Summer School - History, Politics & Society - 2022, Exeter College, Oxford, UK

Publish Date: Feb 28, 2022

Deadline: Apr 01, 2022

Event Dates: from Jul 03, 2022 12:00 to Jul 23, 2022 12:00


  • A three-week residential summer school providing insight into issues and events that have influenced the contemporary world using a thematic approach.
  • Take part in interactive seminars on British political ideologies, the European Union, gender politics, globalisation, humanitarian crises, and modern warfare.
  • Attend a daily lecture programme given by leading scholars and distinguished speakers.
  • Study and live at Exeter College, founded 1314 - one of Oxford University's oldest colleges.
  • Enjoy a range of social events, including walking tours and excursions.

Applicants choose two seminars from:

  • British Political Ideologies
  • European Union Politics and Institutions

  • Gender, Power and Social Change: Western Perspectives from the 1950s to the Present
  • Political Economy in a Globalised World
  • Preventing Entry, Removing the Unwanted: Refugees, States and Borders Since 1918
  • Warfare in the Modern World.

Each seminar has two two-hour meetings per week, and classes will usually contain no more than 15 students.

Contact hours

The programme provides a minimum of 46.5 contact hours, comprising:

  • 24 hours of seminar meetings (12 hours per seminar); and
  • 22.5 hours of lectures (15 lectures, each lasting 1.5 hours).

Social programme

A range of optional social events will be offered throughout the summer school. These are likely to include: a walking tour of Oxford, after-dinner talks and discussions; and weekend excursions to sites of historical and/or literary interest. Most of these activities incur additional costs.
Beyond the summer school, Oxford is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a busy cultural and social scene offering a wide variety of plays and shows, concerts, films and exhibitions. 


All students who complete the programme will receive an attendance certificate.
Those seeking credit at their home institution may request a detailed certificate which lists contact hours (for lectures and seminars), an assessment of their contribution to seminar discussions, grades achieved for written work, and the number of private study hours required. Certificates will usually be sent to students' home institutions within a month of the end of the summer school.
As Oxford University does not offer credit for this summer school, those wishing to obtain credit from their home institution for attending this program must make appropriate arrangements with that institution in advance.


Residential: Standard (shared bathroom) - £3,400; Residential: En suite (private bathroom facilities) - £3,700; Non-residential (no accommodation or meals) - £1,510

Course aims

Each seminar has its own course aim and objectives.

Teaching methods

Students will attend a lecture program.

Elements of seminar teaching will normally include:

  • mini-lectures by tutors;
  • tutor-led class discussions;
  • small group activities; and
  • individual student presentations.

Students will attend short tutorials with their tutors to receive feedback on their written work.

Learning outcomes

Each seminar has its own learning outcomes.

Assessment methods

Tutors will monitor and assess students’ contributions to class discussions.
Students are expected to submit an assignment of 2,000-3,000 words in length for assessment for each seminar taken.

The application process

Download, print and complete the application form.
Please ensure all sections are completed fully, clearly, and in BLOCK CAPITALS.
The form must be accompanied by:

  • A brief statement of purpose (250-300 words) detailing your academic reasons for wishing to attend the summer school. This should include what you hope to get out of the programme, and what you are likely to contribute to the intellectual life of the summer school. This may include details of history, politics, political or social science courses you have previously taken, or the relevance of the summer school to your present course of study or professional development. It is essential that you clearly state your reasons for wishing to enrol on specific seminars.
  • In the case of non-native speakers of English, official evidence of English language proficiency.

Applications should be emailed to:

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Further Official Information

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Host Countries

United Kingdom