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Top Summer Courses in Natural Sciences

If you are interested in advancing your knowledge, then a summer course might be for you. These courses are available when most students take time off from school, and there are many different subjects that you can study during the summer.

What is a summer course in natural sciences? This is a study program where students learn to use the scientific method. They also study nature and the universe. There are many different subjects that relate to natural sciences including chemistry, agricultural science, astronomy, physics, mathematics, geography, ecology, oceanography, earth science, and biology. Some programs are for graduate students, while others are open to less qualified individuals. There are also options to study online to help students that need to work while they take the course.

There are several benefits that come with taking summer courses. It is a wonderful way to add to your scientific knowledge. Summer classes can help many people progress towards graduation more quickly. Also, many of the courses available are very rewarding.

The cost of a summer course in natural sciences varies depending on where you choose to go to school. There are universities all over the world that offer exciting programs to participate in. If you are concerned about the cost, then you should contact each of the schools individually.

People with a scientific background have many career opportunities. With the right education, you might be qualified to work for an educational institution, research facility, private company, or non-profit organization. Furthermore, it is common for people to pursue advanced degrees after they complete their summer coursework.

If you have a passion for the scientific industry, then it might benefit you to take classes during the summer. When you are browsing the different programs available, make sure to find one that suits your needs. This will promote a better learning experience. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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19 Results in Natural Sciences

Summer Boarding Courses

Natural Sciences is the perfect course for any students with a passion for understanding how the universe works. During the course, students will focus on three core scie ... [+]

NATURAL SCIENCES St Hugh’s At a Glance Two weeks. Analytical Skills, Research Skills, Analysis, Critical Thinking. Intermediate and above. Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Sciences. Why Choose Natural Sciences?

Natural Sciences is the perfect course for any students with a passion for understanding how the universe works. During the course, students will focus on three core science subjects: chemistry, physics and biology. These subjects are studied with the objective of better understanding the laws of the physical world around us, giving students the flexibility to broaden their understanding of science in general.

A Balanced Approach to the Sciences

Natural Sciences enables students to develop a better understanding of the natural world, from a variety of perspectives. Chemistry, biology and physics are given equal attention during the course, so that a balanced understanding of the physical universe is created. Through this approach, students can explore new areas of science and build on their existing scientific skills further.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
University of St Andrews - International Summer Programmes

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish acad ... [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018,Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Biological and Earth Sciences

The Biological and Earth Science course allows prospective students to experience inputs from four departments from within the faculty of Science. Classes will be delivered by full time faculty members from Biology, Marine Biology, Geography, and Earth Science. The course content will be delivered in the format of lectures underpinned by practical sessions in laboratories and on field trips.... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
University of St Andrews - International Summer Programmes

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish acad ... [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018, Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Psychology and Neuroscience

The Psychology and Neuroscience course will allow students explore the contemporary learning and research on a number of topics such as:... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews
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Full-time
3 weeks
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University of St Andrews - International Summer Programmes

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish acad ... [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018,Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Physical Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science

The Physical Science, Mathematics, and Computer Sciencecourse allows prospective students to experience inputs from four departments from within the faculty of Science. Classes will be delivered by full time faculty members from Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. The course content will be delivered in the format of lectures underpinned by practical sessions in laboratories.... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews
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Full-time
3 weeks
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AUIA International Summer School

Being a university with an international perspective, ECNU attaches great importance to the internationalization of its development and has established strategic cooperat ... [+]

AUIA East China: ECNU International Summer Session

East China Normal University (ECNU) was established in 1951. Being a university with an international perspective, ECNU attaches great importance to the internationalization of its development and has established strategic cooperative partnerships with many world-renowned universities from all over the world. Now, ECNU is steadily and enthusiastically working towards its goal of establishing itself as an internationally renowned high-level research university, and will therefore play a more prominent role in China’s rise in the 21st century.

ECNU 4weeks Course Code Course Name ECO 11 Microeconomics FIN 21 Introduction to Fin... [-]
China Beijing Shanghai
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Full-time
4 - 5 weeks
Campus
Cambridge Immerse

Immerse is an award-winning provider of two week residential educational experiences with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by expert tutors from wo ... [+]

Summer Physics Course Summary

The study of Physics aims to help us gain a greater understanding of the world around us and beyond us. The discipline studies nature and seeks to explain why the world behaves the way it does, exploring topics ranging from the study of vast galaxies, black holes, and the Big Bang, to examining tiny subatomic particles. Physics is a wide-reaching, incredibly varied field, responsible for some of the things we think indispensable to modern life, including medical instrumentation such as x-rays and ultrasound, satellite signals to watch television and use mobile phones; and is responsible for the Internet itself.

The Immerse Education 2019 Physics summer programme focuses upon providing participants with a taste of the topics covered in an undergraduate Physics degree, while encompassing some of the fundamental challenges and questions faced in modern physics. Due to the rapidly changing developments in physics, a lot of what is conventionally taught in schools can be vastly expanded on. Therefore, the Immerse Education summer Physics summer school programme aims to explore the very latest discoveries in physics and their exciting implications with the guidance of expert tutors from the world’s leading universities.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge London
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Cambridge Immerse

Cambridge Immerse is a unique two-week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by Cambridge University and Oxford ... [+]

Mathematics Summer School Summary

Mathematics is a powerful tool, and its influence can be found in multiple fields. From engineering, medicine and the sciences to finance, economics and business, maths is a broad subject that offers many prosperous avenues.

Some of the worlds most influential thinkers and prominent theories have their grounding in mathematics. By opting to study mathematics, students are placing themselves in an excellent position to embark on a challenging yet highly rewarding career.

The gulf between mathematics at undergraduate and school level can be large. This often leaves students unprepared and overwhelmed by tertiary education maths. Immerse Education addresses this imbalance by introducing students to undergraduate level content in an comprehensible and engaging manner. The maths summer programme enables participants to discover a variety of important topics in greater depth and understand the practical applications of mathematical skills. Expert tutors from some of the world’s leading university mathematics departments design and teach our programmes, guiding participants to develop their interest of the discipline. Participants leave with a new found confidence in approaching challenging material, a skill that will prove invaluable at university.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge London
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Cambridge Immerse

Immerse is an award-winning provider of two week residential educational experiences with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by expert tutors from wo ... [+]

Summary

When it comes to science, an inquisitive mind is the foundation of success. This is especially true on the Immerse Chemistry programme, where participants will need to evaluate complex processes, make informed predictions and test their hypotheses with experiments that not only yield exciting results, but also satisfy their curiosity. Along with a passion for investigation comes a desire to see the results of one’s work applied in the real world. On this programme, students will spend two weeks learning how to make practical use of important theory.

This programme provides the perfect taste of university life for students who are passionate about chemistry, but want to see what their future academic or professional career may actually look like. Delivered through lectures, hands-on labs, and in-class debate, the curriculum will introduce participants to a range of university-level organic, inorganic, and biological chemistry. Each lesson has been carefully designed by expert tutors to build on secondary school material, both consolidating previous knowledge and preparing students for more advanced concepts.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge London
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Cambridge Immerse

Unravel the mysteries behind everything from the world’s tiniest microorganisms to the largest ecosystems known to man. During the Immerse two-week Biology programme, par ... [+]

The programme will push participants to work collaboratively as they uncover the mechanisms behind life’s building blocks, solidify new knowledge through a series of planned activities, and delve into advanced topics not typically covered in a secondary school syllabus. The curriculum starts with a deep dive into cell theory, before exploring the world of infectious diseases, and moving on to a wide range of further challenging material.

As participants work through this curriculum, they’ll spend their days studying on campus at a Cambridge University college, and will be independently responsible for their learning. This helps to ensure that by the end of the course, participants will not only have a working understanding of complex first-year Biology concepts, but a new appreciation for the routines and responsibilities of university life also... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge London
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Helsinki Summer School

What is good air quality and what determines the quality of the air that we breathe? This course on modern atmospheric science examines the key themes and processes affec ... [+]

Introduction to Modern Atmospheric Science I: A Look into Air Quality in China

ORGANISER:

Division of Atmospheric Sciences/Department of Physics

Related Degree Programmes:

Master’s Degree Programme in Atmospheric Sciences

DATES:

8.-18.8.2017

PRICES:

600-900 (+ excursion expenses 190 €) EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Taina Ruuskanen

Target students

The course is aimed for students with a bachelor’s degree from any field of natural science. No background in atmospheric science is required. It is recommended that the students have basic knowledge of thermophysics on the level of Basics of thermophysics (University of Helsinki code 530286).... [-]

Finland Helsinki
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Full-time
11 days
Campus
Helsinki Summer School

The human brain and its ability to adapt to the demands of the environment is at the core of our course. This course is useful for students who wish to gain knowledge abo ... [+]

Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience

ORGANISER:

University of Helsinki, Cicero Learning and Cognitive Brain Research Unit and Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind

Related Degree Programmes:

Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind Master’s Programme in Neuroscience

DATES:

8.-18.8.2017

PRICES:

600-900 EUR

CREDITS:

6 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Mari Tervaniemi

Target Students

Students at Master’s and doctoral levels in psychology, cognitive science, speech science, musicology, neuroscience, linguistics, medicine and biology are encouraged to apply.

Synopsis

The human brain and its ability to adapt to the demands of the environment is at the core of our course. This course is useful for students who wish to gain knowledge about the most recent developments in auditory cognitive neuroscience in particular. In this framework, the 2017 course is focused on learning and developing brain.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
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Full-time
11 days
Campus
University of California, Irvine - Summer Session

Study abroad in the heart of Southern California this summer, just minutes away from the beaches in beautiful Orange County! ... [+]

Summer Mathematics Course in California S1 MATH 2A Single-Variable Calculus S1 MATH 2B Single-Variable Calculus S1 MATH 2D Multivariable Calculus S1 MATH 3A Introduction to Linear Algebra S1 MATH 3D Elementary Differential Equations S1 MATH 4 Mathematics for Economists S1 MATH 13 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics S1 MATH 105A Numerical Analysis S1 MATH 105LA Numerical Analysis Laboratory S1 MATH 130A Probability and Stochastic Processes S2 MATH 2A Single-Variable Calculus S2 MATH 2B Single-Variable Calculus S2 MATH 2D Multivariable Calculus S2 MATH 2E Multivariable Calculus S2 MATH 3A Introduction to Linear Algebra S2 MATH 3D Elementary Differential Equations S2 MATH 4 Mathematics for Economists S2 MATH 13 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics S2 MATH 121A Linear Algebra S2 MATH 176 Mathematics of Finance Why Study at UCI? ... [-]
USA Irvine
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Full-time
6 - 12 weeks
Campus
University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

By consequence of the success of the first two Editions in Pisa (2016 and 2017), with the participation of about 120 students coming from all around the world, as well as ... [+]

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By consequence of the success of the first two Editions in Pisa (2016 and 2017), with the participation of about 120 students coming from all around the world, as well as of the 2018 Edition hold in Lithuania, with the involvement of the School's founders as teachers, the Department of Political Science of the University of Pisa is realizing the IV International Summer School on Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods.

The Summer School is an intensive 5-day course (with morning and afternoon sessions), where exercises and workgroups alternate with lectures. Qualitative researchers often experience common problems such as getting lost after collecting and coding data, overlooking possibilities for developing their ideas, and producing disjointed and mundane reports. Grounded Theory methods help you expedite analyzing data and writing a report. This Summer School focuses on improving skills in using Grounded Theory strategies to help you increase the incisiveness, clarity, and creativity of your work. These school will help you retain the flexibility of Grounded Theory while furthering the conceptual depth and scope of your analysis.... [-]

Italy Lucca
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5 days
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University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

Physics students will be trained in the research groups working on the new Fermilab initiatives, the mu2e, muon (g-2), Nova experiments, as well as future neutrino physic ... [+]

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Physics students will be trained in the research groups working on the new Fermilab initiatives, the mu2e, muon (g-2), Nova experiments, as well as future neutrino physics experiments, or in the Fermilab group which collaborates with the cms experiment at CERN, or in the theory group. for some students, the internship may take place in other us laboratories or universities. engineering students will be trained in the Fermilab accelerator division, technical division or computing division or in groups working on applied research in other us laboratories or universities. each intern will be supervised by one mentor, an employee of the US laboratory. the mentor is responsible for the entire training program of the intern for the 9 weeks of permanence on the us soil. each intern will present a written report which will be the object of evaluation by a university of pisa committee.... [-]

USA Batavia
July 2019
Full-time
1 month
Campus
University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

Our summer school is a practical, full-immersion course covering biotechniques that can be applied to the study of several biological subjects related to cell biology, ge ... [+]

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Our summer school is a practical, full-immersion course covering biotechniques that can be applied to the study of several biological subjects related to cell biology, gene expression and function analysis, genotoxicity and ultrastructural observations.

The course will be divided in:

a theoretical part organized in lectures covering modern technologies; a practical part in which participants will be hosted in the laboratories and will be directly involved in the design and execution of several experimental protocols regarding the main topics object of the lectures. Aim

The aim of the summer school is to introduce students to get information and practice on modern approaches concerning cell biology, cytogenetics, molecular biology and ultrastructure... [-]

Italy Lucca
July 2019
Full-time
13 days
Campus