What Is Oxford Summer Courses?


Date of Publication: 11 September 2019

Providing short and intensive courses for students aged 9-to-24, Oxford Summer Courses offers individuals an authentic taste of the Oxbridge experience.


First established in 2010 by school friends and Oxford alumni, Rob and Harry, the company has grown from their passion to share their exceptional time at the University of Oxford with the rest of the world. 

Many things have changed since we began in 2010; from beginning with just 30 students, we now cater to over 2,500; from just a handful of tutors in the beginning, we now have grown to a cohort of 200 – some of whom have been with us since day one! 

Oxford Summer Courses has also shot to international acclaim, and now in addition to locations in the UK we run courses in India, Chile, Peru, Singapore and Stanford, USA, with several new locations in the pipeline.


Why Should I Study Here?

We believe that our spread of locations, subjects, and teaching approaches allows us to give our students a truly unique and unforgettable learning experience. For example, not only are our students in London networking with industry experts, and presenting to potential future employers, they are also utilising the city as their classroom and developing project-based learning skills, which will carry them through university. 

Likewise, on our junior courses, our students are immersed in their subjects, while also learning about life at a top British boarding school and beginning to explore potential future career paths. 

Our courses aim not only to encourage academic progression in our students, but also to develop their wider skill set, including social skills, to ensure their future success. 

We also believe innovation is at the centre of our course planning and evolution, as we identify new areas of opportunity – such as online or STEM courses, while also constantly improving our courses to fit the changing needs of students today.


What Makes Oxford Summer Courses Different to Other Summer Schools? 

Being different from the competition is part of what motivated Rob and Harry to establish Oxford Summer Courses in the first place. 

There were already plenty of organisations offering summer schools in the city and around the world, but none of them really offered an authentic slice of Oxford University life. This is what they wanted to give our students – and so, they employed Oxbridge tutors, hosted the courses in Oxford colleges, and crafted the courses to represent the unique mix of challenging academics and an enriching social life that a university learning experience offered them. 


What subjects can I study at Oxford Summer Courses?

From the creative; Theatre Studies, English Literature & Film and TV studies, to the political; History of Art, International Relations, Politics, and the scientific; Medicine, Neuroscience and Psychology, we offer over 60 subjects for you to choose from.

Divided into age-specific groupings, your teaching will be tailored to your academic level of understanding.

For a full list of the subjects we offer, please click here. 

If you have any more questions about Oxford Summer Courses, then you can learn more about us here, or please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. Otherwise, we hope to see you soon!

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