Specific Subjects Courses (20 hours)

1) Culture, Art and Society 
● Democracy, Party and Election Systems in the UK
● Shakespeare and Human Nature
● Field Study: Local Court/Community Activities (Optional)
● British Education 
● British Literature 
● Local theatre / Shakespeare plays
● Public Speaking and Presentation Skills


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 audience

 

3) Business and Management
● Better Together: Leading Diverse, High-performance Teams (Lego Interactive Team Exercise)
● Organisational Culture and Inclusion in the Technology Industry (Uber Case Study)
● From 'Start-up' to 'Grown-up': Scaling Organisations Through Design (Google/ Alphabet Case Study)
● From leadership to Leaderless: Self-organising Through Technology (Zappos Case Study)
● Strategic Management of Global Businesses
● Managing Global Value Chains for High-Tech Businesses
● Managing Innovation in/from Emerging Markets
● Managing Global Acquisitions for Emerging Markets Executive

 

4) General Cutting-edge Science and Innovation Course (Including Culham Science Park Visit)
● Robotics and the Future of Work 
● AI — Deep Generative Models and Driverless Cars 
● The present and future capabilities of Creative Artificial Intelligence
● Culham Science Park Visit
● Application of Machine Learning
● Design Thinking: A Collection of Methods and Tools for Inventive Problem-solving
● Multi-Robot Coordination and Service Robotics

 

5) 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

Territorial Prospective & Strategic Planning
•Collective Intelligence
•Local Governance, Citizen Participation & Communitarian Development
•Political Innovation: Civic Nationalism, Sovereignty, Stateless Small Nations, Identity, Constitutional Change, Self-government, The Right to Decide, Devolution & Independence.


6) 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

Requirements
Sound academic performance: 70 (on a 100 scale) at the minimum. 
* 1st-year undergraduates from some partner universities do not need to submit academic results. 
For more details, please contact 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 or have not been in a professional English-speaking environment for years, their English proficiency must be assessed through Tele-interview by the 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 been involved in 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.


Scholarships
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.