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Benefits of Psychology Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses

Thoughts are powerful. They govern the way we live, affect our decisions, and prompt our actions. But have you ever wondered how these thoughts are activated? If you find yourself pondering questions about memory, behaviour, and the intricacies of the human mind, then the Psychology Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses is the perfect opportunity for you! Whether you're aged 13 or 24, get ready for an eye-opening and thought-provoking learning experience that will deepen your understanding of the complexities of psychology. Let's explore the compelling benefits of joining our Psychology Summer School in the prestigious cities of Cambridge and Oxford.

What’s Included in an Oxford Summer Course?

Our tailored summer courses for ages 9-24 include all teaching and academic content, accommodation, meals (including Friday night formal dinners), a prize-giving ceremony, all-day trips and activities, airport transfers, access to Oxford Summer Courses Foundations, travel and medical insurance, and a welcome pack. Apply now to secure your spot in one of our comprehensive summer courses.

Unravel the Marvels of the Mind

Step into the captivating world of psychology as we delve into the significance of this fascinating field of study. From understanding the workings of memory to exploring the reasons behind our varied social behaviours, our Psychology Summer School will challenge you to think critically and question your beliefs as you navigate through the depths of the human mind. Discover how we remember and forget, examine the factors influencing our emotions, and explore why we respond differently in various social situations. It's a course that promises to be engaging, insightful, and intellectually stimulating, offering you a comprehensive understanding of the factors shaping human behaviour.

Interactive Learning in Small Groups

Learning in a small, interactive group setting fosters an enriching educational environment. For ages 13-15, our Psychology Summer School accommodates no more than 8 students, ensuring you get quality time with your teacher and the freedom to ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive learning, our expert teachers will guide you through new concepts and assign practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills. You'll have the opportunity for group work, independent research, and homework assignments to be discussed in class. Small classes mean everyone gets to have their say, and students learn from debating with one another, as well as from their tutor.

For ages 16-24, the teaching methodology remains similar, with seminars in small groups of no more than 8 students. This fosters self-directed learning and critical thinking, providing an immersive and intellectually stimulating experience. During the course, you will complete two pieces of independent work, such as essays or problem sheets, which your tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. Tutorials will allow you to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor, enabling you to learn new perspectives from your classmates as well. Upon completing your course, you'll receive a certificate and a letter of recommendation from your tutor, acknowledging your accomplishments and newfound knowledge.

Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of Cambridge and Oxford

Envision a summer spent in the picturesque cities of Cambridge and Oxford, where history, culture, and academia converge in perfect harmony. As you meander through the storied streets and iconic university campuses, you'll be fully immersed in a world of knowledge and inspiration. These cities have nurtured some of history's greatest minds, and now it's your opportunity to become part of this enriching legacy.

Oxford: A Hub of Psychological Exploration

In Oxford, your journey into the realm of psychology is enhanced by centuries of history and culture. The city provides a unique canvas for your exploration, with captivating field trips that may vary from year to year:

  • Blenheim Palace: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Blenheim Palace, a source of inspiration for scholars and thinkers throughout the ages.
  • Portsmouth: Explore the maritime heritage of Portsmouth, a city with a rich naval history that can spark your curiosity in psychology.
  • Oxford Punting: Drift along the serene waters of Oxford's rivers, finding inspiration amidst the picturesque surroundings.

Cambridge: Unveiling the Mind's Wonders

Meanwhile, in the picturesque town of Cambridge, your summer unfolds with enriching excursions, each year offering fresh and unique experiences:

  • Brighton Royal Pavilion: Discover the stunning Brighton Royal Pavilion, an architectural gem nestled by the sea, where beauty and creativity meet.
  • Norwich Castle: Immerse yourself in the historical treasures of Norwich Castle, where the past comes to life through captivating exhibitions.
  • Cambridge Punting: Glide along the tranquil waters of the River Cam, beneath the iconic Mathematical Bridge, drawing inspiration from the timeless scenery.

It's worth noting that the specific field trips available may change from year to year, ensuring each summer brings a new and exciting adventure. Moreover, students have the opportunity to connect with peers from diverse backgrounds, creating memories that will fuel their passion for psychology for years to come. Your summer experience in Cambridge and Oxford will undoubtedly become an unforgettable chapter in your psychological journey.

Testimonials from Past Students:

"I attended the Psychology Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses, and it was an incredible experience. The small group setting allowed for personalised attention from the tutor, and I learned so much from my classmates during our lively discussions. The course deepened my love for psychology, and I'm grateful for the knowledge and experiences gained." - Alex, USA


Ready to embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of psychology? Join our Psychology Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses and unlock a new level of understanding and appreciation for the complexities of the human mind. It's an opportunity to explore the marvels of psychology, interact with expert tutors, and engage in immersive learning experiences that will ignite your passion for understanding the human psyche. Apply now and become part of a community of curious learners from around the world. Let's unravel the secrets of the mind together and make this summer an extraordinary one!

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Explore the mind's depths at Oxford Summer Courses Psychology Summer School. From memory to behaviour, uncover human psyche intricacies. Join interactive small-group seminars for an intellectually stimulating experience.

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