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What causes conflict between nations? How can countries with vastly differing socio-political structures form mutually beneficial relationships? How do voting rights and restrictions affect the relationship between the governing and the governed in the modern world? Our Politics course helps you to answer these questions and more!

Who will I be taught by?

Our Politics tutor is Martin Lukas Gellerman. 


Hi - I'm Martin and I will be your politics tutor this summer. After receiving a B.A. and M.Phil. (Oxford) in Politics I am currently a PhD student at the same institution. 

I am an experienced tutor and have worked as a university lecturer teaching undergraduates and graduate students in political science and research methods. 

On my course, students will familiarize themselves with different forms of government (such as democracy) and their core principles. We will then go on and learn how states with different histories, societies and goals cooperate with each other by using the European Union as an example.

It will be a hands-on course enabling the students to think about political systems and interstate cooperation in a more critical way.

Politics Tutors at Oxbridge International Summer School

Rosie (2016)

Rosie is studying for a DPhil at Trinity College, Oxford, where her research focuses on political behaviour, social attitudes and, in particular, voting behaviour. She studied for her undergraduate degree in PPE, before coming top in the year for her Master's in Sociology at the University of Oxford. She has also worked for the Institute for Government doing academic research.

Christoph (2017)

Christoph is an MPhil at the Oxford Institute of Ethics, Violence and Armed Conflict, having initially completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and graduate work at Trinity College, Dublin. Christoph's research mainly focuses on conflict and post-conflict environments . He examines trials, amnesties and truth commissions and compares their effectiveness in bringing stability to conflict-torn societies. He has also conducted fieldwork in Colombia.

Preparatory Reading

Thinking about studying Politics at University? Our Tutors recommend the following reading: 

  • Wolff, J., 'An Introduction to Political Philosophy'

  • Hay, C., Heffernan, R., and Russell, M., ‘Developments in British (French, German, East European etc.) Politics’ (Palgrave HE UK, 10th Ed. 2016)

  • Runciman, D., ‘Politics’

  • Heywood, A., ‘Political Ideologies: An Introduction’


  • 2 week course, in Oxford, UK

  • Ideal for those wishing to study Politics or Sociology at university, or looking to expand their interests in this area

  • Class size: 6

  • 90-minutes seminars daily, independent research to prepare for seminars

  • Produce 2 essays

  • 2 1-1 tutorials with your tutor


  • 7th July - 20th July

  • 21st July - 3rd August

  • 4th August - 17th August


£4,495 (convert to your local currency here)

Includes: all accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tuition, trips and activities

Excludes: lunch, travel to and from Oxford, Visa