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Oxford Summer Institute

Oriel College (University of Oxford, UK) and CBL International are inviting students and working professionals to participate in a 2-week session of CBL International Oxford Summer Institute at Oriel College. Delegates can also extend their stay for up to 10 weeks in Oxford or combine this with our sister program in Cambridge, Cambridge Summer Institute offered jointly with Magdalene College (University of Cambridge, UK).

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Session Dates

Oxford Summer Institute 2019 Sessions

  • Session 1:  7 July – 20 July
  • Session 2:  21 July – 3 August
  • Session 3:  4 August – 17 August
  • Session 4:  18 August – 31 August
  • Session 5:  1 September – 14 September

For more information, please scroll down to read more on the Oxford Summer Institute and visit Oxford Summer Abroad.

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Course Listings

Economics Courses

  1. Global Macroeconomics
  2. Financial Crisis and Policy Response
  3. International Taxation
  4. Selected Issues in Corporate and Tax Law
  5. Development Economics
  6. Behavioral Economics

International & UK Law Courses

  1. European Business Law
  2. International Business Law
  3. United Kingdom Corporate & Contract Law
  4. International Environmental Law
  5. International Trade and Maritime Law
  6. UK Tort Law
  7. Comparative Constitution Law (UK vs. US) including Human Rights
  8. International and UK Banking Law and EU Financial Regulations Reform
  9. International Criminal Law

PPE & Philosophy Courses

  1. Historic Political and Economic Philosophy
  2. Contemporary Political and Economic Philosophy
  3. Ethics and Global Issues

Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics Courses

  1. Cosmology and Large-Scale Structure
  2. Theoretical Physics:  Symmetries and Field Theories
  3. Numerical Analysis
  4. Image Processing & Surface Computing
  5. Knowledge Representation and Ontologies

Academic Writing Courses (English Literature & History Oriented)

  1. English Literature
  2. Academic Writing & Critical Thinking
  3. British Culture & History
  4. Intercultural Communication

Business and Legal English Courses 

  1. Business English
  2. Legal English


Oxford Summer Institute – Faculty

CBL International, Oriel College, and all involved colleges have a strong team of faculty members including professors, university lecturers, university researchers, college tutors, and DPhil candidates from the University of Oxford (UK) and the University of Cambridge (UK) to teach your courses. Some teachers and lecturers will also be invited from other prestigious universities such as the London School of Economics and University of California, Berkeley, and other selected institutions.

The following faculties worked with Oxford Summer Institute in previous years (selection):

  • Professor Keith Hawkins, Emeritus of Law and Society at University of Oxford (UK), Fellow Emeritus of Oriel College, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Professor Dan Prentice, Emeritus Professor of Corporate Law, University of Oxford (UK), Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Professor Andrea Ferrero, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Tutorial Fellow, Trinity College, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Dr. Christopher Malone, Lecturer in International Relations at Queen’s College, University of Oxford (UK), DPhil in Philosophy, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Dr. Anzhela Yevgenyeva, Research Fellow at SAID Business School, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Dr. Colin B. Macdonald, University Lecturer in Numerical Methodologies, Tutorial Fellow in Applied Maths, Oriel College, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Dr. Robert Pitkethly, Official Fellow and Tutor in Management, St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Dr. Catherine MacKenzie, University Lecturer in International Environmental Law, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Dr. James Methven, former Dean and Tutor of English, Oriel College, University of Oxford (UK)

Panorama of Oxford CBL

Cultural Activities

The following features are offered complimentary in every session for all delegates.

Visit to London: The program includes a trip to the City of London where students will have the chance to visit British and international institutions, city law firms, Inns of Court, banks, corporations, and law courts. Previously visited institutions include:

  • Thomson Reuters
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • The Royal Courts of Justice
  • Bank of England
  • International Maritime Organisation
  • BBC
  • Houses of Parliament
  • City University London

Visits and Workshops: Delegates of the Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics courses will also have the chance to go to London, various institutions or labs in Oxford or Cambridge. Visits may include:

  • Sharp Laboratories of Europe
  • Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
  • Thames Barrier
  • Royal Observatory Museum

Cultural Activities in Oxford: Delegates will have the opportunity to get to know the city of Oxford through a variety of activities

    • Oxford Walking Tour
    • Ashmolean Museum
    • Pitt Rivers Museum
    • College Tours
    • BMW Mini Plant Tour
    • Film Nights
    • Quiz night
    • Academic and Cultural Evening Talk

London Houses of Parliament Big Ben Thames River


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Oxford Summer Institute Certification

A certificate will be jointly issued by Oriel College and CBL International to the participants. Oxford Summer Institute is a certificate programme that may be accountable for optional credits depending on the requirements of the home institution/school/university. Combining lecture time, preparation, study time, and tests, each week is designed to be the equivalent to 2 – 3 ECTS credits or 1 – 1.5 US credits. Each week delegates are invited to participate in one examination

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