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International Relations

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1, 2 or 3 weeks • Winter, Spring & Summer - 2022-2023
The Online Insights course transforms the highlights of our programmes in Oxford and Cambridge University onto an easy-to-use virtual platform.
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Gain expert insights in an online summer school in International Relations

Our International Relations Online Insights course offers students the opportunity to explore this exciting interdisciplinary subject at the university level. During the two week programme, you will uncover key IR theory and learn how to apply this to real-world case studies. Expert tutors from world-leading universities teach you how to ask the important questions about international organisations and foreign policy, and talk you through the variety of career options open to a graduate in International Relations.

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About Online Insights

Over the two-week programme, participants will take part in virtual seminars, future skills workshops, one-to-one tutorials, as well as group social activities led by current Oxbridge undergraduates.

Students receive a combination of subject-based tuition, one-to-one tutorials, future skills workshops and social activities with students from around the world.

  • Average Class Size Of 5

    Maximum 10 students
  • 1:1 Tutorials

    2 x 30-minute sessions each week
  • Oxbridge Academics

    Tutors from Oxford and Cambridge University
  • Future Skills Workshops

    Develop key attributes such as personal branding, interview skills and academic writing

For students of all time zones

As there are participants joining from around the globe, Online Insights offers two “streams” – Stream A and Stream B.

Stream A starts in the morning whilst Stream B’s classes take place in the afternoon.

Note – as our faculty are all based in Oxford & Cambridge, all times communicated are in UK time.

To see how the Online Insights programme is structured, please view the timetable.

  • Stream A

    09:00 - 15:00 (UK time)
  • Stream B

    14:00 - 20:00 (UK time)
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Testimonials
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The subject area of my programme is Politics and International Relations. My tutor was really helpful, understanding and constructive in the feedback he gave. It was a great opportunity to learn from someone who had done a previous study on the project topic I was working on. In addition to the lectures and guidance on how to properly plan and structure my writing, the biggest help I received was the support and confidence I gained from his experience.

I originally had difficulties portraying my own thoughts onto paper and had always relied on references for support, hence undermining the analytical aspect of my writing. He was really helpful in providing me with constructive feedback and encouraging me to better portray my ideas, reassuring me to be bolder in my writing and to be confident.

Winnie C
Attended Immerse in 2020
Oxbridge Online Research Programme (International Relations) Student
5/5

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Daily social activities with participants around the world

Students can connect with like-minded individuals from around the world, and are encouraged to socialise and make friends through daily activities and games after classes finish.

Activities include virtual college tours, murder mystery parties and a ‘University Challenge’-style quiz.

These sessions are led by Oxbridge undergraduates who act as Mentors for Online Insights participants. This is a fantastic opportunity for participants to hear from students at Oxford and Cambridge University, and receive guidance and advice on studying at one of the world’s top universities.

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Activities

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Virtual Classrooms

All sessions are delivered on Zoom’s education platform – the world’s leading virtual classroom software.

Before the course begins, all students will receive a welcome pack that includes information about their tutors, mentors, guest speakers, as well as their programme overview.

Students will also receive an interactive timetable with links to each of their classes.

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Sample International Relations Modules

To see how the Online Insights programme is structured, please view the timetable.
  • Module 1 - The Middle East in International Relations

    Home to the world’s three great religions and harbouring massive quantities of oil and gas, the Middle East seems to invite geopolitical attention almost by default. Nowhere else are the failings of economic and political development so closely intertwined in producing international conflict. In this module, you will explore the key international actors in this region.
  • Module 2 - The Role of Ideas in International Relations

    As new global priorities have emerged in recent decades, nation states and other global actors have increasingly demonstrated their ‘social’ side in such fields as climate change, international human rights, and international aid. This class explores the role of ideas in IR, an approach that is typically captured by the term “Constructivism”.
  • Module 3 - The Project of a European Union

    Today, the EU has a total population of more than 500 million people. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union in today’s increasingly globalised world? This module focuses on understanding the internal structure of the EU and assesses its capabilities as a political actor in internal and external affairs.
  • Module 4 - United Nations Simulation

    You will be assigned a country to represent at a high-level diplomatic meeting of the UN Security Council and to write a position paper about your country’s foreign policy regarding a topical political scenario. You must then present and defend your country's position on the matter, working to form alliances in accordance with its goals.
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Modules
  • 19th December – 23 December 2022 (Winter)

    £1,495
  • 19th December – 30 December 2022 (Winter)

    £1,495
  • 19th December – 30 December 2022 (Winter)

    £2,495
  • 19th December – 30 December 2022 (Winter)

    £2,495
  • 19th December 2022 – 6th January 2023 (Winter)

    £3,295
  • 19th December 2022 – 6th January 2023 (Winter)

    £3,295
  • 26th December – 30th December 2022 (Winter)

    £1,495
  • 26th December – 30th December 2022 (Winter)

    £1,495
  • 26th December – 6th January 2023 (Winter)

    £2,495
  • 26th December – 6th January 2023 (Winter)

    £2,495
  • 2nd January – 6 January 2023 (Winter)

    £1,495
  • 2nd January – 6 January 2023 (Winter)

    £1,495
  • 3 April – 7 April 2023 (Spring)

    £1,495
  • 3 April – 7 April 2023 (Spring)

    £1,495
  • 10 April – 14 April 2023 (Spring)

    £1,495
  • 10 April – 14 April 2023 (Spring)

    £1,495
  • 3 July – 14 July 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 3 July – 14 July 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 17 July – 28 July 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 17 July – 28 July 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 31 July – 11 August 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 31 July – 11 August 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 14 August – 25 August 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 14 August – 25 August 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
20+ hours of academic contact time per week
Subject tuition delivered by an academic from Oxford or Cambridge University
Average class size of 5 (maximum 10)
2 x 30 minute 1:1 tutorials
Academic skills workshops
End-of-day social activities led by Mentors (Oxbridge undergraduates)
Detailed personal evaluation written by tutor
Certificate of attendance
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