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#Oxford #13-15 years old #Maximum class size of 8 #From £6395

International Relations and Politics

The International Relations and Politics summer school at Oxford Summer Courses, designed for 13-15 years old students, provides seminars and small group learning and is priced from £6,395.
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Learning

Outline

International Relations and Politics Oxford summer school at Oxford Summer Courses for ages 13-15 years. Study International Relations and Politics with Oxford Summer Courses. From voting to victorious wars, we live in turbulent times. Study International Relations and Politics with us, and you’ll learn about 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. 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. Participate in a masterclass to acquire life skills such as teamwork, debating, and collaboration through an interactive workshop led by on-course staff. Set and reflect on ambitious goals with the support of our staff and engage in a reflection session to review the goals set at the beginning of the Oxford course and what you've learned so far.

Teaching methodology

Learning in a small group (no more than 8 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 Summer Courses experience

For ages 13-15, our programme blends academic exploration, curriculum enrichment, and social engagement. Students participate in two daily lessons with Oxford summer school tutors, ensuring interactive learning in small class sizes. Directed study sessions offer dedicated homework time with on-course staff available for assistance.

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Oxford Summer School Accommodation

Lady Margaret Hall

Lady Margaret Hall

Typical outings

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British Museum

The British Museum, located in the heart of London, is one of the world's most renowned museums, housing a vast and diverse collection of over 8 million historical artefacts from all corners of the globe. Founded in 1753, the museum covers over 2 million years of human history, from ancient civilisations to modern times.

Warwick Castle

Visiting Warwick Castle is an opportunity to explore the rich history of this magnificent medieval fortress. It dates back to the 11th century and has played a significant role in English history. Students can explore the castle's impressive collection of buildings and exhibitions, as well as witness jousting tournaments, falconry displays, and other live shows.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is a historic castle and fortress that has served as a royal palace, prison, and even a zoo over the centuries. Visitors can explore its impressive collection of buildings and exhibitions, including the iconic White Tower, the Crown Jewels, and the medieval palace. They can also learn about the infamous prisoners who were held in the tower over the centuries, including Anne Boleyn and Guy Fawkes.

Westminster, London

Visiting Westminster in London is a must-see for anyone interested in the city's rich history and iconic landmarks. This historic district is located in the heart of London and boasts several of the city's most famous attractions, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.

Bath

Visiting Bath is a must-see attraction, as it is home to some of the best-preserved Roman architecture in the world and the ancient Roman Baths. Visitors can also explore Georgian architecture, such as the Royal Crescent and the Jane Austen Centre, which celebrates the life of the famous author.

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is an impressive example of baroque architecture in Britain, home to Sir Winston Churchill. Visitors can explore the state rooms, stroll through the gardens, and try their hand at the challenging maze. It also houses a butterfly house, model village, and miniature train, providing entertainment for all ages.

Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious museums, founded in 1683. Its collection of over 1 million objects spans from ancient Egypt to contemporary art, including archaeological treasures, fine art, and rare manuscripts, making it a must-see destination for art, history, and culture enthusiasts.

Oxford

Oxford is a world-renowned university city with stunning architecture, idyllic cobblestone streets, and rich history. It is home to some of the most iconic university buildings in the world, such as the Bodleian Library and Christ Church College, which inspired the Hogwarts dining hall in the Harry Potter movies. Visiting Oxford is like taking a step back in time and discovering the quintessential beauty of England.

Portsmouth

Visiting Portsmouth offers an opportunity to explore the rich maritime history of the UK. The city has played a significant role in the country's naval history, and students can learn about this at the historic dockyard, which is home to several iconic ships. They can also explore the Mary Rose Museum, which houses the remains of Henry VIII's flagship, and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Bristol

Discover the wonders of Bristol, one of the UK's coolest cities, as you explore its many attractions. Step aboard Brunel's engineering marvel, the SS Great Britain, and delve into its fascinating history. Get hands-on with science at We The Curious, gaze in wonder at the Planetarium, and uncover even more of Bristol's secrets as you explore this vibrant and eclectic city.

Reviews

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Anika, Australia

"My time at Oxford Summer Courses summer school has been nothing short of extraordinary. I have honestly had one of the best experiences of my life here at Oxford Summer Courses."

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 at Oxford Summer Courses 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 at the summer school."

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 the City of Oxford

For ages 13-15, residing in Oxford provides diverse experiences. City tours and orientations introduce students to the city's highlights, while planned activities and excursions allow deep immersion in the local culture.

When you apply to participate in a Oxford summer school with Oxford Summer Courses, your accommodation assignment will be based on your chosen room type and age group. Each venue, including Lady Margaret Hall, New College, Somerville College, and Worcester College, offers distinctive features. Please note that you won't have the option to select your preferred Oxford college; it will be assigned based on room availability and your age group.

For our 13-15 Oxford age group, full-board accommodations include breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided by the college, with packed lunches on excursion days and potential unique dining experiences. The 16-17 and 18-24 Oxford age groups have half-board arrangements, offering breakfast and dinner, with dinner featuring a mix of college and local restaurant meals. Lunch is not provided, but on-course staff will offer suggestions for individual purchase.

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Tutors

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Guy F

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 H

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.

Timetable

Discover our sample timetable for learners aged 13-15 and experience the immersive learning of Oxford Summer Courses. Our small group tutorials and seminars, led by expert tutors, will help prepare you for future academic pursuits and professional careers while considering the experience you already have in your chosen subject. With a dynamic social and cultural programme, you'll get valuable insights of what it's like to study at Oxford and create unforgettable memories.

Timetable

Dates & Prices

23 Jun 2024 - 6 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

23 Jun 2024 - 6 Jul 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

30 Jun 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

30 Jun 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

7 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

7 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

14 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

14 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

21 Jul 2024 - 3 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

21 Jul 2024 - 3 Aug 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

28 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

28 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

4 Aug 2024 - 17 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

4 Aug 2024 - 17 Aug 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

11 Aug 2024 - 24 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

11 Aug 2024 - 24 Aug 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

6 Jul 2025 - 19 Jul 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

6 Jul 2025 - 19 Jul 2025

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

13 Jul 2025 - 26 Jul 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

13 Jul 2025 - 26 Jul 2025

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

20 Jul 2025 - 2 Aug 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

20 Jul 2025 - 2 Aug 2025

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

27 Jul 2025 - 9 Aug 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

27 Jul 2025 - 9 Aug 2025

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

3 Aug 2025 - 16 Aug 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

3 Aug 2025 - 16 Aug 2025

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

10 Aug 2025 - 23 Aug 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

10 Aug 2025 - 23 Aug 2025

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

17 Aug 2025 - 30 Aug 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

17 Aug 2025 - 30 Aug 2025

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

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