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Immerse Pre College History Program for Seniors Juniors at Cambridge University

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – NA

Age Range - 16-18 yrs

Session DatesDuration
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2 weeks
2 weeks

This fantastic camp in Cambridge University is the perfect gateway to history for 16, 17, 18 years olds.

Advanced pre-university course in History in Cambridge colleges

In its 800 year existence, Cambridge has welcomed some of the greatest names in the world. Oliver Cromwell, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, John Milton, Francis Bacon, Stephen Hawking, Rosalind Franklin, Florence Nightingale to name but a few, all studied at Cambridge and contributed to the academic prestige of this famous centre of academic learning. Between the alumni and the stunning architecture, it truly is the most inspiring location for study for a historian. From the performative nature of medieval European courts, to present socio-political conflicts, on the History Summer School, you will explore fascinating historical themes as well as concepts of best historical practice. This programme was specially developed for those considering studying history and related disciplines at the university level. In addition to covering material that is studied at A-level and IB-level, you will also discover the  university-level study of historical practice and essay skills.

Learn directly from expert academics from world-class universities

You will explore novel concepts and share ideas in small groups of like-minded and ambitious peers from around the world. In small class sizes averaging 7 students, you will be guided by expert tutors who have honed their expertise through teaching undergraduate students at world-class universities, including the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard. Our rigorous vetting process guarantees that all participants are taught by engaging and supportive educators who are, most of all, enthusiastic about sharing their expertise to ensure our summer school teaching is of the highest quality. Immerse™ is an unrivalled academic experience.

Boost your confidence and develop key attributes in academic skills workshops

Our workshops are geared towards unlocking participants’ potential, giving them the tools to prepare for the next steps of their education and future goals. Build upon existing study skills to support future university-level learning. These workshops explore a diverse and enriching range of topics – past examples have ranged from ‘Productivity tips’ to ’21st Century Technology Skills’. We’re sure that you’ll learn something completely new. Unlike traditional schools, Immerse allows you to learn beyond the traditional curriculum. This programme is designed for students with at least an upper-intermediate level of English (B2).

Example Modules

Science and Discovery: You will explore science in the context of the 15th century and seek to understand how and why scientific exploration took on new significance within the time period. Through this exploration, you'll evaluate existing historiography and debate a narrative that the developments of the 15th century constitute a scientific revolution.

Gender and Witch Hunting: Discuss the rise of gender history and its own historical context before exploring gender through the lens of witch-hunting. You will be encouraged to critically analyse existing research and evaluate primary source material in order to develop your own nuanced understanding of how gendered roles were expressed, defined, or blurred, and how these roles might change under different circumstances.

Court Festivals: Court pomp, ceremony and celebration was prevalent across Western Europe in the 15th Century. You will explore the performative nature of the ceremony and symbolism of these processes, seeking to understand how states and individual actors legitimised their power and authority to rule in the Early Modern period.

Essay Presentation: You will apply the historical theory and context that has been explored throughout the programme to create an essay on a topic of your choice. This will incorporate the elements of best historical practice discussed early in the programme and enable you to develop research skills as you analyse both primary and secondary source material.

Key Facts

  • Average class size is 7
  • Maximum class size of 10 students
  • 1:1 Career Coaching
  • Personal support and guidance for success
  • Professional development workshops
  • Building essential skills for success
  • World-class experience

Activities Offered

Action-packed social programme

Outside of lessons, we are proud to offer a busy and diverse social programme to help you get the most out of your time in Cambridge. This includes activities such as punting on the River Cam, zorb football and a murder mystery night in the college. There are also two excursions during the programme, one day trip to visit Oxford and its constituent colleges, as well as an optional day out in London, seeing the city’s most famous landmarks as well as some free time for shopping. Those who choose not to travel to London are invited to afternoon tea in Cambridge. Activities and excursions are run by our team of friendly mentors – whose main job is to maximise your enjoyment.

Experience traditional 'Formal Hall'

Formal Hall is a traditional weekly meal that takes place in every college. This is an opportunity for students to dress up, dine by candlelight in the magical surroundings of a Cambridge college’s dining hall. As an Immerse student, you will experience formal dinner three times during your stay – once per week in Cambridge, as well as in an Oxford University college on the excursion day. Formal hall is truly a memorable occasion, so remember to bring some smart clothes!


Experience life as a Cambridge University undergraduate

All participants will be allocated to a college a few weeks before arriving, based on their dates and subject choice. If you would like to stay in the same location as a friend/sibling – please let us know and we will do our best to arrange this, where possible. Males and females have separate accommodation in every college, and there is wi-fi available throughout.

Included with Course

  • 13 nights accommodation in a central college of the University of Cambridge/Oxford
  • Breakfast and dinner in College Hall
  • Accommodation in an individual bedroom
  • 40 hours of academic sessions from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors
  • Carefully designed study and lecture materials
  • Mentor programme and access to support material
  • All excursions- including formal dinner at Cambridge/Oxford colleges, punting, croquet
  • Comprehensive summer school insurance
  • 2 coach excursions including a trip to London
  • Graduation ceremony and certificate
  • Detailed evaluation written by tutor
  • Immerse notebook and pen
  • Mentor family photograph
  • Free premium membership to UniPrepare's 'Nurture' plan

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

Immerse Pre College ...7/9/20237/22/20232 weeks£5,495.00
Immerse Pre College ...7/23/20238/5/20232 weeks£5,495.00
Immerse Pre College ...8/6/20238/19/20232 weeks£5,495.00
Immerse Pre College History Program for Seniors at Cambridge University
Start Date7/9/2023
End Date7/22/2023
Duration2 weeks

Immerse Pre College History Program for Seniors at Cambridge University
Start Date7/23/2023
End Date8/5/2023
Duration2 weeks

Immerse Pre College History Program for Seniors at Cambridge University
Start Date8/6/2023
End Date8/19/2023
Duration2 weeks
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