ECONOMICS

Economics Summer School in Cambridge

ECONOMICS

Academic insights for 16-18 year olds

Programme Overview:

  • Programme: Economics
  • Price: £4,495
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Course Type: Residential
  • Locations: Cambridge, UK
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Summary

cambridge economics summer school

Before you decide to buy something, you’ll often use a cost benefit analysis to decide if it’s worth the price. This type of evaluation is one of the main principles behind economics and highlights how this discipline affects almost every aspect of modern life. And here, at the  Immerse summer Economics programme, you’ll dive into its fundamentals, build a strong foundation of key knowledge, and analyse the underlying factors influencing actions, decisions, and behaviours of both individuals and world markets.

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This programme, designed for young economists between 16 to 18 years old, will give participants a comprehensive first look at the challenging worlds of micro and macroeconomics. Through a carefully planned curriculum, students will spend two weeks learning the essentials of modern economic theory, before diving into more advanced topics like trade, fiscal policy, and developmental economics.

Upon completion of the Immerse Economics programme, students will leave having gained a strong understanding of challenging economic theory and concepts. Throughout their learning, tutors will support students as they explore the incredible depth of this field, gaining a glimpse of just how far their passion could take them when they begin university level studies.

Summary

Before you decide to buy something, you’ll often use a cost benefit analysis to decide if it’s worth the price. This type of evaluation is one of the main principles behind economics and highlights how this discipline affects almost every aspect of modern life. And here, at the Immerse summer Economics programme, you’ll dive into its fundamentals, build a strong foundation of key knowledge, and analyse the underlying factors influencing actions, decisions, and behaviours of both individuals and world markets.

This programme, designed for young economists between 16 to 18 years old, will give participants a comprehensive first look at the challenging worlds of micro and macroeconomics. Through a carefully planned curriculum, students will spend two weeks learning the essentials of modern economic theory, before diving into more advanced topics like trade, fiscal policy, and developmental economics.

Upon completion of the Immerse Economics programme, students will leave having gained a strong understanding of challenging economic theory and concepts. Throughout their learning, tutors will support students as they explore the incredible depth of this field, gaining a glimpse of just how far their passion could take them when they begin university level studies.

Immerse is an inspirational academic programme for the intellectually curious.

Key Facts

Learn how economic principles shape policy and politics

Explore how the Bank of England influences the macroeconomy

See the wide-reaching implications of aggregate supply and demand

Evaluate economics theory through the lens of both contemporary and historical issues

Delve into the inner workings of the financial industry

See how game theory affects and shapes the world political stage

Topics Covered

Studying economics means looking at the reasons behind human behaviour and decision-making, as influenced by their access to finite (and dwindling) resources. It’s a broad definition and, as such, the Immerse Economics curriculum will cover a wide range of important concepts, helping students build a foundation of knowledge before beginning their undergraduate studies.

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The curriculum starts with a quick introduction to why economics is defined as above, before examining how it applies to everything from world politics, to Brexit trade talks, to the everyday decisions you make in your personal life. From there, you’ll move on to more advanced topics in both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, discussing comparative advantage theory, learning how/why countries trade with each other, and the benefits of contemporary economic policies like free trade. Towards the end of the programme, you’ll explore the mechanics of economic systems used by the financial industry— systems of borrowing, lending, and investment.

Finally, you’ll use all your new knowledge to make sense of the big picture. The last tutorials in this programme will have you examine the economic history of our world, starting with an in-depth look at the British Industrial Revolution.

Topics Covered

Studying economics means looking at the reasons behind human behaviour and decision-making, as influenced by their access to finite (and dwindling) resources. It’s a broad definition and, as such, the Immerse Economics curriculum will cover a wide range of important concepts, helping students build a foundation of knowledge before beginning their undergraduate studies.

The curriculum starts with a quick introduction to why economics is defined as above, before examining how it applies to everything from world politics, to Brexit trade talks, to the everyday decisions you make in your personal life. From there, you’ll move on to more advanced topics in both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, discussing comparative advantage theory, learning how/why countries trade with each other, and the benefits of contemporary economic policies like free trade. Towards the end of the programme, you’ll explore the mechanics of economic systems used by the financial industry— systems of borrowing, lending, and investment.

Finally, you’ll use all your new knowledge to make sense of the big picture. The last tutorials in this programme will have you examine the economic history of our world, starting with an in-depth look at the British Industrial Revolution.

The Immerse programme covers a unique mix of important
theory and practical knowledge. Learn more about the topics covered in this
course by requesting a free course syllabus

Course Outcomes

The Immerse Economics programme offers participants a unique opportunity to learn university-level economics material while studying and living on-campus, at a Cambridge University College. Students will be challenged to explore new ways of thinking, understand complex concepts, and apply their new knowledge as they solve challenging problems.

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What’s more, participants enrolled in this programme will not just be introduced to important theory, they’ll also be required to describe the relationship between these concepts and current events. Students will analyse the news, case studies, and recent history in order to build their understanding of how economic theory can influence policy, politics, and the world economic stage. In other words, our curriculum is designed to do more than teach mere theory, giving students the ability to view the world around them with an economist’s eye and see the influences behind everyday decisions.

However, despite working from such a comprehensive, carefully-constructed curriculum, there’s still plenty of room for tailored, individualised learning at Immerse. Throughout the programme, our expert tutors will encourage and support participants as they explore the aspects of economics that interest them most.

By the end of this programme students will have:

  • Examined important economic theory as it relates to the world stage
  • Discussed how a market economy adapts to and solves distribution issues
  • Explored the problems naturally inherent in a completely free market
  • Seen how the macroeconomy works, including how it shapes and defines our world
  • Debated specific post-Brexit trade and the overall benefits of trade
  • Tackled challenging questions about the disparity between rich and poor nations
  • Explored the complex principles of behavioural economics behind borrowing, lending, and investment
  • Critically analysed important case studies on financial crises and bubbles

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.

Course Outcomes

The Immerse Economics programme offers participants a unique opportunity to learn university-level economics material while studying and living on-campus, at a Cambridge University College. Students will be challenged to explore new ways of thinking, understand complex concepts, and apply their new knowledge as they solve challenging problems.

What’s more, participants enrolled in this programme will not just be introduced to important theory, they’ll also be required to describe the relationship between these concepts and current events. Students will analyse the news, case studies, and recent history in order to build their understanding of how economic theory can influence policy, politics, and the world economic stage. In other words, our curriculum is designed to do more than teach mere theory, giving students the ability to view the world around them with an economist’s eye and see the influences behind everyday decisions.

However, despite working from such a comprehensive, carefully-constructed curriculum, there’s still plenty of room for tailored, individualised learning at Immerse. Throughout the programme, our expert tutors will encourage and support participants as they explore the aspects of economics that interest them most.

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By the end of this programme students will have:

  • Examined important economic theory as it relates to the world stage
  • Discussed how a market economy adapts to and solves distribution issues
  • Explored the problems naturally inherent in a completely free market
  • Seen how the macroeconomy works, including how it shapes and defines our world
  • Debated specific post-Brexit trade and the overall benefits of trade
  • Tackled challenging questions about the disparity between rich and poor nations
  • Explored the complex principles of behavioural economics behind borrowing, lending, and investment
  • Critically analysed important case studies on financial crises and bubbles

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.

Timetable

The Immerse summer programme schedule is packed with a wide range of unique academic and extracurricular activities.

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Participants start off the day with breakfast in the main college dining hall, with a variety of continental and hot breakfast choices available. This is followed by the first academic session of the day, which takes place in a seminar or lecture format. Participants are then guided to lunch at some of Cambridge’s finest sandwich bars and cafés, and are welcome to explore the city in small groups. Following lunch, academic sessions continue in the format of small tutorial groups or workshops. After all the core academic sessions are finished, students are treated to one of a wide range of excursions and cultural activities, including punting, museum visits and sports activities. A three course dinner in the college dining hall is then followed by an evening social event to help participants wind down and socialise after a packed day.

The timetable shown to the side offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

Timetable

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

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...MORE

...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 crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

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 crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

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Ready to enrol?

The Economics Summer School is available on the following dates:

30th June – 13th July 2019

7th – 20th July 2019

14th – 27th July 2019

28th July – 10th August 2019

The Economics Programme takes place in the following locations

Christ's College
University of Cambridge

Originally formed as 'God's House', Christ's College was home to leading academics such as Charles Darwin.

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Founded in 1828

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Sidney Sussex College
University of Cambridge

The site of much religious conflict during the English Reformation, Sidney Sussex has produced 5 Nobel Prize winners.

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Founded in 1596

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

St. Catharine's College
University of Cambridge

Once a small college called 'Saynt Kateryns Hall of Cambridge', St Catherine's is also known as 'Catz'.

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Founded in 1473

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Murray Edwards is one of three women only colleges in Cambridge, set in 14 acres of award winning gardens.

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Founded in 1965

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Colleges are allocated according to session preference and availability. To find out more, please email enquiries@immerse.education

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