Neuroscience Summer School
Explore the mysteries of the human brain and gain insight into the ground-breaking neuroscience research currently taking place at Cardiff University.
Our Neuroscience summer school uses a combination of biological and psychological techniques to explore the mysteries of the human brain.
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous systems, their component nerve cells and the functioning of the brain. How the human brain works remains one of the most intriguing of all scientific questions - can the brain understand the brain? Can the brain understand the mind? Is the brain a giant computer or something more?
At the School of Biosciences, we are finding answers to these questions through innovative teaching and world-leading research.
The Neuroscience Summer School offers an exciting opportunity to sample the curriculum of our BSc Neuroscience degree with lectures and workshops on a range of topics, including neuroanatomy, stem cells in neuroscience research, neuropharmacology, neurological disorders and bioinformatics.
Visits to the Cardiff University Brain Research and Imaging Centre, currently the second largest brain imaging facility in the world, and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, will give you the opportunity to learn more about the ground breaking neuroscience research currently taking place in Cardiff.
Please note this is subject to change and does not include all the lectures and workshops that will be covered.
|Saturday 11 July 2020||Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)|
|Sunday 12 July 2020||Free time and Welcome Dinner|
|Monday 13 July 2020||Welcome lecture|
|Tuesday 14 July 2020||Excitable cells and Neuroanatomy workshop|
|Wednesday 15 July 2020||Field trip|
|Thursday 16 July 2020||Pharmacology of neurodegenerative disease and second generation DNA sequencing workshop|
|Friday 17 July 2020||Neurotrophic factors I and II and Research experience / Free afternoon|
|Saturday 18 July 2020||Field Trip / Free time|
|Sunday 19 July 2020||Field Trip / Free time|
|Monday 20 July 2020||Bioinformatics workshops|
|Tuesday 21 July 2020||Fundamentals of neuroscience and laboratory workshop|
|Wednesday 22 July 2020||Stem cells in the study of neurodevelopment and laboratory workshop|
|Thursday 23 July 2020||Scientific communication workshop / Free afternoon|
|Friday 24 July 2020||Research presentations and Gala Dinner|
|Saturday 25 July 2020||Transfer to Heathrow Airport|
The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.
This includes tuition fees, accommodation (14 nights), 10 meals per week (Breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday), airport pick up and drop off from London Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on the 11 July and drop off is 25 July) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Tenby and the Big Pit).
This is a non-credit bearing summer school.
In addition to a valuable learning experience, you will embark on two cultural trips within Wales. Both Wales and the UK are uniquely rich in history, architecture and culture and our Summer Schools are sure to give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or resume.
If you have any queries about this Summer School, the academic content or how you can prepare for this course, please get in touch with Emma Davies who co-ordinates our International Summer Schools:
Biomedical and Life Sciences Summer Schools
Why study with us?
This International Summer School at Cardiff University will allow you to learn from the best, by directly working with world-leading researchers across the fields of biomedical and life sciences. You will be given the unique opportunity to expand your career horizons whilst also being given a guided tour of some of Wales’ iconic landmarks, landscapes and rich culture.