Our Oxford College Summer School academic programme is designed to help students develop their subject knowledge and English language skills as they prepare for further study.
Our students receive 41 hours tuition over 2 weeks. This consists of 30 hours subject-specific tuition, 8 hours of University Preparation and 3 hours of London Academic Excursions.*
At the end of the Summer School course, all students will deliver a group presentation as part of their Time to Shine project.
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.
To see what a typical day looks like at our Oxford College Summer School, please view our sample timetable here.
*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.
Through a variety of engaging projects and assignments, students will develop their understanding of business and Business English. Our courses focus on the areas of finance, sales, marketing and leadership.
At the end of the course students will have the opportunity to present their own sales pitch for their very own product and start-up company.
Our General English course, is designed to improve students’ language skills and academic study skills, in an engaging and student-centred environment.
Through its topical content and with a focus on presentation skills, students will develop key 21st century skills, as well as their vocabulary, fluency and confidence in English.
Students will study elements of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering.
Students will learn how to apply scientific and mathematical principles in our practical project lessons and will develop engineering, design, innovation and team work skills.
Oxford College Summer School provides a comprehensive, interactive course for any students wishing to pursue a career in medicine.
Students will develop their knowledge and theoretical understanding of medicine. With a focus on human biology, symptom analysis and ethical debates, students will also develop their analytical and communication skills.
An ideal course for any students wishing to broaden their understanding of the sciences!
This course will develop students’ knowledge in the key concepts and theories of chemistry, physics and biology. Students will also develop vital skills to enhance their future learning, through project tasks requiring independent research and presentation skills.
A course for the political leaders of tomorrow! Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of key political and economic concepts, international geopolitical trends and discover how governmental policies change over time.
Students will also improve their communication and presentation skills, through political campaign projects.
An exciting and dynamic course focusing on developing our students’ knowledge and understanding of global powers, international policy and diplomacy.
Students will further develop their critical reasoning, negotiation and presentation skills, through a series of debates and conference scenarios.
Our History of Art Course is perfect for students with a passion for art in all of its visual media; from painting and sculpture to architecture and design.
Students will analyse a series of artistic movements, from the early Renaissance to the present day, to understand the significance of art in its historical and cultural context. This engaging course will develop key critical thinking, visual literacy and research skills.
The perfect choice for aspiring solicitors and barristers, our Law course will develop key skills in critical thinking, debating and legal argumentation.
Students will also explore different areas of law, such as criminal, familial and contract law through the analysis of case studies. They will then develop their own case for a mock trial.
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.
Each lesson is tailored around a stimulating theme or topic, through which students will develop the above core English language skills.
Students will analyse a diverse range of classic and modern literary works and complete practical writing activities to ignite their imagination.
This will encourage students to develop their ability to form critical responses to a variety of texts, as well as improve their own creative writing techniques.
Our Academic Discovery course is perfect for students who would like shorter courses, more opportunities, a chance to explore their future subject aspirations, or who wish to expand on their academic development.
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.
An integral part of the Academic Programme at Oxford College Summer School is to help students prepare for academic success at university.
Students will have 8 hours of additional University Preparation, which includes a series of study skills seminars and guest speaker lectures, which aim to assist students in achieving success in their future academic studies. In addition, students are provided with advice and guidance on how to apply to UK universities.
At Oxford College we invite Guest Speakers to deliver informative and engaging workshops to our students, which are relevant to their field of study. Not only will students actively apply their academic listening and note-taking skills, but they will benefit from an authentic university seminar experience and learn more about studying their chosen subject at university.
All students receive a Guest Speaker lecture in their chosen Elective, and are able to choose 3 options from the following Seminars:
A happy and healthy body and mind allows our students to perform at their best during their studies.
Our wellbeing programme provides opportunities for students to exercise, relax, be creative and re-energise.
Our dedicated and imaginative staff provide a varied programme of activities and events, taking into account what Oxford has to offer, the Academic Programme and the input of the Student Council.
Find out more about our social programme here
Students will have the opportunity to visit many cultural places of interest during their stay. Locations include Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Bath and London. Find out more about our excursions here.
Oxford College Summer School is located at two Oxford University College campuses: Wycliffe Hall Oxford and St Hugh’s Colleges.
Both of the campuses are a short walk into the historical city of Oxford. These fantastic and inspiring campuses give students the opportunity to experience what it is like to live at university. All accommodation is on-site, and consists of single, twin or triple rooms.
The Oxford College Summer School is operated by Summer Boarding Courses Ltd who contracts with St Hugh’s and Wycliffe Hall for the use of the facilities, but has no formal connection with the University of Oxford.
|Start Date||End Date||Duration||Price|
|Monday 8 July, 2019||Monday 22 July, 2019||2 Weeks||£4,000|
|Monday 8 July, 2019||Monday 5 August, 2019||4 Weeks||£7,000|
|Monday 8 July, 2019||Monday 19 August, 2019||6 Weeks||£9,000|
|Monday 22 July, 2019||Monday 5 August, 2019||2 Weeks||£4,000|
|Monday 22 July, 2019||Monday 19 August, 2019||4 Weeks||£7,000|
|Monday 5 August, 2019||Monday 19 August, 2019||2 Weeks||£3,500|
*Except for departure week when there is one full day trip