Politics Summer School

LONDON - APRIL 12: Parliament square sign in city of Westminster on April 12 2015 in London UK. It's a square at the northwest end of the Palace of Westminster in London.The study of Politics encompasses a wide range of topics, from the practical challenges of the cost of living crisis, to the philosophical principles of civil liberties and the rule of law. The last few years have been momentous ones, with first Brexit and then the covid pandemic offering profound challenges to our assumptions about what is possible within domestic political discourse.

For 2022, we have two online politics courses, both of which will serve to develop the critical and analytical skills which are essential in this academic field. Lively seminars and discussion groups offer a full chance for each individual to explore and refine their own thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics, from democratic decision-making to cultural theory. You can choose to attend whichever course best matches your interests, or come to both for a rounded look at both sides of this fascinating discipline.

The Politics and Political Economy Summer School will include: Political Structures and Decision-Making – Constitutional Change – Human Rights – Wealth and Income Distribution – Taxation Policy – Public Services

See a schedule for this course here.

The Political Theory and Philosophy Summer School will include: Liberty and Freedom – Equality – Foucault’s Theory of Power – Gender and Class Analysis – Cultural Theory.

See a schedule for this course here.

Classes for both events will be small, allowing plenty of discussion and debate on every topic. This is a perfect opportunity for students to develop their own ideas, and to hear other perspectives. These events are great for anyone who is interested in a political career, or who would like to know how to get more involved or informed about the world around them. It is particularly recommended for anyone considering Politics, PPE or related disciplines at university.

For full booking and practical details just scroll down past the reviews.

The study of Politics encompasses a wide range of topics, from the practical challenges of the cost of living crisis, to the philosophical principles of civil liberties and the rule of law. The last few years have been momentous ones, with first Brexit and then the covid pandemic offering profound challenges to our assumptions about what is possible within domestic political discourse.

For 2022, we have two online politics courses, both of which will serve to develop the critical and analytical skills which are essential in this academic field. Lively seminars and discussion groups offer a full chance for each individual to explore and refine their own thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics, from democratic decision-making to cultural theory. You can choose to attend whichever course best matches your interests, or come to both for a rounded look at both sides of this fascinating discipline.

The Politics and Political Economy Summer School will include: Political Structures and Decision-Making – Constitutional Change – Human Rights – Wealth and Income Distribution – Taxation Policy – Public Services

See a schedule for this course here.

The Political Theory and Philosophy Summer School will include: Liberty and Freedom – Equality – Foucault’s Theory of Power – Gender and Class Analysis – Cultural Theory.

See a schedule for this course here.

Classes for both events will be small, allowing plenty of seminar discussion and debate on every topic. This is a perfect opportunity for students to develop their own ideas, and to hear other perspectives. These events are great for anyone who is interested in a political career, or who would like to know how to get more involved or informed about the world around them. It is particularly recommended for anyone considering Politics, PPE or related disciplines at university.

‘If you are interested in current affairs and politics this is the course for you. I met so many like minded people and enjoyed lectures and activities from some world class teachers.’

‘The Politics Summer School was great. Having just finished my AS levels, I had quite a lot of knowledge of British politics and current affairs but in Debate Chamber, we covered aspects of politics that weren’t on the syllabus. It was amazing to be surrounded by people as interested in politics as me and who had different opinions to me. Furthermore, although I wish to study history at university, the content covered in the sessions and new skills I learnt will be so useful for uni and for my personal statement. The tutors are very highly educated and are proficient in the subjects they teach, and the fellow students were also great!’

‘The Politics Summer School has been the highlight of my summer. Not only did it allow me to further my interest for Politics but allowed me to meet such an incredible group of people whom I had such a large number of items in common with, but also the Tutors that were as passionate about the subject as I was. It is a course that challenges you, forces you to think outside of the box. I would urge all those interested in Politics to apply for the Summer School, it is an experience not be missed out on.’

‘The Politics Summer School has been the highlight of my summer. Not only did it allow me to further my interest for Politics but allowed me to meet such an incredible group of people whom I had such a large number of items in common with, but also the Tutors that were as passionate about the subject as I was. It is a course that challenges you, forces you to think outside of the box. I would urge all those interested in Politics to apply for the Summer School, it is an experience not be missed out on.’

Practical Details

This is the page for the online version of this course – for the in-person Politics Summer School, please see here.

The Political Theory and Philosophy Summer School will take place on the 15th – 17th August (waiting list).

The Politics and Political Economy Summer School will take place on the 8th – 10th August (booking closed).

The Politics Summer Schools are open to students aged 15 – 18, and teaching hours for each online course will run from 10.00am till 3.30pm each day, with a lunch break.

These are live online events, with small seminar groups offering fully interactive classroom discussion and debate (much as you would normally expect from our in-person courses). The events will not be recorded, so it is essential that you are able to attend during the course hours, and that you have a reliable audio and video internet connection.

The cost for each three-day Summer School is £275 and you can reserve your place with a 25% non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the payment is due eight weeks in advance of the course start date. Please see here for full booking terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, simply call us on 0800 810 1058 or email us at info@debatechamber.com.

We offer a limited number of full and partial bursaries (of up to 80% of fees) to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for a bursary then please complete your bursary application here.