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Oxford Psychology Summer School

Oxford Royale Summer School

Oxford Psychology Summer School

Experimental Psychology

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of experimental psychology and gain expertise on the human mind at the Oxford Psychology Summer School. Delve into various aspects of the mind, including psychological disorders and the impact of childhood attachments on the future. Through designing your own investigations, networking with experts, and exploring the ethics of human psychology experiments, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of this field.

You will be studying the brain, mind and behaviour, and in doing so you will find out all sorts of things about yourself and the social world around you, such as how you remember events and faces, how your brain works, how what happened to you as a child affects you now – even how you measure your own personality! You’ll find out the fascinating ways in which people interact and for how you yourself view the world. Dive into intriguing social topics, like why people believe in fake news and, and future-focused learning, including how we can help people with mental health problems. Every facet of this subject will focus on scientific, evidence based research.

Location Oxford
For Ages 16-18 years
Duration 2 weeks
Price
Course Dates
  • 14th Jul to 27th Jul
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Watch our 16 to 18 graduation video to see our students celebrating everything they have achieved on campus at their Oxford Summer School. Experience the incredible venues, lifelong friendships and atmosphere of celebration for yourself.

Our Experimental Psychology summer school is the perfect opportunity for aspiring psychologists and medical professionals to gain hands-on insight into life as a student studying psychology. Through our holistic approach to learning, students will be exposed to the detailed inner workings of the human mind.

We pride ourselves on our status as the world’s most international summer school, having welcomed students from over 175 countries since our foundation in 2005. This represents an invaluable opportunity for aspiring psychologists to gain access to a global network of like-minded peers. Ambitious learners will collaborate and communicate, working together to build their subject skills, but also create a lifelong network. 

Students aged 16-18 will benefit from the most up to date research, encompassing a well-considered balance of theoretical and practical learning. They will develop a profound understanding of psychology by:

– Gaining a comprehensive overview of the subject of psychology

– Exploring the ethics of psychological research

– Analysing real-world case studies and experiments

– Collaborating on hands-on projects

– Drawing inspiration from a dynamic range of workshops, seminars and talks from experts

With Oxford Royale, no two days are the same - we will keep learning varied and include seminars, activities, self-tests, data analysis, case studies, demonstrations and research. These are all the kinds of learning activities you would do on an undergraduate psychology degree programme, aiming to prepare our students for a successful future.

Your assessment will take the form of two assignments that reflect what all psychologists do: one is a presentation to the rest of the class on the topic of identity and culture; the other is a written research report based on an experiment you have conducted yourself.  Thus, for both of these assignments, you’ll be practicing your psychological skills of communicating with the wider world.

– Foster an understanding of the diverse and dynamic nature of experimental psychology.
– Develop an overview of how experimental psychology is taught at university level.
– Foster knowledge of a range of fundamental psychological concepts including experimental design.
– Become familiar with several key theorists and classic studies.
– Build a balance between open-mindedness and critical evaluation of the material.
– Learn in a supportive atmosphere in which you can build confidence in expressing your opinions and ideas.
– Study topics beyond the level you have met in formal education and to discuss and approach topics from alternative and challenging perspectives.
– Think creatively about the study of psychological phenomena.
– Grow an understanding of how psychology can be applied in education, health and in everyday situations.

Our programme will open students up to a whole range of potential futures, whether this is continuing psychology in higher education, or discovering the different fields they could enter in the future.

A psychology degree is a great starting point for a career in both science and the arts, as it equips you with a range of skills and opens up opportunities with a range of employers. Jobs directly related to a psychology degree include:
Clinical psychologist
Counselling psychologist
Educational psychologist
Forensic psychologist
Health psychologist
Occupational psychologist
Psychological wellbeing practitioner
Sport and exercise psychologist

Sample Timetable

To view a sample of what your week could look like, click here.

An Oxford Royale Graduation Certificate

What's Included

  • Residential in the prestigious colleges of the University of Oxford

  • Inspiring programmes taught by experts

  • A truly international environment - over 170 nationalities

  • Accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tuition and cultural programmes included

  • Graduation, report cards and certificate

  • 20+ hours tuition / week

  • Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers

  • Inspirational cultural programme, including excursions to historic UK locations

Watch our video Graduation 2023

Exciting Activities and Trips

Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is one of the largest museums and art galleries in the UK. Home to fascinating examples of historic artefacts from across the globe, join Oxford Royale to discover examples of art and archaeology from across the globe.

See our exclusive events Ashmolean Museum

Summer school students graduating

Oxford Royale Graduation

Experience an Oxford Royale graduation, on campus at your residential college in Oxford. Dress up with your new friends, dine in a magnificent venue, and celebrate everything you have achieved on your programme. 

See our exclusive events Oxford Royale Graduation

Punting in Oxford

Feel like a real Oxford student and try your hand at punting, a type of rowing that uses a metal pole to push the boat forward! Relax in the sun and view Oxford’s stunning natural landscape as you punt along the Cherwell river.

London summer school students visiting Notting Hill

Visit London

Discover the UK’s most exciting city! From Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace to the Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery, there are endless ways to be entertained. With luxury shopping and hundreds of restaurants, London is a must-visit location. This trip is for our 16-18 year old students. 

Reviews

We have a 4.8 rating based on 769 reviews on Reviews.io.
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Hannah

I had an absolutely incredible time doing Summer school with Oxford Royale Academy! I learnt new things about myself and the world around me, and would definitely recommend to others!

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Clara

I loved the Oxford Royal program, I met many people with bright personalities and unique minds, and I also learned a lot from the teachers, campus staff etc. You will enjoy it!

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Francesca

Oxford Royals Academy made my summer amazing! I learned many new things and I met people from all over the world that I know I can call true friends. I definitely recommend ORA to anyone who wants to make unforgettable memories!

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Minquan

The twelve days I spent in Oxford Summer School were very happy, the teachers were very kind and professional, and the curriculum was very reasonable, which expanded my knowledge. All the courses mean a lot to me and I hope I can come back next summer.

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Jade

The oxford royale academy was definitely the highlight of my summer. I have not only learnt more about the course I have chosen, but I've also met a lot of new friends, friendly staff and helpful teachers from different cultures all in the same campus and had a lot of unforgettable memories.

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Katherine

Oxford Royale was a great expreince. It was amazing to get to know people all over the globe and form life long relationships.

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have decided which programme you would like to attend, and where you would like to study, you can book online using our secure booking system. You will need the details of the student and of the person paying the bill, the name of the programme or programmes you would like to study, and a credit or debit card to pay the relevant enrolment fee.

We are happy to accept enrolment fee payments via a number of other, non-card payment methods (including domestic and international bank transfer), thanks to our partnership with education payment specialists, Flywire. If you would prefer to pay your enrolment fee payment by bank transfer or another method, please contact our Admissions team who will be able to assist you.

Once your application has been submitted, your enrolment fee has been received by us and your booking processed by our system or our team, you will be sent an email confirming your place. You will also receive a login to the Oxford Royale Portal, which you will use to provide us with important additional information about you as your time with us approaches.

A Welcome Pack is available to download from the Oxford Royale Portal.

If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a member of our award-winning Customer Service team, please feel free to contact us.

All enrolments require an enrolment fee to secure the booking. For Summer 2023, enrolment fees are structured as follows:

  • Summer Schools for ages 13-15 and 16-18 (Oxford, Cambridge, London, Berkeley and Yale) – £1295 GBP for each 2-week session

You may either pay the full programme fee when you book your place, or pay the enrolment fee and then settle the balance at a later date.

The balance clearance is required no later than 90 days before the start date of the programme. Where the student is booking less than 90 days before the start date, the programme fees must be covered in full. We appreciate that, with the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, people may require additional flexibility to these terms, and we are doing our best to accommodate that – please contact us if you have concerns regarding making the balance payment in line with the 90-day deadline.

Enrolments received via our online application form will require a debit or credit card payment of at least the enrolment fee. If you would like to pay your enrolment fee via Bank Transfer or another method, we are happy to facilitate this. Please contact our Admissions team to arrange this.

Balance payments for existing enrolments can be made via a number of methods, including domestic and international bank transfer, credit or debit card, as well as local payment options; please log in to the Oxford Royale Portal and click on the ‘Pay Now’ button on your booking details.

All programme fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition
  • Study files/materials
  • Guest lectures by academic speakers
  • Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
  • Accommodation at a top university
  • Meals in the dining hall of your college, every day of your programme (Meals provided are typically as follows: breakfast, lunch and dinner for ages 13-15; breakfast and dinner for ages 16-18)
  • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
  • A wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
  • Coach excursions (kindly note that excursions can be to local attractions or to sites further afield)
  • Welcome and graduation events
  • A multitude of extras, including an Oxford Royale notebook and branded clothing

If you wish to change your programme or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to programmes are always subject to availability. For this reason, it may be more difficult for us to accommodate any changes requested less than 60 days before the programme start date.

Oxford Royale’s terms and conditions for refunds are as follows:

Any cancellation must be received in writing and can only be made on the following terms:

  • No refund of enrolment fee will be made under any circumstances once the two-week cooling-off period has concluded;
  • For cancellations before your programme start date, the remainder of the programme fees excluding the enrolment fee amount will be proportionally refunded as per the table below:
Period Before Start Date Total Refunded
120+ days 100%
90-119 days 50%
45-89 days 10%
0-44 days 0%

Cancellations made after the commencement date of the programme will not receive any refund.

Our English language requirements are as follows:

  • B1 for EFL courses
  • B2 or IELTS level 5.5 – 6.5 for IELTS Preparation
  • C1 or IELTS level 6.5 or higher for all academic courses

Students who have studied at an English speaking school for two or more years are exempt from English requirements.

Yes, all students will be awarded an Oxford Royale Graduation Certificate upon satisfactory completion of the programme. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the programme. In general, the graduation ceremony is for students only, but in certain cases, it might be possible for parents to attend on request. Due to limited seating and viewing facilities in the colleges, it is essential that parents contact the campus office well in advance to ascertain whether space is available.

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