What keeps you awake at night? If your answer is along the lines of how we manage the earth’s natural resources, or what we can do about climate change, then you’re in the right place.
Our Cambridge-based summer course in earth sciences looks at the difficult questions that face our planet today. You’ll be learning directly from those already shaping the future… in fact, it was right here in Cambridge that the ominous hole in the ozone was first discovered. Needless to say, the city’s earth scientists are key players on today’s issues and are behind much of the research and discovery that drives global policy today. So, maybe it’s time to step up and do your bit?
From age 16 to 24, our earth sciences summer courses in Cambridge are designed specifically to fit your level of experience.
Why do past students rave about our Earth Sciences summer course in Oxford? Find out in this short video…
Our highly experienced earth science tutors will walk you through some of today’s key discussions...
This Cambridge-based earth sciences summer course is modelled around the tutorial system used by the world-renowned Cambridge University. While you’ll be studying theory in your weekly tutorials, you’ll be encouraged to go away and solve specific problems through the course’s more practical focus.
It takes a broad range of sciences to understand the planet we live on. You’ll apply ideas from a combination of physics, biology and chemistry to very real and current situations. Importantly, the intimate seminars and access to one-to-one guidance also allows you to pursue your own specific areas of interest in earth sciences – meaning it’s the interests of the students and not a rigid syllabus that shape the content of your learning.
Leah Matchett, originally from Grand Haven, Michigan, is a Marshall Scholar and MPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford. She spent summers as an associate researcher in nuclear security on the Managing the Atom project at Harvard, as a graduate fellow studying nuclear policy at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea, and as an environmental science technology and health intern at the US Department of State in Guangzhou, China. She taught a Physics and Global Studies Course in Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament for two semesters at the University of Illinois as an Undergraduate, and has been tutoring both on line and in person for years. She holds a bachelors degree in geology and global studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr Olga ChowdhuryBIO
Dr. Olga Chowdhury held an Associate Professorship in Geotechnical Engineering at Kiev National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture for over ten years. She is a civil engineer who specialises in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. She has been a Visiting Lecturer in Coastal Engineering at University College London and held a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. She is a member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and served as a member of the 2016 Scientific Committee of the VIII International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Oxford. Author of more than forty publications on soil-structure interaction.
Dr Suzanna MasonBIO
Dr Suzanna Mason is an ecologist who specialises in biogeography, studying changes in species’ distributions under climate change. She teaches undergraduates at the New College of the Humanities as part of the Science Literacy course, educating on environmental science, conservation, science policy and science communication. She has presented research to a wide variety of audiences around the world, and is a strong advocate for citizen science projects to engage the public in science.
Ms Sanjana Choudhury is a devoted researcher in the field of Infectious Diseases. She was previously a Lecturer at the Department of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology at Jagannath University, Bangladesh and a visiting Research Scholar at Harvard Medical School. While at Harvard Medical School, she worked with WHO on antimicrobial surveillance system. She along with her peers, independently built a non-profit charity organization called “Shwapnochari” in Bangladesh in which they provided free education to underprivileged children of Dhaka. She holds an MSc degree from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and has published her research works in journals and international conferences.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided on which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between different UK locations.
"My tutor really knows the subject and goes into great depth. "
"The tutorials were the best part, since our tutor gave us individual feedback about the parts that needed to be improved and gave us valuable suggestions about our essay."
"Chemistry has always been my favourite subject and my tutor at Oxford Summer Courses made me love it even more. Mr. Rami E Kremesti is one of the most experienced people I have ever met. He told us things about chemistry that one cannot find in any books. "
"The course made me realize that chemistry is all around me and there is much more than just the classroom."
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