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Benefits of Philosophy Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses

Have you ever been captivated by the exploration of human thought and the complexities that shape our understanding of existence? Do you take pleasure in unraveling the profound ideas that have influenced the course of history and continue to shape our perspectives? If you possess a passion for philosophical inquiry and a curiosity to delve into the captivating realm of the Philosophy Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses, then this programme presents an exceptional opportunity for you. Whether you're aged 13 or 24, prepare yourself for a thought-provoking and intellectually enriching learning journey that will ignite your fascination with philosophical exploration. Let's embark on a voyage that will deepen your comprehension of timeless philosophical concepts and contemporary debates alike.

Who’s Eligible to Apply to Oxford Summer Courses?

Eligibility for standard courses across all age groups (ages 9-24) requires applicants to be proficient in English and possess a keen interest in exploring the subjects they are applying for. For advanced courses in Cambridge for ages 18-24, students must have completed at least the second year of an undergraduate qualification (or equivalent) in the same area as the subject they wish to study. Apply now to check your eligibility and apply for our courses.

Unravel the Secrets of the Mind

Thoughts are powerful, influencing the way we live, the decisions we make, and the actions we take. But how do these thoughts come to life? Our Philosophy Summer School will take you on a captivating journey through the study of the human mind. From exploring memory and forgetfulness to understanding why we behave differently in social situations; you'll gain insights into the significance of philosophy and its role in comprehending the complexities of human behaviour and cognition. Through engaging seminars and discussions, you'll learn to construct and deconstruct strong arguments and analyse the works of famous philosophers who have shaped the field of philosophy through the ages.

Interactive Learning in Small Groups

Learning in a small, interactive group setting fosters an enriching and engaging environment. For ages 13-15, our Philosophy Summer School accommodates no more than 8 students, ensuring quality time with your teacher and the freedom to ask as many questions as you like! Our skilled teachers will guide you through new concepts, assign practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills, and offer opportunities for group work, independent research, and homework assignments to be discussed in class. Small classes encourage active participation, allowing students to learn from one another's perspectives and engage in lively debates, both with their peers and the tutor.

For ages 16-24, the teaching methodology is similar, with seminars in small groups of no more than 8 students. This approach encourages self-directed learning and critical thinking, providing an immersive and intellectually stimulating experience. During the course, you'll complete two pieces of independent work, such as essays or problem sheets, which your tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. These tutorials offer a unique opportunity to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor, gaining valuable insights from your classmates in the process. Upon completing the course, you'll receive a certificate and a letter of recommendation from your tutor, recognising your accomplishments and the knowledge you've acquired.

Uncover the Beauty of the City of Oxford's Philosophical Legacy

Imagine immersing yourself in the historic City of Oxford, where centuries of rich cultural heritage have left an indelible mark on its streets and buildings. The City of Oxford's legacy as a centre of learning and exploration has been shaped by countless generations of thinkers and scholars, offering a unique environment for your summer journey into the realm of Philosophy.

As you wander through the city's charming streets, you'll be inspired by the atmosphere that has sparked creativity and intellectual curiosity for centuries. The tranquil River Thames and the picturesque surroundings of the City of Oxford provide a serene backdrop for contemplation and self-discovery.

City of Oxford: A Haven for Philosophical Minds

In the City of Oxford, the world of philosophy is enriched by centuries of history and culture. The city offers a unique backdrop for your philosophical exploration, with captivating field trips that may vary from year to year:

  • Blenheim Palace: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Blenheim Palace, a source of inspiration for thinkers throughout the ages.
  • Portsmouth: Explore the maritime heritage of Portsmouth, a city with a rich naval history that can ignite your philosophical spark.
  • Oxford Punting: Drift along the serene waters of Oxford's rivers, finding inspiration in the picturesque surroundings.

It's important to note that the specific field trips available may vary from year to year, offering you a fresh and unique experience each time. Additionally, depending on availability, students have the flexibility to choose which city they stay in, ensuring that your summer adventure is tailored to your preferences and interests. Plus, you'll have the chance to forge connections with individuals from diverse backgrounds, making your summer truly unforgettable.

Testimonials from Past Students:

"I attended the Philosophy Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses, and it was an incredible experience focused on philosophy. The small group setting allowed for personalised attention from the tutor, and I learned so much about philosophy from my classmates during our lively discussions. The course deepened my love for philosophy, and I'm grateful for the knowledge and experiences gained." - Alex, USA


Are you ready to unlock the secrets of the human mind and discover the profound intricacies of philosophy? Join our Philosophy Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses and embark on an extraordinary journey of learning and self-discovery. This opportunity will equip you with a solid foundation of knowledge and the analytical skills needed to unravel the mysteries of human behaviour and cognition. Apply now and become part of a community of curious learners from around the world. Let's delve into the captivating realm of philosophy together and make this summer a truly unforgettable experience!

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Embark on an enlightening journey with Oxford Summer Courses Philosophy Summer School. Unravel human behaviour, engage in interactive learning, and immerse yourself in Oxford's cultural heritage. Apply now for a transformative experience.

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