Ever wondered how much of our behaviour is pre-programmed? Why we remember some things, but not others? How chemical reactions in the brain shape our thought processes? If these sound like interesting questions to you, then psychology might be the course you’ve been waiting for.
What will I cover?
All our tutors are current Oxford and/or Cambridge PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Your tutors will take you beyond your school curriculum to investigate your subject at a much higher level - this is great preparation for university/college study! You may even have the opportunity to learn about your tutor’s original, unpublished research.
We know that when our tutors design their own courses, rather than reciting from a textbook, the quality of teaching and learning is much, much higher. We will publicise details of 2019 courses here as they are confirmed, so watch this space.
In the meantime, here is a taster of what previous Oxbridge International Summer School tutors have covered in Psychology
Psychology Tutors at Oxbridge International Summer School
Heidi completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Cambridge, and worked at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. Her research focuses on the psychology and neuroscience of language
Nicola is a researcher in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. She is based at Somerville College where she also teaches undergraduates. Her work focuses on how we put information recieved by our brains into context to form memories. She also runs a charity called Student Minds, which helps to build understanding about mental health among students.
Alex is completing his doctorate in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, having previously studied English Language and Literature at Oxford and a Master's in the Psychology of Mental Health from the University of Edinburgh. His work focuses on developmental disorders and linguistics. On the summer school last year, students learnt from him about the psychology of eating disorders.
Thinking about studying Psychology at University? Our Tutors recommend the following reading:
Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcom Gladwell
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks, former student of The Queen's College, Oxford, Professor at New York University and Columbia.
Course at a glance:
2 week course, in Oxford, UK
Ideal for those wishing to study Psychology or Neuroscience at university, or looking to expand their interests in this area
Class size: 6
90-minutes seminars daily, independent research to prepare for seminars
Produce 2 essays
2 1-1 tutorials with your tutor
availability of places 2019
7th July - 20th July
21st July - 3rd August
4th August - 17th August
£4,495 (convert to your local currency here)
Includes: all accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tuition, trips and activities
Excludes: lunch, travel to and from Oxford, Visa