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International Development

Take your place as a citizen of the world by exploring where global inequality comes from, what shapes a country’s development and how the international community can help (or hinder).
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Learning

Outline

Our world is more connected than ever. Yet, the poorest countries still struggle with poverty and migration is now one of the most widely debated topics. Explore all the significant issues our world faces today and in the future on our International Development course. We’ll explore what it means to be a ‘developed’ country, the gap between developed and developing, and the role of globalization.

Teaching methodology

Learn the Oxford way with tutorial-style teaching. Your expert tutor will foster self-directed learning and critical thinking through interactive seminars in small groups (no bigger than 8). During your course, you will complete two pieces of independent work (essays or problem sheets), which your tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. Tutorials will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor and learn new perspectives from your classmates. On completion of the course, you'll receive a certificate and letter of recommendation from your tutor.

The experience

You’ll have time to explore Oxford for yourself, as well as forging new friendships for the future, and there’s an action-packed programme of social activities, field trips and excursions to help bring your learning to life. We might even head to London for the day.

You’re not a tourist, so we won’t treat you like one. Instead, we’ll help you uncover genuine local treasures and show you what life here is really like, from the inside.

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Typical outings

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British Museum

Discover amazing treasures and experience the history of people from around the world. Then explore the heart of London from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square to the National Gallery and St James' Park.

Warwick Castle

Let your imagination roar with history, magic, myth and adventure in the age of gallant dragon-slaying knights. And discover dark dungeons and watch birds of prey soar at one of England’s finest mediaeval castles.

Tower of London

The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.

Westminster, London

The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace – just a few of the world-famous landmarks in this part of London. Enjoy being at the heart of our vibrant capital.

Bath

Explore the cobbled streets and Georgian architecture of this historic English city. And discover the secrets of the literary world of Jane Austen, the Roman Baths, and its lively shops and cafés.

Blenheim Palace

Uncover the amazing history of the palace where Winston Churchill was born. And explore incredible state rooms, the tricky garden maze, the butterfly house, the beautiful grounds, and much more.

Ashmolean Museum

This world-famous museum of art and archaeology in the heart of Oxford University unveils a world of incredible historical artefacts, Egyptian mummies, Picasso, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and much more.

Oxford

Let us show you around our home town. We’ll visit lots of fascinating museums, take a punt down the river, explore Oxford Castle, and uncover all the best bits of this classic English city.

Portsmouth

It’s action stations as you step aboard world-famous warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, brave the glass floor of the Spinnaker Tower, and explore one of England’s most important naval cities.

Bristol

Explore Brunel's amazing engineering feat, the SS Great Britain, get hands-on with science at We The Curious, marvel at the Planetarium, and uncover the secrets of one of the UK’s coolest cities.

Review

Ellen, Sweden

"I was encouraged to look at issues from multiple angles, view information critically, attempt to get my own understanding on what International Development is, and form my own opinions on what it should be."

Stay in Oxford

Where it all began. Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and it’s also where Oxford Summer Courses was born. Known as the city of dreaming spires, Oxford has educated and inspired world-changing thinkers through the ages. And its renowned tutorial teaching keeps the university among the global elite. But it’s so much more than books. This is a lively, cosmopolitan and open-minded place. There’s room for everyone, with something new (or very old) to discover at every turn.

All of the accommodation in Oxford is based within Oxford University college grounds, and the beautiful buildings that date back in some cases to the 13th century, present a real sense of the traditional university. Although the bedrooms have been appropriately modernised, they remain in-keeping with the college surroundings with lots of character and charm. Accommodating full-time students during term time, the rooms are practical and usually have some desk space for quiet study time. Each corridor houses a pastoral member of staff, who oversees students throughout the night. We are able to offer twin or single bedrooms with either shared or private bathroom facilities.

You will get the chance to eat at a range of Oxford's best restaurants and cafes during the week, and each Friday evening you will experience an Oxford University formal hall. As an Oxford Summer Courses student, you will get to attend two formal halls per course, where you can expect an excellent dining experience and an electric atmosphere, as students and staff celebrate the achievements of the week together. Usually followed by a traditional party and graduation ceremony it really is an experience of a lifetime, so don’t forget your cameras for this one!

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Tutor

Inga S

PhD Education, University of Oxford - Inga is currently doing research on the economics of refugee education in Rwanda. She also works as a research consultant for UNESCO. Prior to this, her master's focused on structural violence in a Lebanese refugee camp. Over the past decade, Inga has spent six years working in the development sector in Rwanda and Lebanon, and she has a keen interest in how development projects and policies unfold on the ground. She also has a number of publications related to development and education.

Dates & Prices

25 Jun - 8 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

25 Jun - 8 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

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£6895

2 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

2 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

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£6895

9 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

9 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

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£6895

16 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

16 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

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£6895

23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

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£6895

30 Jul - 12 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

30 Jul - 12 Aug 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

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£6895

6 Aug - 19 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

6 Aug - 19 Aug 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

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£6895

13 Aug - 26 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£5895

13 Aug - 26 Aug 2023

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£6895

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