From decision-making, to the science of memory, to how gender stereotypes impact our interactions, our Psychology course will expand your critical thinking and give you the chance to discuss key issues and theories in the modern-day study of Psychology. You’ll also look at the practical side of experimental methodology and the handling of data. You will leave equipped with the tools you need to be successful in studying psychology, or any social science, at a higher level.
This course will introduce you to university-level approaches to the study of Psychology. This year’s course will focus on developmental disorders (especially autism) and the biological aspects of psychology and mental health.
One of our 2016 tutors focused on social psychology and discussed psychological disorders and psychopathology, as well as elements of social psychology and developmental psychology
All our tutors are current Oxford and/or Cambridge PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. You will have the opportunity to learn about their look at original research and our tutors will take you beyond your school curriculum to investigate your the area of their subject at a higher level - this is great preparation for university/college study! You may even have the opportunity to learn about your tutor’s original, unpublished research.
Alex, one of our tutors this year, is completing his PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. He has a Bachelor’s in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and a Master’s in the Psychology of Mental Health from the University of Edinburgh. His current focus is in the area of developmental disorders and linguistics.
Heidi, one of our 2016 tutors, is completing her PhD in Psychology at the University of Cambridge, working at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. Her research focuses on the psychology and neuroscience of language.
This course is ideal for students considering studying Psychology or any biological or social-science related subjects at university, and teaches a method of thought and research that is beneficial to all disciplines.
You might also be interested in our Molecular Medicine or Human and Animal Behaviour courses.
Our students go on to studying Psychology and other related subjects, either at universities across the UK, or abroad, including in the US. Previous Psychology alumni have gone on to study at destinations such as Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and Durham University in the UK.