Learn where learning comes from. Explore how the human brain works, and explore why (despite vast scientific progress) we’re still nowhere near tapping its full potential.
16-17 year olds
14 days commencing:
Leave no cell unturned in your quest for discovery. Find out everything there is to know about the brain’s chemistry, functioning and the way it dictates how we think, feel and act on our fascinating Neuroscience course. Learn about the brain’s fundamental structure along with more specific functions such as the nervous system, behavior, circuits and systems, sensory functions, cognition and development from both a logical and emotional viewpoint.
Learn the Oxford way with tutorial style teaching. Your expert tutor will foster self-directed learning and critical thinking through interactive seminars in small groups (no bigger than 8). During your course, you will complete two pieces of independent work (essays or problem sheets), which your tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. Tutorials will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor and learn new perspectives from your classmates. On competition of the course, you’ll receive a certificate and letter of recommendation from your tutor.
It’s all about balance. Study with us at Cambridge and we’ll help you embrace everything the city has to offer – from socialising with new friends with shared interests to field trips and excursions for practical lessons you just can’t learn from a textbook. We understand students. We make sure you’re stimulated with a social calendar that packs it all in, from traditional guided tours of the University museums to a tranquil afternoon punting on the River Cam.
And of course, you’ll experience the true Cambridge way of life from weekly formal dinners to competitive debating and croquet. Remember to save some energy for dancing the night away at a disco!
"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."
"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. "
Home to Cambridge University since 1209, this city is famous for its cyclists, its museums, and of course, the 107 Nobel Laureates. But have you heard of the Mathematical Bridge (c.1749)- the first bridge built using mathematical principles? Or did you know that the first official game of football with rules similar to those we use now was played in 1848 in the middle of the city? Cambridge has so much to offer, from a vibrant history to cobbled streets and cozy cafes. It’s the perfect place to study, and spend a summer exploring.
You will be staying in single or twin room college accommodation, occupied by students during term time, located within a mile of the centre. Your accommodation will be ideally located to explore all the best areas of the city, from its oldest colleges to its lovely cafes. Ensuite rooms may be available at some locations.
You will get a chance to eat in a variety of restaurants in Cambridge, tasting food from all over the world. On top of that, you’ll be treated to a delicious formal dinner in your college - a three course meal where everyone gets a chance to dress up!
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