Curious about how the human brain works? As the science of the mind then this Oxford summer course in psychology could be for you. And what better place to study the subject than Oxford. The city’s acclaimed university boasts one of the best psychology departments in the country, producing highly respected research in the field.
Oxford University often ranks among the top five places in the world to study psychology too – with its alumni going on to make outstanding contributions in areas like our understanding of autism and cognitive development. Taking our popular summer course will give you a unique insight into how the human mind works. So, you’ll also come away from this summer course with a much better understanding of yourself and others.
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Our tutors are some of the best in the field. Each has years of practical and research-based experience in psychology.
On this Oxford summer course in psychology 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.
We use the renowned tutorial system used by the renowned Oxford University. This provides you with a much more interactive learning experience based on a mix of seminars and smaller tutorial sessions. It also provides you with the chance to bring specific areas of interest in psychology and use it to shape the course content.
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.
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.
Miles Kempton recently graduated with an MSc (with Distinction) in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology from Balliol College, University of Oxford. Previously, he studied History at Royal Holloway, University of London where he received numerous academic awards and graduated top of the Arts and Social Sciences Faculty. Miles’s principal interests lie in the history of the life sciences and the impact of Darwinism in Britain. He has given papers on a variety of topics, from the history of animal behavioural science in the nineteenth century to contemporary debates in animal ethics. In addition, Miles has just returned from seven months teaching English on the French Indian Ocean island of La Réunion.
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.
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"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."
"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."
"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. "
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