Get excited about psychology
Thinking about pursuing psychology at university and beyond? Our residential Oxford psychology summer programmes for high school students take place in Oxford University, a centre of academic excellence. You’ll gain the insights and hands-on experience you’ll need to get the edge in your future.
Learn from world-class psychology tutors
Our Oxford psychology summer school programmes show you what it’s really like to study psychology and build a career in this fascinating field.
You’ll make friends with students from all over the world, and leave prepared to apply to world-class universities, equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed.
Get the Oxford experience
You’ll learn all about Psychology while experiencing the magic that Oxford has to offer.
Browse our Oxford Summer Psychology Courses
Our residential summer psychology courses are two weeks long and are held on the world famous Oxford University campus. Whether you’ve studied aspects of the subject before, or are totally new to it, our Psychology Summer School offers a perfect course to suit your needs.
In Oxford | 15-18 Year Olds
Experience Psychology & Neuroscience
Fascinated by the human mind, thought and behaviour? If you’re thinking of studying psychology, this course will give you a great head start. You’ll learn how to define and measure personality, explore the connection between language and thought, and start to better understand social psychology and human interaction. You’ll also learn practical research skills.
Browse our Online Psychology Courses
Drawing on the Oxford Scholastica Academy’s years of experience of running world-class summer schools, our online psychology courses combine Oxford’s spirit of excellence with the very best in future-focused learning.
Live Online | 15-18 Year Olds
Psychology & Neuroscience
Are you fascinated by the human mind, behaviour and relationships? Do you ask questions like, “What makes a person who they are?” This course will introduce you to key concepts, such as attachment theory, love, language and personality. You’ll also design and carry out a personal research experiment, write up your findings in a paper, and present to your peers.
On this course, you’ll cover:
- Love and attachment
- Memory and intelligence
- Language and thought
- Imaging the brain
Students from up to 85 different nationalities chose to experience our psychology courses last year:
9 out of 10 said our psychology summer courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life
9 out of 10 said that our high school summer psychology courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction
94% of students said they had a greater certainty over their future academic and career choices
Why choose one of our Oxford Psychology summer school programmes?
The Best Courses
We’ve designed our high school summer psychology courses to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – regardless of your existing subject knowledge.
The Best People
Your psychology course will be taught by tutors that are current or former students and faculty of world-class institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Your Future Success
Our psychology summer school is designed to help you discover, experience and prepare for a successful future personally, academically and professionally.
Get the Oxford Experience
You’ll be taught psychology on the prestigious Oxford University campus, where many world-famous figures in the world of psychology began their own career journeys.
My two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were two of the best weeks of my life. It was an amazing experience and I made some great friends that I know I will stay in touch with for a very long time.
My son, Alexander, truly enjoyed his experience. He was academically and intellectually challenged while also making friends from around the world. We highly recommend this summer program.
Those two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were a really wonderful experience. I got the chance to explore what Law is really all about through this programme. Classes were very interesting and I loved how the tutor made the classes very interactive!
The Law course was challenging but extremely rewarding, as it assured me that it was the path I wanted to choose at university. The Oxford Scholastica community also leaves you with an excellent support network even after the summer school. Overall, the summer school was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone.
I absolutely loved my Oxford Scholastica experience! I definitely recommend it to anyone who either knows what they’re doing and want better preparation, or even students who have no idea who they want to be when they grow up! I was both at some point and Oxford Scholastica filled that gap for me. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!
I attended the Oxford Scholastica Academy in 2018. And I can genuinely say it was the best summer of my life. Not only were we exposed to different subjects and courses but also so many different cultures and people. I hope I can go back!
Two of my children have now attended this course. It gave them the confidence to surge ahead in life with a purpose and confidence that is so essential. One of the best decisions I made for my children and their futures is to have sent them to the Oxford Scholastica Academy.
The friendships I made will last me a lifetime. Oxford Scholastica taught me many life lessons that I will keep with me until I die.
I’ve never done anything like this; Oxford Scholastica has exceeded my expectations and I am glad to have made valuable memories with it, which I will cherish forever!
Oxford Scholastica has had a profound impact on my skills as a debater and student and is an experience I’d recommend to anyone looking for an educational, engaging summer adventure.
For the second year in a row my daughter had an unforgettable summer break in the magical setting of Oxford! A fascinating course with an untold amount of fun things to do. Oxford Scholastica has undoubtedly been one of the best experiences my daughter has ever had.
What You’ll Get From Our Psychology Courses
Whether you’re interested in exploring more about your subject, or are keen to pursue a psychology-related course at university, this summer school is for you. We’ll:
- Give you a sense of what a university degree in psychology offers, from exploring brain imaging to understanding personality
- Enable you to experience teaching by an exceptional faculty who are experts in psychology
- Give you an insider’s view of psychology through our Hero session with an inspiring professional who has built a successful career in psychology
- Test your research skills with a psychology challenge
- Help you to build your professional network by meeting students from all over the world
- Help you decide on the best university course for you
- Develop your professional network by meeting students from all over the world and joining our alumni community
- Give you the opportunity, on successful completion of the course, to graduate at our Graduation Ceremony held at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School
Get an Authentic University Experience
You’ll learn in small, dynamic classes just as you would be at Oxford or Cambridge University. You’ll be taught by our first-class teaching faculty thereby ensuring you have the very best psychology summer school experience.
You’ll have the opportunity to study and socialise on the Oxford University campus, and take part in legendary activities such as punting. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and make friends with ambitious students like you from all over the world.
You’ll leave equipped with key skills for the future – like public speaking, how to prepare for your future career and how to bounce back from failure – thanks to our Masterclass programme.
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