Study Arts & Humanities with Oxford Summer Courses

Arts & Humanities Summer School

Our General Arts and Humanities course is designed to take you on a journey through the best parts of History, Philosophy and Geography. We take the best bits of each subject and pack them into 2 or 4 week courses designed to inspire and ignite your interests in these subjects. In small group seminars we learn about the philosophical concepts that have influenced History and their impact on development of the modern world.

Courses

At Oxford Summer Courses we are committed to the best academic experiences and to the personalised learning that has made Oxford a global academic force. So while all of our tutors are at the top of their fields depending on your age you'll be taught in slightly different ways. We use small group seminars to ensure that you get greater attention than you could elsewhere. On top of that if you're aged 16-17 or 18-24 then you'll receive weekly tutorials from leading academics mirroring the teaching method that makes Oxford a world-renowned university. Choose your Arts and Humanities course below:

18-24 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Somerville College
  • tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast and dinner included

We offer specialist courses for a wide range of arts and humanities for 16+ year olds, so why not explore using our main menu to see what we have to offer?

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  • Arts & Humanities- 18-24 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

16-17 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Somerville College
  • tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast and dinner included

We offer specialist courses for a wide range of arts and humanities for 16+ year olds, so why not explore using our main menu to see what we have to offer?

13-15 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • High quality Oxford accommodation
  • Maximum 6 students per class
  • Breakfast and dinner included

Our General Arts and Humanities course for 13-15 year olds is designed to develop critical thinking, debating and essay writing skills. To do this we cover a broad range of topics, from the interaction between cultures and countries and the effect of ideas such as the renaissance on the structure of society and the politics and institutions that have helped to form the modern world.

Practical afternoon workshops supplement the morning seminars and are focussed on applying the concepts learned in the seminars. From researching primary and secondary sources to essay writing skills workshops, these hands-on classes are intended to be a fun way of equipping you with the tools that will enable you to approach your classes with a higher level of knowledge, skill and enthusiasm for the subject. We also ensure that these skills are applied through encouraging you to produce engaging, though provoking work that challenges you to think critically and develop your research and essay writing skills.

Staff

History Tutor

Lise Butler

My area of expertise is nineteenth and twentieth-century British political and intellectual history, and am currently completing a doctorate on the impact of Psychology on the British Labour Party. Before coming to Oxford I completed a Masters degree at Queen's University and a B.A (Honours with Distinction) at the University of Victoria, and have also studied at the University of Copenhagen and Trinity Hall Cambridge.

Prices and Dates

Courses for 13-15, 16-17 and 18-24 year olds:

  • 2 week courses: £3,895
    • • 25th June to 8th July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)
    • • 25th June to 8th July, Oxford (18-24 age group)
    • • 2nd July to 15th July, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 9th July to 22nd July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)
    • • 23rd July to 5th August, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 30th July to 12th August, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
  • 3 week credit-bearing course at Wroxton College: £5,645
    • • 2nd July to 22nd July, Wroxton College (18-24 age group)
  • 4 week courses: £7,395
    • • 25th June to 22nd July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)

Included in the price is:

  • All teaching, including tutorials (16-17 and 18-24 only) and small group seminars
  • Accommodation and breakfast every day
  • All evening meals at local restaurants (16-17 and 18-24 only)
  • A three-course college banquet on Friday evening
  • Lunch for students aged 13-15 three times a week and all evening meals (3 times a week at local restaurants)
  • All activities and excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance.

Courses for 10-12 year olds:

Held at Wycombe Abbey

  • • One week: £1,495 – Starting July 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd
  • • Two weeks: £2,795 – Starting July 2nd, 9th and 16th
  • • Three weeks: £3,995 – Starting July 2nd and 9th
  • • Four weeks: £5,195 – Starting July 2nd

Included in the price is:

  • All teaching, including small group seminars
  • Accommodation
  • All meals including lunch
  • All activities and excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance.

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