It’s not just what you learn, it’s where you learn it

Take a leaf out of Theresa May’s book and study Politics in Oxford. An extraordinary list of local and international politicians studied philosophy, politics and economics in Oxford including Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and Harold Wilson. And you can join them.

Study Politics with Oxford Summer Courses and you’ll explore three key areas to build a base of solid political knowledge and answer questions that are fundamental to our existence and society.

Collaborating with students from all over the world, you’ll also develop strong debating skills and practice contemporary debate surrounding the issues we’ve discussed.

We focus on our tutor’s areas of expertise and our student’s areas of interest for a combined, enriched learning and teaching experience.

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From past politics to future controversies and all the parties and propaganda in between

So many questions. So many sources. So much fake news! Gain the skills and knowledge needed to answer them justly on our Politics study course.

We’ll investigate questions that are crucial to our existence in society, and understanding the contemporary arguments and debates we’ll face every day:

Through Political History, we’ll learn how past institutions operated and how this affected life and society. How did they contribute to wars, revolutions, famine and social reform? We’ll tackle the questions head-on.

Then we’ll look at Political Institutions, what they’re like today and the influence and impact of parties, individuals and the media.

Political Theory will then take us on a journey of inquisition, wondering what would be a just distribution of society’s resources? Are we really free in society with restrictive law? We’ll approach contemporary debates with a balanced state of mind and collaborate for well-rounded enlightenment.

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Our established tutors are experts in their fields of study. Gain the skills and experience you need to excel with a unique, unparalleled learning experience.


Each week, you’ll be able to collaborate with leading academics mirroring the teaching method of the iconic, world-renowned and most respected educational establishments in the UK.

As current and past alumni of top universities, they’re highly specialised, recognised and knowledgeable in their chosen fields and can transfer their academic wisdom to you through interactive learning, independent study, seminars, and tutorials, depending on your age group.

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