This course is an intensive academic and pre-university course for high-achieving students with a global perspective. The programme provides subject-specific tuition at a first-year undergraduate level that prepares students for an elite university experience. Our dynamic team of tutors, many of whom are Oxbridge alumni, will guide students through engaging lessons that utilize a variety of hands-on and interactive pedagogical methods to explore challenging topics in an interactive way. Students will also learn from guest speakers and university mentors whilst developing key academic and professional skills that will support their future studies and the university admissions process.

This programme prepares students to Excel in their chosen subjects with the highly competitive higher education environment.

Students choose two university-level subjects per 2 weeks, taught at a first-year undergraduate level.



The main objectives of this programme are to:

  • Study your chosen subject in a challenging yet rewarding academic environment
  • Gain valuable experience and soft skills through group projects that reflect real-life global issues
  • Experience university life and make friendships with an international cohort of like-minded students
  • Explore the UK through cultural trips


  • Students with an advanced or native level of English
  • Students who want to study at a UK university and gain an insight into undergraduate life
  • Motivated students with a keen interest in their chosen subject
  • Students who want to support their applications into the top UK universities




Teaching on the Advanced Studies Programme mirrors Oxbridge university learning in many ways, including small group tutorials. Classes have no more than one teacher to eight students, creating a personalised learning atmosphere. Small group tutorials are a key educational strategy that reflects the active, student-centered learning model. This method encourages active exploration and autonomous learning whilst facilitating peer collaboration and team building.



A hallmark of the Advanced Studies Programme is the University Masterclasses which provide students with clear and targeted pre-university advice and preparation. Students learn from experienced tutors, including many of whom are Oxbridge graduates, and gain key university preparation advice. Masterclasses range from pre-university advice, such as workshops on admissions essays to admissions interview advice, to post-admissions guidance, such as building university- level study skills and time management. Students receive individualized advice and emerge from each Masterclass with more confidence and knowledge of how they can succeed in their future academic goals.



Students have the rare opportunity to debate inside Oxford or Cambridge University’s Student Union, one of the most famous buildings of the university. Our course’s Debate Society encourages students to develop strong critical thinking and analytical skills whilst debating a provoking topic tied to current affairs. Tutors guide students to construct solid arguments and prepare for counterarguments whilst supporting students to write powerful opening and closing statements. Students also build teamwork, leadership, and communication skills during this activity, which culminates in a mock debate at the Student Union moderated by experienced tutors.



Each week, students listen to a guest lecture by a renowned scholar who shares their expertise and insight. These lectures are tailored to students’ interests and academic levels. Lecture topics often include sharing cutting-edge research, a discussion of current events, or exploring the future of one area of academic study. Students are encouraged to actively engage with the guest lecturer during the Q&A session, and often have opportunities to network with the speaker and received personalised advice.


1:1 Supervisions

Students have one Oxbridge style 1:1 supervision with their subject tutors per week. These sessions are designed to give students the opportunity to discuss, in detail, their work and plans for further education


Available courses:

  • Architecture
  • Business & Management Studies
  • Classics & Ancient History
  • Global Finance & Economics
  • International Relations & Global Governance
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • World Literatures & Cultures


At a glance:


  • At BRASENOSE COLLEGE in OXFORD ( 1h drive from Heathrow airport )
  • Age range: 16 – 18 # Advanced/Native language Level: C1
  • 3 Sessions: ( 1 ) 27 June – 11 July ( 2 ) 11 July – 25 July ( 3 ) 25 July – 8 August, 2023
  • Accommodation is in Frewin Court. Separate staircases for male and female
  • Shared bathrooms.
  • Full-board accommodation ( packed lunch on excursion days )
  • Single bedrooms
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Laundry is free and available on-site
  • Electronic fob Access to buildings. Porters Lodge manned 24/7



  • 23 tuition hours per week
  • Class size: 8
  • University level subject tuition. Subjects delivered by expert tutors
  • 2 full-day excursions
  • Personalised report card & Certificate


Our course introduces both theoretical and applied concepts and methods for the study of architecture and design. This project-led course will encourage students to explore their creativity through architectural design, critique, and innovation. Lessons will explore all aspects of architecture, from materials to community planning, and consider historical, environmental, and cultural factors for each project. Students will explore the purpose of architecture on small and large scales, from designing a chair to planning an extragalactic community. Students will consider interdisciplinary influences on architecture, drawing from history, art, geography, engineering, ecology, mathematics, and other disciplines to influence their designs. Students will compile their work into a portfolio, which will be independently assessed at the end of the course.



Entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership – three skills that are essential within the business world. The academic study of business and management opens a plethora of doors to develop cutting-edge strategies and global competencies. Many students who study this subject go on to start their own ventures, manage businesses, or consult in a variety of professional fields. In addition to academic knowledge, soft skills like leadership, teamwork, and goal setting are essential to excel in this challenging yet fruitful field.

Our course offers a unique approach to Business & Management studies by incorporating a global perspective into lessons and case studies. This course draws upon historical examples of business to build a stronger understanding
of 21st century business practice, including trade, commerce, currencies, and emerging markets. Lessons will also encourage the development of soft skills and provide hands-on exercises to build leadership, management, teamwork, empathy, and innovation. Students will also explore strategies for growth in the face of unique challenges, all while building foundational academic knowledge and hands-on experience through case-studies and practical learning.



This course combines two distinct areas of subject, Classics and Ancient History, to provide students with an inclusive and global perspective of History. This course introduces the concept of History and shared consciousness in different political, cultural, and social contexts. Students will build foundational knowledge of major ancient civilizations
and develop critical thinking skills to interpret art, literature, and philosophy. Lessons will draw from contemporary ideology, archaeology, literary sources, and visual arts to examine a unique new take on ‘classics.’



Delivered at first year undergraduate level, the Global Finance & Economics course introduces essential frameworks of economics in a global context. The course introduces economics through the application of economic theory in the modern world, emphasizing recent trends and developments and putting them in a historical perspective. Lessons will include theoretical analysis and study into core aspects of micro and macroeconomics in addition to theoretical study of economic theory, including studying works from Smith, Marx, Keynes, Friedman, and others. This course takes
a global perspective on economics, including analyzing international economic policy and case studies of specific countries and their use of Universal Basic Incomes, austerity policies, and tax policies.



Delivered at first-year undergraduate level, our International Relations & Global Governance course introduces contemporary issues in politics, international relations, and political theory. Students will explore the historical development and contemporary manifestations of politics on a global scale, including analyzing international relations and diplomacy through the lenses of cultural exchange and economic trade. We will explore the idea of ‘globalization’ and its role as a political tool of expansion and suppression. Lastly, this course will develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills in multiple case studies through questioning the power of the people, human rights, and sovereignty.



Delivered at first year undergraduate level, our Law course introduces law from a theory-based perspective, including jurisprudence, legal institutions, and the limits of legal recourse. Students will explore domestic and international
law, including reflecting on recent international events from different legal perspectives. This course will build foundational knowledge in criminal law, international law, humanitarian law, and other areas whilst building key skills such as negotiating and litigating. Students will have opportunities to apply their legal knowledge in practical and moot trial exercises with a global perspective, understanding how law is interpreted differently from historical and cultural contexts.



This course aims to provide students with foundational knowledge and understanding of key areas of marketing, brand strategy, and advertising. Lessons provide a platform for students to learn about the marketing and advertising industries. Students will analyse how companies, organisations, and nations use practical strategies and tools to stand out in a competitive marketplace, build loyalty and sustain long term impact and returns. Students will also explore theoretical and ethical understandings of marketing, combining both analytical and creative insights in mul -cultural contexts.



Medicine is a challenging yet rewarding area of study that can lead to a variety of successful career paths. The study of medicine is incredibly broad and incorporates a variety of theoretical and practical fields of knowledge. Medical research, including biopharmacology, toxicology, chemistry, and other fields, often uses cuttng edge techniques that can challenge our understanding of biology and human nature. From the discovery of penicillin to the first human organ transplant, medicine is largely responsible for the significant increase in life expectancy and improvement in the quality of life over the past century. Medicine will continue to be one of the foremost fields of innovation and research in the 21st century and beyond.

Our course combines pre-clinical and clinical learning to provide students with a broad range of experiences and knowledge in this diverse field of study. The course aims to provide a more in-depth understanding of the underlying scientific knowledge that forms the basis of medical sciences, in addition to introducing concepts of patient care, clinical research, and biomedical sciences. Students will apply their knowledge in unique research and project work opportunities that reflect the challenging and evidence-based nature of medicine in a global context.



This interdisciplinary course provides key foundational knowledge to help understand our past, present, and future from a variety of perspectives. Students will develop foundational knowledge in moral, philosophical, political, and economic theory, including drawing on key texts from influencial thinkers in ancient and contemporary history. The course challenges students’ moral philosophy whilst building strong analytical and critical thinking skills, making it an excellent choice for students who are engaged in contemporary world affairs whilst wishing to develop strong foundations in philosophy and economic theory.



Psychology is a dynamic scientific discipline that integrates epistemological beliefs with systematic ontological analysis. Psychology, or the study of the behaviour of living things, has a broad scope that can be applied to many aspects of our understanding of behaviour, society, and biology. Psychological research can range from assessing how the human brain records memory to understanding the role of childhood development on adult behaviour. A degree in Psychology is a gateway to a variety of careers, including clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, social worker, marketing analyst, business consultancy, media and advertising executives, and more.

During this two-week intensive course, students will explore a variety of academic disciplines related to psychology whilst building foundational knowledge of psychology and contemporary psychological research. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the history of psychology and psychological research and learn how they can apply their knowledge in a range of contexts. Students will also be able to interpret and provide their personal evaluation to psychological theories, including treatments, therapies, ethics, and more. This course is designed for students interested in understanding of the mind, trauma, childhood development, social behaviour, and social influence, among other topics.



On this course, students will embark on a global journey to explore different worlds and cultures through literature. This course introduces literature and cultural studies through an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, theology, and more. Students will critically explore influencial global literary works, including those from Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, and their influence on culture, society, and the global exchange of ideas. We will draw on translated texts from a variety of historical and contemporary sources to examine the genres of drama, poetry, prose, fiction, tragedy, and more. Sources will be critically analyzed regarding language, originality, cultural representation, imagery, political influence, longevity, and universality.



Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and remains an internationally-renowned centre of learning. Today, Oxford is a vibrant modern city with stunning medieval architecture. The university continues to attract the brightest students and most eminent academcs from across the world.


Oxford  “ dreaming spires “, cobbled streets and world-famous university provides a fantastic backdrop to this Oxford summer programme. As of 2018, 27 UK Prime Ministers have atended Oxford. International leaders from at least 30 other countries have also studied at Oxford, making it the ideal summer location for ambitious students.


BRASENOS COLLEGE was founded in 1509 and is located right in the centre of Oxford, next to Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Library, and is split into two locations: Brasenose College and the Frewin Annexe.


The College gets its name from the bronze door knocker hanging in the dining hall, shaped like an animal’s nose.

BRASE is the old English for BRONZE, so the College’s name literally means BRONZE NOSE


Accommodation is provided in the Frewin Annexe of Brasenose College, located at the corner of New Inn Hall Street and St Michael’s Street, a minute walk from Cornmarket Street, Oxford’s busiest shopping area, 0.2 miles from the main site, whilst meals are taken in Old Court, next to Radcliffe Camera.

Bedrooms and classrooms are located in Frewin Court, a private and secure courtyard a few minutes’ walk away.

Brasenose’s Frewin Annexe is an idyllic and calm bubble in the city centre.



A grand hall used for one of the most memorable and unique parts of the Advanced Studies Programme: the Formal Hall is a traditional and popular part of College life where students celebrate their graduation with a three course candlelit dinner.



A social space used for quizzes, talent shows and casino nights. Students are also able to use this space for socialising in between periods on the activity programme.

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