United Kingdom, Oxford

Physical Sciences **Ages 15-18**

when 7 August 2017 - 21 August 2017
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 3895

Oxford Summer College is a two week university preparation course held in the heart of Oxford at Somerville College.

At Oxford Summer College, we run a course in Physical Sciences.

The Physical Sciences is the systematic study of the inorganic world – the sphere beyond living plants and animals. Our programme primarily focuses on two central subjects; Chemistry and Physics, and the increasingly blurred line between the two fields.

Our Physical Sciences course provides students with a broad overview of an undergraduate level physics and chemistry programme. We cover essential mathematics, classical physics, some quantum mechanics, atomic structure and the foundations of organic chemistry.

• Fundamentals of atomic structure
• Shape, structure and reactivity in organic chemistry
• Classical physics
• Physical processes and molecular organisation
• Mathematical methods in physics
• Newtonian and quantum mechanics
• Differential equations
• Inorganic chemistry

Course leader

Our expert Oxbridge-educated tutors

Target group

Student aged 15-18 who are considering a physics or chemistry related degree at university.

Course aim

The range of topics will help students identify where their passion for science lies and the mix of classroom based and laboratory based learning will develop important, transferable skills.

Fee info

GBP 3895: The course fee covers all tuition, accommodation and meals at Somerville College. It also covers all activities, excursions included in the course and airport transfers between Oxford and London. Flights to and from London are not included.