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Accredited and non-accredited courses of between one and three weeks' duration held at Rewley House and at Oxford's historic colleges.

view our list of summer school courses

There are over 100 summer courses and programmes on offer each year:

  • The Oxford University Summer School for Adults (OUSSA) is a programme of 40 accredited courses of one week's duration, held over four weeks and covering a wide range of topics. This summer school – Oxford's oldest - is held at Rewley House in central Oxford. More...
  • The Oxford Experience summer programme is 60 one-week, non-accredited seminar courses, held over 6 weeks in summer in historic Christ Church, Oxford's largest college; participants live in the college and take all their meals in the spectacular Great Hall. More...
  • Oxford international summer schools are intensive programmes of two to three weeks' duration. They are taught at graduate level and each is dedicated to a single topic, such as creative writing or international politics. These summer schools are based at several of Oxford's historic colleges, including Exeter, St Antony's and New College. More...
  • The Department operates many collaborative programmes with educational and professional institutions from overseas. These programmes are not recruited by us, but by the partner organisation. Programmes typically take place at one of the historic Oxford colleges, with participants in residence for one week or more. More information can be found on our collaborative programmes page.

Summer School Highlights

Click the image below to see a sampler of recent summer school activities.

Slideshow of summer experiences with the Department.

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