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Economics and Finance Course

Economics and Finance

What is the difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics? How do different nations structure their economic policy? Who are the 'winners' and 'losers' of different trade policies?

If questions like these interest you, you may be suited to our Economics and Finance summer school course. 

Students on our Economics and Finance course not only learn theories and models, but how to apply these to real life business situations.

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Our Economics and Finance course

What will you be studying?

  • You'll be introduced to basic microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts such as behavioural economics, the allocation of resources, inflation, and interest rates.
  • You'll look at the big picture of how nations structure their economic policy, and look at individual consumers themselves and how they operate within this system.
  • The concept of supply and demand model and how to apply this to a specific market. 
  • Students also study Game Theory and learn how to apply this to trade, focusing on the winners and losers from trade and the development and consequences of trade wars.

What will you leave with?

  • Two worksheets with marked feedback
  • Personalised report from Tutor
  • An understanding of the basics of Economics and Finance
  • In-depth understanding of the Economics and Finance industries
  • An understanding of studying Economics at undergraduate level

What's included?

  • 15 hours of tuition
  • 18 hours supervised independent study
  • 2 one-to-one tutorials with a tutor, 2 marked essays
  • Debating workshop in the Oxford Union
  • A full academic report from your tutor
  • 10 hours of career talks
  • Optional university preparation sessions

Who teaches our Economics and Finance course?

All of our summer school tutors are trained graduates from Oxford or Cambridge University

Louise (MA, Cantab)

Louise studied for her undergraduate degree at the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) in London, graduating with first-class honours before going on to complete her postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in Economics for Development.

She has experience of working for international NGOs. Louise recently completed an internship at Lloyds Banking Group in the Finance sector along with winning the HSBC Bursary Award for a work expressing her views on international development.

Louise has previously taught on the Oxbridge International Summer School

Louise (MA, Cantab)

What our students say

We are proud of the experience our students have with us every summer, and how much they value the opportunity to experience student life in Oxford.


2015  student

"I had an amazing time at Oxbridge! The course itself was very fun and informative, and I've learned a lot more than school could ever teach me. The tutors were very nice and the classes improved my thinking skills."

Ashley, a former Oxbridge International Summer School student

Yvone, mother of Liz

2017  parent

"The money we spent sending Liz to summer school was a terrific investment and we were delighted with the outcome, thanks to the quality and integrity of the individuals who looked after her and inspired her enormously"

Students enjoying leisure time at university parks Oxford


2018 student

"These two weeks I spent at Oxbridge were some of the best I have had. I met so many wonderful people that I was able to spend many valuable moments with. The academics were very good and I feel it has prepared me for my upcoming school year. "

Melanie and friend studying at Oxford Summer School

Apply now for Economics and Finance

Applications are now open to join our 2020 summer school.

You can apply for a 2 week course in Economics and Finance, or a 4 week course in Economics and Finance and one other subject.

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