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Psychology Summer School

Your successful future in psychology starts here. Join our Psychology Summer School held on the Oxford University campus and discover, experience and prepare for life in psychology.

Oxford Psychology Summer School

Imagine spending two weeks of your summer learning psychology in Oxford. Our summer psychology courses for high school students take place in Oxford University, a centre of academic excellence. You’ll gain the insights and hands-on experience you need if you’re thinking about pursuing this subject at university and beyond.

Our psychology summer school programme shows you what it’s really like to study psychology and become a psychologist. Besides making friends with people from all over the world, you’ll also live the Oxford experience.

After your psychology summer school course, you’ll leave prepared to apply to world-class universities, equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully achieve your dream career.

Browse our Psychology Summer Courses

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Experience Psychology & Neuroscience (15-18-year-olds)

Thinking about becoming a psychologist? This summer course introduces you to an exciting career in psychology. You’ll explore a number of big questions, such as the connection between language and thought, childhood attachment and much more. Our two-week psychology programme for high school students is held on the world-famous Oxford University campus. Whether you have studied aspects of psychology before or are new to the subject, our psychology course is pitched to suit your needs.

The Best Courses, The Best People, Your Future Success:

Get the Oxford Experience

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The Best Psychology Courses

High school summer psychology courses designed to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – whatever your subject knowledge

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The Best People

Taught by tutors from world-class institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities

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Your future SUCCESS

A Psychology summer school designed to help you discover, experience and prepare for a successful future

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Get the Oxford Experience

Delivered on the prestigious Oxford University campus

Psychology Summer School Testimonials

I was able to learn, apply as well as discuss more than I imagined I could on the Psychology summer course. Studying here really made me appreciate learning much more, and I was excited every morning for class. Activities allowed us to participate in a wide range of interesting and fun experiences whilst giving us students enough free time to just relax with some friends. The friendships I made here were unforgettable.

Olivia Kon

Hong Kong, Experience Psychology & Neuroscience Academy

It just surpassed our expectations in every way – pre-attendance organisation, facilities, high level of the programme, challenging course, interesting and diverse attendees from all around the world, dedicated creative teachers, great balance of time working and time for personal endeavors and friend making, supportive staff, teamwork oriented, family-like atmosphere, caring and nurturing environment, academically and personally challenging, true college campus experience…in short, just exceeded all expectations.
Bill & Tanya Mateo

Russia, Parents of Paulina

I have taught with Oxford Scholastica for a number of years and am consistently impressed by the excellent experience students are offered. As both a former teacher and university admissions advisor at a leading UK school, I can say with confidence that OSA students are offered an invaluable opportunity to explore what really interests them, and prepare for their path to university. It really does give students an advantage.

Jo Cruse

Tutor, and former teacher at leading UK school

Why choose our Oxford Psychology Summer School

Our psychology summer school 2020 programme is the first step to launching a successful psychology or science career. This course gives you access to:

  • An expert team of predominantly Oxbridge-educated tutors
  • The very best psychology summer programme – rich in both classroom learning and in-person experiences, like our interactive sessions with young researchers
  • Our proven track record of preparing thousands of high school students for future success. Our students leave equipped with subject knowledge which puts them ahead at college or university, as well as useful guides for applying to university and college
  • The opportunity to develop skills in high demand by both universities and employers, such as public speaking, critical thinking and teamwork.

What can you expect from our Psychology Summer School?

Our Psychology Summer School is an ideal introduction to a career in science or psychology. Prepare for future success by enrolling on our psychology course for high school students. We will:

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Give you a sense of what a university degree in psychology offers, from exploring brain imaging to understanding personality
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Experience teaching by an exceptional faculty who are experts in psychology

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Give you an insider’s view of psychology through our Hero session with an educational researcher who has built a successful career in psychology

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Test your research skills with a psychology challenge

Debate at Psychology summer school

Build your professional network by meeting students from all over the world

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Help you decide on the best university course for you

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Introduce you to cutting edge research as you take our Class X, designed to show you the forefront of studies in psychology

Student networks

Develop your professional network by meeting students from all over the world and joining our alumni community

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Give you the opportunity, on successful completion of the course, to graduate at our Graduation Ceremony held at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School

Our psychology summer courses are two weeks’ long and are held on the historic Oxford University campus. Whether you have studied psychology before, or are new to the subject, our Psychology Summer School offers you a perfect course to suit your needs.

How does our Psychology Summer School programme offer you an authentic university experience?

  • You’ll learn from a first-class team of tutors in small, dynamic classes inspired by the university style of tuition
  • You’ll study and socialise on the Oxford University campus, and have the opportunity to try traditional Oxford activities, such as punting
  • 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 acquire key skills for the future – like public speaking, learning to navigate the university admissions process and dealing with setbacks
  • You’ll make friends with other ambitious students from all over the world, thereby starting your future professional network

Why study Psychology?

Many of the students who graduate from an Oxford Scholastica Academy summer psychology course go on to study psychology or a science-related degree at university. What does a psychology degree offer?

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An opportunity to understand your own and others’ behaviour better

A psychology course teaches you about human behaviour. You can then understand your own actions as well as other people’s behaviour better. This teaches you how to communicate more effectively, both inter-personally and in your future workplace.

Psychology graduates enjoy a wide range of career opportunities

A psychology degree offers many career opportunities. You could end up working as a clinical, sports, forensic, health, school or industrial psychologist.

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Psychology summer school students at graduation

High job demand for psychologists

The employment of psychologists is projected to grow 14% between 2018 and 2028, according to the US Bureau of Labour Statistics. This is a much faster rate than the average predicted growth for all occupations, which is only 5%. Three job areas – clinical, school and industrial psychology – are likely to experience particularly high demand.

Not sure exactly what career path you want to pursue? A psychology degree teaches you transferable skills

You’ll learn how to do research when you enrol on a psychology summer school course. Find out how to collect, record, organise and analyse data. This forms an important part of many other careers – such as marketing, administration, education, advertising, lecturing, human resources, etc.

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You can use all your interests, skills and passions by studying a specialty area in psychology

A psychology degree can be combined with other interests. Perhaps you’re interested in health and fitness, or you love children. The benefit of a psychology degree is that you can pursue specialty fields – like sports psychology or early childhood development. You may think that your two areas of interest are not connected, but a psychology degree lets you connect a variety of interests together in a stimulating career.

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Meet Psychology Students from Around the World

This past summer, students from 85 different nationalities chose to experience our psychology summer school:

out of 10 students said our psychology summer courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life

out of 10 students said that our high school summer psychology courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction

out of 10 parents said they would recommend our psychology summer courses to other parents

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Inspected and Accredited

Our psychology summer courses have been independently accredited by the British Accreditation Council as a short course provider for Independent Further and Higher Education. The BAC have assessed our teaching quality, pastoral care, and overall standards.

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