1) Culture, Art and Society Course (No Language Requirement)

● Politics and Party Systems

Public Speaking

Shakespeare and Human Nature

Field Study: Local Court/Community Activities (Optional)

British Education

● British Literature

● Local theatre / Shakespeare plays


2) Internet Analysis and Data Mining

● Introduction to data science and reproducible research

● Usability and data science projects

● Providing data reports and data visualisations to teams and management.

●  Learning to effectively collect, analyse, and interpret big data

● Using tools to examine data and derive valuable insights

● Driving decision-making with relevant results and analyses, influencing positive outcomes

●  Effectively communicating results to technical and non-technical audiences


3) Business and Management

● Managing Innovative Technology

● Business and Technology Valuation and Marketing

● Strategic management of global businesses;

● Leadership of technology-intensive and digital businesses;

● Taking Software and Digital Ideas to Market


4) VR and AR Application Workshops

● 3D modelling

● Activity Interface Design

● User experience (UX) design,

● Storytelling and app deployment

● Organise Demos/Talks/Lab visits


5) General Cutting-edge Science and Innovation Course (Including Culham Science Park Visit)

● Robotics

● Artificial Intelligence De-mystified: Opportunities and Value

● Industry Case Studies: retail, oil and gas, autonomous vehicles, affective computing (emotional AI)

● Culham Science Park (The Biggest Fusion Machine in the world)

● Application of Machine Learning

● Design Thinking: A Collection of Methods and Tools for Inventive Problem-solving


6) Future Cities and Public Policy


Sustainable Urban Development with Case Studies

● Sustainable Urban Development: Designing Resilient Cities

● Social Science Research Methods: Strategies and Ethics

● Urban and Regional Economics: Growth Theories, Old and New

● Economic Geography: Trade Specialisation and Multiplier Analysis Tools

● Social Science Research Methods: Design, Data Collection, and Data Analysis


Social Innovation

● Applied & Scientific approach: Digital Social Innovation

● Transitional and Experimental Smart Cities: Urban Living Labs

● Social Capital & Social Entrepreneurship

● (Strategic) Governance and Public Policy


Territorial Prospective & Strategic Planning

● Collective Intelligence

● Local Governance, Citizen Participation & Communitarian Development

● Action Research Methodologies

● Political Innovation: Civic Nationalism, Sovereignty, Stateless Small Nations, Identity, Constitutional Change, Self-government, The Right to Decide, Devolution & Independence.


7) Academic Writing

·● Academic Listening, Reading and Writing

- choose appropriate research topics for college classes

- write detailed outlines for research paper

- find source material for research papers

- take and organize good notes for research

 - use appropriate academic tone and language

- document sources by creating a Works Cited list

- avoid plagiarizing your sources

- Master the basics of sentence structure, formatting, and punctuation

- Understand how to approach various common writing assignments

● Academic Speaking and Presentation Skills

Students take part in: individual/group presentations, seminars, debates, panel and group discussions.

In this module, students prepare two presentations, including one solo presentation in their area of academic specialization


Compulsory and Public Selective Course

● British Customs & Etiquette (Social and Business)

● Research Proposal Guidance

● Sharing Session 1 - My Experience of Applying Oxford and Other Universities

● Sharing Session 2- How I Conduct Research in Oxford


British Cultural Experience

British Afternoon Tea

Historical Oxford Pubs

Local Concerts

Shakespeare Plays or Local Theatre



Sound academic performance: 70 (on a 100 scale) at the minimum.


* Except Culture, Art and Society course, 1st-year undergraduates are required to be reviewed on the registration materials.

* 1st-year undergraduates from some partner universities do not need to submit academic results.

For more details, please ask your home institution.


English proficiency

(1) IELTS: minimum 5.5 for overall average

(2) TOEFL: minimum 85 for the overall score

(3) College English Test (CET)-4: minimum 425 (applicable to Chinese university applicants only.)

(4) College English Test (CET)-6: minimum 500 (applicable to Chinese university applicants only)

* For those applicants who have not taken the above tests by the time of application, their English proficiency must be assessed through Tele-interview by a programme officer

* This requirement for proof of English proficiency is not required for applicants whose first language is English, those whose first language is not English but have successfully completed a full-time degree-level academic programme at a university where English is the language of instruction, or those who have extensive experience working in a professional English-speaking environment.

* The selection panel of the Course will consider the overall qualifications of each applicant.



A limited level of scholarships (normally for university students) are available for those applicants who have competitive performance during the programme and in the home institution.




Specific Subjects Courses (20 hours)