The University of Southampton

Applications are now closed.

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

How to Apply

If you would like to apply to attend one of our Summer Taster Courses:

  1. Complete our online application form [now closed]
  2. We will acknowledge your application and notify you of our decision within 14 days
  3. If we offer you a place on the course, you will have a further seven days to pay.

Please note these courses are very popular and are usually over-subscribed. All applications are individually reviewed by our admissions team.


Typical requirements for our Summer Taster Courses are:*

  • attained mostly grades of 7 or above at GCSE
  • currently in year 12 and age 16+ on 24 July 2022
  • currently studying in the UK, or are a British citizen studying abroad
  • for the Electronics and Computer Science Taster Course: currently studying A-Level Maths and either Physics, Computing, Electronics, Biology, Chemistry or Further Maths
  • for the Biomedical Engineering (Electronics) Taster Course: currently studying A-Level Maths and either Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Further Maths 

* Equivalent qualifications apply if you have studied outside the UK

You are welcome:

  • No prior experience or knowledge of computer science, electronics or programming is necessary.
  • There is no obligation to apply to the University of Southampton following the course.
  • You may just want to explore these subjects further and have no plans to study them at university.
  • We are committed to providing opportunities for all, regardless of gender. 50 per cent of our initial allocation of places are reserved for students who identify as female.