Oxford Summer Schools for Academics and Professionals

Coronavirus update

In line with the University of Oxford's coronavirus guidance, the Department cancelled all face-to-face teaching in Oxford for summer 2020.

We’d like to express a huge thank you for your much-valued ongoing support of the Department and our courses, and we hope that we’ll have the opportunity of welcoming you to Oxford in the near future.

We are hoping to announce our 2021 programme later in the year. 

Summer schools in Oxford

Our summer schools for academics and professionals typically comprise of study in small interactive seminar groups with specialist tutors and lecture programmes given by leading scholars and distinguished speakers. 

Participants include graduate and senior undergraduate students, teachers in schools and colleges, and professionals working in the field. 

Summer schools

Applicants for the courses listed below are usually required to have completed a minimum of two years' full-time study at university in a relevant academic discipline.

The following courses require participants to have an academic or professional background in the subject.

We also offer two linked events, a two-day summer school and a one-day conference, for philosophers, scientists, psychiatrists, other mental health professionals, and service users. 


All summer school participants who satisfactorily complete a programme will be awarded an attendance certificate.



The academic and professional summer schools are based at some of Oxford's historic colleges including Christ Church, Exeter College, New College, St Antony's College and Worcester College. Details of accommodation can be found on each individual course page.

The music summer schools take place at St Stephen's House, a Hall of the University of Oxford.

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.

Upcoming courses

  • Short courses
  • Sun 28 Jun 2020 – 05 Jul 2020
  • Short courses
  • Sun 28 Jun 2020 – 05 Jul 2020
  • Short courses
  • Sun 05 Jul 2020 – 25 Jul 2020
  • Short courses
  • Sun 05 Jul 2020 – 25 Jul 2020
  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 06 Jul 2020 – 24 Jul 2020