Oxford Online Courses

Our live online courses offer students the unique opportunity to get the Oxford experience, from anywhere.

Our programmes combine Oxford’s spirit of excellence with the very best in future-focused learning.

Over 1,000 students from 85 different countries have experienced our courses in the past year, with limited places remaining for summer 2021.

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Join students from all over the world to master your subject, gain clarity about your future, and prepare for a changing world — all while experiencing our inspirational and rigorous teaching.

Along with a small group of students (maximum of 10) you’ll learn about your subject through discussion, research and debates.

You’ll join a class with students in similar time zones, and will have two hours of live contact time per day, as well as some independent study.

With one and two week courses throughout the year, this is your opportunity to get the Oxford experience, from anywhere.

Key Facts

Location: Online (live, not pre-recorded)
Class size: Maximum 10 students
Ages: 12–14 and 15–18
Fees: £595 (1 week) or £995 (2 weeks)
Dates: June–August
Timings: Flexible, depending on your time zone


20 hours of live teaching (10 hours on the one week course)

10 students maximum per class

1,000+ students in the past year, from 85+ countries

Subjects offered

Ages 12-14

 Business

 English Language

 Medicine

 Politics & Debate

 Technology

Ages 15-18

Business & Economics

Computer Science & Coding
Creative Writing
Engineering
English Language
 
International Relations, Politics & Debate
Law
Medicine
Psychology & Neuroscience

Online courses for ages 12-14

Business

Are you interested in learning about the world of business, or hoping to run a company yourself one day? This course will introduce you to important business concepts, help you learn about marketing and branding, and challenge you to take on the role of an entrepreneur to create a plan for your own business.

On this course, you’ll learn about:

  • The basics of economics
  • Marketing and branding
  • What makes a business successful
  • Persuasive pitching and public speaking

 

English Language

Do you want to improve your English Language skills, or prepare to study in English? Working individually and in small groups, you’ll practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English, expand your vocabulary and grow in confidence.

You’ll take part in group debates about current issues. You’ll also learn important conversational topics, be immersed in British culture and history, and enhance your academic English skills so that you are prepared to potentially live and study abroad in the future.

In our small-group Tutorials, you’ll have lots of individual attention from your expert tutor, enabling you to make fast – and lasting! – progress.

 

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Medicine

If you’re aged 12-14 and have an interest in Medicine, this course is for you! You’ll learn about human anatomy, the systems of the body and common diseases. With your classmates and your tutor, you’ll discuss what makes a great doctor and how to talk sensitively to patients. Finally, you’ll get to meet some real patients, learn about their medical history and their symptoms, and try to diagnose their conditions!

On this course, you’ll learn about:

  • Human Anatomy
  • The Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Taking a Medical History
  • Common Diseases and Symptoms

Politics & Debate

Do you have an interest in the news, current affairs and the world around you? This course is for 12-14 year olds who want to learn about politics, international relations, and systems of government. Along the way, you’ll practise your debating skills, writing speeches and debating with your peers about political ideas that interest you. You’ll leave the course with more confidence in your public speaking abilities and with a greater understanding of government and politics.

On this course, you’ll:

  • Practise debating and public speaking
  • Learn about key ideas in political theory
  • Understand how countries work together in international organisations
  • Be “Prime Minister for a day” and make a plan for tackling issues you care about
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online technology course

Technology

On this exciting course, you’ll be introduced to some of the most important concepts in Engineering and Computer Science — and you’ll learn how to build your own website! With your tutor and classmates, you’ll also explore how the practical applications of Maths and Physics work in the real world.

On this course, you’ll learn about:

  • Electronics
  • Photonic systems (the science of light)
  • Coding in HTML and CSS
  • How to build your own website

As we have small class sizes, the course suits both students who have no prior experience of technology, as well as students who have previous experience.

Online courses for ages 15-18

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Business & Economics

Do you want to know more about how businesses operate, or do you dream of becoming an entrepreneur one day? Led by an expert tutor, this course teaches you key economic concepts and gives you an insider’s view of running a business — all while letting you apply your skills and knowledge to tackle real-life business problems.

On this course, you’ll learn about:

  • Key economic concepts such as supply and demand
  • Economic theory
  • Undergraduate-level business concepts, such as marketing and business strategy
  • How to apply theory to case studies

Computer Science & Coding

Interested in learning code? Python is widely regarded as an excellent first language to learn. This course will help you develop a functional level of ability in programming in Python, supported by independent coding projects. To further your knowledge, you’ll look more deeply at technical and practical topics in Computer Science.

On this course, you’ll learn about:

  • Programming in Python
  • Building a website
  • The history and future of computing
  • The applications and potential of Artificial Intelligence

As we have small class sizes, the course suits both students who have no prior experience of technology, as well as students who have previous experience.

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online creative writing course

Creative Writing

Do you enjoy reading, writing and using language to express yourself? Oxford is home to some of the most famous authors in history, and this online course will show you how to write for different audiences and in a variety of genres while analysing works that have stood the test of time. You’ll also learn how to create engaging content for online platforms and develop your own unique voice.

On this course, you’ll learn about:

  • Learn about different genres and styles of writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and online content creation
  • Dive into your favourite texts to find out what it is that makes them so compelling
  • Practise building fictional worlds, characters and dialogues
  • Develop your own personal writing projects, with feedback from your tutor and peers

 

Engineering

Does the world of engineering spark your interest? Guided by an expert tutor, you’ll explore key introductory engineering topics and work together to design your own models. You’ll learn how to apply Mathematics and Physics to solve problems, and learn how to stand out in future university applications. You’ll also get to participate in a Q&A with a software engineer.

On this course, you’ll learn about:

  • Maths for engineers
  • Material efficiencies and construction
  • Electronics in engineering
  • Designing and building a tower from limited materials

 

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English Language

Do you want to improve your English Language skills, or prepare to study in English? Working individually and in small groups, you’ll practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English, expand your vocabulary and grow in confidence.

You’ll take part in group debates about current issues. You’ll also learn important conversational topics, be immersed in British culture and history, and enhance your academic English skills so that you are prepared to potentially live and study abroad in the future.

In our small-group Tutorials, you’ll have lots of individual attention from your expert tutor, enabling you to make fast – and lasting! – progress.

 

International Relations, Politics & Debate

What does it take to negotiate the greatest challenges facing our world – from COVID-19 to poverty to climate change? What role do governments, international organisations and activists play? On this course, you’ll debate key issues, such as what you, your country and the global community can do to prevent and respond to catastrophes.

To further develop your debating and public speaking skills, you’ll discuss:

  • International Law and Organisations, such as the UN, NATO and the WHO
  • Political theory
  • Diplomacy and crisis management
  • Revolutions and political change

 

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Law

Are you interested in learning about the law, or considering a career as a lawyer? Our Law course is one of our most popular courses. You’ll explore legal concepts and develop your debating skills, then use your knowledge, public speaking, and problem-solving abilities to tackle real-world legal projects. You’ll also to a lawyer about what the profession is really like, and prepare to submit compelling applications to your future chosen universities.

On this course, you’ll cover:

  • Different types of law: criminal, public and corporate law
  • The philosophy and history of the law
  • Human rights law
  • A mock trial (called a “moot”) giving you hands-on experience

 

Medicine

Are you keen to expand your knowledge of what medicine is really like and prepare for life as a potential medical student and doctor? On our popular medicine course, you’ll learn about the practical and theoretical aspects of medicine, and the most important systems of the body. You’ll also get to meet a psychiatric patient, take their medical history, and attempt to diagnose their symptoms — an experience that will help you stand out on future medical school applications.

On this course, you’ll cover:

  • Systems of the body, including the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • The brain and the mind, including psychiatric disorders
  • Medical ethics: is there a moral difference between withdrawing and withholding treatment?
  • A personal research project, which you’ll present to your peers

 

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Psychology & Neuroscience

Are you fascinated by the human mind, behaviour and relationships? Do you ask questions like, “What makes a person who they are?”. This course will introduce you to key concepts, such as attachment theory, love, language and personality. You’ll also design and carry out a personal research experiment, write up your findings in a paper, and present to your peers.

On this course, you’ll cover:

  • Love and attachment
  • Memory and intelligence
  • Language and thought
  • Imaging the brain

 

Please note that course content is subject to change. Tutors will aim where possible to take students’ particular areas of interest into account.

Masterclasses

Masterclasses are skills-based workshops you attend alongside your course of choice. Led by tutors with expertise on a specific topic, or by external speakers, these workshops are designed to bring out the best in students, present diverse perspectives, and help you truly achieve your potential. Click below to discover some of the Masterclasses you could experience.

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The Oxford Scholastica Academy is accredited as a short course provider by the British Accreditation Council

Dates & Prices

You have the option of studying for one week or two weeks (most students studying during the school holidays choose the two week option).
Two Week Course Dates
Length Start Date End Date Price Next Step
Two Weeks 7th June 2021 18th June 2021 £995 Reserve
Two Weeks 21st June 2021 2nd July 2021 £995 Reserve
Two Weeks 5th July 2021 16th July 2021 £995 Reserve
Two Weeks 19th July 2021 30th July 2021 £995 Reserve
Two Weeks 2nd August 2021 13th August 2021 £995 Reserve
Two Weeks 16th August 2021 27th August 2021 £995 Reserve
One Week Course Dates
Length Start Date End Date Price Next Step
One Week 21st June 2021 25th June 2021 £595 Reserve
One Week 28th June 2021 2nd July 2021 £595 Reserve
One Week 5th July 2021 9th July 2021 £595 Reserve
One Week 12th July 2021 16th July 2021 £595 Reserve
One Week 19th July 2021 23rd July 2021 £595 Reserve
One Week 26th July 2021 30th July 2021 £595 Reserve

FAQs

What time will my live tutorials take place?
We will assign you to a class with other students in similar or compatible time zones. We usually have one class of students from the Eastern hemisphere, and one from the Western hemisphere, in order to best accommodate everyone.

Our small class sizes also mean that we are able to take individual students' availability into account, so if you have any pre-existing commitments we'll be able to avoid those when scheduling. We'll then send you the finalised timetable the week before the course starts. This flexible approach allows us to schedule the live sessions at a convenient time for all our students.

How many hours is the course each day?
You will have two hours a day of live contact time with your tutor, and about two hours of independent study or group work to complete each day. In total, therefore, you should plan to spend about four hours a day on the course.
Will I get a certificate at the end of an Oxford Scholastica Online course?
Yes, upon successful completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Achievement. For those students who really impress us and meet our requirements, we are also able to provide a Letter of Recommendation, which you can use for future course, job or internship applications.
Do I need any special equipment in order to attend Oxford Scholastica Online?
You don’t need any special equipment in order to attend our online courses. All you need is a computer with a stable Internet connection and a webcam. Ideally you would be able to sit in a quiet room where you won’t be disturbed for your tutorials.
Is the online course content the same as an Oxford Scholastica summer school course?
Our online courses (as with all our online offerings) are project-based, meaning you’ll constantly apply what you learn to real-world problems. While these courses have been designed in accordance with our learning philosophy of Learn, See, Do — just like our Oxford Summer School — the content is different, with a greater focus on problem-solving. The course culminates in a final project, evaluated by your tutor.
Who will my tutor be?
We spend an enormous amount of time carefully selecting and training the best tutors for each course. Our tutors are subject experts from world-class institutions, including Oxford and Cambridge.
Do you have an English language requirement?

Students who enrol in our courses (other than our English Language courses) must be able to speak, understand and read English to an Intermediate/Upper Intermediate/Advanced English level. If you'd like to arrange a call to check whether you have the right level of English please feel free to contact us.

Our teaching philosophy

We believe that learning should be interactive and fun, and this belief fuels our approach to teaching. As a student on one of our courses you’ll:
Learn

Take part in our engaging courses and expert-led Masterclasses.

See

Meet inspirational Heroes and see what your future could look like.

Do

Apply what you’ve learned on the course in fun, hands-on challenges.

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