Learn from academic experts, discover new knowledge, and hone your skills alongside students from around the world. LMH Summer Programmes Online offer the same fascinating courses, exceptional teaching, and stimulating intellectual challenge as our residential programmes, but with the convenience of taking part from where you are.

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If you can’t join us in person, an LMH Summer Programme Online presents an alternate opportunity to experience Oxford’s world-renowned tutorial teaching system, and gain new skills to take you further in your future academic or professional career.

All our exciting courses are available online, and all of them are taught with Oxford’s signature emphasis on stimulating small-group discussions and highly-personalised tutorial classes. Not only will you expand your knowledge and deepen your understanding of your chosen subject, but you will also finish the programme better equipped to articulate, debate, and defend your ideas.

You can read more about your learning schedule and what makes our teaching methods so effective here, or continue reading below to see how our online programmes work, explore our range of courses, and find out how to apply.

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How does an LMH Summer Programme Online work?

Meaningful learning experiences require easy interaction and shared participation. Lady Margaret Hall’s licensed remote programme platform ensures that this is never lost, with a mobile and web-browser app that everyone can use whether joining us in person or online.

You will use the app to register with the programme, access materials, watch live or recorded lectures, ask questions of speakers in real time and chat with fellow students on the programme. For seminar and tutorial classes you and other students taking part online from around the world will join a tutor in Oxford in a virtual classroom. Through careful online classroom management these sessions are as interactive and engaging as if you were in the same room.

Throughout the programme our Remote Learning Coordinator will be on hand to ensure that online students are able to take part fully and effectively with all aspects of the academic programme.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Theory and Practice

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Advanced Applications of Neural Networks and Deep Learning


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.

PPE: Globalisation, Populism, and Identity

PPE: Climate Change, Politics, and Environmental Justice



Our Psychology courses explore the science of mental life, introducing a range of subdisciplines from social and developmental psychology to cognitive psychology and the psychology of individual differences. You will learn about the methods involved in studying Psychology and how to think critically about empirical research. The courses offer a solid foundation for future study in Psychology and provides an opportunity to hear about cutting-edge research taking place here at the University of Oxford

Psychology and Social Connection

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology


English Literature and Creative Writing

Join our English Literature and Creative Writing courses to expand your literary knowledge, develop your skills of critical analysis, and hone your skills as a writer. Examine a wide range of British literature from various authors and periods through the lens of gender and sexuality, from William Shakespeare and Mary Shelley to Mary Jean Chan and Hanif Kureishi; or explore Life-Writing, combining textual analysis of the genre’s modes, themes, and techniques with the opportunity to produce your own life-writing and receive personalised feedback in workshops and tutorials

Gender and Sexuality in British Literature

Writing Lives: Texts, Techniques, and Creativity in Life-Writing

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Admissions Criteria

LMH Summer Programmes are designed for students who want to gain and develop knowledge in their chosen subject area. Unless specifically stated in the course outline, there are no formal prerequisites or restrictions regarding which subject(s) you are currently studying at university, but please note that LMH Summer Programmes are intensive courses of study aimed at undergraduates who have completed one or two years of their degree, or entry level postgraduate students.

We will consider each applicant’s academic ability and expect successful applicants to have a minimum grade point average equivalent to 2:1 level on the British grading scale. For example, this would mean at least a 3.2 GPA on the 4.0 grading scale in the United States, and 80% in China.

To participate fully in the programme all students will need to have proficiency in English. Students who are not either native English speakers or taught in English at their home university must demonstrate their English proficiency with one of the following:

  • Overall TOEFL score of 85
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each component)
  • CET-4 at 550
  • CET-6 at 520
  • Duolingo English Test score of 120 (no less than 105 in each section)
  • Cambridge English Scale score of 176

If you have proof of English language proficiency which is not listed above, but which you would like us to consider, please contact vacation.programmes@lmh.ox.ac.uk.

LMH Summer Programmes Online – Programme Fees

Fees for LMH Summer Programmes Online are as follows:

3-week Online Summer Programme – £1300

6-week Online Summer Programme – £2525

9-week Online Summer Programme – £3725

This includes:

  • All tuition, including lectures, seminars, and tutorials.
  • Assessment, transcript of academic performance, and certificate.
  • Access to the LMH Summer Programmes remote learning platform.
  • Support of the dedicated Remote Learning Coordinator.

How to Apply

Once you have selected the course(s) and dates of your LMH Summer Programme, you are ready to begin your application. Please follow the instructions below.

  1. Complete the online Application Form.
  2. Send an up to date Academic Transcript and (if applicable) evidence of your English proficiency to vacation.programmes@lmh.ox.ac.uk.
  3. Lady Margaret Hall will contact you to let you know whether your application has been successful, usually within two weeks. If you are accepted onto the programme, we will send an Enrolment Agreement for you to sign as well as instructions for the payment of your programme fee deposit.
  4. When your programme fee deposit has been received by Lady Margaret Hall we will contact you to let you know that your place on the programme is confirmed.

LMH will store your personal data in line with current data protection legislation and will contact you via email to process your application in relation to the LMH Summer Programmes. LMH will not share or distribute your personal data for other purposes than related to your application to and attendance at the LMH Summer Programmes.

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