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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.
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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, behaviour, circuits and systems, sensory functions, cognition and development from both a logical and emotional viewpoint.

Teaching methodology

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 completion of the course, you'll receive a certificate and letter of recommendation from your tutor.

The experience

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!

Typical outings

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Westminster, London

The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace – just a few of the world-famous landmarks in this part of London. Enjoy being at the heart of our vibrant capital.

British Museum

Discover amazing treasures and experience the history of people from around the world. Then explore the heart of London from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square to the National Gallery and St James' Park.


Enjoy the fun of the classic Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as we take you back in history to discover English life in the 14th Century. Explore the famous Cathedral and even have a go at dressing in clothes of the time.


Explore the history of space, time and navigation at the Royal Observatory, step aboard the historic Cutty Sark, and uncover gripping stories about how today’s world was shaped at the National Maritime Museum.

Warwick Castle

Let your imagination roar with history, magic, myth and adventure in the age of gallant dragon-slaying knights. And discover dark dungeons and watch birds of prey soar at one of England’s finest mediaeval castles.

Tower of London

The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.


It’s action stations as you step aboard world-famous warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, brave the glass floor of the Spinnaker Tower, and explore one of England’s most important naval cities.

Stay in Cambridge

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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Jörn Alexander Quent

PhD Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge - Alex is a PhD candidate at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. His main research focus is to understand how our memory systems work. In the US (UC Davis) and in Germany, he worked on the effect of acute stress on memory. For his doctoral research, Alex is investigating how prior knowledge in form of schemata influences the acquisition of new information using immersive virtual reality.

Dorian Minors

PhD Cognition and Brain Science, University of Cambridge - Dorian has a variety of teaching and professional experience including as a counsellor (Lifeline Australia), platoon commander (Australian Army), and residential care worker (Unisson Disability). His research focuses on the neural origins of intelligent behaviour. “How do honey bees solve an abstract conceptual problem?”, “How can brains solve complex problems with simple network functionality”, and “What brain mechanisms are involved in decision-making when humans are uncertain”.

Dr Luca Passamonti

PhD, University of Cambridge - Dr Luca Passamonti is a Behavioural Neurologist who has trained at the interface between Neurology & Psychiatry, using methods from the field of Cognitive Neuroscience. His ultimate career aims are to study the brain mechanisms that are responsible for cognitive and emotional problems in a broad range of neuro-psychiatric disorders. For instance, he considers the neural underpinnings of personality traits like impulsivity and its role in neurodegenerative disorders (i.e., the fronto-temporal lobar degeneration - FTLD - spectrum). Improving our knowledge of the neurological roots of personality is not only of interest theoretically but has also the potential to lead to new approaches to assess and treat complex neuro-psychiatric diseases. Dr Passamonti has over 12 years of research and clinical experience in cognitive neuroscience and considerable expertise in advanced techniques commonly used in experimental as well as clinical neurology and psychiatry.

Dates & Prices

2 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

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9 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

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16 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

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23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

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30 Jul - 12 Aug 2023

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