Call for Applications: 2014 LSE-UCT July School

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development would like to inform the University Community of the 2014 LSE-UCT July School.

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are pleased to offer the second LSE-UCT July School in July 2014. This innovative two-week programme will be run in South Africa and will provide students, graduates and professionals from across the globe an exciting new opportunity to study important social sciences issues relevant to Africa today.


The 2014 programme will feature academically robust courses with specific relevance to Africa today. Courses will be taught intensively over two weeks from 30th June – 11th July, 2014 by outstanding faculty from the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics and Political Science, in subjects such as economics, management, media, geography and politics. Courses will include:

African Media in a Global Age
After “The Hopeless Continent”: Challenges of African
economic development since 2000
Business Model Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid:
Cape Town and beyond
Globalisation in Africa: A Long-run Perspective
The State, Democracy and Development in Africa
Urban Modernities: Space, Place and Difference
The Politics and Economics of Refugees in Africa
The Informal Economy: Poverty Trap or Engine of Growth?
Africa and the Global Transformation – the rise of emerging
powers and a new international order
A limited number of bursaries are available to UCT students and African nationals, provided they apply to the programme by 12 noon on 24 April, 2014.


To be eligible for the programme, applicants must either

be university students,
be graduates and professionals from all over the world.
There is no minimum grade requirement for applications to the programme, but applicants should be prepared to actively participate in a rigorous, intensive academic programme run by two leading research and teaching universities.


All applications should be submitted through the online application form on the LSE-UCT July School website at www.lse.ac.uk/LSEUCTJulySchool.
Applicants must select only one course. Due to the intensive nature of the programme, it is not possible to take more than one course on the 2014 programme.
An application fee is payable with each application, and is paid by credit/debit card through the secure online LSE eShop system.
The application form requires personal details, information on current or previous university study and current employment information. Details of an academic referee must be provided but a written reference is not required with the application.
A university transcript and, if relevant, proof of meeting the English language requirements must be uploaded as part of the application. A passport-style photograph and a copy of a passport will also be requested.
If you have any difficulty in submitting your application through the online system, please contact the LSE-UCT July School office.

Receipt will be acknowledged within five working days. A decision will normally be made on fully completed applications within ten working days, but at particularly busy times this timescale may be extended. Further information may be requested from the applicant and/ or academic referee as required.


Applications must be submitted online by noon on THURSDAY APRIL 24, 2014. Please take note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Detailed information on this programme is available in the attached brochures and on the website at www.lse.ac.uk/LSEUCTJulySchool. Any enquiries on the programme may be directed to LSE-UCT.July.School@LSE.ac.uk.

Please find attached documents below.