Our online courses extend the rigorous and engaging study for which the University is famous to students anywhere in the world.
Courses are structured as weekly online meetings; interaction with the course tutor and other students takes place in a virtual learning environment. The courses are designed to fit around your schedule; you access the course whenever it is convenient for you.
Choose from over 80 courses across a range of disciplines. Most are short courses of 5-10 weeks in duration. A few longer courses result in Oxford qualifications at the undergraduate, advanced diploma and postgraduate levels. Some courses are designed to help you acquire and update essential skills for your professional development.
Your online course credit can be used for an Oxford Award.
Credit earned from our online short courses is transferable towards our award programme, the Certificate of Higher Education.
The Certificate of Higher Education is a part-time course, lasting between two and four years - depending on how intensively you wish to study. Students choose a main subject discipline in which they do most of their classes, but they combine this with study in other academic subjects. The course enables students to use the credit that they obtain from taking weekly classes, short online courses, practical weekends and attendance at the Oxford University Summer School for Adults to count towards gaining the award. Learn more on the course description page: http://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/Y000-2
Leading change and action on climate change
What kinds of leadership and action are emerging for addressing the challenges of climate change? This course will examine issues, current approaches to leadership at the local, national and global level and will support students in developing their own approach to leading change and innovation on climate change in a personal, local or professional context.
Pompeii and the Cities of the Roman World
Pompeii, preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, acts as a window into the past: how people lived, their shops, houses, gardens, markets; streets where they earned their living; and tombs where they buried their dead.
Microeconomics: an introduction
How do consumers and firms make everyday consumption and production decisions? This course enables students to relate fundamental microeconomic theory with daily economic activity, and explores how market failure can occur in sharp contrast to traditional microeconomic theory.