International Politics Summer School 2019
A two-week residential summer school tackling the vital issues that shape politics in the modern world with a regional focus.
- Providing in-depth analysis of key countries in regions outside of Western Europe and North America - Africa, China, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and Russia and the Former Soviet Union.
- Including a daily lecture programme given by world-renowned academics.
- Giving the opportunity to study at St Antony's College, Oxford University's only college to focus exclusively on international affairs.
The academic programme consists of
- small seminar groups with a specialist tutor, which enable participants to study their subject in meaningful detail;
- a daily lecture programme was given by world-renowned academics and best-selling authors: previous lecturers have included Archie Brown, Margaret Macmillan, Rosemary Foot, Anand Menon, Laurence Whitehead, and Rana Mitter;
- lively daily discussion groups led by current Oxford University doctoral students.
Applicants choose one course from:
- African Politics and Society
- Global Democratisation in Latin America
- The New International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa
- The Politics of the Chinese Party-State
- Power, Resources and Political Identity in Russia and the Former Soviet Union.
Each seminar has five two-hour meetings per week, and classes will usually contain no more than 14 students.
The programme provides a minimum of 45 contact hours, comprising
20 hours of seminar meetings (10 meetings, each lasting 2 hours);
15 hours of lectures (10 lectures, each lasting 1.5 hours); and
10 hours of discussion group sessions (10 discussions, each lasting 1 hour).
The daily timetable, Monday-Friday in both weeks, will normally be as follows:
09.00-11.00 - Seminars
11.30-13.00 - Lecture
14.00-17.30 - Private study
17.30-18.30 - Discussion groups
Residential: Standard (shared bathroom) - £2,340; Residential: Ensuite (private bathroom facilities) - £2,760
St Antony's College will provide one scholarship of £1,200 towards the programme fees. Candidates for the scholarship must submit a 200-word personal statement explaining how attending this course will benefit them, together with their complete application, by 1 February 2019.
All applications which include a request for a scholarship will be reviewed together shortly after 1 February 2019, and candidates will then be notified whether their applications for (a) a place on the summer school and (b) a scholarship have been successful.
Residential: Standard (shared bathroom facilities) - £2,340
Fees include tuition (1 seminar, the daily lecture programme and discussion groups); access to IT facilities and libraries; accommodation in a standard single room with shared bathroom facilities for the nights of Sunday 4 August to Friday 16 August 2019 inclusive; meals in hall from dinner on Sunday 4 August to breakfast on Saturday 17 August 2019 (except lunch on Saturday and Sunday).
Residential: Ensuite (private bathroom facilities) - £2,760
Fees include tuition (1 seminar, the daily lecture programme and discussion groups); access to IT facilities and libraries; accommodation in a single en suite room with private shower and toilet for the nights of Sunday 4 August to Friday 16 August 2019 inclusive; meals in hall from dinner on Sunday 4 August to breakfast on Saturday 17 August 2019 (except lunch on Saturday and Sunday).
Before you submit your application
- ensure you meet the admissions requirements (see "Selection criteria", below);
- make sure you have all the required supporting documents listed below;
- ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of enrolment on the summer school, especially those relating to payment of fees and cancellations (see "Payment", above); and
- read the 'Important information regarding immigration and visa requirements' (see "Level and demands", below).
The form must be accompanied by:
- A brief statement of purpose (350-400 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 politics, international relations or political 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 a specific seminar.
- Your official university transcripts. These must be in English.
- In the case of non-native speakers of English, official evidence of English language competency.
- A letter of recommendation, ideally from a person who knows your academic work, though, in the case of those no longer engaged in courses of academic study, recommendations from other sources (eg your employer or head teacher) will be accepted. A reference from a family member is not acceptable. Please note that the letter of recommendation must refer specifically to your application to the Oxford University International Politics Summer School.
- Four photographs (UK passport-sized - ie 4.5cm high x 3.5cm wide), with your full name printed on the back of each.
Notification of the Programme Director's decision
Applicants will normally be notified of the Programme Director's decision by email from firstname.lastname@example.org within 14 days of their application having been received.
Applicants who are offered a place on the summer school must respond in writing within 14 days to accept or decline the offer. In accepting an offer of a place applicants are committing to paying their programme fees in full by the due date.
Late applicants will be notified within 7 days of their materials having been received, and successful applicants will then have 7 days in which to accept or decline the offer of a place.
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