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This summer, Oxford Royale Academy will welcome a select group of students to one of the oldest and most picturesque of all Oxford University colleges – Merton College. 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 the magical city of Oxford is as a student.
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 English language, Business Management, Psychology and more.
But an Oxford Royale Academy summer experience is about more than your chosen course. Taking place at Merton College, University of Oxford, summer courses for adults from Oxford Royale Academy allow you to live, or re-live, the life of a student at one of the best universities in the world. In addition to eating, studying, living and sleeping in college, our team of support staff will provide you with a range of activities, skills workshops and tours to ensure you get the most out of your summer in Oxford.
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 Oxford is the perfect base from which you can do that.
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about the Oxford Summer School for Adults
Immerse yourself in 1000 years of history. Oxford’s Merton College is the perfect location for our adult summer school, boasting an enviable city centre location.
Oxford’s museums, libraries, and historical sites are all within easy walking distance, yet its leafy quads and breathtaking cloisters ensure a sense of tranquility that can make the bustle of the high street feel a million miles away.
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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 Oxford 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.
A rich programme of events and excursions is provided for our Oxford adult students, including a full-day excursion to Blenheim Palace, an evening dining experience at one of the world’s best restaurants, tours of Oxford and its 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, Merton College.
Just announced: each 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.
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 the City of Dreaming Spires?
We’re sure we have a course that will suit your interests and goals. Click here to view our available Oxford summer programmes for 2017, for ages 19-25.
We welcome motivated adult students from all over the world to join us in Oxford. 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.
Every year, we welcome students from all around the world to our courses. Our mission is to provide the best, most unique study abroad experiences available anywhere in the world.
Enhance your critical business, management and financial knowledge through the exploration of cutting-edge theory and the application of relevant, powerful and recent case studies.
Click to view more details about Global Perspectives on Business, Management and Finance.
How many times have you found yourself saying “There’s an app for that”? The web and iOS apps have become so vital to our daily lives that it’s difficult to imagine life without them. This makes them the most exciting areas in which to grow your knowledge and skills – and this course is the ideal way to get started.
Click to view more details about iOS App Programming and Web Development.
On this course, you’ll join students from all over the world as you develop your English skills for use in a variety of contexts. You’ll extend your vocabulary and grammar, and work on your reading, writing and listening skills.
Click to view more details about General English for the Modern World and Workplace.
Modern medical practice is kept up-to-date by the important work of medical scientists. Our International Medical Research and Practice course focuses on the factors that affect human health, and the development of cutting-edge medicines, treatments and vaccines.
Click to view more details about International Medical Research and Practice.
This course combines politics and international relations with the study of successful leadership. Through debate, written assignments and lectures, you’ll learn all about the contemporary issues that dominate world politics.
Click to view more details about Politics and International Relations: a Global Perspective.
What makes you, ‘you’? What governs the way you behave, and the way other people behave towards you? The answers aren’t always as clear cut as you might think, and our Psychological and Behavioural Science course for 19-25 year olds will shed light on the complex workings of the human mind.
Click to view more details about the Psychological and Behavioural Science.
During your time on this course you will become adept at planning a speech and using it to deliver a compelling argument. You’ll analyse techniques used in famous speeches from throughout history, including right up to the present day.
Click to view more details about the Public Speaking Skills for the Modern World and Workplace.
These two weeks I studied here were the greatest of my student life so far. Our teacher, who is not only very intelligent and educated but also friendly and ambitious, changed our way of thinking into a better one.
Oxford Royale Academy was an amazing way to spend my holiday. It exceeded my expectations and I had such an amazing experience there. The experiences you have and people you meet are so special. The memories will stay with me forever. I would highly recommend ORA and would even come again myself.
ORA was a life changing experience. Not only did I learn about different subjects, I also learned who I really am. It was a wonderful experience. I made many friends from different countries and got to experience what university life is really like. I hope that I will be able to come back next year. It was two weeks I will never forget.