Acquaint yourself with the most sophisticated of matter…
You only need to look at our development to know that the human mind knows few limits. Yet there’s a lot we still don’t know about it, making neuroscience a fascinating subject. And you’ve chosen your destination well, for Cambridge is a prominent player in the field…
The city has been leading neuroscience for years, with the acclaimed university bringing some of the best scientific minds from across different disciplines together. The result: many mysteries of the brain have been solved right here in Cambridge – including the discovery of the fundamental properties of the nervous system for example. The city’s renowned research on the subject has also led charities like Alzheimer’s Research UK to open up institutes here.
From age 13 to 24, our neuroscience summer courses in Cambridge are designed specifically to fit your level of experience.
On this Cambridge-based summer course in neuroscience, you’ll be taught by some of the best scientists across all disciplines.
On this Cambridge-based summer course in neuroscience, we model our teaching on the highly regarded tutorial system used at Cambridge University. It means you get a much more interactive learning experience – and we are certainly not limited by a strict, pre-written syllabus.
You receive an introduction to the human brain – from its fundamental structure to more specific areas ranging from the nervous system to our emotions. Through the combination of weekly seminars and more intimate tutorial sessions, you will also get the chance to explore your specific interests in neuroscience in an essay, which will help shape the content of the course and class discussions.
Dr Luca PassamontiBIO
Dr. Luca Passamonti is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow and NHS Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals. He works in the field of Experimental Neurology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Neuroimaging at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience and has written numerous research articles in high-impact factor journals on these topics. Dr. Passamonti studies the brain mechanisms underlying variability in emotional behaviours, and their role in neuropsychiatric disorders. For example, he considers the neural underpinnings of individual differences in personality traits as neuroticism, impulsivity, and aggression. Improving our knowledge of the neurological roots of personality is not only of interest theoretically but also has the potential to lead to new and brain-based approaches to manage complex neuropsychiatric disorders.
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.
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.
Dr Winnie PuiBIO
Winnie holds a doctorate from St Edmund’s College, Cambridge and she is currently an undergraduate supervisor in the Faculty of Education. Winnie has been awarded with the ‘American alumni award’ and ‘Santander scholar award’ during her studies in Cambridge. Winnie is passionate about teaching, especially in education and psychology study. She is a fellow in the Higher Education Academy. Her research and studying is focused on special and inclusion education, educational psychology and educational research methodology – qualitative enquiry. She has over ten years teaching experience in both the secondary and tertiary education sectors. ‘Differentiated curriculum design: Responding to the individual and group needs of students with learning difficulties with self-regulated learning strategies’ is her latest peer-reviewed journal article, was published in 2016 by ‘Support for Learning’.
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.
"Oxford Summer Courses offered what I was looking for. I wanted to studied two specific subjects; I also wanted to experience a different teaching method; and I was also looking for that balance between social and academic activities."
"What I liked about my tutor was how important it was, to her, to get to know me first and my personality, learn about what I liked most about Neuroscience, and find out what I'm curious about. She made sure to relate the information she taught me to real life which is really nice."
"Choosing to come here has definitely been the best decision I have ever made. The staff, tutors, course directors and all the friends you make are all people you will always remember, they hold a very special place in my heart. "
"The tutorials were comprehensive and detailed and helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses and made it so much easier for me to work on them. "
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