Economics Summer School (In-Person)

The study of Economics is one of our most exciting options – both for those trying the subject for the first time, and for those looking to deepen their understanding.

The global economy is at an uncertain point at present, with strong inflationary pressures, and steeply rising costs of living. Many countries also have very high levels of public debt, as governments worldwide grapple with the financial legacy of extensive covid support measures for businesses and health systems. In the longer term, the spectre of catastrophic damage from climate change haunts all of our present day economic choices and strategies.

All of these can seem like daunting or even intractable problems, but a good working knowledge of economics can help us to understand how policymakers across the world try to navigate these difficult waters, allows us to try to analyse and predict the likely consequences of their choices and how costs and benefits fall on different groups within society.

This Summer School will give students aged 15-18 the opportunity to study a range of economics which is wider than that available at school and in a style which encourages active and critical engagement.

For 2022, our in-person Economics Summer School will look at a variety of contemporary topics, from sustainable development to crisis management, examining both theory and policy. The emphasis throughout will be on active and critical engagement with the material, offering students the opportunity to develop a more informed perspective on current affairs and a solid foundation for further study.

See a schedule for this course here.

The Summer School is ideal for any student considering a degree in economics or a related discipline, a career in finance, or who would like to understand more about the powerful economic forces which drive the world around them.

For full booking details just scroll down past the reviews!

The study of Economics is one of our most exciting options – both for those trying the subject for the first time, and for those looking to deepen their understanding.

The global economy is at an uncertain point at present, with strong inflationary pressures, and steeply rising costs of living. Many countries also have very high levels of public debt, as governments worldwide grapple with the financial legacy of extensive covid support measures for businesses and health systems. In the longer term, the spectre of catastrophic damage from climate change haunts all of our present day economic choices and strategies.

All of these can seem like daunting or even intractable problems, but a good working knowledge of economics can help us to understand how policymakers across the world try to navigate these difficult waters, allows us to try to analyse and predict the likely consequences of their choices and how costs and benefits fall on different groups within society.

This Summer School will give students aged 15-18 the opportunity to study a range of economics which is wider than that available at school and in a style which encourages active and critical engagement.

For 2022, our in-person Economics Summer School will look at a variety of contemporary topics, from sustainable development to crisis management, examining both theory and policy. The emphasis throughout will be on active and critical engagement with the material, offering students the opportunity to develop a more informed perspective on current affairs and a solid foundation for further study.

See a schedule for this course here.

The Summer School is ideal for any student considering a degree in economics or a related discipline, a career in finance, or who would like to understand more about the powerful economic forces which drive the world around them.

For full booking details just scroll down past the reviews!

‘The Economics Summer School is incredibly useful if you’re looking to study the subject in any form at university – regardless of whether you have prior knowledge of economics, this school will further your interest in all areas of modern economics as well as introducing students to new, different, exciting concepts. And Debate Chamber do a brilliant job of managing it. Highly recommended.’

‘A highly-stimulating course and one that is enjoyable to anyone with an interest in Economics. The course balanced rigour with interactivity perfectly. Furthermore, the environment and atmosphere created by the tutors is one ideal for learning in a comprehensive and tangible manner. I would highly recommend the course, its a fantastic week!’

‘I came to this course with an interest but not formal background in Economics – I wanted to find out if it was a subject I’d like to study at A-Level. It is! I liked the way the course linked real-life examples (particularly the financial crisis) to economic theory, and the way we were challenged and encouraged to offer our opinions as to what was going on. The tutors were interesting and passionate about their subject and gave us plenty to think about. A really enjoyable week.’

‘The Economics Summer School is incredibly useful if you’re looking to study the subject in any form at university – regardless of whether you have prior knowledge of economics, this school will further your interest in all areas of modern economics as well as introducing students to new, different, exciting concepts. And Debate Chamber do a brilliant job of managing it. Highly recommended.’

Practical Details

Please note that is the page for the in-person course – for the detailed online programme please see here.

The in-person Economics Summer School is open to students aged 15 – 18. This course is now complete for 2022, but you can use the form below to express your interest for Summer 2023.

Each course is five days in length, and teaching hours on each day will run from 10.30am till 4.30pm, with a lunch break.

The venue will be Woburn House, Bloomsbury, Central London (the closest tube is Russell Square) – see more details here.

The cost for each five-day course is £595, and you can reserve your place with a 25% non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the payment is due eight weeks in advance of the course start date. Please see here for full booking terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, simply call us on 0800 810 1058 or email us at info@debatechamber.com.

We offer a limited number of full and partial bursaries (of up to 80% of fees) to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for a bursary then please complete your bursary application here.