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Psychology

How does our mind affect our behaviour? And how does our body affect our mind? Gain a deeper understanding of yourself (and others).
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Learning

Outline

We’re all wired differently. Our minds are a complex map of thought processes and emotions, influenced by our pasts, environments, and character traits. It’s what rules us and our reactions. Neurotypically, everything is kept ticking over at a steady rate. But when chemicals are out of sync, disorders occur. Study Psychology with us and explore them in-depth, learning about psychology through history to today, alternative theories and approaches, the fundamentals of neuroanatomy, and the psychology and physiology of the human brain.

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.

Canterbury

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.

Greenwich

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.

Portsmouth

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.

Reviews

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Camila, Spain

"My teacher was very interesting, he explained perfectly what Psychology is, giving us a broad understanding of all the aspects of it."

Camille, France

"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."

Gabrielle, USA

"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."

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!

Tutors

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Dr Agata Mikołajewska

MSc Education, University of Oxford - Agata specialises in Psychology and Education and is currently a Research Assistant at UCL. She's previously had a number of research internships within academia and has held various research positions on different projects. She has always loved this subject area and aims to progress her career within academia.

Dr Gillian Ragsdale

PhD Biological Anthropology and Psychiatry, University of Cambridge - Gill's particular areas of interest are social cognition and neuroscience, epigenetic regulation of mental processes, mental health and evolutionary psychology. Her research has included a study on how grandmothers help the survival of their grandchildren, finding evidence to support ‘The Grandmother hypothesis' that long life in women has been selected because they help their grandchildren survive. She has also carried out a project on the genetics of autism spectrum traits and executive function, finding for example that empathy has stronger heritability through the maternal line.

Mitch Artman

Mitch specialises in psychology, public speaking and debate. He previously worked as a social worker in Skid Row in the States, helping mentally ill individuals attain sobriety, housing and increased functionality and quality of life through psychotherapy. Currently, in private practice, Mitch provides individual and couples psychotherapy, and consultations for other psychotherapists. He also gives lectures on personality disorders and couples counselling.

Dr Roxanne Armstrong-Moore

Roxanne is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the University of Cambridge, investigating decision making in Public Health policy. She's worked on many research projects, including as a research assistant on a neuropsychology project looking at the perception of bodies and more recently on projects investigating population dietary health. She also utilises opportunities to teach relevant MPhil courses alongside her research. Roxanne's ambition is to run her own successful coaching business.

Sankalp Garud

DPhil, Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford - Sankalp specialises in the psychology and neuroscience of happiness, social cognition and decision making. His master's thesis was on happiness and decision making, specifically how the mood we are in influences our decisions. Sankalp's current research focuses on friendships and emotions. How has COVID-19 affected our desires to make friends? If people are less friendly after, does that mean you should increase or decrease your efforts to make friends? And what are the neural mechanisms behind such decisions?

Dates & Prices

2 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

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£5895

9 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

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£5895

16 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

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£5895

23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

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£5895

30 Jul - 12 Aug 2023

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£5895

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