University Subject Exploration – STEM

University Subject Exploration – STEM summer course, by Leading Education.

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Course Summary

Rather than focussing on one subject for two weeks, students choosing the STEM option will spend two days on each of Engineering, Phyics, Maths, and Computer Science. The content will be based around the first year of the undergraduate syllabus and taught by our expert Oxbridge tutors who provide online study and year-round application support for hundreds of students each year. Students also learn about the UK university application system from our expert Oxbridge tutors. Accommodation is in a brand new Wadham College building with single en-suite bedrooms. A full excursion and social programme is included on all programmes.

  • 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 (STEM) 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