Oxford International Summer Schools


Our international summer schools are intensive programmes taught at graduate level. Participants normally attend daily lectures and small group seminars.

For the single-subject summer schools, applicants are usually required to have completed a minimum of two years' full-time study at university in a relevant academic discipline.

For the music, English language and theology programmes, applicants are expected to have an academic or professional background in the subject.


Choral Singing Summer School

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

Composing for Choirs

Exploring the skills, techniques and philosophies of setting text for a chorus of singers

Creative Writing Summer School 

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

English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar

Focusing on current developments in the English language and in English language teaching

English Literature Summer School

Examining a variety of significant literary texts and movements from Middle English to contemporary literature

St Antony's College Seminar RoomHistory, Politics & Society Summer School

Providing insight into issues and events that have influenced the contemporary world using a thematic approach

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 with a regional focus

Oxford English Language Teachers' Academy Masterclass

An exciting and dynamic 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