Oxford International Summer Schools


Our international summer schools are intensive programmes taught at graduate level. Students normally attend daily lectures and small group seminars. Participants usually have a university degree or have completed a minimum of two years' full-time study at university in a relevant discipline.

These programmes are not accredited, but those seeking credit at their home institution may request a 'detailed certificate' which lists contact hours (for lectures and seminars), and grades achieved.


Choral Singing Summer School - NEW FOR 2017

A practical course for singers focused on the English choral tradition; suitable for students, educators and other able musicians.

Creative Writing Summer School 

Offering specialist seminars for creative writers wishing to enhance their skills.

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 a variety of significant literary figures and movements from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day.

History, Politics & Society Summer School

Providing insight into issues and events that have influenced the contemporary 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 the vital issues that shape politics in the modern world, in a rigorous academic environment.

Opera Summer School - NEW FOR 2017

Deepen your understanding of opera in a welcoming and inspiring environment through lectures, screenings and an operatic recital.

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

Offering one-week seminars for members of the clergy, theologians and teachers of religious education.

Upcoming courses