International Relations Summer School

The gateway into our interconnected world, studying International Relations develops an appreciation of the global issues which form today’s political and humanitarian environment and gives you the awareness and sophistication to become a true world citizen. You will analyse how and why the international landscape looks as it does by studying real-life political models and contemporary global issues. You will then apply your understanding to a range of interactive and challenging role-play scenarios to enhance your skills in presentation, negotiation, and diplomacy. International Relations at Oxford College is the perfect foundation for a degree or career in politics, journalism, security, and diplomacy.

International Relations at Oxford College

Key Benefits and outcomes

  • Explore key themes and concepts in International Relations with elite tutors to prepare you for your undergraduate studies.
  • Engage authentically with leaders in the field of International Relations, through a morning with a diplomat and a visit to a world-leading live, working University department.
  • Develop soft skills necessary to take a leading role in the field of International Relations, such as interpersonal communication and diplomacy.
  • Enrich your university application with expert coaching through the entry process and advanced insight into the subject.

International Relations Course highlights

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    Learn from top academics

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Learn from top academics

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Work alongside industry professionals

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Prepare for your future

Learn from top academics

  • Specialist guest speakers and tutors
  • Dynamic range of lessons and projects

Develop your knowledge and skills through discussion-based seminars, university-style lectures and case study workshops with pinpoint analysis of key current events that shape the international landscape. By taking real examples you will be able to evaluate authentic situations and consider actual alternatives and realistic solutions, preparing you for when you are making such decisions yourself. You will also put your skills to the test in a dynamic week-long project that will challenge you to make critical decisions, think logically and speak persuasively.

Work alongside International Relations industry professionals

  • Academic and workplace visits
  • Learn from leading professionals
  • An exclusive taster of life in International Relations

Gain an authentic taste of international relations by visiting cutting-edge academic and professional facilities where you will meet staff and attend workshops giving you a flavour of your future career and a real insight into the opportunities and challenges that International Relations presents.

Prepare for your future in International Relations

  • Crucial skills for success in International Relations
  • Develop diplomacy and interpersonal skills
  • Coaching for interviews and personal statements

Success in International Relations depends not just on what you say but how you say it, so you will receive expert coaching in soft skills such as interpersonal communication, diplomacy, and body language. You will also receive support in your university applications from tutors in the field with extensive expertise in enhancing personal statements and interview techniques.


Below you’ll find an example overview of a typical 2-weeks on the International Relations course at Oxford College.
Please note that this is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to change.

International Relations at Oxford College

International Relations takes place at Oxford College (Ages 15 – 17).  To find out more about our Oxford College campus including accommodation, activities, excursions, and prices and dates visit our campus page.

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