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Spring Program Summer Program
Spring Programs offer a broader focus on academics, guided by your chosen course. Summer Programs offer a deeper focus on your chosen course.

Medicine & Life Sciences (Summer)

Medicine & Life Sciences (Spring)

Whether passionate about human biology, intrigued by medical technology or driven to become a doctor, the Reach Cambridge Medicine & Life Science Course is the ideal summer course for you. This intensive three- or two-week course offers a unique combination of lectures, practicals, and excursions led by a variety of experienced, successful academics, as well... Learn more
The Spring Program is a personalised study program, with students able to join us for either one or two weeks. Combining academic subject study, leadership and study skills, our classes and workshops are complemented by excursions to historical and cultural sites, both within and outside of Cambridge, as well as group activities. Students gain insight into ... Learn more

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Availability

1 Week Programs
March 29th - April 4th
£1450
 
April 5th - April 11th
£1450
 
2 Week Programs
March 29th - April 11th
£2350
 
June 28th - July 11th
£4295
 
July 12th - July 25th
£4295
 
July 26th - August 8th
£4295
 
If you are here for 2 weeks in Spring, you will have the opportunity to choose two courses (2 x 1 week courses).

Want help choosing your second course?
Click here to see our full list of available courses.
4 Week Programs
June 28th - July 25th
£7295
 
July 12th - August 8th
£7295
 
If you are here for 4 weeks in Summer, you will have the opportunity to choose two courses (2 x 2 week courses).

Want help choosing your second course?
Click here to see our full list of available courses.
1 Week Programs
March 29th - April 4th
£1450
 
April 5th - April 11th
£1450
 
2 Week Programs
March 29th - April 11th
£2350
 
June 28th - July 11th
£4295
 
July 12th - July 25th
£4295
 
July 26th - August 8th
£4295
 
If you are here for 2 weeks in Spring, you will have the opportunity to choose two courses (2 x 1 week courses).

Want help choosing your second course?
Click here to see our full list of available courses.
4 Week Programs
June 28th - July 25th
£7295
 
July 12th - August 8th
£7295
 
If you are here for 4 weeks in Summer, you will have the opportunity to choose two courses (2 x 2 week courses).

Want help choosing your second course?
Click here to see our full list of available courses.

Want to study more than one course?

Extend your stay and expand your mind! Select from the following programs and you can choose two courses to study when you complete your application form:

  • All Spring two week programs (2 x 1 week courses)
  • All Summer four week programs (2 x 2 week courses).

Want help choosing your second course?
Click here to see our full list of available courses.

Course Outline

Whether passionate about human biology, intrigued by medical technology or driven to become a doctor, the Reach Cambridge Medicine & Life Science Course is the ideal summer course for you. This intensive three- or two-week course offers a unique combination of lectures, practicals, and excursions led by a variety of experienced, successful academics, as well as Cambridge alumni working in the highest tiers of their fields. The course introduces students to a range of subjects taught by scientists at the cutting edge of biological and medical research, inviting them to explore the most interesting areas of medicine and life science such as anatomy, trauma & emergency, pharmacology, physiology and biological and medical research. Students will have a fantastic opportunity to explore contemporary medical issues in a supportive academic environment via a mixture of dynamic classes, guest lectures, interactive workshops and practical tasks including conducting an electroencephalogram (EEG), Medical Observations and emergency resuscitation. It is a perfect course for those considering a future in medicine or science!

Timetable

Our Summer Programs feature a strong focus on your chosen subject, and leave plenty of time for excursions.

A typical Summer Program weekday
Time Activity
8am Breakfast
9am – 1pm Subject Courses
1pm Lunch/free time
Afternoon Activities or Taster Courses
Varies Dinner
7pm Evening Lecture
8pm Evening Activities
10.30pm Curfew
A typical Summer Program excursion day
Time Activity
Varies Breakfast
Full day excursion
Past excursions have included: London, Brighton, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle and many others!
Lunch & Dinner Own arrangements
8pm Evening Activities
10.30pm Curfew

Please note, these are meant as a rough guide only and are subject to change.

Tasters Courses

Why not enhance your experience by adding a couple of Taster Courses to your program? Click on this link for more details.

The following Taster Courses are available alongside this Course during the summer. You can add one Taster Course for each week you will be in Cambridge (i.e. for a two week course, you can add two Tasters):

Community Outreach (£150)

Reach Cambridge is proud of its excellent links with UK- based charities. Through this exciting taster, students can earn ten community outreach hours, learn valuable skills in teamwork and project management, and take part in a project that makes a real difference.

Creative Writing (£395)

During the Creative Writing taster course, students learn a range of strategies that help them develop as a writer. With activities designed to spark creativity and exercises aimed at advancing composition skills, this taster helps students to explore their full creative potential. Whether students are interested in writing fiction, poetry or articles, they will find this enriching taster to be a perfect addition to any one of our summer programs.

History (£395)

There may be no better place to look at past, present or future, than the heart of Cambridge where medieval buildings have long been paired with cutting-edge research to help drive the UK and the world onwards. Taking students out of the classroom to look at history in person as well as in theory, this taster examines where we’ve come from, in order to understand where we are going. War, politics, monarchy, discovery – the past is always within us, even in the cobbles beneath our feet!

International Espionage (£395)

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a real spy? How much truth there is in James Bond movies? What is really happening behind the scenes in international politics? This taster course gives you an insight into what real-life spies and agents do, including code-breaking, contact boxes and the various dangers of the trade. It also introduces you to some of the most (in)famous personalities in the history of espionage!

Introduction to Architecture (£395)

Cambridge is a beautiful University City, boasting 800-year-old architecture, modern structures, and everything in between. This provides an inspiring backdrop for introducing students to the study of architecture as an academic practice. From the creative and expressive to the technical and precise, this taster course provides a fascinating introduction to the way in which architects think and design. Students have the opportunity to create their own basic designs and find out more about the different career opportunities in architecture.

Introduction to Coding (£395)

Learning to code is essential for all those who wish to stay on track with the rapid technological advances of the modern world. In this taster course, students learn the basics of programming and create their own algorithms, similar to the ones behind our computers, iPhones and webpages. It’s perfect for those who have no prior experience with programming and want to learn this useful and fascinating 21st century skill!

Introduction to Economics (£395)

Which nation will be the next economic powerhouse? What is money? How do banks work? If you want to find out answers to these questions while also learning the foundational principles of economics, this taster course is ideal for you. No previous knowledge required!

Introduction to Filmmaking (£395)

Short films have become one of the basic means of communication and presentation – from vlogs made by social media in influencers to Snapchat and Instagram movies. And it has never been easier to do it from home – documentaries shot on iPhones have been known to win Oscars! Improve your filmmaking skills with this practical taster course which will allow you to learn valuable skills for filmmaking and editing.

Introduction to Robotics (£395)

Fancy becoming the next Elon Musk? Start with our Introduction to Robotics taster where you will learn the basics of electronic circuits by building them with your own hands. You will design and construct your own device, and emerge with knowledge and skills needed to begin your journey towards building your own self-driving car!

Music Composition (£395)

Have you ever wondered how lm scores and music for advertisements are developed? If so, this taster course is for you! Put your creative hat on and incline your ears in order to make your own music under the supervision of professional musicians and composers.

Philosophy & Ethics (£395)

Do you ever wonder about the big questions like what it means to be alive, or how to be good in a world as complicated as ours? Philosophers have been asking these questions for centuries and some of their suggestions may surprise you. This taster asks students to dig in deep and bring their thinking caps with them for sessions all about reality and our place in it. Based on lively, respectful debate and deep contemplation, this taster is perfect for anyone looking to challenge their assumptions and expand their mind.

Photography (£395)

Can’t help but look at the world as through a frame? Get stuck staring at each perfect beam of light? For everyone who has ever used a camera to interpret the world, or anyone who wants to, the photography taster course proves that you don’t need the most expensive tech to get that breathtaking shot. Bring along your smartphone, and head out to capture beauty, emotion, and all those thousand-word-stories waiting to be snapped in the world around you.

Pre-Hospital & Emergency Medicine (£395)

Have you always wondered what really happens inside the ER? What to do in case of an accident? How to help a person collapsing in the subway? Taught by passionate professionals with extensive experience in teaching emergency medicine, this fully practical taster course will help you to gain life- saving skills whilst having fun

Young Leaders (£395)

What does it take to be a young leader? In a world as bustling and busy as ours is today, stepping up to make a difference can be a daunting task. In the Young Leaders taster course, students explore these questions with experienced leaders in their own rights. Together, students ask the hard questions, mind-map techniques they can use to make the impact they want to see, and feel empowered to be mature, outspoken and passionate young people in the world today.

Testimonials

Reach was an amazing experience for me. It's allowed me to interact with people from all over the world, making me more of a global citizen.

Faisal, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2019

The most exciting part was just arriving here, seeing everything new and sleeping in college. Everyone is really friendly, really open, and happy!

Leo, Engineering, 2018

My favourite lecture has been 'Women in Leadership'. I think it was really interesting because it can be different from one culture to another, so it was really about making things clear about what we can do and why we should do it.

Alice, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2018

The practicals here are amazing - it's so much fun! The most exciting thing was dissecting a heart and lungs.

Savanna, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2018

I think other students should apply to Reach Cambridge as it's a great opportunity not only to learn something you're interested in, but also it's a great way to interact with other students from around the world!

Johanna, Psychology, 2018

Reach has been a great experience for my daughter, who did an "away from home" summer program for the first time ever. I saw how she gained maturity and a new-found confidence from being independent and gaining new friends in a totally different environment.

Karen, Parent, 2019

It has been a life-changing experience, in which I had the chance to do things I've never done before, meet people I've never met, and learn valuable lessons.

Caroline, Politics & International Relations, 2019

Entry Requirements

All Reach Cambridge courses are open to students aged between 14-18 years old.

All courses are taught in English. In order to get the most out of the learning experience, students are advised to have a level of English conducive to understanding sophisticated academic language and to converse with other students and staff in English at all times.

We do offer English as Second Language courses if you, or we, feel that this is more appropriate. Your personal statement will help indicate to us your level of English. We will also ask for a copy of your latest school transcript to help us assess the teaching level of the courses.

Course Outline

The Spring Program is a personalised study program, with students able to join us for either one or two weeks. Combining academic subject study, leadership and study skills, our classes and workshops are complemented by excursions to historical and cultural sites, both within and outside of Cambridge, as well as group activities.

Students gain insight into how to prepare for higher education anywhere in the world, equipping them to become a successful leader and scholar in the 21st century. Workshops and lectures include team-building, presentation skills, debating, study skills, interview skills and community outreach.

Each week there will also be three half-day personalised study sessions. These offer students the chance to explore some of the topics taught at undergraduate level, and access excellent academics in their discipline of choice – the perfect opportunity to experience what it would be like to study their dream course or land their dream job.

Subjects available:

  • Biotechnology
  • Business Management & Economics
  • English Literature
  • Computer Science & Maths
  • Law
  • Medicine & Life Sciences
  • Politics
  • Physics & Engineering
  • Psychology

Teaching consists of lectures, workshops, discussions as well as individual and small group work. This mix gives students a feel for how teaching and learning take place at universities all around the world.

Students will be accommodated in Reach Hall, our grand Victorian headquarters situated in the centre of Cambridge next to the river Cam; the perfect location from which to visit Cambridge’s many Colleges and museums.

The Spring Program is perfect for students looking to combine personal academic development with essential learning and leadership skills.

Timetable

Our Spring Programs feature a strong focus on your chosen subject, and leave plenty of time for excursions.

A typical Spring Program weekday
Time Activity
Breakfast
Morning Subject Courses
Lunch/free time
Afternoon Workshops/Activities
Dinner
Evening Evening Lecture
Evening Activities
Curfew
A typical Spring Program excursion day
Time Activity
Morning Breakfast
Full day excursion
Past excursions have included: London, Brighton, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle and many others!
Lunch & Dinner Own arrangements
Evening Activities
Curfew

Please note, these are meant as a rough guide only and are subject to change.

Tasters Courses

Taster Courses are not available in our Spring Program.

Testimonials

Reach was an amazing experience for me. It's allowed me to interact with people from all over the world, making me more of a global citizen.

Faisal, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2019

The most exciting part was just arriving here, seeing everything new and sleeping in college. Everyone is really friendly, really open, and happy!

Leo, Engineering, 2018

My favourite lecture has been 'Women in Leadership'. I think it was really interesting because it can be different from one culture to another, so it was really about making things clear about what we can do and why we should do it.

Alice, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2018

The practicals here are amazing - it's so much fun! The most exciting thing was dissecting a heart and lungs.

Savanna, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2018

I think other students should apply to Reach Cambridge as it's a great opportunity not only to learn something you're interested in, but also it's a great way to interact with other students from around the world!

Johanna, Psychology, 2018

Reach has been a great experience for my daughter, who did an "away from home" summer program for the first time ever. I saw how she gained maturity and a new-found confidence from being independent and gaining new friends in a totally different environment.

Karen, Parent, 2019

It has been a life-changing experience, in which I had the chance to do things I've never done before, meet people I've never met, and learn valuable lessons.

Caroline, Politics & International Relations, 2019

Entry Requirements

All Reach Cambridge courses are open to students aged between 14-18 years old.

All courses are taught in English. In order to get the most out of the learning experience, students are advised to have a level of English conducive to understanding sophisticated academic language and to converse with other students and staff in English at all times.

We do offer English as Second Language courses if you, or we, feel that this is more appropriate. Your personal statement will help indicate to us your level of English. We will also ask for a copy of your latest school transcript to help us assess the teaching level of the courses.