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International Relations Online Research Programme for Participants

If geopolitics pique your interest, then the International Relations Online Research Programme is designed with you in mind. This programme provides one-to-one tutoring on topics commonly covered in international relations courses at Oxford, Cambridge, and Ivy League Universities, all facilitated via our easy-to-navigate virtual classroom. Participants will be involved in individual virtual lessons and skill-building workshops, resulting in a personal academic research project that meets university criteria, reviewed and refined by their tutor.

Why International Relations Online Research Programme?

1:1 Lessons

Benefit from one-to-one learning with expert tutors. Receive personalised feedback to help develop your skills and knowledge

Accreditation

Completing our accredited online programme earns 8 UCAS points, providing a great pathway to university readiness

Expert Academics

Tutors from world-renowned universities such as Oxford and Cambridge institutions

Independent Research Skills

Develop the skills needed for university-level study such as interview techniques, referencing, research planning, and academic writing

International Relations Online Research Programme

During this pre-university online course, participants receive one-to-one tutorials covering subject-based learnings and relevant skills, as well as support in the creation of a university-standard research project.

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Participants will investigate a specific aspect of global politics, honing their understanding of diplomacy and presenting their own sophisticated ideas.
Participants will investigate a specific aspect of global politics, honing their understanding of diplomacy and presenting their own sophisticated ideas.
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Online Research Opportunities & Outcomes

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Personal Project: Develop a Pre-University Research Project

The Online Research Programme offers pre-university participants a unique opportunity to engage in advanced academic research under the guidance of expert academics from top universities. This online programme blends one-on-one tutoring with the development of a university-style research project, allowing participants to explore over 20 subjects. It prepares participants for university by honing skills crucial for higher education success and offers a platform to present their research at the Immerse Online Symposium

Participants develop analytical thinking, problem-solving capabilities, effective communication techniques, and the ability to conduct independent research. These skills are vital for success in both academic and professional settings, enabling participants to adapt to and excel in the ever-changing world.

Through individual mentorship, collaborative projects, and engagement in a global classroom, participants are encouraged to think critically, communicate effectively, and apply their knowledge in real-world contexts. This approach ensures that participants gain not only subject-specific insights but also a broader perspective on learning and applying knowledge beyond the classroom.

At the end of their programme, participants receive a Certificate of Achievement. This certificate serves as formal recognition of the skills and knowledge gained throughout the programme, validating the accomplishments of participants in their chosen subject area. It also enhances their academic portfolio, showcasing their commitment to learning and research excellence to universities and future employers.

The Online Research Programme fosters a lifelong learning community, connecting participants with a network of peers, mentors, and academics worldwide. This community supports ongoing development, collaboration, and the sharing of ideas and research beyond the programme, encouraging participants to continue thriving academically and personally.

Prefer a group learning environment?

Study your subject of choice alongside related topics in our group accredited online research programme cohort.

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How Our Online Research Programme Works

Receive a personalised programme tailored to your goals

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Submit Your Enrolment

Once you have submitted your enrolment and paid a deposit, you will be sent a booking confirmation asking for more information on your academic background and goals.

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Be Matched with an Expert Tutor

Using your academic background form, our team will match your profile with one of our expert tutors from Oxford, Cambridge and Ivy League Universities.

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Receive Your Course Induction Pack

Once your tutor has been found, timetable confirmed and full fees received, you will receive final instructions containing details about your programme, such as a course overview, how to access your virtual classroom, as well as any additional material from your tutor.

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Start Your Course

Choose from a 10 or 20 hour programme with 1:1 tutorials each week. You will also be required to research and prepare your project in your own time.

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Graduate

At the end of the course, your academic research project will be independently assessed and you will receive a certificate of completion, as well as a detailed evaluation from your tutor.

What Do Our Alumni Say?
Jessica D. Alumni Online Research Programme
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I was a bit worried as I do not know much about law and what area I wanted to do, but when I started to explore my ideas with my tutor, she helped me to finally find out the specific law I would like to do in the future; family law.

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Meet some of our Oxbridge and Ivy League Tutors

An example of the Oxbridge and Ivy League tutors who have previously worked on our courses.

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Ann Kristin Glenster is a Senior Policy Advisor for Technology Governance and Law at the University of Cambridge Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy.

Each tutor is certified by Immerse, ensuring participants receive the highest level of education. Tutors are at the heart of our programmes and are dedicated to providing guidance, support, and constructive feedback to help participants achieve their academic objectives. Read more about our expert tutors.

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A Virtual Research Opportunity for High School Participants

Virtual Supervisions

All sessions are delivered on Sana – our education platform. While all learning is on a one-to-one basis with an expert subject tutor. This learning style mimics the small-group learning prized in Oxford, Cambridge and Ivy League supervisions, which offer the perfect environment in which to test out your ideas and explore your interests.

Before the course begins, all participants will receive a welcome pack that includes information about their tutor, as well as their personalised programme overview. Participants will also receive an interactive timetable with links to each of their classes.

For Participants of all Time Zones

As there are participants joining from around the globe, Online Research Programme classes take place throughout the day. This programme comes in a variety of options, from 3 day intensive programmes to 15 hour classes taught across 3 weeks. Although we try to be flexible and cater to all time zones, it’s important to be aware that our faculty are based in the UK which means all times communicated, are in UK time.

Tutor Support

Our commitment to participant success extends beyond the traditional classroom. Expect sessions in which participants have the opportunity to engage in fascinating discussions, receiving support from their peers and tutor. This holistic approach ensures that participants have a strong support network and access to a range of knowledge, empowering them to make informed decisions in their educational journey.

Why Immerse?

Immerse Education offers a lot more than your average summer school provider. Our programmes ignite a lifelong educational journey, nurturing growth with ongoing educational support, while equipping you with essential skill sets for every step of your education pathways.

We cater to all types of learners, offering academic and career programmes with flexible learning options, and offer our award-winning programmes in locations across the globe.

We have the highest educational standards and seek to realise the highest possible outcomes for our participants.

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Online Research Programme

Classic

10 hours
£2695
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  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Choose own Research Topic
  • Completion of an Undergraduate-level research paper to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Invitation to present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Online Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 40 Hours
  • Average Class Size: 5
  • University Preparation workshops (search strategies, personal statements, applications, interviews)
  • Completion of an Academic Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team
Qualification worth 8 UCAS points

Accredited

15 hours
£3995
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  • For participants aged 14-18
  • Unique topics from a range of subjects
  • Choice of area of specialisation and focus to enhance research and study skills
  • Accreditated by the National Open College Network
  • 1:1 Sessions with a subject expert
  • 5 hours of weekly contact time when it suits you
  • Tailored programme delivered by an academic from Cambridge or Oxford University
  • Preparation for university, whilse also devloping deeper knowledge in your chosen field
  • Detailed personal evaluation of your submission from your tutor
  • Opportunity to publish your research with Immerse
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Online Team
  • Invitation to present your research at the Immerse Online Symposium
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Qualification worth 8 UCAS points

 

Immerse Participants Go On To Top Universities Worldwide

FAQs

What is the Immerse Education Online Research Programme?

Immerse Education’s Online Research Programme (Oxbridge ‘OORP’) and Ivy League ‘ILORP’), is designed for participants who want to enhance their personal research and study skills in preparation for university, whilst also developing deeper knowledge in their chosen field.

Led by your personal tutor, you will undertake a research project assessed at university-level and receive regular 1:1 supervisions from an expert academic from Oxford, Cambridge or an Ivy League University.

This course is ideal for participants wanting to gain invaluable experience for writing a dissertation or thesis at university, whilst also familiarising themselves with the demands of an Oxbridge or Ivy League degree. Alternatively, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience a subject you have never studied before.

Over the course of an Immerse Online Research Project in International Relations, you’ll explore topics such as economics, culture, politics and history from a global perspective to support you in your personal research project.

Prior skills, experience, or learning in International Relations are not prerequisites for the Online Research Project; you don’t need to have studied the topic before. However, a passion for understanding global dynamics, curiosity about diplomatic strategies, and a willingness to engage in geopolitical discussions will be instrumental in your course performance.

The Online Research Project prepares participants for undergraduate study through developing their research skills, including learning how to use online journals, reference authors correctly and critically evaluate conflicting sources.

Through focusing on global politics, diplomacy, and international cooperation, the project can provide a head-start to participants aspiring towards a career in government agencies, international organisations, diplomatic missions, think tanks, and more.

The Online Research Project is flexible. We offer intensive, classic and extensive versions of the course, lasting 2 weeks or 10 weeks, depending on your schedule.

Classic (2 Weeks): A great option if you’re looking to enhance your academic research and writing skills over the school holidays.

Extensive (10 weeks): This is ideal if you’re looking to develop your research project in gradual stages during your school term.

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Sample International Relations Research Projects

Want to explore a different theme? Our tutors can deliver tailor-made programmes to suit your needs.
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Module 1 - "Normalization"

How has United States foreign policy towards China changed in the four decades since Richard Nixon’s famous 1972 visit started the process of normalization?

Do we have a new Cold War in the Middle East?

Comparing the Role of Political Islam in Iran and Saudi Arabia

Why is there a Transatlantic Alliance? What are its origins?

What are the long-term consequences of China’s rise on the global distribution of power?

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