Archaeology

Explore your curiosity

Archaeology, ancient history and anthropology encompass the study of humanity from our origins to the present. The Department has a strong offering of part-time learning opportunities in these subjects, offering students the chance for progression from a short course through to a part-time graduate degree programme.

Short courses for adult learners

Explore a new topic or revisit a favourite subject over the course of a few days, a few weeks or a term. Our short courses run in person or online, with some offered in both formats – so you can choose the study option best for you.

Many of our short courses, including flexible online courses, weekly classes (both in Oxford and online) and some summer schools, can be studied for credit, which means they can count towards a recognised qualification such as our Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education.

Oxford qualifications and professional development


Upcoming courses

In-person weekly • Short courses
  • Thu 29 Feb 2024 – Thu 28 Mar 2024
  • 5 meetings
  • 1:30 – 3:30pm
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Mon 11 Mar 2024 – 13 Mar 2024
  • 3 meetings
  • 08:30 Monday - 17:00 Wednesday
Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Sat 16 Mar 2024
  • 9:45am – 5:00pm
Online - live • Short courses
  • Tue 16 Apr 2024 – 25 Jun 2024
  • 11 meetings
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm
In-person day/weekend • Short courses • Professional development
  • Tue 16 Apr 2024 – 18 Apr 2024
  • 3 meetings
  • 9.00am Tues - 5.00pm Thurs