Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Oxford, England
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
University of Oxford
Summer School at Magdalen College



Set amidst the "dreaming spires" of the historic and beautiful medieval city of Oxford. In addition to the thirty-one individual colleges of Oxford University, the town boasts such prominent sites such as Carfax Tower, Ashmolean Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and Christ Church Cathedral.  London, with its manifold attractions, is an easy one-hour train ride away.

 The St. Peter's College Summer Schools normally run for five weeks from July into August and are designed to offer students from North America and elsewhere direct experience of Oxford's traditional approach to university education. Academic courses, designed and taught by Fellows and Lecturers of the College and the wider university with overseas students in mind, have a British and European focus.


June 29 - August 3, 2013

Academic Program
The Magdalen College Summer School offers two programs of study.  Students choose from either Medieval Studies or Environmental, Urban, and Regional Studies.  The courses emphasize independent study and secondary research in the framework of tutorials (guided small group discussions).  Majors in all disciplines are eligible to apply.

Medieval Studies
Option 1: Medieval Britain: 1042 - 1321
Option 2: Death, Nature and Change in Medieval Literature
Required interdisciplinary seminar - The Arthurian Tradition

Environmental Studies
Option 1: Climate Change: Global Risk and Management
Option 2: Environmental Change and British Landscape Development 11,500BP - 1700AD
Required Residential Field Program - The Development of British Landscapes

Excursions and Cultural Activities

Students may participate in an
additional four-day field excursion outside Oxford.


Students are housed in the College's single rooms and have their meals either in the College dining hall or in a self-service cafeteria.  Summer school students have access to computer facilities.

Costs are approximately $6,00 (£3,950) and include tuition, room and board, organized weekly excursions, and field trips.  An optional four-day field excursion is available at an additional cost of £495.  Students are responsible for round-trip airfare, personal travel, and expenses.  Costs are subject to exchange rates.


Application and Selection Criteria

*Students interested in applying to the Medieval Studies Program must contact Dr. Gale Sigal

*Students interested in applying to the Environmental Studies Programs must contact Dr. Robert Browne.

*GPA of 3.0 or above

*Please note that the English Literature Program is not approved by Wake Forest University and therefore students will not be able to receive credit for this option

Contact Information

Dr. Gale Sigal, Faculty Liaison and Professor of English

Phone: (336) 758 6143


St. Peter's College, Oxford Website: