Explore Online International Relations Courses

Join our International Relations online courses to get the edge for your future! Study in engaging, live online sessions with an expert tutor and learn important topics for a future in global affairs.

At the end of your course, you’ll receive a Certificate and a personalised Letter of Recommendation.

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OxBright International Relations Courses Overview


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Class Size

Max. 12 students


12-14 & 15-18


One week or
two weeks


£595 (one week)
£995 (two weeks)

Online International Relations Courses for Teenagers

On our OxBright online summer school, you’ll experience the best in future-focused learning, and you’ll get the edge for your future. Read on to find out more about what you’ll experience on our online courses for teenagers.
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Politics & Debate (ages 12-14)

Get introduced to the fundamentals of politics, international relations, public speaking and debating. No prior experience is required, and you’ll leave the course with a grounding in the basics of these topics - not to mention the confidence to stand your ground in any debate!

Learn about Politics & Debate for Ages 12-14

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International Relations, Politics & Leadership (ages 15-18)

Learn about the forces and factors that affect the world around us — from social movements like Black Lives Matter to historic coups and revolutions. You’ll leave the course with practical debating skills, as well as an understanding of key political events and international organisations.

Learn more about International Relations, Politics & Leadership for Ages 15-18

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World History & Philosophy (ages 15-18)

This World History & Philosophy course brings together the study of key historical events of civilisations from around the world with an analysis of the themes that are common to all civilisations. You'll also trace the history and developments of important philosophical ideas.

Learn more about World History & Philosophy for Ages 15-18

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Law (ages 15-18)

Explore various types of law, from criminal and human rights law to intellectual property and contract law.  You’ll leave the course with the skills, understanding and experience you need to create a successful application to study law at university.

Learn more about Law for Ages 15-18

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Economics & Finance (ages 15-18)

Explore fundamental topics such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, investment analysis and financial markets. You’ll apply what you’ve learned to real-world case studies, and you’ll gain the theoretical understanding and practical skills you need to pursue further study in Economics.

Learn more about Economics & Finance for Ages 15-18

Meet a Few Expert OxBright Tutors

Benjamin White, an OxBright expert Engineering tutor.
Benjamin White
MChem (Hons)

Ben is researching the uses of nanotechnology in oncology with the aim of improving patient outcomes in chemotherapy. He is working towards his DPhil in Engineering at Oxford University, having completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Bath.

With lots of tutoring experience, Ben loves sharing his passion for Engineering.

Tuscany Parkin, an OxBright expert Law tutor.
Tuscany Parkin
BA LLB (Rhodes), BCL (Oxon)

Tuscany holds a Masters of Law from Oxford University, and is now reading for an MPhil in Legal Philosophy at Oxford, focusing her research on the philosophy of contract law.

Originally from South Africa, she holds a BA in English Literature and an LLB Law from Rhodes University. She is passionate about sharing her interest in Law with the next generation of lawyers.

Rahul Radia, an OxBright expert Medicine tutor.
Rahul Radia
BA (Oxon)

Rahul is a 5th year medical student at the University of Oxford with a first class degree in medical sciences. Academically, his interests include cardiovascular physiology and surgery.

He has conducted research at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics in Oxford surrounding the relationship between sleep and metabolism, and he loves to share his research with young people.

Apply for our Online International Relations Summer School

Boost your university preparation and future career with our online summer school programme for teenagers.
Apply now and take the first step towards your future success!

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Certificate and Letter of Recommendation

When you successfully complete an online summer school course, you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement and a personalised Letter of Recommendation from your tutor, outlining what you covered on the course and your personal skills and strengths.

You'll be able to use this letter as an academic reference for future university, internship or job applications.

Loved by Students Around the World

"Exceptional and unique experience! I lack words to express my gratitude to my Politics & Debate Tutor and my classmates. This course has made my summer! I highly recommend this online summer school to anyone who's interested."


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Vietnam, Politics & Debate

"It was a very enriching and fun experience. I loved every minute of being part of the program because it was so enjoyable and comprehensive. Our tutor, Sophie, was such an amazing mentor. I hope to join again soon!"


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India, Creative Writing

"I loved the online courses — they are the best way to expand or explore your horizons. I really enjoyed each and every session, so much so, that after taking the first course, I signed up for two more! Great investment and definitely worth the time."


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Course Dates & Prices

Two Week Courses
Length Start Date End Date Price Next Step
Two Weeks 3rd June 2024 14th June 2024 £995 Apply
Two Weeks 17th June 2024 28th June 2024 £995 Apply
Two Weeks 1st July 2024 12th July 2024 £995 Apply
Two Weeks 8th July 2024 19th July 2024 £995 Apply
Two Weeks 15th July 2024 26th July 2024 £995 Apply
Two Weeks 22nd July 2024 2nd August 2024 £995 Apply
Two Weeks 29th July 2024 9th August 2024 £995 Apply
Two Weeks 5th August 2024 16th August 2024 £995 Apply
Two Weeks 12th August 2024 23rd August 2024 £995 Apply
One Week Courses
Length Start Date End Date Price Next Step
One Week 3rd June 2024 7th June 2024 £595 Apply
One Week 17th June 2024 21st June 2024 £595 Apply
One Week 1st July 2024 5th July 2024 £595 Apply
One Week 8th July 2024 12th July 2024 £595 Apply
One Week 15th July 2024 19th July 2024 £595 Apply
One Week 22nd July 2024 26th July 2024 £595 Apply
One Week 29th July 2024 2nd August 2024 £595 Apply
One Week 5th August 2024 9th August 2024 £595 Apply
One Week 12th August 2024 16th August 2024 £595 Apply

Benefits of Online International Relations
Courses for Teenagers

On our OxBright online International Relations summer school, you’ll experience the best in future-focused learning, and you’ll get the edge for your future. Read on to find out more about what you’ll experience on our online IR courses for teens.

Global knowledge

Learning in a small group (maximum 12 students), you’ll explore key theories and topics in International Relations and you’ll develop your skills.

Skills development

Our online courses will help you to develop valuable skills, such as initiative-taking, responsibility, collaboration, presentation skills and more.

Ultimate Flexibility

With live sessions to suit all time zones, and one- and two-week options for our most popular online courses, you’ll find an online international relations summer school programme that works for you.

University preparation

Gain valuable experience to prove your passion for International Relations – a must when it comes to putting together your university applications!

Career exploration

You’ll explore what it’s really like to pursue a career in global affairs, and you’ll leave your online course with more clarity about your future career direction.

Expert Mentorship

You’ll work closely with an expert Tutor from a top university in the UK (and beyond), and you’ll be able to ask them all your questions to find out what studying International Relations is really like.

Hurry — Book Your Spot!

Ready to take the next step towards your future? Apply now and secure your place in our award-winning online summer school.

Frequently Asked Questions about our International Relations Summer School

Does the course offer any International Relations certification upon completion?

Yes! You (and your parents or guardians) will be invited to attend an online Graduation ceremony after the end of your International Relations programme with us. You’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement, and your Tutor will write you a personalised Letter of Recommendation, which you can use in future internship, job or university applications.

What type of international relations skills can be learned from these courses?

On our online International Relations summer school, you’ll learn to put your skills to the test in a Model United Nations session. You’ll also develop your teamwork, presentation and public speaking skills – key skills for anyone who aspires to work in the world of international relations!

What are the best online IR courses for high school students?

If you’re looking for an online course offering flexibility, access to expert Tutors, small-group learning and engaging live sessions, we’d be pleased to welcome you to the OxBright online International Relations courses for high school students (ages 15-18). We also offer online Politics & Debate courses for middle school students (ages 12-14).

What equipment do I need in order to join the online summer school?

You don’t need any specific equipment – you just need access to a laptop or tablet and a strong internet connection. We’d recommend trying to find a quiet space where you can sit during the live sessions to focus and not be disturbed, although we understand that this isn’t always possible. You’ll also be expected to keep your camera on during sessions, as this means that you’ll be able to engage and participate better with your tutor and peers.

Online International Relations Internships

Are you looking for an opportunity to take your International Relations learning further and experience university-level research? Or do you want to see what it’s really like to work in the world of IR & Politics?

Stand out from the crowd with online Politics & International Relations Internships for teenagers.

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