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Students on the Scholars’ Semester in Oxford spend one or two semesters in Oxford as a Registered Visiting Student. The heart of their 15-week programme is the tutorial, a weekly meeting between tutor and student which epitomises Oxford’s teaching method of independent learning and argumentation.  Students write an essay (paper) for each tutorial in which they are encouraged to formulate their own well-supported views, and develop an argument.

All students choose one primary and one secondary tutorial. 

Click here for descriptions of the hundreds of tutorials available.

stonehengeComplementing the tutorials are seminars which explore the methodology and approaches characteristic of each discipline, and in which students have the chance to write a longer essay in a process which mimics that of a graduate student. Click here for descriptions of the seminars available.

Finally, all students come together to explore the country which is their home for a semester in the British studies course which combines enjoyable field trips with independent library study and essay writing.  Click here for details of British landscape tracks.