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Genetics Summer Course in Oxford Ages 16-18

Oxford Summer School 2019
Also in Cambridge

Part of the BROADENING HORIZONS Programme


Study Genetics with our Oxford Summer School 2019. Students on this demanding Genetics course will gain an understanding of human evolution while being introduced to advanced concepts such as genetic engineering.

2 or 4 weeks | Available July - August 2019

  • Residential in historic buildings in Oxford
  • An inspiring Genetics summer course taught by experts.
  • Combine this course with other options - tailor your programme
  • A truly international environment - over 135 nationalities in 2018

Course Summary

During the course, students will explore DNA and proteins, and how these form the building blocks of the body. They will learn about genes and chromosomes, gaining an insight into how genetic mutations lead to certain medical conditions and syndromes. They will also be introduced to genome sequencing and to some of the on-going research projects in the field of genetics, such as the 100,000 Genomes Project currently being run by the NHS.

What will you get out of the Genetics Summer Course?

Theoretical learning will be supported by practical exercises that help to hone students’ scientific research skills, standing them in good stead for a wide range of scientific degrees and careers. They will also develop transferable skills that can be applied to any future degree or career, such as strong communication, teamwork and analytical skills. Those wishing to pursue genetics and related subjects at university will be able to quiz our expert teachers on all aspects of university preparation and applications, as well as possible careers in this fascinating field.

This course will be of interest to students studying biology, chemistry or human biology at A-level, and to those intending to study biological sciences, medicine or a medicine-related degree at university. The course provides useful knowledge and practical experience that students will be able to discuss in university and job applications, and students’ attendance on the course will also help them to demonstrate their proactivity in exploring areas of interest to them.

The Broadening Horizons Programme

This subject is part of the Broadening Horizons course at Oxford Royale Summer Schools’s Oxford summer school.

The Broadening Horizons course, for students aged 16 to 18, is suitable both for those who are trying to decide what to pursue in further education, and for those who simply want to learn about a variety of interesting subjects - 30+ study options are available!

Students choose two morning classes and one afternoon workshop to provide a diverse and stimulating curriculum that is tailored to their needs, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or try out something new. Students studying Broadening Horizons in Oxford get the chance to live and learn in a college of the University of Oxford or in our 17th-century manor house, Yarnton Manor.

Learn more about and apply for the Broadening Horizons Programme in Oxford

Expectations and Pre-requisites

Students are not expected to have prior knowledge of genetics to take part on this course, but some knowledge of biological sciences is assumed.

Choose your options and apply for Broadening Horizons

The Broadening Horizons programme - our flagship Oxford summer course - allows you to combine different subject options to enable a flexible, tailored programme that best suits your academic needs

To view other options, select your choice of options and apply, please visit the main Broadening Horizons Programme page

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