PHILOSOPHY

Why Study Philosophy With Us?

Our Philosophy course has been designed by our expert tutors and gives students the opportunity to explore the big questions that remain unsolved by science. We will consider some of the fundamental questions that have been asked by humankind for centuries using rational inquiry and argument.

In small group seminars, students will enhance their problem-solving capacities through analysing concepts and definitions of complex arguments across a range of contexts. Students will be empowered to debate with our academics in their one-to-one tutorials and develop confidence in communicating their ideas and analysis through our group presentations.

Choice of dates in 2022

    Week 1   25-29 July
    Week 2   1-5 August

Times   10.00-15.00 BST daily

Location   Online

Ages   15-18 years

Fees   £795 per week

Additional Support
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PHILOSOPHY

Oxford Tutors Cambridge Tutors Online Summer School

Why Study Philosophy?

Our Philosophy course has been designed by our expert tutors and gives students the opportunity to explore the big questions that remain unsolved by science. We will consider some of the fundamental questions that have been asked by humankind for centuries using rational inquiry and argument.

In small group seminars, students will enhance their problem-solving capacities through analysing concepts and definitions of complex arguments across a range of contexts. Students will be empowered to debate with our academics in their one-to-one tutorials and develop confidence in communicating their ideas and analysis through our group presentations.

What will we cover?

Topics may include:

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Ideas of Freedom

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Symbolic Logic

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Metaphysics

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Social and Political Theory

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Epistemology

Oxford and Cambridge Tutors Online Summer School University Admissions
Oxford Tutors Cambridge Tutors Online Summer School

Application Guidance

We understand that applying to study Philosophy at a world leading university can appear daunting, and so we have designed a programme that will de-mystify the process for students and help to build their confidence.

Our group sessions cover every element of the process, from pre-application considerations such as personal statements and submitted work, through to the post-application requirements, such as the Aptitude tests and interviews. We work directly with individual students to answer any concerns and questions they may have about their application and every student attends a one-to-one application session with one of our Admissions experts.

Our staff have years of experience in helping students access the UK’s top Universities and are all exclusively from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. As well as our expert tutors, we also have a Personal Statements and UCAS Expert on our team who has designed a workshop which provides exclusive insider guidance on how to approach an application.

What is included?

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10+ hours of live Philosophy sessions, led by our expert tutors

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10+ additional hours of live interactive teaching

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30+ hours of directed learning throughout the week

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A one-to-one Oxbridge-style tutorial

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Live guest lecture from a leading Oxbridge Academic

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Application workshops, from personal statements to mock interviews

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Philosophy reading list and lecture guide

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Certificate on completion of the course

Online Summer School with Oxford and Cambridge Tutors

Example Timetable

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Additional Support

Included in our course fees are a range of sessions designed to help students prepare for their application to study Philosophy at a top UK University. We cover the entire admissions process, from writing personal statements, to strategies for approaching Admissions Tests and preparing for interviews.

Students who are applying this year may opt for additional personalised specialist support. These optional extras would begin during the Summer School and continue afterwards, to help students prepare for their upcoming application.

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Personal Statement Consultation

The Personal Statement is a key part of any university application and a student’s opportunity to demonstrate their passion for their subject. We understand a Personal Statement is a long-term project and we have designed a 4-hour package which guides and supports students through the writing process.

During the Summer School, students will have an initial 1-hour consultation with a Subject Specialist to set out a plan on how to develop and strengthen their Personal Statement over the coming months. Students will also receive advice and guidance from a Personal Statements Expert experienced in competitive university admissions.

Students will meet twice more with both the Subject Specialist and the Personal Statements Expert before the UCAS deadline, once they have had a chance to develop and improve their Personal Statement. This ensures that by the time our students submit their application, they are confident they have presented themselves as strongly as possible.

Admissions Tests

We have designed and produced a TSA paper (for Oxford) and a Philosophy Paper (Cambridge) and students may purchase a test package alongside the Summer School at a reduced rate. The test paper exactly replicates the style of the original paper, and the package comes complete with a mark scheme, full solutions and a question-by-question video walk-through. These tests cannot be found elsewhere online and are entirely unique, therefore fully replicating the Admissions Test experience for the student.

Mock Interviews

Students can also add a Mock Interview to their Summer School course. Interviews are one of the most important parts of an application and for students making an application this year, a baseline interview in the summer is an excellent way to prepare. A baseline interview allows students to work on their development points throughout the autumn and perhaps undertake additional Mock Interviews closer to the time to hone their skills.

Our Mock Interviews are conducted by our specialist tutors with Oxford and Cambridge interview experience. They last 45 minutes: 30 minutes for the interview, followed by 15 minutes of verbal feedback, discussing how the interview went and points for improvement. Students will also receive a detailed written report, which explains the content of the interview, assesses the student’s critical thinking and analytic skills, gives notes on their interview style and explains how they can improve next time.

Feedback from last year's Summer School

9.4/10

average overall Summer School rating

100%

of students would recommend a friend

9.2/10

average rating for quality of teaching

Find more testimonials about our team and our tutors here.

Choice of dates in 2022

    Week 1   25-29 July
    Week 2   1-5 August

Times   10.00-15.00 BST daily

Location   Online

Ages   15-18 years

Fees   £795 per week

Additional Support
Book now