Is it time to take your planet’s future personally?
Asked to name one of the most discussed environmental issues of our time, the chances are you’d say the hole in the ozone. And it was right here in Cambridge that researchers first discovered it. Needless to say, the city has been at the forefront of environmental issues for years, making it the perfect place to start out.
This environmental science summer course will force you to grapple with some of the biggest challenges our planet faces today. Whether you’re interested in pollution or resource management, you’ll be studying alongside some of the most forward-thinking environmental minds. Perhaps then, it’s time to step up and do your bit towards the future of your planet?
From age 16 to 24, our environmental science summer courses in Cambridge are designed specifically to fit your level of experience.
What makes studying environmental science on our Oxford summer course unique? Find out in this short video…
Cambridge is home to some of the best minds in the environmental science field. Our tutors are certainly no exception…
Environmental science is all about how humans interact with the planet. It involves a combination of chemistry, physics and biology. So not only will you come away with a better idea of what areas interest you most – you’ll also learn how to apply these different science disciplines to solving some of the planet’s crucial environmental issues.
On this environmental science summer course, we use the highly respected tutorial system used at Cambridge University. Far from sitting and listening to a tutor for hours on end, you receive a much more personal and interactive study experience. You’ll be asked to write an essay and to bring your ideas to the tutorials – and these ideas will then shape the content of your environmental science course, based around your specific interests.
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.
Francis Grant is currently studying for his PhD in immunology at the University of Cambridge. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked for several different biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in Cambridge. His current research area explores the role of the immune system in cancer and autoimmune disease. Francis is also involved in a collaborative effort with Cancer Research UK to apply bioinformatic analyses to large datasets from clinical cancer studies. Other than biology, he has taught the guitar professionally, become a qualified snowboard instructor in Canada and a martial arts instructor in the UK.
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.
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.
"Oxford Summer Courses has exceeded my expectations and has been a great way for me to meet people from all over the world while experiencing all that Oxford has to offer."
"You get the chance to ask questions to someone that can tell you what it’s like to work in that field and who can answer more difficult questions, you get a more inspiring insight in the subject than you get in your normal school. "
"My tutor, Mrs. Hila Levy was really kind and helpful, she made sure that all of the students in her class clearly understand the new concepts that she explained, and she used to give us a full feedback when we finish our work. "
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