History Summer School Programme Overview:
Course Length: 2 weeks
Course Type: Residential
Locations: Cambridge University colleges
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History Summer School Course Summary
From the performative nature of medieval European courts, to present socio-political conflicts, participants on the Immerse History summer programme will explore fascinating historical themes as well as concepts of best historical practice. This programme is perfect 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, participants will also discover more advanced university-level topics in a way that is accessible and easy to understand.
This history summer school programme will give participants an exciting and unparalleled insight into what studying history at university would entail. The topics explored will provide a taste of the key academic concepts in contemporary historical study, together with encouraging them to think critically and develop informed, logical arguments – an essential skill set for studying the subject at a higher level.
Immerse is an inspirational academic History summer school programme for the intellectually curious.
Cambridge History Summer School Key Benefits
Learn techniques to analyse historical texts in accordance with best practice
Gain insights into writing university level History essays through hands-on experience
Bridge the gap between A-level and university while exploring introductory university topics
Study interactively through a blend of theoretical and practical tasks
Present complex topics and their historiography to fellow participants, engaging them in debate
Explore a broad range of historical topics and time periods from Late Medieval to Modern
Over the course of the two-week residential history summer school programme, participants can expect to explore several fascinating topics such as religion, knowledge and power, early modern history, and late medieval and early modern princely courts while exploring the theory of historical practice and constructing historical arguments. Participants are taught by expert tutors from some of the world’s leading universities who not only facilitate participants academic development but share their passion for History.
Participants will explore the following topics:
Understanding the Medieval and Early-Modern World
Serfdom in Late Medieval England
European and world history
The Italian Renaissance
Independence and modernity
Cambridge History Summer School Course Outcomes
By the end of the summer history programme, participants will emerge with an understanding of what studying history at a world-leading university entails. Moreover, through a carefully designed curriculum, they will have gained valuable insights into a number of history topics that they can expect to encounter on a university programme. Not only will they learn theory, but they will also gain valuable skills to make them better history students such as how to analyse historical texts, debate issues and explore the theoretical challenges of studying history.
In completing the summer history school programme, participants will:
Learn how to construct arguments around historical topics
Evaluate the significance of key moments in a range of historical events
Acquire historical research skills
Have gained experience of university-level study
Take part in interesting historical debates and discussions
Understand how to critically analyse historical texts
Explore the history of Cambridge
Look at the theoretical challenges of studying history
Students in this course will receive personalised feedback from their tutors about their performance, the material covered, and even a list of individualised suggestions for further study.
The timetable shown below offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.
A typical day
08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
09:30 - 11:30 Morning academic session
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Afternoon academic session
16:00 - 18:00 Academic workshop / Afternoon activity
18:00 - 19:15 Dinner
19:30 - 22:00 Evening social event
Start the day with either a continental or cooked breakfast in the college dining hall. A wide variety of breakfast items helps participants prepare for the challenging day ahead.
Parent, United Kingdom
The program was very professionally organized. Custom service was excellent; enquiries promptly answered, and airport pick up and drop off all went according to plan. According to my daughter, the accommodation was great, and she really enjoyed her time there. She's made lots of new friends from around the world, loved the activities offered, and the challenge the academic program brought. She came back as a changed person; more mature, more motivated, and in general, has a more positive attitude towards everything. I'm not sure how Immerse Education has done this, but I'm immensely grateful to them. I have no reservation at all in recommending this program.
Graduation & Participant Assessment
The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner.
Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.
We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are a crucial element of the learning process and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education.