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Philosophy Summer School

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The Philosophy Summer School by Immerse Education offers bright, motivated students the opportunity to build their confidence in the modern field of philosophy. Students are taught by highly regarded philosophy tutors from world-leading universities, as well as being offered the unique opportunity to study in one of the great learning centres of the world. If you’re a motivated high school student looking to study the key theoretical and practical foundations of philosophy in greater detail, then our philosophy summer course is the best course for you. Not only will you soak in the knowledge of our expert tutors, but you will also be introduced to key modern philosophers such as Nigel Warburton.
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Philosophy Summer School
16-18 years old


Academic Insights • 16-18 years old
Academic Insights
16-18 years
The Philosophy summer course is an inspirational interactive and project-based course, where you follow in the footsteps as famous academics as you live and learn in central Cambridge University colleges. You will dive into the world of Philosophy through the expert teaching of famous philosophers and their thinking.
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Studying with Immerse was an experience that I will never forget. It massively influenced my university application in terms of where I applied to do at the chosen subject. I really value the friendships that I made and the realisation that studying in such an environment isn’t as daunting as it seems, but actually very encouraging. My mentors were both such an inspiration to me and I have kept in contact with my closest friends from the course as well as my tutor. Next year I will start at university and also embark on my second charity trip to Africa. I would strongly encouraged others to sign up to Immerse – I now know what I want to study at university and have taken the necessary steps to do so, with the help of everything I learn from the programme.

Nicola A
Attended Immerse in 2017
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About the Immerse Philosophy Summer School

Did you know that Philosophy is an academic subject that is rarely taught in typical high schools? However, Philosophy is one of the fastest-growing subject fields and, through the teaching of logic and reason, it can be used to help describe the world we live in. Our Philosophy summer course will allow you to dive into the world of Philosophy, through the expert teaching of moral philosophy, metaphysics and more. Interested in Philosophy and how it helps humans wrap their head around problems using logic and reason, then look no further than the Philosophy summer school!

You will reside in historic and prestigious leading university locations, and will be able to explore the amazing surroundings with your new-found friends from all over the world! Not only that, by learning directly in small groups from Philosophy tutors who are experts in their field, and through gaining inspiration from your surroundings, you will leave confident in your academic future in Philosophy. You may already be thinking about your career path, and the Philosophy summer course you will learn what this exciting field has in offer for you.

Are you looking for a thought-invoking Philosophy summer course? One that will provide you with an edge in your understanding of Philosophy? Then this is the summer course for you!

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Do you love wisdom?
Then you have a knack for philosophy. Philosophy means “Love of wisdom” in Greek! “Philo” for love, and “Sophia” for wisdom.

So what is philosophy?
In essence, it’s the study of human existence using logic and reason. By understanding philosophy, you’re better able to describe the world you live in and your place in it.

Why is it important to study Philosophy?
Because it seeks to answer the enduring questions that affect us all. Are human senses reliable observers of reality? What differentiates good and evil actions? How should you go about living your life?

Did you know that studying philosophy helps you develop desirable skills for employment and further education? Philosophy students learn critical thinking, clear writing, extensive reading, excellent reasoning, problem-solving, and attention to detail.

According to the 2021/22 “What Do Graduates Do” Survey by The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, about 83% of Philosophy graduates in the UK were working or studying in further education within 15 months after graduation.

What are the Top 5 professional jobs that attracted most UK Philosophy graduates? Secondary education teachers, Marketing associates, Finance and Investment analysts, Business sales executives, and Human resources professionals.

How about in the US? The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 59% of Philosophy (and Religion) graduates work in these professions: Management, Educational Instruction, Community and Social Service, Legal, and Business.

Immerse Education offers both online and residential courses in Philosophy. Where is the residential course located? In the city of Cambridge. Our students stay in the prestigious colleges of Cambridge University.

You won’t need prior skills, experience, or learning to take the residential courses for Philosophy. But having an active curiosity in Philosophy goes a long way. Moreover, your expert Philosophy tutor will provide you with work before the course begins. This ensures that you can make the most out of your time with Immerse.

Origins: The Presocratics
Who are the “Presocratics”? Ancient Greek Philosophers before Socrates came into the scene. Why is it essential to examine Presocratics? Because they are the foundation of Western philosophy. Relating to god-like entities was the norm during Ancient Greece. But the Presocratics looked to the four elements instead to make sense of the nature of existence. Namely, water, fire, earth, and air.

Beyond Truth And Morality: Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche was a prominent German Philosopher famous for his writings on religion’s death in modern society and on good and evil. For him, humanity is guilty. We are all driven by our ‘Will to Power.’ A strong desire to dominate, even to the point of enslaving others.

Did you know that the 20th-century Nazi propaganda distorted Nietzsche’s views to fuel their tyranny? Explore Nietzsche’s philosophy that continues to influence the present age in this session.

The Unconscious: Freud
Who is Sigmund Freud? He’s known as the Father of Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is a clinical method to help treat mental disorders by probing the conscious and unconscious thought elements.

Freud believes that it’s the unconscious part of ourselves that fuels much of our actions and thoughts. Maximise this module by analysing how Freud uses dream analysis and verbal slips to access the unconscious mind.

Then, go further by learning about Freud’s theory about the mind’s tripartite structure – the ego, superego, and id.

Personal Project
“Personal Project” is one of the most engaging parts of the course. Grab the opportunity to present an area of interest in the philosophy programme. Engross yourself in intellectual discussions with your like-minded peers. And receive insightful feedback from your expert tutor.

Motivated students ages 16-18 with an active interest in Philosophy are best suited for the residential Philosophy course at UK Cambridge. Are you aiming to take Philosophy at the university? Taking this course will give you a massive kickstart ahead of your competition.

Do you want to learn from world-leading Cambridge tutors? Then, don’t miss out on this opportunity!

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