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Enrolments are now open for Oxford Royale Summer Schools’ world-class Summer School for adults, on the campus of the University of Oxford.
Secure your place for 2020 online today and join students from all over the world next summer.AGES 19+ July - August 2020
This summer, Oxford Royale Summer Schools will welcome a select group of students to two of the oldest and most picturesque of all Oxford University colleges – Merton College and University College. We would be delighted if you were to consider joining us for an experience that will be as culturally and socially immersive as it will be academically beneficial. After all, the only true way to experience the magical city of Oxford is as a student.
Adults aged over 25 interested in our summer courses are welcome to get in touch with our admissions team to discuss options - the majority of our students will be in the 19+ age group, but older adults can often be accommodated.
Adult Summer School Overview
Our Oxford summer courses for adults are inspired by the rigour of their prestigious environments. We have a range of exciting study options available, including Medicine, Law, Business Management, Public Speaking and more.
But an Oxford Royale Summer Schools summer experience is about more than your chosen course. Taking place in colleges of the University of Oxford, summer courses for adults from Oxford Royale Summer Schools allow you to live, or re-live, the life of a student at one of the best universities in the world.
Of course, if you wish to use your time outside of class for independent exploration of the many coffee shops, cafes, restaurants and public houses, that is positively encouraged. Your location right in the heart of Oxford is the perfect base from which you can do that.
Explore our Adult Summer Courses
Global Business, Management and Finance
Enhance your critical business, management and financial knowledge through the exploration of cutting-edge theory and the application of relevant, powerful and recent case studies.Learn more
International Law in the 21st Century
In this course, you have the chance to look at Law from its philosophical foundations to its practical application around the world. Whether you’re fascinated by human rights or want to delve into the nitty-gritty of torts, this wide-ranging course will help you delve into the legal structures that underpin so much of our daily lives.Learn more
International Medical Research and Practice
Modern medical practice is kept up-to-date by the important work of medical scientists. Our International Medical Research and Practice course focuses on the factors that affect human health, and the development of cutting-edge medicines, treatments and vaccines.Learn more
Public Speaking Skills for the Modern World and Workplace
During your time on this course you will become adept at planning a speech and using it to deliver a compelling argument. You’ll analyse techniques used in famous speeches from throughout history, including right up to the present day.Learn more
Politics and International Relations: a Global Perspective
This course combines politics and international relations with the study of successful leadership. Through debate, written assignments and lectures, you’ll learn all about the contemporary issues that dominate world politics.Learn more
iOS App Programming and Web Development
The web and iOS apps have become so vital to our daily lives that it’s difficult to imagine life without them. This makes them the most exciting areas in which to grow your knowledge and skills – and this course is the ideal way to get started.Learn more
Psychological and Behavioural Science
What makes you, ‘you’? What governs the way you behave, and the way other people behave towards you? The answers aren’t always as clear cut as you might think, and our Psychological and Behavioural Science course for 19-25 year olds will shed light on the complex workings of the human mind.Learn more
General English for the Modern World and Workplace
On this course, you’ll join students from all over the world as you develop your English skills for use in a variety of contexts. You’ll extend your vocabulary and grammar, and work on your reading, writing and listening skills.Learn more
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Live and Study in an Oxford University College
Immerse yourself in 1000 years of history. Oxford’s Merton College and University College provide the perfect homes for our adult summer school, boasting enviable city centre locations and a wealth of history.
Oxford’s museums, libraries, and historical sites are all within easy walking distance, yet the leafy quads and breathtaking cloisters of these three colleges ensure a sense of tranquility that can make the bustle of the high street feel a million miles away.
Academic Excellence in Every Sense
Each course has been carefully designed by our expert teaching faculty to ensure you achieve the maximum possible academic benefit from your summer. Time in class will consist of immersive lectures and interactive seminars, during which students will learn from their teacher, and discuss and debate their ideas with their fellow students.
Each student will also benefit from small group tutorial time with their teacher, enabling them to sample the traditional Oxford University tutorial model.
The aim of each course is for every student to leave with their knowledge in their chosen subject area enhanced, their enthusiasm for education increased, and their core skills for further education or the workplace improved.
A British Cultural Immersion
A rich programme of events is provided for our Oxford adult students, including an evening dining experience at one of Oxford's best restaurants, tours of Oxford and its museums and much more. The programme concludes with a formal graduation ceremony at which you will collect your official ORA certificate, followed by a marvellous Farewell dinner and party at your college.
Just announced: each student will also gain exclusive access to the world-famous Bodleian library, a privilege usually only available to students of the University of Oxford, and rarely available to summer visitors.
Courses That Deliver Tangible Benefits
Under guidance from ORA’s expert teaching faculty, you will have the opportunity to engage with your subject of interest in greater depth than ever before.
If you are thinking of starting your own business, our Global Business, Management and Finance programme is a must. If you’d like to learn how to code apps and develop basic websites, then our iOS Application and Web Development programme will help you get there. If you’d like to improve your English language skills, where better to take an adult EFL programme than in the City of Dreaming Spires?
Kickstart Your Career
We welcome motivated adult students from all over the world to join us in Oxford. Undergraduates may benefit from a period of intense summer study to top up their knowledge before entering their second or third year, whilst those on gap years may be keen to kickstart their study regime before re-entering education.
Those with a specific career direction in mind may benefit from our Business Management, Medicine, or iOS and web programming courses, to name just a few.
Study in confidence with ORA's accredited, award-winning educational courses
Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, a company registered in England as company number 6045196. Registered office: 14 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.