Choose from a range of fascinating courses, all designed and delivered by expert academics working at the cutting edge of modern research, and all taught using Oxford’s world-renowned tutorial system.

Our exciting courses span the breadth of the academic spectrum from engineering and biomedicine to the humanities and social sciences. You may wish to learn about Oxford’s life-saving Covid-19 vaccine or apply computer programming skills to game development, assess a postcolonial reading of Shakespeare or explore the geopolitical ramifications of climate change. Whichever course you choose, your LMH Summer Programme will offer you the opportunity to grow your knowledge base, to advance your skills in your chosen area of study, and to dig deep into topics of special interest.

Every course is taught using the tutorial system, the core teaching model of the University of Oxford, in which you engage in rigorous academic discussion with your tutor as part of a very small class of only two or three students. In these weekly classes you present and discuss your work, accept constructive criticism, and listen and engage with the work of your fellow students.

By joining an LMH Summer Programme and learning in this open and exhilarating intellectual environment you will not only gain new knowledge and deeper understanding, but also develop your critical reasoning skills and emerge empowered to articulate, debate, and defend your ideas.

Students listening to a lecture

Diseases of the 21st Century

Focusing on the biochemical fundamentals of major pathologies found in the modern world, these courses will show how cutting-edge research conducted at the University of Oxford and elsewhere is applied to push healthcare forward. You will gain practical experience in discussing and interpreting research papers, and understand the processes involved in the development and testing of treatments. These courses are perfect for students studying Medicine, Life Sciences, or related subjects, or who are looking ahead to medical school.

Download the Diseases of the 21st Century information booklet, or follow the links below to find out more about each course.

Infectious Diseases: Covid-19 and Tuberculosis

Metabolic Diseases: Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, and Obesity

Cancer

Close up of a virus

Engineering and Computer Science

By combining a thorough grounding in the theoretical principles and fundamentals of computer programming with the opportunity to put new skills into practice, our Engineering and Computer Science courses offer a hands-on introduction to future-focused areas of research. These courses are perfect for STEM students looking to expand their knowledge.

Download the Engineering and Computer Science information booklet, or follow the links below to find out more about each course.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Game Programming in Python

Futuristic image of computer software and a human brain

English Literature

Our English Literature courses devote special attention to the plays of Shakespeare, going beyond the page to explore their contemporary social and political influences, the myriad ways in which they have been received and interpreted over the last four centuries, and how modern research provides new depths of understanding.

Download the English Literature information booklet, or follow the links below to find out more about each course.

Shakespeare in Context

Shakespeare in Reception

A painting of William Shakespeare

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (‘PPE’) is a combined interdisciplinary area of study which has been taught at the University of Oxford since the early 20th century to equip students with the breadth of expertise required to understand and influence the world around us. From Brexit and Trumpism to social justice and global warming, our PPE courses explore some of the most important issues of the 21st century.

Download the PPE information booklet, or follow the links below to find out more about each course.

Globalisation, Populism, and Identity

Ethics, Economics, and Politics of Climate Change

Young people protesting

Selecting your course and dates

Your LMH Summer Programme can consist of up to three programme sessions. Each session lasts three weeks and you choose one course per session.

You may choose to join us for three weeks, or take multiple courses to create a programme lasting six or nine weeks.

Below you will find the dates of each programme session and the courses available in each one.

Session One: 26th June 2022 to 16th July 2022

  • Diseases of the 21st Century – Infectious Diseases: Covid-19 and Tuberculosis
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Shakespeare in Context
  • Politics, Philosophy, and Economics: Globalisation, Populism, and Identity

Session Two: 17th July 2022 to 6th August 2022

  • Diseases of the 21st Century – Metabolic Diseases: Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, and Obesity
  • Game Programming in Python
  • Shakespeare in Reception
  • Politics, Philosophy, and Economics: Ethics, Economics, and Politics of Climate Change

Session Three: 7th August 2022 to 27th August 2022

  • Diseases of the 21st Century – Cancer
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Shakespeare in Context
  • Politics, Philosophy, and Economics: Globalisation, Populism, and Identity