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ivy league 1:1 research programme
2 weeks, 4 weeks or 8 weeks • Available year-round
The Ivy League Online Research Programme matches you with an expert academic from an Ivy League University. 1:1 tutoring combines subject study with the creation of your own academic research project, as well as developing key skills essential for success in higher education.
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Develop a pre-university research project in Sustainability

Sustainability & Environmentalism are rapidly changing industries that offer huge opportunities for innovation and technology. This programme explores the challenges we face, and how to move forward whilst maintaining the Earth’s natural resources.


What is the 1:1 Research Programme designed by Ivy League tutors?

The Ivy League Online Research Programme (‘ILORP’) is designed by faculty from Ivy League universities for students 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 supervisions from an expert academic.

This course is ideal for students wanting to gain invaluable experience for writing a dissertation or thesis at university, whilst also familiarising themselves with the demands of studying at a top tier university. Alternatively, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience a subject you have never studied before!


Really wonderful experience – I met new people from all over the world, learnt about new cultures and most importantly learnt more about my chosen subject in the best way possible.

Luiza K
Attended Immerse in 2018
Residential Summer Programme Student

1:1 Tutoring From Expert Academics

Key Benefits

Students on the Ivy League Online Research Programme will develop key skills essential for success at higher education.

Independent Study & Research Skills

Top universities including Ivy League universities place a huge emphasis on the importance of self-study and development, and this course will help you learn more about how best to research and achieve your goals

Academic Writing

The research project will culminate either in a dissertation-style essay or a complex presentation. Both formats will require you to be able to present your work to a high-quality, including how to frame arguments, analyse and reference appropriately.

Ivy League Teaching Experience

The Ivy League Online Research Programme provides a unique opportunity to learn from expert academics, and experience top-quality tuition, similar to undergraduates studying at leading Ivy League universities such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton.

1:1 Tutoring From Expert Academics

Key Benefits

How It Works

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Receive A Personalised Programme Tailored To Your Goals

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

2. 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 an Ivy League university: Harvard University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University or Yale University.

3. Receive Your Course Induction Pack
Once your tutor has been found, timetable confirmed and full fees received, 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.

4. Start Your Course
The course is available as 2, 4 or 8 week programme, with 1:1 tutorials each week. You will also be required to research and prepare your project in your own time.

5. Graduate
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.

How It Works

Sample Sustainability Research Projects

Want to explore a different theme? Our tutors can deliver tailor-made programmes to suit your needs.
  • Module 1 - Globalisation

    Over the last 50 years, the planet has seen unprecedented growth and globalisation, as the world becomes increasingly interconnected through a rise in trade, travel and technological advancement. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such rapid change to our planet? Do the positives outweigh the negatives in the long term, and is this rate of growth sustainable?
  • Module 2 - Eco-Activism

    In this class, you will discuss whether it is possible for environmental activism to push boundaries too far. Do protesters, campaign groups and charities run the risk of being perceived as threatening, which in turn becomes counterintuitive to their cause? Are there approaches to eco-activism that hinder progress rather than help?
  • Module 3 - Competitive Advantage And Innovation

    You will explore the components, processes, and objectives of management practice. Examine how policies, practices, and systems influence employee behaviour, attitudes, and performance, and the subsequent managerial tools that can be deployed. You will also be introduced to case studies as a method for testing management. You will explore the components, processes, and objectives of management practice.
  • Module 4 - Emerging Technologies

    As renewable energy, carbon-free transport and more effective greenhouse gas emissions management become more and more widespread - what is next? What new technological advances are around the corner that will help transform the world’s conventional linear economy to become a circular economy,
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Sample Research Projects
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1:1 tutorials
10, 20 or 40 hours of academic contact time with a personal tutor from an Ivy League university
Personalised syllabus tailored to your academic goals
Create your own independently assessed research project
Develop key skills essential for success in higher education, such as a research, independent study and academic writing
Access to a secure online platform to facilitate progress and communication between the student and the tutor
Certificate of completion
Detailed personalised evaluation written by your tutor
Free premium membership to UniPrepare's 'Nurture' plan


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