In-depth, intensive learning with Oxford University
Online and face-to-face summer 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 learning in depth. 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.
Upcoming summer schools
Academic summer programmes
Participants in the summer schools below usually have completed at least two years of full-time study (or equivalent) in the relevant academic discipline.
English language teachers
Professional development courses designed for English language teachers.
Oxford Teachers' Academy Online Courses (online)
28 Jun - 23 Jul 2021
Applications being accepted until 24 June 2021, subject to the availability of places
Returning in summer 2022
The summer schools below will return in 2022.
- Creative Writing Summer School
- English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar
- English Literature Summer School
- History, Politics & Society Summer School
- International Politics Summer School (replaced with an eight-day online summer school for 2021)
- International Human Rights Law Summer School
- Oxford Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry
- Theology Summer School
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.