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Oxford. Distance learning, short courses and summer schools
Oxford. Distance learning, short courses and summer schools
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Oxford. Distance learning, short courses and summer schools

Traditionally, education in leading universities of the world need to be in the walls of these universities for quite a long time. However, this is not always the case. The school of continuing education (Department for continuing education) of the University of Oxford invites students from around the world for day, evening and distance learning program lasting one to two years, a few months, weeks or just a day, as well as distance learning programs.

The school of continuing education was founded in the University of Oxford for more than 100 years ago. His goal is to make quality education accessible to people from all over the world due to modern teaching technologies that make it possible for 100%. The faculty offers approximately 800 courses in different specialties and annually educates about 15,000 students.

The choice of programs, the faculty is very broad: online courses, summer schools, weekend programs and special programs for foreign nationals, and a list of suggested items will satisfy the most demanding student.

Remote (online) training in Oxford

The continuing education Department of Oxford University offers more than 60 distance programs and courses, studying primarily online: art history, Economics, statistics, architecture, information technology, foreign languages and many others.

The course length averages from 5 to 10 weeks. After graduation, depending on program, diploma, certificate or other document about education.

For UK citizens and the EU the cost of short courses starts from £100 for the citizens of other States, including students from countries of the former USSR – from £130.

A unique opportunity to obtain a degree at Oxford University remotely provides the graduate program of the University of Oxford MSt (Master of Studies) in International Human Rights Law. This program allow you to get a master's degree from Oxford University without leaving your own home. The program lasts 2 years and costs about £19,000.

Applications for online programs are accepted until the course begins, subject to availability of places. However, to avoid refusal in connection with full filling programs, documents should be served in advance. Information on the availability of places on courses is published on the website of the Department of continuing education Oxford.

Applicant must be a confident PC user to have high speed Internet and fluency in English at a level not below: IELTS – 7.0, Internet-based TOEFL - score of 100.

You can send your application by Email or mail to the course administrator or through the electronic registration system on the website of the faculty of continuing education.
Summer school

It is highly demanded in the faculty of continuing education at Oxford summer school are:

  • Academic summer school.
  • Summer school for adults (OUSSA).
  • Summer school "Practice at Oxford".

  • The students of the summer schools of Oxford, attending lectures and seminars on creative writing, English, human rights, modern history and politics, archaeology, courses of improvement of qualification of teachers, etc. every year the University opens more than 120 summer schools in various disciplines.

    The duration of the course in summer school in Oxford from 5 to 10 weeks. At the end of the course participants will receive a certificate of completion of the summer school of the University of Oxford.

    The cost of training depends on the choice of program and whether the student lives in University or College rents accommodation on their own. The cost of the summer school program with housing – £1,500 (about 66,000 rubles), no accommodation – from £780 (about 36,000 rubles).

    In order to become a student at the academic summer school of the faculty of continuing education Oxford University, you need to have a bachelor's degree or finish at least 2nd year of University. To participate in the summer school for adults and school "Practice at Oxford," an educational degree is not required.

    A student can register for summer school online or to download the application form from the page of the summer school on the Internet and send it by Email or mail to the course administrator.

    The application form, the applicant indicates where he is studying or studied, where you want to live during their studies, eating habits and other personal information. Sometimes, the organizers are asked to provide a certificate confirming the knowledge of English language. English level should not be lower than: IELTS – 7.0, the Computer-based TOEFL 250.

    The filing deadlines vary from course to course. For example, on the creative writing you need to apply before February 15, and on the course for the training of teachers until may 1. The deadline for the course you need to check directly on the page of the summer school on the website of the Department of continuing education.

    Programs for international students

    The faculty of continuing education offers preparatory courses for admission to graduate school in the UK. The most popular are:

    1. Program Foundation of Diplomacy (foundations of diplomacy). This course is suitable for those who want to gain practical knowledge in the field of diplomacy and to learn English at an elevated level. The course duration is 6 months. Cost – from £9,800.
    2. Advanced courses Advanced Diploma in British and European Studies (British and European studies). The main objectives of this program is a detailed study of the culture of the UK and other European countries, in-depth knowledge of the English language and critical thinking. The course duration is 9 months. The cost of £11,800.

    The procedure for admission consists of two stages. First, the applicant sends the necessary documents by Email or mail to a chosen course. After receiving the program Director assigns the applicant the date and time of the phone interview.

    The list of introductory documents:

  • filled application form;
  • a letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer;
  • copy of diploma of undergraduate degree;
  • certificate of English proficiency: IELTS - 6.5, Internet-based TOEFL – 86;
  • 2 photos (passport size).
  • Documents program for citizens of foreign States are accepted until the end of may.

    >> Official website of Department of continuing Education Oxford