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Join the International Relations Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses

At Oxford Summer Courses, we encourage young minds to explore the complexities of global politics and diplomacy through our International Relations summer school. Tailored for ages 16-24, our unique learning journeys foster independent thought within an inclusive community, hosted at prestigious Oxford and Cambridge University colleges. Apply now to study International Relations and embark on a transformative summer school journey with Oxford Summer Courses.

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International Relations
16-17 YEARS | Cambridge
International Relations
FROM £6395
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Teaching Methodology (Ages 16-17 & 18-24)

Experience the Oxford way with tutorial-style teaching, led by expert tutors who nurture self-directed learning and critical thinking in interactive seminars within small groups (limited to 8 students). Throughout the course, participants will complete two pieces of independent work, whether essays or problem sheets, meticulously evaluated in personalised 1:1 or 2:1 tutorials. These sessions provide a platform for in-depth discussions, allowing students to explore diverse perspectives and engage in constructive debates. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate and a personalised letter of recommendation from their tutor.

What's Included (Ages 16-17 & 18-24)

  • All teaching, including tutorials (1 or 2 students per tutor), small group seminars (8 students or less) and skills development workshops.
  • Accommodation and breakfast every day.
  • All evening meals including those at local restaurants.
  • A Friday evening three-course formal hall.
  • A graduation ceremony.
  • All programmed visits and excursions.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Access to Oxford Summer Courses Foundations.
  • Travel and medical insurance included.
  • Welcome pack: Including an Oxford Summer Courses backpack, notebook, and water bottle.

Reasons to Study International Relations

Enrolling in the International Relations summer school at Oxford Summer Courses offers a profound exploration of global politics, diplomacy, and international affairs. Participants delve into key theories, historical contexts, and contemporary issues shaping the international landscape, gaining insights into topics such as conflict resolution, human rights, global governance, and sustainable development. Through critical analysis, case studies, and simulations, students develop essential skills in research, negotiation, and policy analysis, preparing them for future academic pursuits or careers in diplomacy, international organisations, or global advocacy. This interdisciplinary journey not only deepens understanding of world affairs but also fosters empathy, cultural awareness, and a commitment to effective global citizenship.

Apply Now to Oxford Summer Courses

  • Ready to embark on an unforgettable summer of learning and growth? Apply now and join us at Oxford Summer Courses.
  • Limited spaces available - don't delay!
  • Did you know that you can extend your stay with Oxford Summer Courses when you apply?
  • Did you know that we offer flexible payment options?


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Aryo, Indonesia

"I studied international relations at Oxford Summer Courses summer school, and it was beneficial to have such a diverse group. Discussions on global affairs were enriched by examples from different regions, enhancing the learning experience significantly. It was an eye-opening and rewarding course overall."

Gargi, India

"While studying International Relations at Oxford Summer Courses, I learned about different countries and how they relate to each other in 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."

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