Study Theology with Oxford Summer Courses

Theology Summer School

Theology attempts to answer some of the biggest religious questions that face, and have faced mankind, for millennia. Indeed, Oxford has taught Theology for almost that long; it is the oldest established subject at the University. Even today Oxford leads the way in many areas of Theology, especially in the study of the Christian Faith. Many of the greatest theologians of the last decades have taught or studied here at Oxford.

We can’t provide you with answers to questions about the existence of God, but we can point you to those fine minds that have attempted to tackle them in the past. The course provides an introduction to the basis of the Christian religion and the texts that informed its earliest development, looking at how their interpretation has changed over time, reflecting the societies that have grown up alongside them. The course also offers an opportunity to study other religious doctrines, and we welcome people from diverse backgrounds to study in a multicultural environment.

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 Theology course below:

18-24 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Oxford/Cambridge University accommodation
  • tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast and dinner included

The course provides an introduction into the basis of the Christian religion and the texts that informed its earliest development. It will examine how the interpretation of these texts has changed over time, reflecting the societies that have grown up alongside them.

The course also offers an opportunity to study other religious doctrines and we look forward to welcoming people from diverse backgrounds to study Theology this summer.

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  • Theology- 18-24 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

16-17 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Oxford/Cambridge University accommodation
  • tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast and dinner included

The 16-17 year olds course is designed for those who have a strong interest in Theology, International Relations, Politics, or Philosophy. It assumes no prior study in the field, and offers the opportunity to study a number of different religious doctrines, and we look forward to welcoming a diverse range of students to study Theology this year.

At the end of the course students will have a good understanding of the development and diversity in Christian thought on war and peace, how it has affected the course of world events in the past, and how it remains a relevant consideration in the world today.

13-15 years

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

We don't currently offer Theology courses for 13-15 year olds, but you can take a look at our specialised Arts and Humanities weeks by clicking the course page below.

Staff

Andris Rudzitis

Andris Rudzitis

Andris Rudzitis is in the final year of his PhD at St. Cross College, Oxford. He came up to Oxford as an undergraduate in 2010 reading Theology and won the Gibbs prize, graduating top of his year in 2013. Following this, he won a scholarship from Pembroke College to undertake a two-year MPhil in Modern Theology. His PhD is currently funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council scholarship and examines martyrdom and its role in political radicalisation

Prices and Dates

2018

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

  • 2 week courses: £3,895
    • • 24th June to 7th July, Oxford (13-15, 16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 24th June to 7th July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)
    • • 1st July to 14th July, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 1st July to 14th July, Cambridge (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 8th July to 21st July, Oxford (13-15, 16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 8th July to 21st July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)
    • • 15th July to 28th July, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age group)
    • • 15th July to 28th July, Cambridge (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 22nd July to 4th August, Oxford (13-15, 16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 29th July to 11th August, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
  • 3 week credit-bearing course at Wroxton College: £5,645
    • • 1st July to 21st July, Wroxton College (18-24 age group)
  • 4 week courses: £7,395
    • • 24th June to 21st July, Oxford (13-15, 16-17 and 18-24 age group)
    • • 24th June to 21st July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)
    • • 1st July to 28th July, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age group)
    • • 1st July to 28th July, Cambridge (16-17 and 18-24 age group)
    • • 8th July to 4th August, Oxford (13-15, 16-17 and 18-24 age group)
    • • 15th July to 11th August, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 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 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd
  • • Two weeks: £2,795 – Starting July 1st, 8th and 15th
  • • Three weeks: £3,995 – Starting July 1st and 8th
  • • Four weeks: £5,195 – Starting July 1st

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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