Study Arts and Humanities Oxford Summer Courses

Arts and Humanities

Our General Arts and Humanities course is designed to take you on a journey through the best parts of History, Philosophy and Geography. We take the best bits of each subject and pack them into 2 or 4 week courses designed to inspire and ignite your interests in these subjects. In small group seminars we learn about the philosophical concepts that have influenced History and their impact on development of the modern world.

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 Arts and Humanities course below:

13-15 years

  • 2 and 4 weeks courses available
  • Oxford/Cambridge University accommodation
  • Around 8 students per class
  • All Evening Meals, many at local restaurants along with lunch every teaching day

Our General Arts and Humanities course for 13-15 year olds is designed to develop critical thinking, debating and essay writing skills. To do this we cover a broad range of topics, from the interaction between cultures and countries and the effect of ideas such as the renaissance on the structure of society and the politics and institutions that have helped to form the modern world.

Practical afternoon workshops supplement the morning seminars and are focussed on applying the concepts learned in the seminars. From researching primary and secondary sources to essay writing skills workshops, these hands-on classes are intended to be a fun way of equipping you with the tools that will enable you to approach your classes with a higher level of knowledge, skill and enthusiasm for the subject. We also ensure that these skills are applied through encouraging you to produce engaging, though provoking work that challenges you to think critically and develop your research and essay writing skills.

  • Arts and Humanities- 13-15 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

Testimonials

Charly Swadling - History student from 2013

Charly Swadling - History student from 2013

Studying at Oxford Summer Courses was incredible - I learned so much from my amazing tutor, not just about facts but also about essay writing, persuasive skills, debating skills and how to effectively present an argument. Not only did I come away from my time at Oxford Summer Courses 2013 with a wider range of academic skills, but I also made so many good friends, with whom I'm still in touch will today and miss a great deal! I was slightly worried at first - coming to a new place and staying with people you've never met before can be scary - but I was immediately relieved after I met everyone and they were so welcoming and kind. I would definitely recommend Oxford Summer Courses to anyone who is interested in going to Oxford and learning more about the tutorial system and to anyone who enjoys meeting new people and forming long lasting friendships!

Staff

History Tutor

Lise Butler

My area of expertise is nineteenth and twentieth-century British political and intellectual history, and am currently completing a doctorate on the impact of Psychology on the British Labour Party. Before coming to Oxford I completed a Masters degree at Queen's University and a B.A (Honours with Distinction) at the University of Victoria, and have also studied at the University of Copenhagen and Trinity Hall Cambridge.

Prices and Dates

Select your Age Range

Course Start Dates
Courses – 10-12s 01/07/2018 08/07/2018 15/07/2018 22/07/2018 29/07/2018 05/08/2018
1 Week – Wycombe Abbey £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495
2 Week – Wycombe Abbey £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795
3 Week – Wycombe Abbey £3,995 £3,995 £3,995 £3,995
4 Week – Wycombe Abbey £5,195 £5,195 £5,195
5 Week – Wycombe Abbey £6,295 £6,295
6 Week – Wycombe Abbey £7,395

Included in this 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

Course Start Dates
Courses – 13-15 24/06/2018 01/07/2018 08/07/2018 15/07/2018 22/07/2018 29/07/2018 05/08/2018 12/08/2018
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 FULL £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL FULL FULL £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £4,395 FULL FULL FULL
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895 FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL FULL FULL £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL FULL FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge FULL FULL FULL £7,895
4 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including small group seminars
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, many at local restaurants along with lunch 3 times a week
  • A three-course College Banquet, on Friday evening
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course Start Dates
Courses – 16-17 24/06/2018 01/07/2018 08/07/2018 15/07/2018 22/07/2018 29/07/2018 05/08/2018 12/08/2018
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 FULL £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL £4,395
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL FULL
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL £7,895 FULL £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge £7,895 FULL
4 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, many at local restaurants
  • A three-course College Banquet, on Friday evening
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course Start Dates
Courses – 18-24 24/06/2018 01/07/2018 08/07/2018 15/07/2018 22/07/2018 29/07/2018 05/08/2018 12/08/2018
2 Weeks – Cambridge FULL £4,195 FULL £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 FULL £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £4,395 £4,395 £4,395 FULL
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL FULL
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge FULL £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL FULL £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £8,350 FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge FULL FULL FULL £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, many at local restaurants
  • A three-course College Banquet, on Friday evening
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance