What English tuition does Oxford College offer?
We offer 41 hours of tuition over 2 weeks. This consists of 30 hours subject-specific tuition, 8 hours of University Preparation and 3 hours of London Academic Excursions*
*Please note: Foundation English students receive 38 hours of academic tuition and one 3 hour academic excursion during their two week course. Foundation English students do not have University Preparation.
Students can choose to study one two-week course from 11 different options or opt to study two of the 11 Elective courses, one per week which is part of Academic Discovery.
The University preparation workshops and seminars are the perfect opportunity to gain practical advice and guidance on the University application process and experience authentic University lecture and seminar life.
At the end of your time with us, you will deliver a group presentation as part of the Time to Shine project.
The 11 different study options are…
Business and Leadership
Present your own sales pitch by studying finance, sales, marketing and leadership.
Develop your vocabulary, fluency and confidence in English through topical content and presentations.
Students will study elements of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering.
Develop your analytical and communication skills whilst studying human biology and medical symptoms through ethical debates in our Medicine Summer School course.
Deepen your knowledge in chemistry, physics and biology whilst developing your research and presentation skills.
Politics and Economics
Understand key political and economic concepts, trends and policies whilst improving your communication and presentation skills through political campaign projects.
Develop your understanding of global powers, international policy and diplomacy whilst progressing in your critical reasoning, negotiation and presentation skills through debates and conference scenarios.
History of Art
From visual media to painting, sculpture, architecture and design – develop your critical thinking, visual literacy and research skills.
Calling all aspiring solicitors and barristers – develop your critical thinking, debating and legal arguments and create your own case for a mock trial in our Law Summer School course.
English Literature and Creative Writing
Ignite your imagination and develop your critical thinking and creative writing skills whilst studying a range of classic and modern literature.
Students have the opportunity to study two or more Elective courses for one week only (15 hours tuition per week), in place of the regular two week duration.
Our Foundation English course is specifically for those students who wish to develop their grammar, vocabulary reading, writing and speaking skills, in a university style setting.
What are the social activities at Oxford College?
Our afternoon and evening activities will give you the chance to explore Oxford city, get to know new friends and relax. You will have the chance to play recreational sports, participate in art workshops and conversation clubs, do yoga and mindfulness sessions, visit museums and take nature walks. In the evening you can go to places such as the cinema and theatre and enjoy quiz nights and discos.
We also have a Formal Dinner and Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of our students!
We have 2 excursions a week too
We have 2 full day trips to famous landmarks in the UK every week of Summer School, with transport and entrance fees included. You can enjoy trips to Brighton Beach, Cambridge, Bristol and London.
Is food and accommodation included?
Yes. Just a short walk into the city of Oxford, both campuses give you the opportunity to experience what it is like to live in a prestigious UK University. You can choose from single, twin or triple rooms. Three meals are provided each day. The Oxford College Summer School is operated by Summer Boarding Courses Ltd. We contract with St Hugh’s and Wycliffe Hall for the use of the facilities but have no formal connection with the University of Oxford.
When are the courses and how much does it cost?
8th – 22nd July for 2 weeks at £4000
8th – 29th July for 3 weeks at £5550
8th July – 5th August for 4 weeks at £7000
8th July – 19th August for 6 weeks at £900
22nd July – 12th August for 3 weeks at £5550
22nd July – 19th August for 4 weeks at £7000
5th August – 19th August for 2 weeks at £3500
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