The UWA Summer School runs from late November to early February the following year.

By choosing from a wide range of units offered in a variety of disciplines, you can accelerate, make up or spread the load of your studies. Introduce flexibility and teaching innovation into your study plans by completing units in intensive teaching periods. Units offered in Summer School cover the same content and have the same workload associated with them as subjects taught in standard semesters.

Summer School units are also open to students from other Australian institutions (cross-institutional students) and members of the general public. More information about the units on offer, fees and the enrolment process can be found on this page.

Benefits of Summer School


Complete a unit in a shorter period of time


Gain more one-on-one time with UWA academics


Make new friends and be part of the Summer School community

Teaching periods

The Summer School teaching period runs from 26 November 2018 until 1 February 2019, followed by an exam week from 4 to 8 February 2019. Within that time frame, the majority of Summer School units will be offered in intensive teaching periods of four to six weeks. A small number of units are offered in other formats, for example as a one-week intensive course. Check each unit's Handbook page and timetabling information for the specific dates that it will run.

Image showing timeline of Summer School courses: four to six weeks of teaching between 26 November and 1 February, and one week of exams, between four and 8 February

Subject areas

We have a range of units on offer under seven subject areas.

  • Architecture and Design
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Media 
  • Music
  • Mathematics, Statistics and Computing
  • Law and Business
  • Science

Summer School units

You can browse the full list of unit offerings for the 2018/19 Summer School below, including availability and prerequisite information. Existing UWA students and students enrolled at other universities are in-principle eligible to enrol in any Summer School unit, depending on prerequisite requirements. Members of the general public can enrol in any Summer School unit without prerequisite requirements. Both categories can be browsed below and more Summer School unit information is also available at the University Handbook website.

Selected units are also available at the UWA Albany Campus.

How to enrol


Current UWA students

Enrol from November 12, 2018


Cross-institutional students

Apply to study a unit at UWA for credit towards your degree

Submit application

Professionals and general community

Register for a Summer School unit

Unit registration

Contact us



Speak to a Future Students Adviser from 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (Western Standard Time)

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