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International Relations

Question the world around you. This course will give you theories and tools to see the truth in international politics, from the nature of diplomacy to the causes of conflict.
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Learning

Outline

Are you ready to handle the truth? Our International Relations course aims to uncover it. We’ll discuss a range of topics, from where nationalism comes from, to whether states ever act for the common good and look at theoretical approaches to international relations. We’ll also explore global issues such as the difference between preventing and preempting war and closely analyse specific conflicts for a bigger picture view on our world, its successes and its biggest threats.

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 Summer Courses experience

Hosted within the hallowed halls of Oxford Colleges, students delve into subjects under the guidance of experts, fostering curiosity and critical thinking in a diverse, multicultural setting. The fusion of social activities and academic pursuits nurtures independent growth, complemented by empowering masterclasses and university fairs. 'Insider info' handbooks assist students in maximising their free time, while a gradual increase in freedom accompanies them through different age groups. This inclusive and welcoming environment encourages independent thinking, allowing you to explore your passions freely. Discover subjects you love without the constraints of traditional expectations, providing abundant opportunities for both personal and academic growth.

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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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Ea Oline, Denmark

"After the first seminar at Oxford Summer Courses, I could practically feel my mind expanding. The tutorials at the summer school gave me useful feedback to improve my writing, but also provided me with the opportunity to ensure that I had understood the topics we worked with in the seminars."

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."

Stay in the City of Oxford

Experience the essence of the City of Oxford with our carefully selected accommodations. While Oxford Summer Courses operates independently, we're proud to have the opportunity to utilise the University of Oxford's facilities, providing you with an authentic taste of student life in this historic city. Enjoy the convenience of being near renowned landmarks, picturesque streets, and the vibrant cultural scene. Your stay in the City of Oxford will be an integral part of your enriching educational experience.

When you apply to study at our Oxford Summer School with Oxford Summer Courses, you'll have the choice of staying in a standard room (shared bathroom) or an en-suite room (private bathroom), depending on availability. Our expert team will assign you to one of the prestigious Oxford colleges where our Oxford Summer Schools are hosted. Additionally, common spaces are available at all sites, providing you with a place to socialise and relax.

During your stay with Oxford Summer Courses at your designated Oxford College, breakfast and evening meals are provided daily, and those at local restaurants are included in the price of our Oxford Summer School. Additionally, a three-course college banquet is held every Friday evening in your Oxford college dining hall. All dietary requirements can be accommodated; just let us know in advance.

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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.

Dr Nicholas B

DPhil International Relations, University of Oxford - Nick specialises in the causes, character and consequences of armed conflict and political violence. His DPhil focused on the Caucasus and the Balkans, with international fieldwork in challenging post-conflict environments. During this time he held visiting positions at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Yale University, and the Caucasus Research Resource Centre in Tbilisi. Nick's wider interests encompass international security, conflict management and peace processes, qualitative research methods – in particular case study methods and field research in conflict-affected areas – and research ethics.

Dates & Prices

23 Jun 2024 - 6 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

23 Jun 2024 - 6 Jul 2024

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£7495

30 Jun 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

30 Jun 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£7495

7 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

7 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£7495

14 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

14 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£7495

21 Jul 2024 - 3 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

21 Jul 2024 - 3 Aug 2024

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£7495

28 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

28 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£7495

4 Aug 2024 - 17 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

4 Aug 2024 - 17 Aug 2024

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£7495

11 Aug 2024 - 24 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

11 Aug 2024 - 24 Aug 2024

En-suite (private room and bathroom)

available

£7495

Flexible Payment Options for 2024 Summer Courses

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