Oxford summer schools for academics and professionals

In-depth, intensive learning with Oxford University

Courses for personal or professional advancement

Spend one or more weeks studying your subject in small interactive seminar groups, led by specialist tutors. Attend lectures by leading scholars and distinguished speakers. Get to know the world's most famous university city, its galleries and gardens. If this sounds appealing, then our academic and professional summer programmes are for you.

Programmes are subject-specific, allowing for in-depth learning. You'll be joined by a range of students from around the world: senior undergraduate students, graduates, teachers in schools and colleges, interested generalists looking to progress their learning, and working professionals. 

Summer 2024 courses

Education and teaching:

Creative writing and literature:

History and politics:


Those subscribed to receive our emails will be notified when programmes for summer 2025 are open to applications.


All summer school participants who satisfactorily complete a programme will be awarded an attendance certificate.


Oxford's historic colleges

The face-to-face academic and professional summer schools are based at some of Oxford's oldest and most beautiful colleges including Christ Church, Exeter College, New College, St Antony's College and Worcester College. You'll experience life as an Oxford student: dining in hall, and drawing inspiration from college gardens and grounds. Details of accommodation can be found on each individual course page.

The programmes are residential; however, some do offer non-residential options. 


Information on fees and payment details can be found on each individual course page.


The application process varies for each programme. Details of how to apply are outlined on each course page.