Study Chemistry Oxford Summer Courses

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of the interactions of chemical substances. The knowledge that chemistry provides is crucial to advances in industry, medicine and our understanding of the world around us. Generally the study of chemistry is broken into smaller subjects: Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Mathematics for Chemistry.

Our chemistry courses aims to give you a chance to explore the areas of the subject that interest you, with one-to-one tutorials ensuring that personal focus is not lost during your time in Oxford. Read more about our course options and find out more detail by exploring below.

Courses

At Oxford Summer Courses we are committed to the best academic experiences and to the personalised learning that has made Oxford a global academic force. So while all of our tutors are at the top of their fields depending on your age you'll be taught in slightly different ways. We use small group seminars to ensure that you get greater attention than you could elsewhere. On top of that if you're aged 16-17 or 18-24 then you'll receive weekly tutorials from leading academics mirroring the teaching method that makes Oxford a world-renowned university. Choose your Chemistry course below:

18-24 years

  • 2 and 4 weeks courses available
  • Oxford/Cambridge University accommodation
  • Tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast & Dinner included
Chemistry

At Oxford Summer Courses you can choose from a broad range of topics, and what we will teach depends on what stage you are at in your schooling. Our chemistry programme can include the following:

  • Stereochemistry and nomenclature
  • Alkanes, Alkenes and Haloalkanes
  • Alcohols and carbonyls
  • Aromatic chemistry
  • Structure determination (mass spec and NMR)

We always try and arrange different focuses for different levels of ability, so if there is something else you want to study then just let us know and we'll almost certainly be able to accommodate your requirements.

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  • Chemistry- 18-24 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

16-17 years

  • 2 and 4 weeks courses available
  • Oxford/Cambridge University accommodation
  • Tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast & Dinner included
Chemistry

With our chemistry course for 16-17 year olds, you can choose from a broad range of subject topics, from mass spectrometry to aromatic chemistry. What we will teach depends on what stage you are at in your schooling, and we will shape our chemistry programme to ensure you get the maximum benefit.

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  • Chemistry- 16-17 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

Testimonials

Masayuki Tonoki, 2016 Chemistry student from Japan

Masayuki Tonoki, 2016 Chemistry student from Japan

I applied to Oxford Summer Courses get an idea of what it’s like to study at Oxford and to make up my mind whether I wanted to study Chemistry or Engineering. The university style tutorials helped me understand the things that had been unclear, getting into the deeper chemistry and the maths behind what I had been taught before in class.

Staff

Christopher

Christopher Hutchinson

Christopher Hutchinson is a chemistry tutor for the Oxford Summer Courses, giving a two-week course on the Introduction to Quantum Mechanics for Chemistry. He has been based at the University of Oxford for the past six years, where he gained his undergraduate and Master’s degree in Chemistry at Christ Church (2010-2014), before staying on at the University for graduate research in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Department. His research interests primarily concern the applications of novel laser systems for the detection of trace gases in exhaled human breath. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate students, including the First Year Biophysical Chemistry course for students reading Biochemistry at Corpus Christ and St Peter’s Colleges. When not in the laboratory or teaching, he trains and competes for the university triathlon club.

Yaoyao

Yaoyao Xiong

Yaoyao Xiong is a 2nd year DPhil student in the department of Chemistry at University of Oxford. She graduated in 2014 with Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University. Her Honours project involves the synthesis of transition-metal methylidyne complexes.  She has another research publication from a rotation project on halogen bonding systems and a third paper is a literature review on cascade polycyclisation in natural product synthesis. She has been tutoring in Chemistry since 2011.

Prices and Dates

Select your Age Range

Course Start Dates
Courses – 10-12s 01/07/2018 08/07/2018 15/07/2018 22/07/2018 29/07/2018 05/08/2018
1 Week – Wycombe Abbey £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495
2 Week – Wycombe Abbey £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795
3 Week – Wycombe Abbey £3,995 £3,995 £3,995 £3,995
4 Week – Wycombe Abbey £5,195 £5,195 £5,195
5 Week – Wycombe Abbey £6,295 £6,295
6 Week – Wycombe Abbey £7,395

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including small group seminars
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals, including lunch
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course Start Dates
Courses – 13-15 24/06/2018 01/07/2018 08/07/2018 15/07/2018 22/07/2018 29/07/2018 05/08/2018 12/08/2018
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 FULL FULL £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL £4,395 FULL £4,395
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL FULL FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including small group seminars
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, many at local restaurants along with lunch 3 times a week
  • A three-course College Banquet, on Friday evening
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course Start Dates
Courses – 16-17 24/06/2018 01/07/2018 08/07/2018 15/07/2018 22/07/2018 29/07/2018 05/08/2018 12/08/2018
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £4,395
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL £4,395
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, many at local restaurants
  • A three-course College Banquet, on Friday evening
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course Start Dates
Courses – 18-24 24/06/2018 01/07/2018 08/07/2018 15/07/2018 22/07/2018 29/07/2018 05/08/2018 12/08/2018
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL FULL £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £4,395 £4,395 £4,395
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL £4,395
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £8,350 £8,350
4 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, many at local restaurants
  • A three-course College Banquet, on Friday evening
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance