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.

> View all archaeology short courses

> Ways to study: how our short courses work

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.

Part-time Oxford University qualifications

From undergraduate level study in archaeology and British archaeology, to advanced archaeology courses for those seeking to further their knowledge.

> Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

Professional courses in the historic environment 

Our courses and workshops in the historic environment offer expert tuition for professionals and members of the public with a keen interest in archaeology and historic buildings. 

> Courses and workshops in the historic environment

Upcoming courses

Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid teaching
  • Sat 28 May 2022
  • 9.15am - 4.45pm
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 20 Jun 2022 – 02 Sep 2022
Weekend • Short courses • Professional development
  • Mon 20 Jun 2022
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 20 Jun 2022 – 02 Sep 2022
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Wed 22 Jun 2022 – 02 Sep 2022