Oxford International Summer Schools


Our International Summer Schools are intensive programmes taught at graduate level. Students attend daily lectures, followed by small group seminars. Participants usually have a university degree, or a minimum of two years at university.

These programmes are not accredited, but those seeking credit at their home institution will receive a 'Detailed Certificate' which lists contact hours (for plenary sessions and workshops), grades achieved and private study hours.


Creative Writing Summer School 

Offering specialist seminars including critical reading, fiction, life writing, poetry, teaching creative writing and young adult fiction. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to explore and enhance their ability as a writer.

English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar

Oxford is the home of Oxford University, Oxford University Press and many ELT authors. Using these resources, this two-week course will focus on current developments in the English language and in English language teaching.

English Literature Summer School

Examining literary movements and the work of significant literary figures from Chaucer to the present day. Seminar topics include Chaucer, Shakespeare, the English Romantic poets, Jane Austen, Victorian fiction, and contemporary writing.

History, Politics & Society Summer School

Providing insight into issues and events that have influenced the contemporary world. Seminar topics include British politics and society, the contemporary Middle East; the European Union, globalisation, human rights, international development, post-communist Europe, and warfare in the modern world.

IARU GSP: Oxford Seminar in Global Leadership

A programme designed soley for students currently studying at one of the member universities of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)

International Human Rights Law Summer School

The programme assembles an internationally recognised faculty each year to probe the philosophy, history, doctrine and practice of international human rights law.

International Politics Summer School

Tackling questions and problems that shape politics in the modern world
Organised by International Programmes in association with St Antony's College, Oxford

Oxford English Language Teachers' Academy Summer School

This is an exciting and dynamic, highly intensive two-week course for experienced ELT (English Language Teaching) professionals from a wide range of teaching backgrounds.

Theology Summer School

A programme for clergy, theologians, teachers of religious education and lay people with an interest in theological study at University level.