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.
Creative writing and literature
- Creative Writing Summer School (Sun 23 Jul - Sat 12 Aug 2023)
Critical Reading Summer School (Sun 30 Jul - Sat 05 Aug 2023)
Write Now! Creative Writing Summer School (Fri 11 - Mon 21 Aug 2023)
- Creative Writing Retreat (Mon 21 - Sun 27 Aug 2023)
- English Literature Summer School *closed to applications*
Data and statistics
Oxford Statistical Genomics Summer School (Sun 18 - Fri 23 Jun 2023)
- Reproducible Machine Learning of Wearables in Health Data Science *closed to applications*
Education and teaching
- Oxford English Language Teachers' Academy Masterclass (Sun 09 - Sat 22 Jul 2023)
- English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar (Sun 23 Jul - Sat 05 Aug 2023)
History and politics
- International Politics Summer School (Sun 30 Jul - Sat 12 Aug 2023)
- History, Politics & Society Summer School *closed to applications*
- Theology Summer School *closed 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.
Level: Academic/Professional aged 18+