Please contact us for future course dates.
New course scheduled for 2019, dates to be announced.
The summer school is supported by the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section (QMiP) of the British Psychological Society. The Society are offering £100 discount to the first five QMiP members who apply. There are also early bird offers and staff places available. For more details see Fees and accommodation.
Immerse yourself in the world of qualitative research this summer in the beautiful riverside surroundings of Kingston upon Thames.
The Summer School offers an opportunity to enrich your skills and tackle the principles of qualitative research in a practical, hands-on way.
Day-long workshops will bring together academics and professionals, and cover the whole span of the research process from design to writing up. Keynote speakers will provide insights into the past, present and possible future of qualitative research and advice on how qualitative research can make a practical difference in the world.
You can also get expert advice on your current and future research projects through our consultation clinics with experienced qualitative researchers, and have plenty of opportunities to share experiences and network with like-minded peers.
The Summer School is made up of day-long workshops.
You can book for individual days, several days or the whole four-day programme.
Please ensure that you have studied the programme carefully as you will be prompted to select your workshop choices when you complete your booking.
You will have the opportunity to book in for a one-to-one consultation session with some of the academics running the workshops (on a first-come, first-served basis). A booking link will be sent to you in due course with further details.
After participating in the Summer School and depending on the workshops you attend, you will be able to:
We recommend that you attend the whole whole four-day programme to gain maximum benefit.
Whether you are new to qualitative research or are more experienced, the summer school will benefit postgraduate students, researchers and professional practitioners in disciplines such as:
This is the third year that Kingston University have hosted this prestigious summer school. Testimonials from delegates in previous years:
"[... the most useful aspects] meeting others and discussing topics with people at similar point in thinking"
"This was a mind blowing summer school: very very useful. I did get enough chance to answer my questions either in workshops or in casual discussions"
"Each individual workshop was designed well. Structurally coffee and lunch breaks were useful to meet people and have conversations"
Available until 30 June 2017.
From 1 July 2017 the workshop prices will rise to £180 per person per workshop.
Each of the first five members of the British Psychological Society's Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMiP) who register will receive a £100 discount, courtesy of QMiP.
To be eligible for this, please provide your BPS membership number.
Subject to availability, Kingston University students or members of staff are eligible to a discounted rate of £125 per workshops and those within the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences may book on free of charge. These places are only available once the Early Bird period has ended (ie after 30 June 2017).
We have a limited number of rooms available in nearby student accommodation, on a first-come, first-served basis at £34.20 per night. Breakfast can be purchased separately in the University's canteen.
Book accommodation using the promotional code QR2017. Please book your place by Monday 1 June if you would like to make a reservation.
Alternatively, there are various private accommodation options in the area. Download the hotel and guest house list (PDF).
Dates for open courses currently available will be listed in the table at the top of this page with a "Book now" link that will direct you to our payment website. If no dates are shown and you would like to register your interest for future dates for this course please contact us.
View the terms and conditions for booking a short course.
The standard course fee is indicated at the top of this page. If a course has any discounted fees available (eg for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.
As an educational institution fees for our open short courses do not attract VAT.
Directions to Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: