The Immerse Education Geography summer school introduces you to university level Geography topics, teaching you about how Geography intersects with diverse research fields such as international relations, cultural studies, sociology, economics and biology.
The programme aims to balance both human and physical geography topics, and also emphasises the interplay between both sides of the discipline. You will learn the key questions that geographers ask of the world around us and important terminology and frameworks through which geographers examine the world.
Understand key interrelationships between society and the physical and human environment
Learn how geography intersects with political science, economics and earth sciences
Learn study skills including geographical research techniques and essay writing
Experience authentic student life in University of Cambridge colleges
Interactive learning in small groups (av: 1:7) from expert university tutors
Meet other motivated high school students from all over the world
This module focuses on geographical events and models of causation, explored through case studies including Brexit, the election of Trump, and the world’s current migratory patterns. You will consider the various ways in which they are represented in both academic circles and the media.
You will learn to think critically about past and on-going events and to and write geographically about political, social and environmental events.
Earth is threatened by human impact as never before. This module explores key global environmental issues such as climate change, land use, exploitation and pollution. You will learn to critically evaluate the drivers of change on vulnerable ecosystems. In addition, you will understand global biogeochemical cycles (e.g. C, N and Si) and how they have been disrupted by human activity.
This module invites you to discuss the changing ways in which geographers have conceptualised and debated economies. Engage critically with issues in contemporary economic geography such as student debt, the sharing economy and Brexit. You’ll be asked to question what counts as the economy, why, and with what implications.
Throughout the summer school, you will have the opportunity to develop an essay on a topic of particular interest to you.
Using newly acquired theoretical frameworks and research methods, you will write an academic essay that will be critically evaluated by your tutor at the end of the programme.
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Interested in finding out more about what you will study on the Immerse Geography summer school? Simply download our syllabus, designed by expert tutors from leading universities.
During the Geography summer school you will
All projects are supported by your expert academic tutors, and can take the form of an essay, presentation or practical project. The project reaches its pinnacle when you present your project to your academic peers and tutors at the end of the programme.
It’s an incredible opportunity to develop your independent research skills and specialist subject knowledge.
A tangible and highly valued takeaway from the Immerse academic programmes is the written participant feedback that our expert tutors write for each of their students.
This an incredibly useful insight into your performance during the programme and provides recommendations as to how you can develop your understanding of your chosen subject beyond the summer school.
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