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AGES 19+ July - August 2020

Oxford Royale Summer Schools’ world-class summer school for ages 19+, offering the true Oxbridge university student experience based on historic university campuses.

This summer, Oxford Royale Summer Schools will welcome a select group of students to some of the oldest and most picturesque colleges of Oxford and Cambridge. 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 these magical and exciting cities 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 and Cambridge, 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 these vibrant cities is the perfect base from which you can do that.

5 reasons to choose the Oxford Royale Summer School for ages 19+

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Live and Study in an Oxford or Cambridge College

The colleges of Oxford and Cambridge provide the perfect homes for our adult summer school, boasting enviable city centre locations and a wealth of history.

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.

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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 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.

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A British Cultural Immersion

A rich programme of events is provided for our adult students, including an evening dining experience at some of best restaurants, tours of local sites of interest, fascinating 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.

Oxford based 19+ 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.

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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 these inspiring locations?

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Kickstart Your Career

We welcome motivated adult students from all over the world to join us. 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.