Online Research Programme

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Our Online Research Programme offers 1:1 and group tutoring with an expert academic from the University of Oxford, Cambridge University, or an Ivy League University. The combination of subject study and academic research project development will help you hone the skills you need to succeed in higher education.

Get university-ready with undergraduate-level courses led by tutors from world-renowned universities.

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Choose The Programme That’s Right For You:

Online Research Programme comes in three varieties: Classic, Accredited and Group Accredited

Classic Online Research Programme

Our Online Research Programme offers 1:1 and group tutoring with an expert academic from the University of Oxford, Cambridge University, or an Ivy League University.

The combination of subject study and academic research project development will help you hone the skills you need to succeed in higher education.

This programme is 10 hours and is a great option if you’re looking to enhance your academic research and writing skills over the school holidays. This programme is suitable for students aged 13-18.

Accredited Online Research Programme

This programme is 15 hours, and a great option if you’re looking to both develop your research and writing skills, while also gaining 8 UCAS points for university applications. This programme is suitable for students aged 14-18.

Accredited Group Online Research Programme

This programme is 15 hours, and a great option if you’re looking to be inspired by like-minded individuals in a group setting with the goal to develop research and writing skills, and gain 8 UCAS points for university applications. This programme is suitable for students aged 14-18.

Available subjects:
I found the Online Research Programme classes very interactive. My tutor had economics experience from university, which meant that I was able to experience what studying economics at university would be like.
Shreya G
Attended Immerse in 2022
Online Research Programme, Economics

Who’s it for?

What to Expect from the Online Research Programme

Handling the transition from high school to university has become increasingly challenging for high performing students from around the world. Top universities are looking for evidence that sets students apart amongst a sea of qualified applicants. In addition, motivated students actively want to learn the skills that would enable them to succeed in a university environment, as well as study a subject in a way that is not possible within the limits of exam-focused school curricula.

Each student will undertake advanced research in a topic of their interest, culminating in a full-length academic research paper. The programme is conducted online and the research paper is assessed by a world class tutor.

The development of the research project will be guided by an Oxbridge tutor. The whole programme is facilitated online over the course of 10 contact hours, or 15 hours. Participants can choose the intensity of their course, and whether they wish to undertake our traditional 1:1 online research programme (accredited or non-accredited options available) or prefer to be surrounded by their peers with our “group” online research programme.

The Online Research programme provides undergraduate-level research opportunities to motivated and high achieving students.

1:1 or Group Learning

Whether it’s in a 1-1 programme or in a group programme, participants have the opportunity to work with university tutors from Cambridge University, Oxford University or an Ivy League institution. These specialists are teachers who have experience teaching actual undergraduates, and deep subject expertise.

Learn Independent Research Skills

Students will be introduced to key undergraduate-level research skills, including learning how to use online journals and how to reference authors correctly. Furthermore, each student will learn how to evaluate different sources of information and gain the skills needed to critically evaluate conflicting sources.

Experience World-Class University Teaching

The course combines 1:1 lessons with independent study and research, similar to the teaching methodology undergraduates receive at universities such as Cambridge and Oxford or Ivy League institutions. This provides an unparalleled experience of learning at the world’s top universities.

Receive Personalised Feedback

Through careful observation and support throughout the programme, the tutor will identify key strengths and write recommendations as to how the student can further their interest and develop their skills and knowledge. Throughout the programme, students will receive encouraging, personalised feedback.

UK Qualifications

Participate in a fully-accredited online research programme — earning UCAS credits with your research.

Our accredited online research programme is for students aged 14 or over. 

Example of Alumni Research Papers

What Do Our Alumni Say?
Stoian D. Alumni Online Research Programme
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My personal tutor was unutterably incredible. I am most grateful to him for making remarks to me about certain mistakes of mine, which I had to emphasize, and directing my gaze to where to look, and how to communicate a certain message unequivocally.

I learned many new ideas from him, which I only thought about, but did not study in depth. He repeatedly gave me advice on what to do next time I write such a project or apply to a university. Certainly thanks to him I am different now and much better than when I started this programme!!!

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Online Research Programme

How Our Online Research Programme Works

Receive a personalised programme tailored to your goals

Submit Your Enrolment

Once you have submitted your enrolment and paid a deposit, you will be sent a booking confirmation asking for more information on your academic background and goals.

Be Matched With One Of Our Expert Tutors

Using your academic background form, our team will match your profile with one of our expert tutors from Oxford, Cambridge and Ivy League Universities.

Receive Your Course Induction Pack

Once we’ve found your tutor, confirmed your timetable and received your full fees, you will receive final instructions containing details about your programme, such as a course overview, how to access your virtual classroom, as well as any additional material from your tutor.

Start Your Course

Choose from a 10 – 20 hours programme with 1:1 tutorials each week. You will also be required to research and prepare your project in your own time.


At the end of the course, your academic research project will be independently assessed and you will receive a certificate of completion, as well as a detailed evaluation from your tutor.

Online Research Programme Options

We now offer this programme over three delivery modes, Classic, Accredited and Group Accredited. Depending on your study style or goals, you can choose from over 20 subjects to study over 10 hours or 15 hours.

Note* UCAS points can only be awarded to participants that are 14 or over. If you are under 14 years of age – then it is advised to enrol on our ‘Classic’ Online Research Programme. 

Online Research Programme


10 Hours


Online Research Programme


15 Hours


Online Research Programme

Group Accredited

15 Hours



How to Choose between Classic, Accredited and Group Accredited?

If you’re not sure which programme to opt for you can use the guide below:


What is the Immerse Education Online Research Programme?

Immerse Education’s Online Research Programme is designed for participants who want to enhance their personal research and study skills in preparation for university, whilst also developing deeper knowledge in their chosen field.

Led by your personal tutor, you will undertake a research project assessed at university-level and receive regular 1:1 supervision from an expert academic from Oxford, Cambridge or an Ivy League University.

This course is ideal for participants wanting to gain invaluable experience for writing a dissertation or thesis at university, whilst also familiarising themselves with the demands of an Oxbridge or Ivy League degree. Alternatively, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience a subject you have never studied before.

Similar to the Immerse Education’s traditional Classic Online Research Programme, the Accredited Online Research Programme offers personalised 1:1 tutoring with expert academics from prestigious universities like Oxford and Cambridge. Completion of this programme awards participants 8 UCAS points.

While both courses will teach you high-level skills with an experienced tutor, the AORP includes 5 additional hours of tuition and a number of qualification specific lessons designed to ensure you meet the requirements of our internationally recognised awarding body.

Our Group Accredited Online Research Programme sees participants learn in a group environment from expert subject tutors, while developing their research and writing skills in a virtual environment. Completion of this programme awards participants 8 UCAS points for university applications.

UCAS applications depend on a wide range of factors that assess your suitability for university. One of these is UCAS points. Accredited courses can add UCAS points to your application. The AORP can provide you with 8 UCAS points to help showcase your skills.
UCAS points on qualifications do not expire, and you will always be able to add your AORP points to your application. But, some universities prefer recent qualifications. This usually means qualifications taken within 2 years of applying to university.

To learn more about UCAS Tariff points and how to apply them to UK University Applications visit the official UCAS Tariff Points page.

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