Study Science Oxford Summer Courses

Science

Our General Science course is designed to give you a taste of each of the key subjects that forms the basis of academic scientific study: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We take the best bits of each subject and pack them into 2 or 4 week courses designed to inspire and educate the Nobel Prize winners of tomorrow. In small group seminars we learn about the concepts that have inspired some of the world’s greatest scientific minds including Einstein, Darwin and Newton.

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 Science course below:

13-15 years

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

Our academic science course for 13-15 year olds covers a vast range of topics, from the ecology and environmental conditions that make our planet so hospitable for tens of thousands of species, to our very own human anatomy. Students are encouraged to think critically about the limitations of scientific investigation and are introduced to the molecular and genetic building blocks that underpin modern scientific study.

Practical afternoon workshops supplement the seminars and are focussed on how science works. We introduce students to practicing scientists and geneticists conducting cutting-edge research in Oxford. These guest talks are supplemented with hands-on, student led workshops such as designing a scientific investigation to looking at extreme examples of evolution, these hands-on workshops are intended to be a fun way of equipping students with the tools that will enable them to approach their science classes with a higher level of knowledge and renewed enthusiasm for the subject.

  • Science- 13-15 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

Testimonials

Xavar Bangash - Student from 2015

Xavar Bangash - Student from 2015

Studying at Oxford Summer Courses gave me the best exposure to a vast variety of scientific topics and areas of study. From lectures on plastic surgery, diseases, clinical cardiology and clinical neurology, to my own interests in orthopaedics, the tutors know it all. Overall I've learned a lot and I’m now looking at applying to medical school after two eye opening courses with Oxford Summer Courses.

Staff

Beth

Dr Beth Mortimer

Beth is a third-year PhD student in the Zoology Department, University of Oxford, working in the Oxford Silk Group on spider and silkworm silks. Originally trained as a biologist at the University of Oxford, her PhD work combines physics and engineering methods with biological interpretation. She is particularly interested in answering questions about how silks are used as vibration sensors by spiders. She currently holds a Lectureship in Biological Sciences at Jesus College, Oxford. She also gained a postgraduate certificate in Education from Oxford Brookes University and loves teaching biology to a range of ages.

Cicely Marshall

Cicely currently works in Oxford University’s Department of Plant Sciences as a Visiting Researcher. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Oxford University, and a Masters’ degree in Environmental Studies at Brown University in the USA. Since 2010 Cicely has been working on tropical botanic projects in Liberia, Brazil, Brunei and Ghana. Her work focuses on rapidly surveying plant communities, plant identification, and scoring species for their global conservation and local use values. She has given tutorials to Oxford undergraduates and taught the Introduction to Botany module for Oxford Summer Courses in 2012.

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