Fascinated and perplexed by the human brain? Then this summer course in psychology will appeal to you. You’ll receive a unique insight into how the human mind works, coming away with a much better understanding of yourself and others.
Cambridge is certainly a great place to study the subject. Its university is regularly voted by the British press and key psychology institutions as one of the best places to study the subject in the UK. The QS World University Rankings has it down as third in the world while the research coming out of the Department of Psychology is world-renowned. So, it goes without saying that you’ll be in pretty good company.
From age 13 to 24, our psychology summer courses in Cambridge are designed specifically to fit your level of experience.
Watch our introductory video to find out why this Cambridge-based summer course in psychology is a top choice for those interested in the field.
The tutors on this Cambridge-based summer course in psychology are second to none and bring ample practical and research-based experience to your learning.
On this summer course in psychology we use the renowned tutorial system used by Cambridge University. This provides you with a much more interactive learning experience based on a mix of seminars and smaller tutorial sessions.
In terms of the content, you will be looking at what happens in the human mind, along with the evolution of psychology as a subject. You will critically explore social psychology as well as analysing the most complex of all complexities: the human brain. However, most important is the fact that you get the chance to explore specific areas of psychology that interest you – meaning the course is very much shaped around your needs.
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’.
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.
Luka Katic 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.
Dr. Laura Taylor 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.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided on which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between different UK locations.
"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. "
"My teacher was very interesting, he explained perfectly what Psychology is, giving us a broad understanding of all the aspects of it."
"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. "
"During the two weeks, we covered various aspects of psychology and learned a lot by discussing our ideas, debating, and reading. I also improved my writing skills by working on an essay and a poster under the supervision of a careful and attentive tutor."
"Psychology helped me to get a better understanding of the world around me by helping me learn how different people are, and how different minds work."
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