United Kingdom, Cambridge

University of Cambridge Science Summer Programme

when 3 July 2016 - 30 July 2016
duration 4 weeks

Cambridge is renowned globally for the quality of its scientific research and education. Science teaching at Cambridge combines the benefits of breadth and flexibility with the opportunity to study in depth at the frontiers of science. The Science Summer Programme draws on this approach and the wealth of scientific excellence at Cambridge.

The programme acknowledges that there is now no hard boundary between the different sciences: exciting advances are being made by interdisciplinary approaches. We draw on the expertise of a range of senior academic advisors across a variety of scientific fields in assembling this unique and exciting programme.

The academic programme
• One special subject course per week
• Plenary course P01: Curiosity
• Practical sessions
• Evening lectures

Special subject courses
You choose one course for each week from the wide range of options. Each course meets five times during the week.

Plenary lectures
Lectures will focus on both past and present scientific studies, exploring topics which have developed in different directions and at different rates as a result of scientific curiosity. Talks will illustrate how humankind's insatiable quest for knowledge has driven scientific progress.

Practical sessions
These sessions take place on three afternoons each week, and are likely to include ecological, geological, and botanical 'trails', along with visits to institutes, collections and laboratories in Cambridge.

Evening lectures
Lectures provide introductions to additional aspects of science, as well as talks of general interest.

Course leader


Target group

We welcome applications from all adult learners including university students, professionals and those with other experience who have an interest in the subject, regardless of educational background.

Course aim


Credits info

The University of Cambridge does not use a credit system for the awarding of its internal degrees, and cannot award credit directly for its International Summer Programmes. Students wishing to obtain credit as a result of our evaluation should consult their own institutions in advance about the acceptability of the Summer Programme evaluation for credit purposes.

Fee info

GBP 0: See website: http://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/intsummer