The University of Southampton

COVID-19 Taster Course Update

We are writing to let you know the latest regarding the University of Southampton’s Residential Summer Taster Courses 2020 (Electronics and Computer Science or Biomedical Electronic Engineering).

You will be extremely disappointed to hear that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the courses for this summer.  This is due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Please register your interest below if you would like to hear more about our 2021 course or any online content with regards to ECS Subjects. 

If you have applied to the course then you would have recieved an email with more information. 

How to apply

*Please note that due to COVID-19 our 2020 course has been cancelled. Please register your interest using the link above*.

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

1. Complete the application form. 
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 register and pay.

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


Typical requirements for our Summer Taster Courses are:*

  • 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 Electronic Engineering Taster Course: currently studying A-Level Maths and either Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Further Maths
  • attained mostly 7, 8 or 9 grades at GCSE
  • currently in year 12 and age 16+ on 27 July 2020
  • Are currently studying the UK/EU, or are a British National studying abroad

 * Equivalent qualifications apply if you have studied outside the UK

We don’t mind:

  • whether you have any previous knowledge of computer science, electronics or programming: no prior experience is necessary
  • where you intend to study for your degree after your A Levels: there is no obligation to apply to the University of Southampton following the course
  • if you know that you want to study one of these subjects at university, or just want to explore the subject further.

2020 Leaflet

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