At Oxbridge Future Leaders we passionately believe that a world-class education is about widening your horizons, about coming away having learnt something new, different and complimentary to your chosen major course. This is why we ask every student to choose a minor subject, and hope that you leave us feeling inspired to carry on studying your new-found interest.

These minor subjects aim to broaden your understanding of the world around you and are taught through a series of lectures given by high-profile experts in their fields.

You will be asked to indicate a preference for which minor subjects you wish to study on your application form, but please be advised that due to numerical restrictions we may not be able to run every single minor subject option every year; we will however endeavour to accommodate all requests.


DIPLOMACY

This Minor Subject attempts to help you understand the processes of international governance between individual states.

 

WOMENS' STUDIES

Through this lecture series you will gain an understanding of the history of women around the world, as well as an appreciation of basic feminist theories and historiography.

 

SECURITY AND TERRORISM STUDIES

Terrorism and global security took on a new shape after 9/11, both in terms of the international reaction, and also as an academic discipline.

 

PEACE STUDIES

How can we best safeguard against future conflict? How can we lay down arms in wars happening today? Learn about the difficulties faced during the vital yet volatile peacemaking process.

 

CLASSICAL CIVILISATION

Why do societies decay? How do they transform and why do they eventually disappear? This minor subject looks across ancient societies and tries to draw out modern lessons from their exemplars.

 

PUBLIC POLICY

Learn more about the challenges facing those tasked with creating and implementing policies worldwide, and the processes by which good political decisions are made.

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Understand the complex relationship of faith, religion and politics in the modern world, and learn about what different religions and world-views have to offer each other.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY

Understanding the history of our evolution helps answer some of the most pressing questions of how we got here today.

 

SOCIOLOGY

Sociology is the study of human society - how do we relate to each other, to our friends and families, and to the rest of the nation as a whole? Understanding these fundamental questions will give you an insight into why societies function as they do.

 

MODERN HISTORY

The twentieth century might justly be called 'the Age of Extremes' - one of the most turbulent and fastest-moving periods in history, it shapes the modern world we live in. How is our world shaped by the events of 1914-1991? And what lessons might we learn?

 

REFUGEE STUDIES

The movement of refugees has become, of late, one of politics' most explosive and pertinent topics. Study the conditions, policies, and challenges surrounding refugees and forced migration.