United Kingdom, Oxford

Human Sciences

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

The scientific study of social behaviour, Human Sciences is the perfect course for those who want to apply an interest in psychology to wider ideas of social change, group activity, class structure and mass communication. It is a social science that scrutinises our collective decisions and paves the way for a deeper understanding of societies when they succeed, as well as when they fall apart.

Our course draws on the expertise of world-leading researchers in sociology, anthropology, and human sciences. There is scope to specify areas which you are particularly interested in, and we will work with our tutors to identify a curriculum that best suits all requests.


Unit 1: Constructing Culture: Ideas of Belonging in Modern Society
Unit 2: Violence and Disorder: Social Degeneration
Unit 3: Communication: Building Networks in a Modern Age

These units may be adapted to best fit the research areas of the particular tutor, so that students always have access to the freshest and most exciting research on the topic. If you are accepted onto the programme, then there is scope to specialise within a particular area by agreement with your tutor.

Course leader

Oxbridge Future Leaders is a remarkable humanities and social sciences summer school on the Oxford city 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.