In-depth study, living and working in an Oxford college
Spend one or more weeks in summer 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 learning in depth. 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.
Academic Summer schools
Participants in the four programmes below usually have completed at least two years of full-time study (or equivalent) in the relevant academic discipline:
- Creative Writing Summer School 25 Jul - 14 Aug 2021 - applications being accepted until 15 May 2021
- English Literature Summer School 04 - 24 Jul 2021 - applications being accepted until 1 May 2021
- History, Politics & Society Summer School - course cancelled for Summer 2021; returning in Summer 2022
- International Politics Summer School - course cancelled for Summer 2021; returning in Summer 2022
- International Politics Summer School (Online) 30 Jul - 6 Aug 2021 - applications being accepted until 15 June 2021
- Theology Summer School - course cancelled for Summer 2021; returning in Summer 2022
Professional Summer Schools: Teachers and lawyers
Applicants for the programmes below usually have a professional background in the subject:
- Oxford Teachers' Academy Online Courses 28 Jun - 23 Jul 2021
- English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar 25 Jul - 07 Aug 2021
- International Human Rights Law Summer School
Summer Conference Events
We also offer two linked events: a two-day summer school and a one-day conference, for philosophers, scientists, psychiatrists, other mental health professionals, and service users.
- Oxford Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry (will run again in 2022)
All summer school participants who satisfactorily complete a programme will be awarded an attendance certificate.
Oxford's historic colleges
The 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.