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Explore History in Cambridge

Immerse Education’s History Summer Programme in Cambridge offers a captivating journey through time, allowing participants to delve into the rich tapestry of human history while being immersed in the prestigious academic environment of Cambridge University. This summer course provides a unique opportunity to explore various historical periods, from ancient civilizations to modern revolutions, under the guidance of experienced historians and scholars. Participants not only gain in-depth knowledge of historical events but also develop critical thinking, research, and analytical skills.

With access to Cambridge’s world-renowned libraries, museums, and historical sites, participants can engage in hands-on learning experiences that bring history to life. Immerse Education’s History summer school programme in Cambridge is an enriching educational adventure that leaves participants with a profound understanding of the past and a lasting passion for history.

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History Programme in Cambridge with Immerse

Our programme caters to 16-18 year old secondary / high school participants who are intrigued by historical events and their practical relevance. This immersive learning experience delves into the complexities of the past and their impact on the present.

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Participants will examine historical events and figures, exploring how history is written and interpreted and scrutinising the interplay between past and present.
Participants will examine historical events and figures, exploring how history is written and interpreted and scrutinising the interplay between past and present.
2 weeks – July & August 2024Academic InsightsAges 16-18

Why Study History 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?
Eric X. Alumni Residential Summer Programme, History
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We had deep discussions about politics, different views on history and philosophy, as well as some controversial current events; it was all very interesting.

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Meet some of our Cambridge Tutors

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

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Dr. Richard M. Tutor
Dr. Richard M

Dr. Richard Morris is a Supervisor in History at the University of Cambridge as a well as a Research Associate in History at St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford.

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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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:

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Mentor Jem

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Mentor Lily-Mae

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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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Academic Insights

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 - 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
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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 - 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

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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 + 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

Why study History in Cambridge?

Cambridge’s historic landmarks and academic heritage create an immersive setting for studying history. Interact with historians, access archival resources, and gain insights into pivotal historical events.

Immerse Education offers both online and residential courses for History. The residential course is located in the city of Cambridge. Participants stay in the prestigious colleges of Cambridge University, taught by expert History tutors from leading universities. Participants are mentored by current University of Cambridge undergraduate participants who have a deep insight into life at university whilst studying History.

Science and Discovery
Did you ever wonder what science was like in the 15th century? It was during that time that scientific exploration took on new significance. In this module, you’ll seek to understand how and why it came to be. Evaluate existing historiography to look into the happenings during that period. Then debate a narrative on whether what happened constitutes a scientific revolution or not.

Gender and Witch-Hunting
Explore the rise of gender history and its historical context. What would it look like if you were to look at it through the lens of witch-hunting? Using critical analysis, examine existing research and primary source material to develop your nuanced understanding of how gender roles were expressed. How were they defined or blurred? Do they change under different circumstances? You’ll have a broader perspective after completing this module.

Court Festivals
Do you know that court pomp, ceremony and celebration were prevalent across Western Europe in the 15th Century? This lesson will explore the performative nature of the ceremony. What were the symbolisms in the festivals? How did states and individual actors legitimise their power and authority to rule in the Early Modern period?

Essay Presentation
It’s time to apply the historical theory and context you’ve learned throughout the programme. How? By creating an essay on a topic of your choice. Incorporate the elements of best historical practice you’re familiar with at this point. So you can enhance your research skills as you analyse both primary and secondary source material.

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Immerse™ History Sample Modules

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

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Module 1 - Science And Discovery

You will explore science in the context of the 15th century and seek to understand how and why scientific exploration took on new significance within the time period. Through this exploration, you’ll evaluate existing historiography and debate a narrative that the developments of the 15th century constitute a scientific revolution.

iscuss the rise of gender history and its own historical context before exploring gender through the lens of witch-hunting. You will be encouraged to critically analyse existing research and evaluate primary source material in order to develop your own nuanced understanding of how gendered roles were expressed, defined, or blurred, and how these roles might change under different circumstances.

Court pomp, ceremony and celebration was prevalent across Western Europe in the 15th Century. You will explore the performative nature of the ceremony and symbolism of these processes, seeking to understand how states and individual actors legitimised their power and authority to rule in the Early Modern period.

You will apply the historical theory and context that has been explored throughout the programme to create an essay on a topic of your choice. This will incorporate the elements of best historical practice discussed early in the programme and enable you to develop research skills as you analyse both primary and secondary source material.

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