See yourself as a global leader? You’ve come to the right place…
Cambridge is world-renowned for international relations and politics studies. Its university’s alumni is impressive with preeminent world leaders ranging from India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru through to the first British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole. It also includes key global players like the co-founder of the World Health Organisation. In short, Cambridge is where you’ll be rubbing shoulders with future head of states and global decision makers.
You’ll delve into today’s pressing issues such as trade wars, national identity, international conflict and the ensuing refugee crisis. And whatever your specific areas of interest, this Cambridge-based summer course in international relations and politics is tailored to suit you.
Our international relations and politics summer courses in Cambridge are designed to suit your level of experience.
What makes this summer course in Cambridge a great choice to study international relations and politics? Find out in this short video…
Its university means Cambridge attracts a high-calibre of tutor. As such, this summer course gives you access to some of the best minds in international relations and development.
In this Cambridge summer course you’ll look at both the theory and the practice. What are today’s most hotly debated and divisive international relations and politics topics – and how are they getting resolved? And far from just sitting and listening to a tutor, the course is designed to get you more engaged with the subject. Our tutorial method is the same used at the world-renowned Cambridge university. The broad approach to learning encourages you to establish and follow your own interests – whether that might be international relations, politics in the digital age, or political history to name just a few topics.
You have two seminars at the beginning of each week, where you develop your understanding of the subject. Using this theory, you then move onto more intimate tutorial settings to debate your own work. Studying with fellow students from around the world also leads to some lively debate, due to the array of backgrounds and beliefs on this summer course.
Andrew Parker LawsonBIO
Andrew Parker Lawson is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Spanish and a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge. His research explores the relationship between progressive pedagogical movements, nationalism, and national identity in modern Spain and Catalonia. Prior to beginning the PhD, Lawson completed an MPhil in Modern European History at Selwyn College Cambridge. Lawson was previously a Fulbright Scholar to Madrid, Spain, where he taught upper level courses in international relations, history, and English language and literature. Lawson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Centre College (USA) with degrees in International Studies and Spanish.
Kimron Flicker graduated with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Psychology from Tel Aviv University and an MPhil in Development Studies from Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. She worked for three years as a private tutor in Tel Aviv, Israel and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her main research interests are Middle Eastern politics and social history.
Dr Gerald MakoBIO
Dr. Gerald Mako studied History at Cambridge where now he is working on his PhD in Development Studies; trained as a specialist in Central Asian history his research focuses on conversion to Islam/Christianity/Judaism and Soviet/Russian policymaking. Aside from publishing two dozen articles and presenting more than 25 papers across the globe he has also been teaching extensively at the University and is now in the process of setting up his own firm in the education&tech industry.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided on which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between different UK locations.
"My time at Oxford Summer Courses has been nothing short of extraordinary. I have honestly had one of the best experiences of my life here."
"I just want to say, thank you Oxford Summer courses family. For helping me and being able to give us a wonderful experience, one I am sure I will not be able to forget. I appreciate the effort you made for us and for everything I learned."
"Choosing to come to Oxford Summer Courses has been an amazing experience. The course is about making friends, developing as a person, and learning as much as you can in 2-4 weeks at one of the best environments you can be in. Everyone is accepting and has such a great mindset. The course is filled with fun activities and you will never be bored."
"My experience at Oxford summer courses was unforgettable, especially the international relations and politics which is the course that I chose. During these 2 weeks I passed a great moment chatting and of course learning with other people some really interesting subjects."
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