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About University of Oxford Partnership
Dive into your discipline with Oxford's tutorial system! You will be a Visiting Student at a specific college, and will focus your studies on your major and minor subjects. Most tutorials will be one-on-one or small group meetings between students and tutors, though some science subjects have lectures as well.
University of Oxford Partnership Benefits
- Study at one of the world's most prestigious universities.
- Oxford is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of major research universities in the United Kingdom (similar to the Ivy League)
- Classic tutorial-based courses allow you to delve deeply into your subject area
- The one-on-one teaching format means that your syllabus is flexible based on your interests
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Academics at University of Oxford Partnership
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The hallmark of the University of Oxford academics is the tutorial system. The tutorial is typically a one-hour meeting between one or two students and the tutor. Tutorials usually meet once a week or every other week, and at the center of the tutorial is an essay on a topic the tutor previously assigned. The tutor will lead a discussion about the essay topic in an effort to provide new insights. At the end of the tutorial, the tutor will assign a new topic and may offer recommended reading. Tutorials are individually arranged, taking into account the subject to be studied and the tutor's area of expertise. They are similar to independent study courses, but Oxford students bear even more responsibility for conducting independent research and maintaining good academic progress. The University of Oxford organizes weekly lectures on myriad academic subjects, and all students at the University, regardless of college, are welcome to attend. Lectures are not usually mandatory except for some science subjects, but tutors often recommend them as good supplements to tutorials and research.
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