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. 

Summer 2024 courses

Courses for summer 2024 will be announced in the autumn/winter. The links below will take you to details of our 2023 courses, which can be used as a good indication as to what will be on offer next year.

Please sign up to a waiting list if you wish to be notified when a course next opens to enrolment.

Those subscribed to receive our emails will also be notified when programmes for summer 2024 open.

Education and teaching

Creative writing and literature

Data and statistics

History and politics



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.