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Oxford Summer School
(Law, Medicine, Engineering, Politics, IELTS etc.)

23 July 2023 - 6 August 2-23 (flexible within these dates), Ages 14-18

Our Summer Course 2023 is held at the prestigious Brasenose College, Oxford University. Brasenose College is one of the more central colleges, and it is situated alongside the iconic Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Library. Students are only a stone’s throw away from high street shops, luscious green space and top local attractions. The College’s history is expansive, spanning more than five centuries, and is literally written on the walls through the spectacular combination of building styles, from the 16th-century dining hall to the 20th-century New Quad.

Brasenose College was founded by Sir Richard Sutton, a lawyer, and William Smyth, Bishop of Lincoln. Brasenose is one of the old mid-sized colleges located in Radcliffe Square with a stunning view of the Radcliffe Camera. Passing through the gatehouse, you find yourself in Old Quadrangle or "Old Quad" for short. From the Old Quad, you pass through a passage to a much smaller quadrangle nicknamed Deer Park, probably in an effort to poke fun at Magdalene College, who maintain their actual historic deer park beside the River Cherwell.

*Students are able to sign up for one, two or three-week courses (Medicine is a two-week course)
*Students can sign up for a different course each week

Brasenose accommodation is either twin bedrooms with a shared bathroom, or single rooms with en-suite. Single en-suite rooms are extremely limited, so we recommend students wanting a single room book as early as possible. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included in course fees and are in the College's dining hall, except on trip days.

The Oxford Summer Course provides high-achieving and ambitious 14 to 18 years old students from around the world with a transformative educational experience at a world-class university campus.

Our summer courses allow students to try a subject they want to study at University or explore a new area of interest. We offer flexible options for you to mix and match your choice based on your current interests and availability, ideal for students who are not sure about their future academic path. By joining our courses, you will gain more clarity on your future direction so you can make informed choices for your future.

Our courses are perfect for students who want to demonstrate their passion and commitment to their chosen subject. You will gain invaluable personalised feedback from our tutors who have studied at leading universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial.

Students who successfully complete our course will receive a Graduation Certificate, and those
who have impressed us will receive a Letter of Recommendation from Links Education. These
can be used for a future CV or when applying to jobs.

Sample tutors

Judge Gavel


During this course, you will participate in a comprehensive curriculum covering the essentials of the legal system, human rights, criminal law, international law and contract law.
You will get the opportunity to explore the legal profession through a series of dynamic academic sessions and be able to witness a trial first-hand as, during the course, you take part in a mock trial.

Week 1: Criminal Law

Introduction to Law and the Legal System

  • Understand the purpose of law. Explore the court structure and hierarchy of the legal system. Find out about the general legislative process.


History of Law

  • Take a deep dive into the history of law. See how law has changed from ancient times to the modern days both in the West and the East.


Explore Criminal Law

  • Gain an overview of Criminal Law. Take part in a mock trial and play various case scenarios, including jury, witnesses, bailiff, defence counsel, prosecutor and defendant.


Mock Trial

  • Students will have time to prepare their arguments and the mock trial teaches the students how to present the ideas in public and to assess, examine and criticise information. 

Week 2: Business Law

Business Law

  • Learn the fundamentals of business law while you discover how knowledge of the legal system is crucial for all professionals.


Contract Law

  • Looking at what is necessary to create a binding contract: offer, acceptance, certainty of terms, intention to be bound, and consideration.


Investigate Business Law

  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise legal principles relating to commercial transactions, corporations and other forms of business organisation


Careers in Law

  • Learn the steps to become a lawyer, including solicitor and barrister. Meeting a young law professional and learn from their success.


Week 3: International Law and Human Rights

Introduction to Law and the Legal System

  • Understand the purpose of law. Explore the court structure and hierarchy of the legal system. Find out about the general legislative process.


Human Rights

  • You will examine human rights research methods, advocacy and campaigning strategies. You will also look at the growing challenges faced by human rights professionals and highlights opportunities to overcome them. 


International Law

  • Develop an understanding of international affairs through the study of the legal frameworks which ostensibly govern them.


Mock Trial

  • Classes are taught in a manner that encourages participation through role-plays, small group discussions, and question and answer sessions plus a mock trial.

Doctor Examining Patient


During this course, you’ll gain a well-rounded view of various areas within medicine that will help you further decide which area you would like to focus on.
This course provides the perfect opportunity to get hands-on experience so prepare to be challenged and inspired!
Students will learn the theory behind modern medicine, including anatomy, physiology and human disease. They will learn clinical skills such as dissection, how to read an X-ray diagram, interpret a
electrocardiogram, and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Students will also have a chance to meet patients and participate in clinical scenarios.

Week 1

Human physiology

  • Dive into how the human body works as we cover the major organ systems in our body.


Clinical skills

  • Learn how to administer various types of injections. Learn how to perform stitching through hands-on practice.


Experience cardiology

  • Find out the science behind the heartbeat. Learn how to interpret an electrocardiogram and use a stethoscope.


Medical ethics

  • Learn the principles of medical ethics and ethical frameworks. Engage in discussion and debate around modern medical ethics such as euthanasia, embryo research, genetic therapy and cloning, allocation of limited medical resources.

Week 2

Emergency Medicine

  • Understand the principles of first-aid in an interactive manner. Learn how to perform CPR through hands-on practice and learn how to read a chest X-ray. 


Meet a patient

  • Participate in clinical scenarios by meeting patients. Listen to the patients on their medical history and symptoms. Perform physical examinations and produce a diagnosis. 


Future of medicine

  • Learn how technology will shape the future of medicine.


How to be a doctor?

  • Learn the steps to become a doctor and different specialties of medicine. Meet a young medical professional from a top university, and learn from their success. 


Solar Panels Technicians


Our Explore Engineering programme in Oxford provides participants with a fascinating insight into the broad range of topics encompassed by engineering. The course is led by expert tutors who share their own knowledge and experience. During the course, students will have the opportunity to explore many different engineering topics and put their theories to practice with various hands-on challenges.
Students will learn the fundamentals of physics and mathematics that underpin engineering and gain a new perspective of them based on engineering. They will be taught structures, electronics and fluid dynamics. Students will be expected to work on a project with their tutor during the summer course.
They will design with a given goal in mind, then build, test and improve the finished product.

Week 1: Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Introduction to Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

  • Acquire basic concepts of mechanical and aeronautical engineering.


Fluid dynamics

  • Learn about the flow of fluids - liquids and gases. Explore Bernoulli's Principle and apply it to real-life examples such as aircraft wings and hydraulic machines.


Build an engine

  • Learn about various types of engines. Design, build and test your own engine.


How to become a mechanical and aeronautical engineer?

  • Learn the steps to become an engineer and the career opportunities of engineering. Meet a young engineer professional and learn from their success.

Week 2: Civil Engineering

Introduction to Civil Engineering

  • Acquire basic concepts of civil engineering.


What makes a building stable?

  • Learn how to design buildings that can withstand different types of loads, weather conditions and natural disasters. Explore the basics of seismology. Design, build and test your own earthquake resistant building. 


3D and isometric drawing

  • Learn how to draw different 3D objects by hands and using AutoCAD. Put your design and drawing skills to test in our engineering design challenges. 


How to become a civil engineer?

  • Learn the steps to become an engineer and the career opportunities of engineering. Meet a young engineer professional and learn from their success.

Week 3: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Introduction to Electrical, Electronic Engineering

  • Acquire basic concepts of electrical, electronic engineering.


Explore semiconductors

  • Take a dive into silicon and learn about n-type and p-type semiconductors. Explore electrical components such as diode, transistors and solar cells. 


Analog and digital circuits

  • Learn the difference between analog and digital circuits. Write a program to control electrical circuits.


How to become an electrical and electronic engineer?

  • Learn the steps to become an engineer and the career opportunities of engineering. Meet a young engineer professional and learn from their success.

Country Flags

Politics, Debating and Public Speaking

During this course, We will consider various different political issues, from covid-19 to a national crisis. The issues looked at in this course will allow you to debate key issues, such as what you, your
country and the global community can do to prevent and respond to the challenges facing our short-term and long-term futures.
Along the course, you will develop your confidence and learn the persuasive techniques and skills required to rebut any argument. Everything discussed and learnt during the course are essential
skills needed to succeed in many careers and daily life. You’ll learn what made famous speeches so powerful and put your skills to the test in our various challenges and live debates about contemporary global issues.

Week 1

Introduction to Politics

  • Gain an overview of political theory and explore how the world should be and how government should ideally work.


Global issues

  • Examine and debate a range of global political issues, such as poverty, human rights and refugees.


Public Speaking Skills

  • Build up the necessary skills for presentations, speeches and public speaking. Learn what made famous speeches powerful. 


Be a Prime Minister

  • You are the Prime Minister of the UK. Identify a pressing current issue and develop a plan to tackle it. Present it to everyone.

Week 2

International Law and Organisations

  • Gain an overview of international law and explore the role of international organisations such as United Nations, World Health Organisation, World Trade Organisations in tackling different international issues.


Global Issues

  • Examine and debate a range of global political issues, such as climate change, biodiversity preservation, Covid-19.


Debating Skills

  • Learn persuasive techniques and skills to rebut any argument. Put your skills to the test in our live debates.

Model United Nations

  • Put your diplomacy skills to the test by taking the role of a diplomat in a simulation UN council.

Week 3

International Relations

  • Learn about the principles that guide international relations. Explore the cause of international conflicts and war.


Global Issues

  • Examine and debate a range of global political issues, such as hunger, child abuse and water security.


British Parliamentary Debating

  • Learn about the rules, styles and strategies of British Parliamentary Debating. Put your debating skills to the tests in our debating challenge.


Mock Political Campaign

  • Analyse political campaign and develop a campaign strategy in our mock campaign. Deliver persuasive speech and defend your political position in a media interview.

Old Books

English and IELTS

This course is for anyone who wishes to transform their English skills in the beautiful setting of Brasenose College, Oxford University.Whether you want to improve your English skills for academic purposes, your career or have an IELTS exam-focused approach, this course is the one for you; we offer various different approaches to achieving the goals you want with top English tutors that will aid you in improving your English skills.

Week 1: General English

Introduction to the General English course

  • An overview of the week to come with an English test to identify strengths and weaknesses. In order to tailor the course to the students' needs.



  • Develop your grammar skills through our immersive activities.


Reading and Writing

  • Work on speed-reading skills and learn how to create an effective and organised essay.


Listening and Speaking

  • Learn how to listen and understand by listening for specific cues. Learn how to speak English with accuracy and confidence.


Mock General English Exam

  • Put what you have learnt to the test under exam conditions. You will be provided constructive feedback from our IELTS examiners on areas to improve.

Week 2: Academic English

Introduction to the Academic English course

  • Go through everything you will be covering that week


Academic Reading and Writing

  • Develop a wide range of creative writing skills by reviewing novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, and graphic novels


Advanced Speaking

  • Improve listening and speaking through various methods including dramatisation of Shakespeare plays to debating current affairs


Personal Project

  • Focusses on enhancing your research skills which encourages you to become a more independent, academic learning, and supports your progression to further study


Mock IELTS Exam

  • Put what you have learnt to the test under exam conditions. You will be provided constructive feedback from our IELTS examiners on areas to improve

Week 3: Business English

Introduction to the Business English course

  • Focuses on key communication skills in business English, presenting, meetings, phone calls and writing


Entrepreneurship language

  • Develop your knowledge of English phrases associated with communicating business concepts to potential partners, clients and customers with increased accuracy


CV Writing

  • You'll look at using key words and dos and don'ts when writing your CV


Mock Business English Exam

  • Put what you have learnt to the test under exam conditions. You will be provided constructive feedback from our IELTS examiners on areas to improve

Day Trips

Treasury Building London

Week 1: London Universities

Visit UCL's historic Bloomsbury campus in central London and meet a current student at UCL. Ask questions relating to the application process and student's life in London and at UCL. Afterwards, visit
LSE's campus and get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at LSE. Attend a discovery session to learn about the range of study options at LSE.

Week 2: University of Cambridge

Pay a visit to the University of Cambridge led by a current student. Explore different colleges within the campus and ask any questions you
have about life and studying at Cambridge. Attend a masterclass which takes you step-by-step through the college selection and application process.

Week 3: Imperial College London

Visit Imperial College London's South Kensington campus, led by a student ambassador. Attend a taster session to see what studying at Imperial is like. After the campus visit, delve into the fascinating story of
our planet in the Natural History Museum next to Imperial College.

Where education meets adventure

Day trips will be included in the price, along with all course materials

Book multiple weeks for a discounted rate.

With discounts on our tutoring package, contact us now to learn more! 

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