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Summer Courses for Adults 19+

Summer Courses for Adults 19+

Oxford Royale Academy's world-class summer school for ages 19+ is located on historic university campuses in Oxford, Cambridge and London.

Join us in Oxford, Cambridge or London

This summer, Oxford Royale Academy will welcome a select group of students to some of the oldest and most picturesque colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, as well as the state-of-the-art London campus at Imperial College London. If you are aged 19+ and looking for an experience that will be as culturally and socially immersive as it will be academically beneficial, join us in one of these superb locations for a two-week summer programme to remember.

Make the next steps in your studies or career with an ORA summer programme for adults

Experience world-class education

Be inspired by your surroundings

Our summer school for adults began in Oxford, inspired by the rigour of Oxford’s prestigious environments, before expanding to Cambridge and Imperial College London. A summer as an adult student with Oxford Royale allows you to live, or re-live, the life of a student at some of the best universities in the world, studying a range of exciting subjects including Medicine, Law, Business Management, Public Speaking and more.

A wide range of activities are organised during your free time, including formal dinners, museum visits and more, but if you wish to use your time outside of class for independent exploration of the many coffee shops, cafés, 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 just that.

Locations for ages 19+

For our summer school for adults, Oxford Royale Academy provides courses on the campuses of world-renowned academic institutions. These prestigious academic environments encourage and motivate the learning of our learners aged 19+. This works perfectly alongside the expertly constructed courses, which have been designed by our experienced teachers, to support adult students to reach their maximum potential this summer.

Whether you want to try out a potential university subject, enrich your knowledge of an area relevant to your current studies or career, or just challenge yourself for academic enjoyment, ORA’s carefully chosen campuses offer the ideal inspiring environment to fully immerse yourself in your programme.

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Live and study on a prestigious university campus

The colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, or the campus of Imperial College London, 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 campuses ensure a sense of tranquility that can make the bustle of the high street feel a million miles away.

Two students in class during ORA's adult summer school

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.

Afternoon tea at Le Manoir, Oxford

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+ students 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 App Programming 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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Kick start 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.

Carolina at her graduation smiling whilst talking to two other women

“I found the ORA gap year course online, saved the link as ‘life saving course.’ What I needed the most was help with my UCAS application, but I also wanted to challenge myself intellectually and learn new things.”

- Carolina, Qatar

Female student speaking to class at podium

“I decided to return because I fell in love with Oxford, the gardens, the old buildings, the good books…”

- Mifta, Indonesia