know our current students and recent graduates
  • Enjoy social events and meet fellow students
  • Experience life on campus and in our halls of residence
  • Meet leading employers at our annual Taster Course Careers Fair
  • Just £299 for a one-week residential experience (reduced rate and full bursaries available)

Biomedical Engineering (Electronics) Taster Course

Learn about the new and innovative health and wellbeing technologies that biomedical engineers create, from AI assisted diagnostics & digital health systems, to rehabilitation technologies and implantable sensors.

*COVID-19 Policy

We accept that our best-laid plans may have to change as a result of the ongoing pandemic. We are committed to running a safe and enjoyable course.  

  • If we decide to cancel the course, you will receive a full refund;
  • If we decide to change to online delivery, you can choose to either 1) cancel and receive a full refund, or 2) attend the online course and receive a partial refund for the difference in course fee;
  • If you are unable to attend due to government guidance at the time of the course (e.g. a requirement to self-isolate), you will receive a full refund.
Tours of our in our state-of-the-art laboratories
Get to know our current students
Tours of campus and in our halls of residence
Mentors provided first hand experience of the courses and campus.
Past Taster Course Attendee
I enjoyed doing electronics, which I hadn’t done before
Past Taster Course Attendee