Cardiff, United Kingdom


when 10 July 2021 - 24 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 1995

Our Neuroscience summer school uses a combination of biological and psychological techniques to explore the mysteries of the human brain.

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous systems, their component nerve cells and the functioning of the brain. How the human brain works remains one of the most intriguing of all scientific questions - can the brain understand the brain? Can the brain understand the mind? Is the brain a giant computer or something more?

At the School of Biosciences, we are finding answers to these questions through innovative teaching and world-leading research.

The Neuroscience Summer School offers an exciting opportunity to sample the curriculum of our BSc Neuroscience degree with lectures and workshops on a range of topics, including neuroanatomy, stem cells in neuroscience research, neuropharmacology, neurological disorders and bioinformatics.

Visits to the Cardiff University Brain Research and Imaging Centre, currently the second largest brain imaging facility in the world, and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, will give you the opportunity to learn more about the ground breaking neuroscience research currently taking place in Cardiff.

Ensuring the safety and welfare of our staff and students is our priority. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and will continue to evaluate our summer school offering in line with government guidelines relating to COVID-19. If we need to make changes to our 2021 summer school offering in line with government guidelines, we will keep you up-to date. In the meantime, if you have any questions about studying with us at Cardiff University on our International Summer Schools, please contact us on

Course leader

Emma Davies

Target group

Undergraduate students, recent graduates or those with relevant work experience (18 years old and above).

Course aim

Explore the mysteries of the human brain and gain insight into the ground-breaking neuroscience research currently taking place at Cardiff University.

In addition to a valuable learning experience, you will embark on two cultural trips within Wales. Both Wales and the UK are uniquely rich in history, architecture and culture and our Summer Schools are sure to give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or resume.

*Please note, the contents of this course are still subject to change and may be cancelled in the event of low turnout.

Fee info

GBP 1995: This fee includes tuition fees, accommodation (14 nights), 10 meals per week (Breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday), airport pick up and drop off from London Heathrow Airport on fixed dates and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Tenby and the Big Pit).