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 day/weekend • Short courses
  • Sat 04 Feb 2023
  • 9:45am – 5:00pm
In-person day/weekend • Short courses • Professional development
  • Fri 24 Mar 2023
  • 1 meetings
  • 08:45 - 16:30
In-person day/weekend • Short courses • Professional development
  • Wed 29 Mar 2023 – 31 Mar 2023
  • 3 meetings
  • 9.00am Weds - 5.00pm Fri
Online - live • Short courses
  • Tue 18 Apr 2023 – 27 Jun 2023
  • 10 meetings
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Thu 20 Apr 2023 – 21 Apr 2023
  • 2 meetings
  • 09:00 Thurs - 16:30 Fri