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#Cambridge #13-15 years old #Maximum class size of 15 #From £5895

International Relations and Politics

Democracy rules. Or does it? Find out what people power means, why different societies are built in different ways and what really takes nations to war.
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Learning

Outline

From voting to victorious wars, we live in turbulent times. Study International Relations and Politics with us and you’ll learn about the different political theories, how individual countries are governed and why conflict happens. We’ll also explore topical issues like how the media influences our voting system and how a society should share its resources. It’s a contextual, relative course that challenges your own thoughts on how we live and how we’re governed.

Teaching methodology

Learning in a small group (no more than 15 students and often fewer) means that you get quality time with your teacher and ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive learning, our teachers will guide you through new concepts and assign you practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills. You will also have an opportunity for group work, independent research, and homework assignments to be discussed in class. Small classes mean everyone gets to have their say, and students learn from debating with one another, as well as from their tutor.

The experience

It’s all about balance. Study with us at Cambridge and we’ll help you embrace everything the city has to offer – from socialising with new friends with shared interests to field trips and excursions for practical lessons you just can’t learn from a textbook. We understand students. We make sure you’re stimulated with a social calendar that packs it all in, from traditional guided tours of the University museums to a tranquil afternoon punting on the River Cam.

And of course, you’ll experience the true Cambridge way of life from weekly formal dinners to competitive debating and croquet. Remember to save some energy for dancing the night away at a disco!

Typical outings

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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.

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.

Canterbury

Enjoy the fun of the classic Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as we take you back in history to discover English life in the 14th Century. Explore the famous Cathedral and even have a go at dressing in clothes of the time.

Greenwich

Explore the history of space, time and navigation at the Royal Observatory, step aboard the historic Cutty Sark, and uncover gripping stories about how today’s world was shaped at the National Maritime Museum.

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.

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.

Reviews

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Anika, Australia

"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."

Camila, Peru

"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."

Gabrielle, Singapore

"The last 14 days have allowed me the opportunity to study International Relations and Politics in a new environment, with tutors who were able to cover a broad scope of the subject with us."

Maayan, USA

"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."

Pablo, Spain

"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."

Stay in Cambridge

Home to Cambridge University since 1209, this city is famous for its cyclists, its museums, and of course, the 107 Nobel Laureates. But have you heard of the Mathematical Bridge (c.1749)- the first bridge built using mathematical principles? Or did you know that the first official game of football with rules similar to those we use now was played in 1848 in the middle of the city? Cambridge has so much to offer, from a vibrant history to cobbled streets and cozy cafes. It’s the perfect place to study, and spend a summer exploring.

You will be staying in single or twin room college accommodation, occupied by students during term time, located within a mile of the centre. Your accommodation will be ideally located to explore all the best areas of the city, from its oldest colleges to its lovely cafes. Ensuite rooms may be available at some locations.

You will get a chance to eat in a variety of restaurants in Cambridge, tasting food from all over the world. On top of that, you’ll be treated to a delicious formal dinner in your college - a three-course meal where everyone gets a chance to dress up!

Tutors

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Guy Fiennes

MPhil Modern Middle Eastern Studies, University of Oxford - Guy specialises in middle eastern studies and migration, so far focussing on forced migration in the Middle East and the Israel-Palestinian conflict. A subject within which there is a considerable deal of misinformation, disagreement and salient prejudice, Guy aims to understand it as much as he can and use it to help people. He's also multilingual and has completed an internship involving translation and editing.

Oliver Hurcum

BPhil Philosophy, University of Oxford - As an undergraduate, Oliver focussed on 20th century Political Philosophy and Analytical Marxism. He now specialises in the more technical side of contemporary Philosophy—especially Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, and Philosophy of Language.

Dates & Prices

25 Jun - 8 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

2 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

9 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

16 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

30 Jul - 12 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£5895

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