Study Natural Sciences with Oxford Summer Courses

Natural Sciences Summer School

All scientists investigate the underlying principles governing the world around us, but most are more than just a physicist, chemist or biologist. For over 100 years, scientists at the University of Cambridge have studied Natural Sciences, employing rigorous observation and experimentation across multiple disciplines to expand upon the discoveries of previous generations. As interdisciplinary fields continue to emerge and gain relevance, our Natural Sciences course will provide an insight into modern scientific discovery and prepare you for the wide range of pathways your future career may take.

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 Natural Sciences course below:

18-24 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Cambridge University accommodation
  • tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast and dinner included
The Natural Sciences summer course for 18-24 year olds is taught through four seminars and one supervision study per week. During the weekly supervision study, students will produce an essay which puts what is learned in seminars into action, and expert staff will give you comprehensive feedback on your arguments and writing style.

This new course focusses on an interdisciplinary approach to the three traditional natural sciences: biology, physics and chemistry. Following an introduction to the core concepts of the natural sciences, you will delve into contemporary fields which intersect biology, physics and chemistry, such as nanotechnology and biotechnology. You will study each discipline under a relevant specialist, ultimately uniting the theoretical concepts explored in Maths and Chemistry with practical biological or physical applications to build your understanding and discover new interests.
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    18-24 timetable

16-17 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Cambridge University accommodation
  • tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast and dinner included
The Natural Sciences summer course for 16-17 year olds is taught through four seminars and one supervision study per week. During the weekly supervision study, students will produce an essay which puts what is learned in seminars into action, and expert staff will give you comprehensive feedback on your arguments and writing style.

This new course focusses on an interdisciplinary approach to the three traditional natural sciences: biology, physics and chemistry. Following an introduction to the core concepts of the natural sciences, you will delve into contemporary fields which intersect biology, physics and chemistry, such as nanotechnology and biotechnology. You will study each discipline under a relevant specialist, ultimately uniting the theoretical concepts explored in Maths and Chemistry with practical biological or physical applications to build your understanding and discover new interests.

13-15 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Cambridge University accommodation
  • Maximum 6 students per class
  • Breakfast and dinner included
The Natural Sciences Science summer course for 13-15 year olds is taught in a fun, dynamic environment. Class sizes are small, so each student will receive plenty of personalised attention from their tutors. As a result, students will be able to pay more attention to their specific interests within their chosen subject. Classroom time with a tutor is combined with interactive group projects, which will encourage students to develop their knowledge and learn in a new and exciting way.

This new course focusses on an introducing and expanding on the three traditional natural sciences: biology, physics and chemistry. Following an introduction of the core concepts, you will explore fields such as nanotechnology and biotechnology, learning more through group time and interactive learning. You will also work on combining the natural sciences with maths, building your understanding and discovering new interests.

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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 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £4,395 £4,395 £4,395 £4,395
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £8,350 £8,350
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge £7,895 £7,895 £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including small group seminars
  • Accommodation and Breakfast every day
  • All Evening Meals (at local restaurants 3 times a week) 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) £4,395
4 Weeks – Cambridge
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) £8,350
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars
  • Accommodation and Breakfast every day
  • All Evening Meals 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
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £4,395 £4,395 £4,395 £4,395
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) £4,395 £4,395
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,395
4 Weeks – Cambridge
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £8,350 £8,350
4 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) £8,350
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars
  • Accommodation and Breakfast every day
  • All Evening Meals 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

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