Like the world around us, International Relations is a fast-paced and dynamic course that builds on our students’ knowledge and understanding of the major institutions shaping international policy today. Through innovative tasks, debates and conference scenarios, students will further develop a strong set of skills in negotiation, diplomacy, critical thinking and research and, by the end of the course, they may be well on their way to becoming tomorrow’s leaders.
Oxford College Summer School’s International Relations programme is a unique two week residential programme situated in the heart of historic Oxford.
We have created our International Relations programme at Oxford College Summer School to inform our students about key global issues that shape today’s world. Over the duration of the course, students will participate in assignments and projects which will develop their understanding of how and why the international landscape is shaped as it is, as well as enhance key skills in presentation, negotiation and diplomacy. Throughout the course students will participate in assignments and projects which will develop their understanding of how and why the international landscape is shaped as it is, as well as enhance key skills in presentation, negotiation and diplomacy. Our students can then put their newfound skills to the test, by participating in a Model UN congress before an audience.
At Oxford College Summer School, our dynamic tutors ensure that the International Relations programme focuses on learning through communicating, meaning that all students participate actively in spoken English at all times.
Today, giving great presentations is a vital part of a successful political career. International Relations reflects this by having the art of giving presentations as a central theme throughout the syllabus. During the course students will take on the role of representing a variety of countries, to assist them in theoretical consideration of different viewpoints, during discussions of relevant political debates. The programme culminates in the students participating in a Model UN congress before an audience.
Our International Relations students will develop several skills that are transferable to a wide range of professional and academic contexts. The ability to research and analyse from a variety of sources, together with developed interpersonal skills and the ability to think critically, are attributes that many universities and employers will look for. Your deeper understanding of contemporary political and cultural issues will be particularly valuable should you wish to study International Relations, Politics or Law at university.
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