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Computer Science Summer Course in Cambridge

Immerse Education’s Computer Science Summer Programme in Cambridge offers a unique and immersive educational experience that stands out in the field of computer science education. Situated in the historic and intellectually vibrant city of Cambridge, this summer course provides participants with the unparalleled opportunity to delve deep into the world of computer science while being surrounded by centuries of academic excellence. With a curriculum designed by experts in the field, participants can expect to explore a wide range of topics, from fundamental coding principles to cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Moreover, Immerse Education fosters a collaborative and supportive learning environment, encouraging participants to work on real-world projects and engage in thought-provoking discussions with like-minded peers. By enrolling in this program, participants not only gain valuable knowledge and skills but also immerse themselves in the rich academic heritage of Cambridge, making it an unforgettable educational journey.

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Computer Science Programme in Cambridge (Ages 13-15 & 16-18)

Our programme caters to 13-15 and 16-18 year old secondary / high school participants who are intrigued by the intricacies of computer science and its real-world applications. Through this immersive journey, participants

gain insights into the world of algorithms, data structures, and more.

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Computer Science

Participants will build a strong foundation in computer science, exploring fundamental concepts, the workings of key algorithms and digital problem-solving skills.
Participants will build a strong foundation in computer science, exploring fundamental concepts, the workings of key algorithms and digital problem-solving skills.
Academic InsightsAges 13-15Online Career Insights
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Computer Science

Participants will immerse in advanced computer science concepts, explore cutting-edge algorithms, and enhance critical problem-solving skills in the digital realm.
Participants will immerse in advanced computer science concepts, explore cutting-edge algorithms, and enhance critical problem-solving skills in the digital realm.
2 weeks – July & August 2024Academic InsightsAges 16-18

Why Study Computer Science in Cambridge with Immerse?

Average Class Size of 7

Maximum class size of 10 participants

1:1 Tutorials

Supportive, challenging and engaging

Undergraduate Level

University-style subjects to inspire your future

World-Class Tutors

Academics from Oxford and Cambridge

Programme Outcomes

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Personal Project: Ignite Your Creativity

Through our programmes, you’ll embark on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery and creativity. Our personalised approach empowers you to design and execute a university style personal project that reflects your passions and interests. This project is your canvas to showcase newfound knowledge, skills, and innovative thinking. Expect to bring your ideas to life and make a meaningful impact.

Our programmes equip you with a diverse skill set that’s applicable across various disciplines and environments. From communication and critical thinking to problem-solving and collaboration, you’ll cultivate skills that are highly sought after in today’s fast-paced world. These skills extend beyond academia and empower you to thrive in any professional or personal setting.

Immerse Education is dedicated to providing an immersive and holistic educational experience. Beyond the structured curriculum, you’ll engage in workshops, seminars, and interactive activities that broaden your horizons. Expect to explore diverse perspectives, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and gain insights that enrich your understanding of the world.

Upon successfully completing your Immerse Education programme, you’ll earn a Certificate of Achievement that validates your dedication and growth. This certificate serves as a testament to your hard work, commitment, and the valuable skills you’ve acquired. It’s a tangible representation of your journey and a noteworthy addition to your academic and professional portfolio.

Enrolling in an Immerse Education programme means becoming a part of a vibrant and supportive community. As well as having personalised support during the programme from your tutor and like-minded indivdiuals, our network of participants, mentors, and experts extends beyond the programme’s duration. You’ll have access to a lifelong learning community that encourages collaboration, idea-sharing, and networking. This community serves as a continuous resource for guidance, inspiration, and growth throughout your educational and career journey.

What Do Our Alumni Say?
Gonzalo R. Alumni Academic Insights, Computer Science
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I’ve enjoyed meeting new people with Immerse, people who have different passions than I do and are studying different courses – I have learned a lot from them. Lady Margaret Hall, the college I’m staying in, is such a beautiful college. It’s got so many different areas we can study and play and have fun. I’ve also been learning so much about computer science, which is something I really enjoy.

I’m finding the course content extremely useful. I’ve learned so much in these two weeks and we’ve covered so many new topics that I hadn’t heard of. The relationship with my teacher has been fabulous – I can communicate with him very easily, and the teaching style is what I had expected, with university-style teaching methods.

I think this Programme has really helped me to to change my ideas about what I could expect from university, and it’s really helped me to make sure I enjoyed what I want to study in the future.

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Academic Insights, Computer Science

Meet some of our Cambridge Tutors

An example of the Oxbridge tutors who have previously worked on our programmes.

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Yasmin Fathy Computer Science Tutor
Yasmin F

Yasmin Fathy is a Research Fellow at the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Our tutors are highly qualified with Oxbridge training. Each tutor is certified by Immerse, ensuring participants receive the highest level of education. Tutors are at the heart of our programmes and are dedicated to providing guidance, support, and constructive feedback to help participants achieve their academic objectives. Read more about our expert tutors.

Examples of Alumni Projects

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by the end of our academic programmes.

Accreditations, Awards & Partnerships

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An Experience to Remember

Live and study in a Cambridge University College

All participants will be allocated to a college a few weeks before arriving, based on their dates and subject choice. If you would like to stay in the same location as a friend/sibling – please let us know and we will do our best to arrange this, where possible.

Males and females have separate accommodation in every college, and there is wi-fi available throughout.
For more information, please visit this page.

Fine-dine in Formal Hall

Traditional Formal Dinner is a Three Course Meal that align with each College’s Traditions. Our participants get to experience two typical Cambridge College traditions during their stay. One during the first week of their arrivals and one after their Graduation ceremony

Activities

Outside of lessons, we are proud to offer a busy and diverse social programme to help you get the most out of your time in Cambridge. This includes activities such as punting on the River Cam, Scavenger Hunt and a murder mystery night in the college.

Day Excursions

There are also two excursions during the programme, one day trip to visit Oxford and its constituent colleges, as well as an optional day out in London, seeing the city’s most famous landmarks as well as some free time for shopping.

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers

Each week, Academic Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds.

Allister Frost (BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION MANAGER, ADVISOR AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER)
Business transformation manager, advisor and motivational speaker
Allister Frost

Microsoft’s first ever Head of Digital Marketing Strategy, this business transformation manager is now an advisor and motivational speaker for world-leading organisations including Vodafone.

Dr Sue Mitchell
Former evolutionary ecologist and expedition leader
Dr. Sue Mitchell
A former evolutionary ecologist and expedition leader, who speaks on
adaptable leadership. She is also an executive coach and author of “The Authority Guide to Engaging Your People”.
James Peach (GLOBAL BRAND DIRECTOR)
Global Brand Director
James Peach

This Global Brand Director has helped to build some of the most successful brands in the tech and consumer goods industries, including Innocent, Vinted, Uber and Coca Cola.

Our Mentors

All mentors on our programmes are past/current participants at Oxford or Cambridge University. All of our support staff are background-checked and receive training in providing an unforgettable experience for every Immerse participant. Meet some of our previous team:

Mentor Freya

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Mentor Jem

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Participant Welfare and Safety

Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector.

The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training before interacting with any participants.

For more information, please visit our Pastoral Information page.

Why Immerse?

Immerse Education offers a lot more than your average summer school provider. Our programmes ignite a lifelong educational journey, nurturing growth with ongoing educational support, while equipping you with essential skill sets for every step of your education pathways.

We cater to all types of learners, offering academic and career programmes with flexible learning options, and offer our award-winning programmes in locations across the globe.

We have the highest educational standards and seek to realise the highest possible outcomes for our participants.

Enrolling in an Immerse Education programme will award you:

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Non - Residential

No Accommodation
£6195
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  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 40 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Lunch + Dinner (weekdays)
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities (weekend excursions not included)
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team
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Classic

Residential
£6995
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 40 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team

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Classic + Online Research Programme

2 Weeks Residential + 10 hours Online
£9016
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 40 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Team

Additional Programme Benefits

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team
Academic Insights

Non - Residential

No Accommodation
£6195
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 40 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Dinner (weekdays)
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities (weekend excursions not included)
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team
Academic Insights

Classic

Residential
£6995
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 40 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team

Recommended

Save 25%

Save 25%

Bundle

Classic + Online Research Programme

2 Weeks Residential + 10 hours Online
£9016
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 40 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Team

Additional Programme Benefits

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team

Immerse Participants Go On To Top Universities Worldwide

FAQs

What is an Computer Science programme and why is it important to study?

What is computer science?
It’s the study of computers. That includes algorithmic processes, applications, hardware and software, and societal impact.

Why is it important to study computer science?
Because when you understand how computer technology works, you can use them to solve problems. Businesses use computers to stay ahead in the game. Even government agencies need computers to store and analyse massive amounts of information.

Also, did you know that learning computer science teaches you how to create new technologies? That’s right. You can develop your own applications, software and hardware to serve your purpose.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates computer and information technology occupations to grow 13% from 2020 to 2030. Resulting in 667,600 new jobs. Oh, do you know that the median annual wage is $97,430?

What are the computer and information technology occupations available right now? Computer and information research scientists, computer network architects, computer programmers, computer system analysts, information security analysts, software developers, and web developers.

In the UK, an average of 5,000 web designer and data analyst roles are open.

Immerse Education offers both online and residential courses for Computer Science. The residential course is available in the UK Cambridge and Oxford.

You don’t need prior skills, experience, or learning to take the residential course for computer science. But having an active interest in the subject is helpful.

For both the Oxford and Cambridge Computer Science residential courses open to 13-15 yr olds:

Introduction to Programming (Python)
If there are 7,099 spoken languages, guess how many programming languages there are? If you guessed 8,900, you’re right! Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the 21st century. Why? Because it’s both easy to learn and highly functional. In this module, you’ll learn about python basics, syntax, and semantics.

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are two of the most exciting fields in Computer Science and Engineering. What’s Artificial Intelligence (AI)? It’s the machine’s imitation of human intelligence. And Machine Learning? It’s the use and development of computer systems capable of AI.

Where does Robotics come into the picture? It’s the intersection between AI and Machine Learning. You’ll consider the practical implications of Robotics in this module. And you’ll learn how to program robots using Raspberry Pi and Python.

Scripting For The Web – Javascript
Do you know that JavaScript is one of the main programming languages for the Web? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to bring your site to life and make it more responsive with a touch of JavaScript.

How about HTML and CSS? If you use them, your website is mostly static. But if you use JavaScript, you can add actions and responses to make it more interactive for your user.

Presenting Programming Project
This is where you present your findings and programmed solution to your peers and tutors. About what, you ask? Excellent question! In the beginning, you’ll have to come up with a problem from a list of topics. Then, for the next two weeks, you’ll create a solution as you learn programming skills throughout the programme.

What Topics With 16-18yrs Old Learn In Computer Science Summer Courses?
For the residential Computer Science course in Cambridge available to 16-18yr olds, the topics are:

Programming With Python
You will tackle programming tasks using Python in this session. As you progress, you’ll start to think programmatically. And you’ll learn to break down problems and use Python as the solution.

Object-Oriented Programming With Python
What does Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) mean? It’s programming based on components as “objects.” Objects self-contain code units and they have their own functionality and state. You can create more powerful presentations by building layers of these “objects.” While also simplifying and promoting the reuse of code.

Databases and Big Data
Do you know that we produce an estimate of 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day? That’s 2500 million gigabytes! Massive amounts of data that are difficult to analyse are what we call “Big Data.”

To process and manage Big Data, we need relational databases. This is because relational databases are efficient data storage systems.

Personal Project Presentation
You’ll present your work and findings throughout the course in the Personal Project Presentation. Here you’ll have experience critical evaluation by your peers and tutor. A necessary step to solidify everything you’ve learned throughout the 2-week summer school.

The residential Computer Science courses are best suited for motivated participants ages 13-18. Are you planning to take computer science-related courses at the university? Taking this course will give you a massive headstart against your competition.

Do you want to learn from expert tutors from the University of Cambridge and Oxford? If you say “yes,” then this course is for you!

Other Locations we Offer Computer Science

Immerse™ Computer Science Example Modules

To see how the programme is structured, download the Academic Insights timetable here.

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Module 1 - Programming With Python

Python is a very popular object-orientation programming language that continues to be extensively used in academia and industry. You will discover Python, tackle programming tasks, and be shown how to think programmatically, by breaking down problems so that you can tackle them with Python.

At Immerse Education, we’re committed to providing a transformative learning experience that goes beyond traditional classroom settings. When you enroll in our programmes, you can expect a rich array of outcomes that will empower you for a lifetime of success.

At Immerse Education, we’re committed to providing a transformative learning experience that goes beyond traditional classroom settings. When you enroll in our programmes, you can expect a rich array of outcomes that will empower you for a lifetime of success.

At Immerse Education, we’re committed to providing a transformative learning experience that goes beyond traditional classroom settings. When you enroll in our programmes, you can expect a rich array of outcomes that will empower you for a lifetime of success.

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