Curious about what governs the world around us? Less inclined to stick to traditional boundaries of understanding? Then look no further. Not only have you stumbled upon the right course, but you couldn’t choose a better place to study it…
The study of natural sciences overlaps between biology, physics and chemistry. And academically, Cambridge is highly regarded in each field, which means on this summer course you’ll be learning from some of the best tutors across each discipline. As if that’s not enough, you’ll also be following the footsteps of some of the most respected subject experts – including Sir David Attenborough, who is alumni of natural sciences at the city’s prestigious university.
From age 13 to 17, our natural sciences summer courses in Cambridge are designed specifically to fit your level of experience.
Cambridge is home to some of the most respected natural sciences tutors in the world, making the quality of our Cambridge summer course second to none.
As the subject stretches across physics, biology and chemistry, you’ll have the opportunity to delve deeper into the specific areas that pique your own interest. This Cambridge-based natural sciences summer course is modelled on the tutorial system used by the world-renowned Cambridge university.
Through intimate seminars and access to one-to-one tutor guidance, you will be encouraged to produce and debate your own work in a small classroom environment. This means no more rigid syllabus – ultimately, the course is designed with you in mind and will provide you with insights into the areas that you may wish to focus on in the future.
Dr Sonia WojciechowskaBIO
Dr. Sonia Wojciechowska is a biotechnologist and a researcher. She studied Biotechnology and Genetic Diagnostics for her undergraduate and masters degrees in Poland, Norway and the UK. She then obtained her PhD in Molecular and Clinical Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and currently specialises in cancer research. During her doctorate, Sonia developed and characterized two new transgenic zebrafish models of human melanoma (one of them in a close collaboration with another group at the University of Cambridge) and used them to study tumour resistance mechanisms to therapy. In October 2018 she will be moving to Boston, US to broaden her research field into pediatric oncology at Harvard Medical School.
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.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided about which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between our different UK locations.
"The best thing about Cambridge is that you experience something new with people all around the world, also you learn different things throughout your journey."
"My tutor really knows the subject and goes into great depth. "
"It has been a very fun experience, and I have very much enjoyed the classes, which felt more real than they do in school; I learned a lot from it! My favourite part of the course was the physics, especially the equations, and the challenge of figuring them out."
"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."
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