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EMU: University of Oxford (OPUS)
Oxford, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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|Language of Instruction:||English||
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|Field of Study:||Business, Economics, English Language, English Linguistics, English/Literature, Gender Studies, General Education Requirement, Geography, History, Individualized Studies, International Affairs, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sciences, Women's and Gender Studies|
University of Oxford (OPUS Program)
Fall, Winter, and Summer
15 in Fall/Winter, 6 in Summer
|Junior standing or above with 3.5 GPA. Interested Sophomores please contact the office.|
|Advising:||To Schedule an Appointment.|
The Oxford Experience
The University of Oxford is one of the most distinguished educational institutions in the world. With on-campus advisers and on-site staff in Oxford, EMU ensures a unique and challenging academic experience. The colleges with which OPUS is associated with are:
Tutorial Method: Teaching at Oxford consists of an individual weekly meeting with the academic tutor. For each tutorial session, the student will write an argumentative essay which is presented to the tutor at their next meeting. Students often read their essays to their tutor and are asked to defend it. This process will demonstrate the student’s understanding of, and ability to, critically analyze the subject. This process—research, writing, analysis, and critique is the heart of the tutorial system and encourages intensive research and independence of thought. These tutorials are taught in the same manner and standard as Oxford undergraduates.
Primary & Secondary Tutorials (12 credits): Oxford’s self-designed tutorial method allows for the accommodation of almost any subject except for laboratory studies. Areas of study easiest to accommodate, but not limited to Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, International Relations, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sciences not needing lab work. Students will be required to design their program of study as part of the application process.
Group Tutorial (Fall & Winter ONLY): Students take as part of their course load one of the following introductory group tutorials, selected from C S Lewis, Shakespeare, or British Politics (3 credits).
Tutorial Approval: Prior to acceptance, students will be required to consultant with their academic department advisor on the area of study.
Housing and Meals
All accommodations are single-occupancy furnished bedrooms with shared kitchen, lounge, printer, and bathrooms. Internet access is available through the Oxford colleges at no extra cost. Students may also elect to set up high speed internet access from their house at nominal cost. A periodic cleaning service is included. Up to five students share these houses or flats and are integrated with British Oxford students when possible. Meals are self-catered. As associate members of the Oxford college, students are entitled to dine in college and pay for each meal individually without the overhead of a meal plan.
Application and Advising Notes
This program requires a dual application process in which both EMU and OPUS must approve students to participate. Students are required to attend an advising session as part of the application process.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid and EMU scholarships can be applied to the tuition and fees for this program. Additional scholarships available for EMU students that wish to study abroad can be found through the Office of Financial Aid and on our homepage.