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International Science Summer School

International Science Summer School


Key course features

This programme will introduce you to the general concepts and basic principles of natural science, the philosophy behind scientific research and the history of its development. It will enable you to gain an understanding of how science and technology influence and are influenced by contemporary society. You will develop theoretical and practical knowledge of key laboratory methods in biology and chemistry, particularly safe working practice in laboratory techniques and equipment. You will also plan and execute a laboratory or field experiment and develop your data interpretation and presentation skills. 

What you will study

The summer school consists of three subject modules for all students and one English module for international students (80 credits in total). 

  • (SCI455) Investigative Skills for Science, Level 4, 20 credits
  • (SCI456) Practical Techniques in Science, Level 4, 20 credits
  • (SCI457) Principles & Applications of Science, Level 4, 20 credits
  • (LAN474) English for STEM, Level 4, 20 credits 

Topics which will be covered on the course include:

  • Fundamental concepts underpinning science and technology. 
  • Key concepts in chemistry, biology, and maths
  • Scientific language and terminology 
  • Philosophy and methodology in natural science. 
  • Use graphs and charts to interpret scientific data. 
  • Setting up and using a range of laboratory equipment.
  • Instrumental techniques such as titrations, separations, microscopy, and colorimetry
  • Scientific writing and communication skills
  • Good laboratory practice, including risk assessments & ethics.

Course Dates

This course will run for 4 weeks from Monday 5th August 2024 – Friday 1st September 2024.

International Course Fees

with accommodation - £1750*

without accommodation - £1250*

*If you are unable to join the programme you will receive a full refund less an administrative fee of £50.

If you are not applying as an International Student for this programme please go to Science Summer School - Wrexham University to apply as a home student.

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