Study Psychology Oxford Summer Courses

Psychology is the scientific study of mental life. The human brain is the most complex object on earth containing over 100 billion nerve cells, and 100 trillion connections among them. It is the source of all thought and behaviour.

Focusing on the relationship between brain, mind and behaviour, the study of psychology provides students with the opportunity to be on the frontier of scientific research, involved in a fast-moving and rapidly changing subject.

Courses

At Oxford Summer Courses we are committed to the best academic experiences and to the personalised learning that has made Oxford a global academic force. So while all of our tutors are at the top of their fields depending on your age you'll be taught in slightly different ways. We use small group seminars to ensure that you get greater attention than you could elsewhere. On top of that if you're aged 16-17 or 18-24 then you'll receive weekly tutorials from leading academics mirroring the teaching method that makes Oxford a world-renowned university. Choose your Psychology course below:

18-24 years

  • 2 and 4 weeks courses available
  • Oxford/Cambridge University accommodation
  • Tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast & Dinner included
Psychology

Lying at the intersection of many other disciplines, from linguistics to philosophy, studying psychology allows students to develop many different skills and modes of thought. Frequently studied psychological questions include ‘How do we perceive the world around us?’, ‘Is there a link between genius and madness?’, ‘Why do we conform to societies norms?’, ‘What is emotion?’. At Oxford the emphasis is on scientific rigour, and evidence based discussion, teaching students to think critically and analytically, and question the information presented to them.

Psychology is the subject for students with natural curiosity, who question the world around them and are interested in covering a diverse range of disciplines, while upholding the principles of scientific analysis.

  • Psychology- 18-24 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

16-17 years

  • 2 and 4 weeks courses available
  • Oxford/Cambridge University accommodation
  • Tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast & Dinner included
Psychology

Psychology for 16-17 year olds gives students the opportunity to explore one of the most fascinating topics in modern science. With a mix of seminars and tutorials, you'll be able to study the questions of interest to you, whether asking 'How do we perceive the world around us?' or 'What is emotion?'. Our expert tutors will ensure that students cover a wide range of disciplines whilst still upholding the principles of scientific analysis.

  • Psychology- 16-17 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

13-15 years

  • 2 and 4 weeks courses available
  • Oxford University accommodation
  • Around 8 students per class
  • All Evening Meals, many at local restaurants along with lunch every teaching day
Psychology

Lying at the intersection of many other disciplines, from linguistics to philosophy, studying psychology allows students to develop many different skills and modes of thought. Frequently studied psychological questions include ‘How do we perceive the world around us?’, ‘Why do we conform to societies norms?’, ‘What is emotion?’. Through weekly lessons and evidence based discussion students will begin to think critically and analytically about the study of psychology and what it can indicate about the world around us. Psychology is the subject for students with natural curiosity, who question the world around them and are interested in covering a diverse range of disciplines, while upholding the principles of scientific analysis.

  • Psychology- 13-15 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

Testimonials

Adriana Kantorová – Psychology student from 2015

Adriana Kantorová – Psychology student from 2015

Studying Psychology at with Oxford Summer Courses at Somerville College was one of the best experiences of my life. Each seminar was incredible, full of discussion and changing opinions. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to work hard academically but have lots of fun outside of the seminars as well.

Staff

Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor

Laura has a Doctorate from Oxford University in Psychology and her research interests are focussed on mental health and wellbeing in adolescence. She currently works as a researcher at Oxford University and has taught Psychology to undergraduates from Oxford University and Stanford University. She has been a tutor with Oxford Summer Courses for 7 years.
Matthew Thompkins

Matthew Thompkins

Matt Tompkins is a doctoral researcher with Oxford’s Experimental Psychology Department. He has previously been employed as a tutor for Somerville and New colleges, teaching cognitive psychology to Oxford undergraduates. He has also been employed as a psychology course instructor for Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. He holds a Masters of Science in Psychological Research from Oxford University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo. His most recent paper, “The Phantom Vanish Magic Trick: Investigating the Disappearance of a Non-existent Object in a Dynamic Scene” is published in Frontiers in Psychology.

Luka Katic

Luka Katic

Luka earned his first degree in Economics at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. During his master in business negotiations, he became more interested in how emotions effect our decision making, and the human mind in general. This is when he enrolled master studies in Cognitive Science at the University of Vienna. The two program covered everything from human biology to philosophy of mind. Finally, he was honoured to receive a DPhil offer from Oxford University and a place at Keble College. Luka Katic is now a third year DPhil student of experimental psychology at the University of Oxford. In his work he focuses on social emotions such as guilt and shame, particularly the interpersonal and evolutionary function of guilt, self-punishment as a form of social signalling, and the interplay between guilt, apology and interpersonal relationships. Luka presented his work at scientific conferences in Leiden, Edinburgh, Ljubljana and Vienna.

Prices and Dates

Select your Age Range

Course start date
Courses – 09-10s 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019
1 Week – Wycombe Abbey £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495
2 Week – Wycombe Abbey £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795
3 Week – Wycombe Abbey £3,995 £3,995 £3,995 £3,995
4 Week – Wycombe Abbey £5,195 £5,195 £5,195
5 Week – Wycombe Abbey £6,295 £6,295
6 Week – Wycombe Abbey £7,395

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, in class sizes of 15 or less
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals, including lunch
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course start date
Courses – 11-12s 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019
1 Week – Wycombe Abbey £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495
2 Week – Wycombe Abbey £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795
3 Week – Wycombe Abbey £3,995 £3,995 £3,995 £3,995
4 Week – Wycombe Abbey £5,195 £5,195 £5,195
5 Week – Wycombe Abbey £6,295 £6,295
6 Week – Wycombe Abbey £7,395

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, in class sizes of 15 or less
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals, including lunch
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course start date
Courses – 13-15s 23/06/2019 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019 11/08/2019
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including small group seminars (8 students or less) and subject related workshops
  • Accommodation and All Meals, every day, including evening meals at local restaurants
  • A Three-Course College Banquet, on Friday evening (this may differ for London programme students)
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • 3 Full Day Trips and All Activities

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course start date
Courses – 16-17s 23/06/2019 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019 11/08/2019
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars and subject related workshops
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, including those at local restaurants
  • A Three-Course College Banquet, on Friday evening (this may differ for London programme students)
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • 3 Full Day Trips and All Activities

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course start date
Courses – 18-24s 23/06/2019 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019 11/08/2019
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars and subject related workshops
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, including those at local restaurants
  • A Three-Course College Banquet, on Friday evening (this may differ for London programme students)
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • 3 Full Day Trips and All Activities

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance