University Subject Exploration -Humanities

University Subject Exploration -Humanities summer course, by Leading Education.

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Course Summary

The subject of Humanities is extensive, hence the reason our course covers 4 exciting subsections of it giving depth to the area of study. Covering Law, Economics, Politics and History this course offers a comprehensive overview into the subject, allowing students to get a taste of what they might want to study when their education progresses. Students will experience the day to day life of an Oxford university student while utilising the skills that our talented staff have to offer. They will be able to discuss the process and possibilities of applying for university with Oxford university graduates, while enjoying the brand new accommodation that they will be residing in, which boasts single en-suite rooms and getting involved in a full activity and excursion programme which revolves around their studies.

  • Full academic and social programme for all students, including a formal dinner in Wadham's Hall for Graduation
  • Study degree level concepts with expert Oxbridge tutors, as well as learning about applying to, and what life as a student is like at Oxford University
  • 3 excursions every two weeks, including to London and Cambridge.

What's Included?

  • Single en-suite bedrooms
  • all meals
  • all excursions and activities
  • tuition and academic resources
  • Student insurance
  • airport transfers.


Students live, study, and eat in the brand new Dorothy Wadham Building (opened in 2020). Bedrooms are in flats of 4-7 rooms with fantastic shared living space. All bedrooms are single en-suites. The DWB Building is a 15 minute walk from the historic centre of Oxford.


Students choosing University Subject Exploration (USE) have the opportunity to explore four popular degree subjects in depth over the programme. Rather than focussing on one subject, USE (Humanities) allows students to sample a wide range of academic options, hopefully allowing them to leave Oxford with a much better idea of what they want to study at university. Tuition is based on first-year undergraduate content in each subject and students are taught in seminars / workshops in small groups of no more than 8 students (likely 4-5 in most classes). As well as the degree subject teaching, workshops are offered on university applications and guest speakers are invited each week to provide students with a university lecture experience.

Extracurricular Activities

Outside of classes and studying, students enjoy a packed social programme on campus and around Oxford, shared with all students on Leading Education programmes. As well as the on-site and Oxford based activities - including the classic punting trips and visits to world famous locations like Christ Church College and the Ashmolean Museum - three full-day excursions are included every two weeks, with an additional half-day trip over the middle weekend for any student staying for 4 weeks.

Key Details
  • Available from: June - August
  • Provider: Leading Education
  • Ages: 14-17
  • Fees: £4,500 for 2 weeks / £8,500 for 4 weeks