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International Politics Summer School 2018, Oxford

A two-week residential summer school tackling the vital issues that shape politics in the modern world with a regional focus

Date: 29.07.18 - 11.08.18

Location: St Antony's College, Oxford

Residential: Standard (shared bathroom) - £2,340; Residential: En suite (private bathroom facilities) - £2,760


  • Providing in depth analysis of key countries in regions outside of Western Europe and North America - Africa, East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, 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. 
  • Offering a partial scholarship to offset course fees.  

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 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
  • Continuity and Change in Middle East Politics
  • Global Democratisation in Latin America
  • The Politics of Modern China
  • 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.

Contact hours

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).

Further information: International Politics Summer School 2018