Psychology Summer School in Cambridge

Psychology

Academic insights for 16-18 year olds

Psychology Summer School Overview:

  • Programme: Psychology academic insights
  • Fee: £4,495
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Course Type: Residential
  • Locations: Cambridge University colleges

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Psychology Summer School Summary

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The Immerse Psychology Summer School explores some of the most fascinating topics in this complex and multidisciplinary field. Psychologists explore intriguing questions such as: what makes you you? What makes you different from others? What are the motivations driving human behaviour? The Psychology Summer School provides an incredible forum to study, discuss and debate these alongside a wide range of issues, through a curriculum designed and taught by expert tutors from world-leading universities.

The programme will explore the most fundamental psychological concepts, and introduce key influential theorists and debates – which is great preparation for further study of the discipline. All participants are encouraged to critically engage with the material, to discuss and to debate with motivated peers from around the world, and in the process gain an insight into advanced study level of the field. Participants will be encouraged to adopt problem based learning and strategies to see how insights from research is applied to real world issues. The academic sessions will combine varied activities, discussions as well as interactive sessions. The study of the mind is one of the most exciting areas of medical science, and this Psychology summer school will provide valuable insight into this field of study. This programme is recommended for students considering undergraduate study in Psychology and related subjects.

Immerse is an award-winning psychology summer school programme for the intellectually curious

Cambridge Psychology Summer School Summary

The Immerse Psychology Summer School explores some of the most fascinating topics in this complex and multidisciplinary field. Psychologists explore intriguing questions such as: what makes you unique? What makes you different from others? What are the motivations of human behaviour? The Psychology Summer School provides an incredible forum to study, discuss and debate these alongside a wide range of issues, through a curriculum designed and taught by expert tutors from world-leading universities.

The programme will explore the most fundamental psychological concepts, and introduce key influential theorists and debates – which is great preparation for further study. All participants are encouraged to critically engage with the material, to discuss and to debate with motivated peers from around the world, and in the process gain an insight into advanced study level of the field. Participants will be encouraged to adopt problem based learning strategies to discover how insights from research are applied to real world issues. The academic sessions will combine varied theoretical content, discussions as well as interactive sessions. The study of the mind is one of the most exciting areas of medical science, and this Psychology summer school will provide valuable insight into this field of study. This programme is recommended for students considering undergraduate study in Psychology and related subjects.

Immerse is an award-winning psychology summer school programme in Cambridge for the intellectually curious

Psychology Summer School Key Benefits

Gain an insight into key Psychological theories and debates

Explore fundamental undergraduate level concepts

Benefit from small class sizes, taught by expert tutors

Explore the historic city of Cambridge with like-minded peers from around the world

Bridge the gap to studying Psychology at university

Understand how Psychology is emerging as one of the most exciting multidisciplinary fields

Topics Covered

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During the Psychology Summer School, you’ll build a strong foundation of first year undergraduate Psychology knowledge by studying topics such as:

  • Being a Psychologist
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Applying Psychology
  • Mind and Behaviour
  • Controversies in Psychology

Psychology Topics Covered

During the Psychology Summer School, you’ll build a strong foundation of first year undergraduate Psychology knowledge by studying topics such as:

  • Approaches to Psychology
  • Psychology in practice
  • Research methods and design
  • Applied Psychology
  • Mind and Behaviour
  • Key psychological debates

Psychology Course Outcomes

For anyone interested in studying Psychology as an undergraduate, this insightful two-week summer programme will provide a solid grounding in the key debates and theorists within this vast discipline. Participants learn in small groups with expert tutors, who will help them develop the key knowledge that will enable them to analyse and understand the depths of human behaviour.

Additionally, they will begin to understand how Psychology works in practice, and the varying applications this subject offers its students. At a time when mental health is a key priority globally, and businesses are focusing on staff wellbeing like never before, participants will discover the breadth of career options available to those who possess psychological knowledge.

The Psychology summer programme at Immerse is also geared towards challenging participants studying A levels beyond what they have seen in secondary school. While some students may have been introduced to some psychological principles, many may not have encountered the subject in depth before. By introducing participants to the importance of understanding and reading human behaviour, as well and the practical applications of psychological research on today’s society, they have the opportunity to discover a world of knowledge which they may have been unaware of, and hopefully develop a passion for the multi-faceted and widely applied subject.

At the end of the two-week summer programme, participants will return home equipped with a rich understanding of psychological principles, practise and applications. Participants will feel confident and prepared to tackle their university studies with confidence. Subsequently, they will have gained invaluable transferable skills such as critical analysis, research skills and a complex understanding of the roots and causes of human behaviour. Understanding the human mind is an invaluable skill for university life and beyond, and one we endeavour to transfer to our Psychology students.

By the end of this summer school programme, participants will have developed their ability to:

  • Understand the different approaches which attempt to explain human behaviour in Psychological practice
  • Explore the key debates in the discipline, such as Nature vs. Nurture and Holistic vs. Reductionist
  • Understand the role that research plays in Psychology and how research studies are designed and implemented
  • Adopt a critical mindset with regards to psychological research, approaches and debates
  • Explore the variety of real world applications of psychological research
  • Consider the range of career options for graduates with a Psychology degree
  • Understand the complex relationship between the processes that drive human behaviour and the outcomes of these reactions
  • Interpret and apply Psychological theories to a range of scenarios

Course Outcomes

For anyone interested in studying Psychology as an undergraduate, this insightful two-week summer programme will provide a solid grounding in the key debates and theorists within this vast discipline. Participants learn in small groups with expert tutors, who will help them develop the key knowledge that will enable them to analyse and understand the depths of human behaviour.

Additionally, they will begin to understand how Psychology works in practice, and the varying applications this subject offers its students. At a time when mental health is a key priority globally, and businesses are focusing on staff wellbeing like never before, participants will discover the breadth of career options available to those who possess psychological knowledge.

The Psychology summer programme at Immerse is also geared towards challenging participants studying A levels beyond what they have seen in secondary school. While some students may have been introduced to some psychological principles, many may not have encountered the subject in depth before. By introducing participants to the importance of understanding and reading human behaviour, as well and the practical applications of psychological research on today’s society, they have the opportunity to discover a world of knowledge which they may have been unaware of, and hopefully develop a passion for the multi-faceted and widely applied subject.

At the end of the two-week summer programme, participants will return home equipped with a rich understanding of psychological principles, practise and applications. Participants will feel confident and prepared to tackle their university studies with confidence. Subsequently, they will have gained invaluable transferable skills such as critical analysis, research skills and a complex understanding of the roots and causes of human behaviour. Understanding the human mind is an invaluable skill for university life and beyond, and one we endeavour to transfer to our Psychology students.

By the end of this summer school programme, participants will have developed their ability to:

  • Understand the different approaches which attempt to explain human behaviour in Psychological practice
  • Explore the key debates in the discipline, such as Nature vs. Nurture and Holistic vs. Reductionist
  • Understand the role that research plays in Psychology and how research studies are designed and implemented
  • Adopt a critical mindset with regards to psychological research, approaches and debates
  • Explore the variety of real world applications of psychological research
  • Consider the range of career options for graduates with a Psychology degree
  • Understand the complex relationship between the processes that drive human behaviour and the outcomes of these reactions
  • Interpret and apply Psychological theories to a range of scenarios

The Immerse Psychology summer school covers a unique mix of important
theory and practical knowledge. Learn more about the topics covered in this
course by downloading a free prospectus

Timetable

The Immerse summer programme schedule is packed with a wide range of unique academic and extracurricular activities.

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Participants start off the day with breakfast in the main college dining hall, with a variety of continental and hot breakfast choices available. This is followed by the first academic session of the day, which takes place in a seminar or lecture format. Participants are then guided to lunch at some of Cambridge’s finest sandwich bars and cafés, and are welcome to explore the city in small groups. Following lunch, academic sessions continue in the format of small tutorial groups or workshops. After all the core academic sessions are finished, students are treated to one of a wide range of excursions and cultural activities, including punting, museum visits and sports activities. A three course dinner in the college dining hall is then followed by an evening social event to help participants wind down and socialise after a packed day.

The timetable shown to the side offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

Timetable

The timetable shown below offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

A typical day

 
 
08:00 - 09:30
Breakfast
09:30 - 11:30
Morning academic session
11:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:30
Afternoon academic session
16:00 - 18:00
Academic workshop / Afternoon activity
18:00 - 19:15
Dinner
19:30 - 22:00
Evening social event
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Case Studies

Bengisu Gur , Turkey Turkey

Medicine Alumna 2016

Bengisu participated in our Medicine programme in 2016. Here's what she has to say about her time with Immerse Education:

My favourite part of studying with Immerse was definitely people! So many people from many diverse backgrounds. It was the most amazing two weeks. Since my time with Immerse I have kept in contact with my friends and started pursuing my dreams in the medical field. I'm currently studying medicine in a well-known school in my city, Istanbul. A few years ago I was curious about studying medicine, but when I went back home from this summer programme, I knew for certain that medicine was what I would study.

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Without doubt, Immerse was the most fun educational experience. It also helped me find my true passion for medicine and I now have many friends from all over the world.

Learn more about our alumni's exciting journeys on our Alumni Success page

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment...MORE

...that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. 

Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

Ready to enrol?

The Psychology Summer School is available on the following dates:

21st July – 3rd August 2019

About the University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, founded in 1209 when a group of scholars left the University of Oxford. The history, influence and alumni of the university is world renown, having educated the likes of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking and many more - including 118 Nobel laureates and 15 British Prime Ministers.

Cambridge University is a group of 31 self-governing colleges that come under the overall ‘Cambridge University’ umbrella, each with its own distinctive character. This set up also makes it one of the most architecturally interesting and beautiful towns in the world, and walking down the streets of Cambridge it’s easy to see the varied mix of styles of the university colleges that dominates the town. All of our participants live and learn in the inspirational surroundings during the academic programme.

Immerse Education's programmes in Cambridge take place in the beautiful colleges of the University of Cambridge. Immerse Education is not affiliated with Cambridge University.

St. Catharine's College
University of Cambridge

Once a small college called 'Saynt Kateryns Hall of Cambridge', St Catherine's is also known as 'Catz'.

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Founded in 1473

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Sidney Sussex College
University of Cambridge

The site of much religious conflict during the English Reformation, Sidney Sussex has produced 5 Nobel Prize winners.

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Founded in 1596

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Colleges are allocated according to session preference and availability. To find out more, please email enquiries@immerse.education

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