Summer schools in Oxford

Summer courses for adult learners

Join us for a study holiday in Oxford – for personal enrichment, academic progression or professional development. You'll live and study at one of Oxford's historic colleges or at Rewley House, experience dining in hall, and explore the world's most famous university city. 

Choose from more than 100 one-week introductory courses; or opt for a longer, specialist summer school in a single topic. Many classes can be taken for credit; others require no coursework and are non-assessed. 

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.

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Introductory level

These one-week non-assessed summer programmes are aimed at non-specialists aged 18 and above.

Undergraduate level

The Oxford University Summer School for Adults (OUSSA) programme offers accredited week-long courses for adult learners. Credit earned from OUSSA is transferable towards our flexible and part-time Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education

Academic and professional

These intensive summer programmes are for those who want in-depth learning for personal or professional advancement. 

View all academic and professional summer schools >

Upcoming courses

Summer schools • Professional development
  • Sun 18 Jun 2023 – 23 Jun 2023
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 02 Jul 2023 – 22 Jul 2023
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 02 Jul 2023 – 22 Jul 2023
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 02 Jul 2023 – 08 Jul 2023
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sat 08 Jul 2023 – 15 Jul 2023