Study Economics with Oxford Summer Courses

Economics Summer School
Economics involves the study of how markets work, both at an international level (macroeconomics) and how businesses succeed and fail with a domestic economy (microeconomics). Our tutors always relate their teaching back to current events and this keeps the study of Economics stimulating and relevant. Justifying policy decisions in a tutorial environment will teach students the importance of making strong arguments in situations where no answer is objectively correct. Take a look in more detail at our range of courses for 10-24 year olds below

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 Economics course below:

18-24 years

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

Our course for 18-24 year olds splits studies into the two core subjects. Within Economics, students will study key ideas such as supply and demand, market structures and reasons for market failure and how government intervention can mitigate – or exasperate – the problems. Recent courses have paid particular attention to the 2008 Financial Crisis, its causes and remedies.

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    18-24 timetable

16-17 years

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

Within Economics, students will study key ideas such as supply and demand, market structures and reasons for market failure and how government intervention can mitigate – or exasperate – the problems. Recent courses have paid particular attention to the 2008 Financial Crisis, its causes and remedies.

13-15 years

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

Our Economics and Business course for 13-15 year olds is tailored to introduce you to broad economic concepts like growth, government spending, scarcity as well as supply and demand - depending on your level we'll also include more advanced concepts.

Our small group teaching enables us to split you into groups where there is a similar level of ability. We also supplement the classes with lots of practical business seminars that are designed to introduce you to business management issues. Our tutors will encourage and support you to learn through doing and we place great emphasis on helping you understand abstract concepts through interactive study groups and seminars, and also on real life applications: you'll also be given real life business tasks to solve that put you in the position of real life CEOs and managers to make key decisions and policies based on your understanding.

Shantanu Jaiswal – Economics & Business student from 2015

The experience at the Oxford Summer Courses was simply impeccable. You just have the right amount of fun with regular academic sessions as well. Meeting people from different parts of the world and learning with them is a great experience. Academically it helped me to develop my understanding of global economics, while personally it was deeply enriching to meet people from all over the world. Studying economics & business at Oxford Summer Courses is a must and I would recommend that everyone experience it.’

Shantanu Jaiswal – Economics & Business student from 2015

Staff

Lewis

Lewis Willcocks

Lewis Willcocks is a tutor on our Economics course and is an undergraduate tutor at the University of Oxford for visiting students in Economics. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the College of St.Hild and St.Bede at the University of Durham and is particularly interested in the economics of information and economic history. Lewis is working towards an MPhil degree in Economic and Social History at St.Cross College at the University of Oxford, with a dissertation entitled Working Lives During The Long Nineteenth Century: A History from Below Perspective of American Industrialisation.

Kristofer

Kristofer Hammarback

Kristofer Hammarback is a current DPhil Candidate in Economics at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford, after previously having completed an MPhil in Economics at Oxford. His research interests lies in the area of industrial organisation, in particular price discrimination in competitive settings as well as contracting in vertical supply chains. He is a teaching assistant at Somerville College, Oxford, where he teaches quantitative economics and mathematical methods to undergraduates, as well as at the Blavatnik School of Government where he teaches economics for public policy to Masters level students. He has been involved in undergraduate admissions interviewing for Economics and Management as well as for Economics and History at Somerville College and Keble College, Oxford.

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)
    • • 2nd July to 15th July, Cambridge (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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