Study Biology Oxford Summer Courses

From the smallest cells to the largest flora and fauna, biology offers the chance to study the interactions between organisms and the way in which they are adapted to their environment along with their classification and function.

In Oxford, biology teaching is divided between two departments, plant sciences and zoology, so for this course you will get a taste of both with a tutor based in each of the two departments. You can read more about our course options and explore a sample timetable 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 Biology course below:

18-24 years

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

Our 18-24 course aims to give students an in-depth development of the subjects that are important to them. Across your time at Oxford Summer Courses, we'll look at Zoology and then Plants and Biodiversity, looking at the ecosytems and evolutionary mechanisms that provide our planet with a diversity unmatched within our solar system.

Teaching will mix seminars and tutorials with field experience and visits to some of Oxford's great biological amenities, including the Natural History Museum and the University Herbaria.

There will also be an opportunity for students to conduct their own research before consolidating their work with a written essay.

  • Biology- 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
Biology

Our course provides students with a fascinating overview of biology as a subject, including the complex terrestrial ecosystems which populate our planet and the incredible evolutionary mechanisms and adaptations within them.

There will be an opportunity for students to conduct their own research before consolidating their work with a written essay.

Teaching will mix seminars and tutorials with field experience and visits to some of Oxford's great biological amenities, including the Natural History Museum and the University Herbaria.

  • Biology- 16-17 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

Testimonials

Sami Tapp, 2016 Biology student

Oxford Summer Courses is a place unlike any other, allowing me to talk in depth about my subject interests with like-minded people and experts in that particular field. The seminars are absolutely amazing as they allow you to talk about subjects that you are truly passionate about with people that share your passion and have dedicated their whole life to that subject. They also allow you to genuinely learn more about the subject and individual topics that you may never have the opportunity to cover in school.

Staff

Victoria

Victoria Wylllie de Echeverria

Victoria Wyllie de Echeverria is a tutor in Biology at Oxford Summer Courses. Victoria has taught students ranging in age from 16-4th year university for 6 years, in the subjects of biology, ecology, human and physical geography, plant sciences and ethnoecology. To this end, Victoria has taken training courses both at the University of Victoria and the University of Oxford to receive accreditations to teach in higher education and investigate different interactive teaching methods. Her research interests include plant taxonomy and ethnobotany, in particular how local people use and classify plants and animals, and how they are adjusting to changes in the weather and ecosystems, and she has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles.
Hila

Hila Levy

Hila Levy is studying for her DPhil in Zoology at Oxford, researching the diseases and population genetics of several penguin species in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic. Originally from Puerto Rico, Hila has lived, studied and worked on every continent. A strong believer in interdisciplinary teaching and research, she obtained a B.S. in Biology, Arabic, French and Spanish from the US Air Force Academy, followed by an MSt. in Historical Research and an MSc. in Biology from Oxford while on a Rhodes Scholarship. She subsequently worked in government service for several years, and obtained an additional M.S. in Environmental Planning and Management from Johns Hopkins University before returning to Oxford for her doctoral studies on a Clarendon Scholarship. Hila has taught with Oxford Summer Courses for two years, and also lectures and tutors Oxford undergraduates in Biological Sciences.

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 FULL £4,195 FULL £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL FULL FULL £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL FULL FULL FULL
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge FULL £7,895 FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL FULL FULL £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL FULL FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge FULL FULL FULL £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) FULL £4,195 FULL £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL £4,395
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL FULL
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL £7,895 FULL £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge FULL FULL
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 FULL £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL £4,195 FULL £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL £4,395 £4,395 FULL
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL FULL
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge FULL £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL £7,895 FULL £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge FULL FULL FULL £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