United Kingdom, Oxford

International Relations **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.

International relations classes introduce students to the study of the relationships between territorial states and how the international system functions. Students will consider the forces and motivations that influence different states and how customs, rules and institutions are impacted as new connections are made and broken.

Students will consider past alliances and conflicts in order to gain a deeper understanding of the burning issues of our times. The course will look at the composition of a range of international communities and will consider the impact of war on global policy and international order. The syllabus progresses to explore in detail the conflict and cooperation between modern nations.

Topics include
o The Great War – Causes and reality, 1900-1918
o Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations, 1918-1939
o Germany in interwar Europe, 1918-1941
o WWII, 1939-45
o The Korean War and The Vietnam War
o The Cold War, 1975-1991
o The rise of the European Community, 1945-2009
o 11 September, 2001 – Afghanistan and Iraq

Course leader

Expert Oxbridge-educated tutors.

Target group

Students aged 15-18 with a keen interest in international relations and modern history.

Course aim

Students will use theoretical concepts and empirical data to analyse real world situations and attempt to answer these pertinent questions. The chance to apply their knowledge to world events as they unfold will provide great intellectual stimulation and help students develop vital skills over the course of an exciting and fast-paced programme.

Fee info

GBP 3895: The course fee covers all tuition, accommodation and meals at Somerville College. It also covers all activities, excursions included in the course and airport transfers between Oxford and London. Flights to and from London are not included.