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Benefits of Politics Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses


In a world that is more interconnected than ever, the challenges faced by societies are constantly evolving. From the complexities of governance to the ongoing debates surrounding global relations, the issues that shape our world demand critical thinking and informed perspectives. If you are passionate about understanding the dynamics of political systems and eager to explore ways to address global challenges, then the Politics Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses is the perfect opportunity for you! Delve into the significant issues that shape our world and join us in unravelling the complexities of politics on a global scale. Let's embark on an insightful journey that awaits you in the historic cities of Oxford and Cambridge.


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Exploring the Dynamics of Politics

Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating world of politics! Our Politics Summer School is designed to foster an in-depth understanding of political systems, governance, and international relations. From questioning authority and the legal system to exploring freedom, equality, and the global landscape, you'll embark on a comprehensive journey that examines the nuances of political thought and action. Join us in analysing current affairs for a bigger-picture view, and sharpen your ability to form just, rational opinions backed by evidence and thorough thought processes. It's a course that promises to be intellectually stimulating, thought-provoking, and enlightening, offering you insights into the mechanisms that shape our societies.

Interactive Learning in Small Groups

Learning in a small, interactive group setting creates an engaging and enriching learning environment. For ages 16-24, our Politics Summer School accommodates seminars in small groups of no more than 8 students. This fosters self-directed learning and critical thinking, providing an immersive experience that encourages active participation. Your expert tutor will guide you through interactive seminars, where you will explore new concepts, engage in discussions, and develop a comprehensive understanding of the political landscape. During the course, you will 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 you the opportunity to discuss your work, receive feedback, and gain new perspectives from both your tutor and your classmates.

Uncover the Richness of Oxford and Cambridge Imagine spending your summer in the inspiring cities of Oxford and Cambridge, where history, culture, and academia converge. As you explore the picturesque streets and university quads, you'll be immersed in a world of knowledge and inspiration. Oxford and Cambridge have long been centres of intellectual exploration. From engaging in lively debates to collaborating with peers from diverse backgrounds, your experience will be enriched by the vibrant academic atmosphere. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to make lasting connections and form memories that will shape your understanding of global politics for years to come.

Oxford: A Tapestry of Knowledge and Debate

In Oxford, you'll delve into centuries of intellectual history and vibrant political discourse. The city offers a variety of field trips that may vary from year to year:

  • Blenheim Palace: Walk through the stunning halls of Blenheim Palace, a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture, and reflect on the political significance of this historic site.
  • Bristol: Explore the maritime heritage of Bristol, a city with a rich history of trade, exploration, and political activism.
  • British Museum: Delve into the rich tapestry of human history and culture at the British Museum, gaining insights into the complex dynamics of global politics.

Cambridge: Where Innovation Meets Politics

Meanwhile, in the charming town of Cambridge, your summer unfolds with enriching excursions, each year offering fresh and unique experiences:

  • Brighton Royal Pavilion: Discover the stunning Brighton Royal Pavilion, an architectural gem by the sea that has hosted discussions on politics and culture for centuries.
  • Norwich Castle: Immerse yourself in the historical treasures of Norwich Castle, where the past comes to life through captivating exhibitions, providing insights into political developments.
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum: Explore The Fitzwilliam Museum, home to an eclectic collection of art and antiquities that spans the globe, offering a unique perspective on the relationship between art, politics, and culture.

It's worth noting that the specific field trips available may change from year to year, ensuring each summer brings a new and exciting adventure. Whether you choose to explore the rich political history of Oxford or embrace the innovative atmosphere of Cambridge, your summer experience will undoubtedly become an unforgettable chapter in your journey towards a deeper understanding of global politics. As you create lasting memories and form connections with peers from diverse backgrounds, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and insights needed to navigate the complex world of politics.

Testimonials from Past Students:

"I attended the Politics Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses, and it was an exceptional experience. The small group setting allowed for in-depth discussions with my tutor and classmates, which greatly enhanced my understanding of political concepts. The course broadened my perspective on global affairs, and I'm grateful for the knowledge gained." - Emma, UK


Are you ready to embark on a stimulating journey into the world of politics? Join our Politics Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses and uncover a new level of understanding and engagement with the complex issues that shape our societies. This is an opportunity to explore political thought, international relations, and critical analysis under the guidance of expert tutors. Apply now and become part of a community of curious learners from around the world. Let's dive into the exciting realm of politics together and make this summer an extraordinary one!


Eager to explore the dynamics of politics? Apply now to Oxford Summer Courses and secure your spot in our Politics Summer School. Don't miss out on this chance to expand your knowledge, gain critical thinking skills, and engage with global political issues in the heart of Oxford and Cambridge. Apply here and take the first step toward understanding the complexities of our world today!


Disclaimer: Oxford Summer Courses is a specialist summer school that contracts with various universities, including the University of Oxford, for the use of their facilities and accommodations. However, please note that Oxford Summer Courses is a specialist summer school and has no formal connection with the University of Oxford.

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