United Kingdom, Oxford

History **Ages 15-18**

when 7 August 2017 - 21 August 2017
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 3895

Oxford Summer College is a two week university preparation course held in the heart of Oxford at Somerville College.

The Oxford Summer College’s History course gives students an insight into the different ideas, institutions and cultural practices that have shaped the world as we know it. Students study a broad range of international history, from the fall of empires to the most famous revolutions in history. Students will also consider the historiographical debates in history, particularly those surrounding the wars of the 20th Century.
Topics include:
o French Revolution
o Kingdoms, Republics and Empires
o Unification of Italy and Germany
o British Empire
o Victorian Britain and the Industrial revolution
o United States expansionism
o The decline of imperial Russia and the Russian revolution
o Alliances before the Great War

Course leader

Expert Oxbridge-educated tutors

Target group

Students aged 15-18

Course aim

Students on this course will develop the ability to form and defend an argument, as well as sharpening the analytical skills which are at the heart of this discipline.

Fee info

GBP 3895: The course fee includes all tuition, accommodation and main meals at Somerville, Oxford. Flights to and from London are not included.