United Kingdom, Cambridge

Politics and Economics **Ages 15-18**

when 2 July 2016 - 16 August 2016
duration 7 weeks
fee GBP 3695

The Cambridge Summer College is a two week university preparation programme in the beautiful city of Cambridge. Participants on this programme will live and study at Clare College, Cambridge and select two subjects to explore in depth for the duration of the course.

On our politics and economics programme students receive an undergraduate introduction to the fundamental elements of politics and economics whilst considering the prevalent issues dominating current affairs.

This course is designed to give students the chance of debate, discuss and consider the issues that govern our lives on a daily basis. Students will learn about key economic concepts such as supply and demand, market structure and the role of finance. This knowledge will be combined with the study of political theory and political systems.

Topics include:

• American politics
• Economics applied to nuclear war
• Liberty at the expense of democracy
• The rationale of voting
• The effects of hyperinflation
• If economics can be measured in terms of happiness
• Whether the left right spectrum can be used to measure political opinion

Course leader

All our courses are led by Oxbridge academics

Target group

15 - 18 year olds

Fee info

GBP 3695: The course fees include all tuition, accommodation and main meals (breakfast and dinner) at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. Activities and excursions whilst on the programme are also covered by the fee but please note that flights to and from the UK are not included.