United Kingdom, Oxford

Study Religion in Oxford

when 24 July 2016 - 6 August 2016
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 3449

Our course in religious studies equips you with all the tools to think critically about the different Abrahamic religions, whilst deepening your knowledge of them. There is scope to look at the various strands of Christianity around the world, as well as Islam and Judaism. You will consider the theological questions, issues and disagreements within these faiths, and will be encouraged to compare and contrast their features.

The course offers ample opportunities for specialisation within one religion in a tutorial setting, whilst comparisons and contrasts with other religions will be drawn through your classes, which will concentrate on the nature of the other faiths offered as part of the course.

Our course is taught by world-leading experts in the field of Theology, and will be taught through the tutorial method (see below).


As part of this course you will be required to indicate a preference for which of the Abrahamic religions you wish to focus on within your tutorials. When you are put in contact with your tutor before the course, you may provide a specific area of the faith which you wish the tutorials to concentrate on; we will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Unit 1: Christianity
Unit 2: Islam
Unit 3: Judaism

There is considerable scope for specialisation within each Unit, and they are not meant to be rigid; students are encouraged to look outside their chosen religion of focus and make comparisons across the course. This will be facilitated by the classes, which will tackle the various religions throughout the course.

Course leader

Oxbridge Future Leaders is a remarkable humanities and social sciences summer school on the Oxford University campus. We are looking for students aged 16-23 who want to become the future leaders of tomorrow's world.

Target group

We are open to any student aged 16 - 23 wishing to study in Oxford and who wants to deepen their knowledge of their subject. We are looking for driven, motivated students with a wish to be the best they can be.

Course aim

We hope you will leave Oxbridge Future Leaders with a new set of friends from across the world, and with a desire to use what you have learned practically in your future. We hope you will be inspired by the beautiful setting of Oxford University, and hope you will have a deeper appreciation of the world around you.

Fee info

GBP 3449: The total price of the course includes:

Exceptional tutorial and seminar teaching in chosen Major and Minor subjects
Leadership Lecture series
Day trips outside of Oxford
Tours and activities within Oxford
Social activities
Breakfast and dinner each day, including two Formal Halls

There will also be a formal graduation ceremony with presentation of certificates at the end of the course.

A reading list will be sent out before the commencement of the course; we will offer PDFs of much of the reading material to minimise the cost incurred by students through purchasing books for the course.

We regret that at this time we are unable to offer assistance with obtaining visas.


We are pleased to be able to offer a total of £3,000 in prestigious Queen Elizabeth II scholarships to exceptionally gifted students in financial need.