Oxford Psychology Summer School

Your future in psychology starts here. Join our Psychology Summer School on the Oxford University campus, or online, to experience what studying psychology is like, and develop the confidence and knowledge to put you ahead of the curve – in your university application and beyond.

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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.

Be inspired

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.

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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.

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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.


Student testimonials

This summer school has truly been a valuable and memorable experience for me. Not only did I broaden my knowledge on Technology but I’ve also developed my self-management and communication.


Discover Technology Academy, 2019
Student testimonials

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.

Abdul Rahman

Experience Medicine Academy, 2019
Student testimonials

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.


Parent, Oxford Scholastica Academy
Student testimonials

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!


Experience Law Academy, 2017
Student testimonials

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.


Experience Law Academy, 2019
Student testimonials

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!


Online Law course, 2021
Student testimonials

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!


Discover Business Academy, 2018
Student testimonials

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. 


Parent, Oxford Scholastica Academy
Student testimonials

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. 


Experience Business & Enterprise Academy, 2017
Student testimonials

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!


Experience Business & Enterprise Academy, 2018
Student testimonials

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.


Experience Debate & Public Speaking Academy, 2018
Student testimonials

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.


Parent, Oxford Scholastica Academy, 2020

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

We believe that learning should be interactive and fun, and this belief fuels our approach to teaching. As a student on one of our courses you’ll:
Oxford-style teaching

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.

University-style independence

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.

Real-world skills

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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