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Psychology Summer School

Research on children’s development at Cardiff University’s Centre for Human and Developmental Science (CUCHDS).
Research on children’s development at Cardiff University’s Centre for Human and Developmental Science (CUCHDS).

This summer school will cover a wide range of fascinating topics such as forensic psychology, developmental disorders, attitudes, visual illusions, brain imaging, all with the help of expert teaching faculty at Cardiff University.

This Summer School is now closed for 2019 applications.

The School of Psychology is one of the UK’s largest centres for psychology and is long established, well resourced with an excellent international reputation. We are currently ranked in the top 40 global psychology schools in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

On this summer school you will get the chance to experience some of the teaching and research that is undertaken by our world class academics. This course is designed to build on your knowledge in core areas with short, focused teaching sessions in specialised areas where there is expertise at Cardiff. The summer school will therefore advance your existing knowledge with the most up-to-date research.

We have chosen the topics to develop your practical knowledge as well as the theoretical. The classes have hands-on elements, such as the behaviour change workshops, and eye-tracking and emotion sessions. Classes will take place at our international centres of excellence, including Cardiff University’s Brain and Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) and Cardiff University’s Centre for Human and Developmental Science (CUCHDS). Visiting these facilities will give you a taste of doing cutting age research in Psychology.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 13 July 2019Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 14 July 2019Social event
Monday 15 July 2019Welcome talk and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 16 July 2019Introduction to Psychology and tour of Tower
What is a Psychopath? Forensic Psychology seminar
Applied Clinical Psychology
Wednesday 17 July 2019Tour of Cardiff University Centre for Developmental Science (CUCHDS)

Seminar on Developmental Disorders

Workshop on eye-tracing and emotion disorders
Thursday 18 July 2019Seminar on attitudes and attitude change
Workshop on social psychology techniques
Friday 19 July 2019Visual illusions and their explanations

Experiments exploring the Motion After Effect
Saturday 20 July 2019Field trips
Sunday 21 July 2019Field trips
Monday 22 July 2019Behaviour change workshop
Tuesday 23 July 2019Tour of Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)

Demos of neuroimaging techniques

Hands on neuroimaging experiments
Wednesday 24 July 2019Lecture on Neuroscience applications
Brain Games
Thursday 25 July 2019Human Factors: How Psychology can help design

Psychology in the workplace
Friday 26 July 2019Scientific communication workshop - Research presentation

Research experience

Reflection, course feedback and evaluation

Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 27 July 2019Departure from Cardiff (Drop off to Heathrow provided)


The fee for the Summer School is £1,920.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 13 July, drop off is on 27 August) and excursions organised by the University.

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