Philosophy is a broad subject that permeates many fields across the humanities and social sciences. Students interested in pursuing philosophy will gain an insight into what philosophy at university level entails: from the introduction of new material, writing excellent essays, to forming and defending an argument.
The programme, designed and taught by experts from the world’s leading universities, not only introduces the historical context and areas of philosophical discussion but also the theories of famous philosophers who have shaped the thinking for centuries after them.
Develop an understanding of a number of philosophical theories and historical texts
Learn how famous philosophers have influenced the world around us
Benefit from the expert tutelage of some of the brightest minds in the field
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
In this module, you’ll examine the so-called Presocratics, Greek philosophers at the foundation of Western philosophical thought. Instead of relating to god-like entities in Ancient Greece, they looked to the four elements – water, air, fire and the earth – to explain the nature of existence.
For Friedrich Nietzsche humanity is anything but innocent. In this module you will examine Nietzsche’s notion that what fundamentally drives us is our ‘Will to Power’, our desire to dominate, even to enslave our fellow men. You will also examine how Nietzsche’s views were distorted by 20th century Nazi propaganda.
Sigmund Freud claimed that our actions and thoughts are motivated by unconscious plans and desires. In this module, you will explore his belief that one could access the unconscious mind through dream analysis and verbal slips, as well as his tripartite structure of the mind – the id, ego and superego.
This is one of the most exciting parts of the course. In this module, you will get the opportunity to give a presentation on an area of interest in the philosophy programme, engage in discussions with your peers, and receive important feedback from your tutor, an expert in the field of philosophy.
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During this Philosophy programme, 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 it 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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