Architectural history

Study part-time with Oxford University

Short courses for beginners and professionals

Learn to ‘read’ architecture in a critically informed way, and to recognize and differentiate between major architectural styles with a short course in Oxford or online.

We also offer a programme of courses and workshops in the historic environment for professionals whose work involves fieldwork, planning, management, curation and research, and also for members of the public with a keen interest in archaeology and historic buildings. 

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

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.

We also offer two part-time graduate programmes in architectural history:


Upcoming courses

In-person weekly • Short courses
  • Wed 28 Sep 2022 – Wed 30 Nov 2022
  • 10 meetings
  • 2:00 – 4:00pm
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Wed 28 Sep 2022 – 09 Dec 2022
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Wed 28 Sep 2022 – 09 Dec 2022
In-person weekly • Short courses
  • Tue 01 Nov 2022 – Tue 29 Nov 2022
  • 5 meetings
  • 7:00 – 9:00pm
Online - live • Short courses • Lecture series • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Tue 01 Nov 2022 – 06 Dec 2022
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm