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 recognise 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 postgraduate programmes in architectural history:


Upcoming courses

Online - live • Short courses
  • Wed 17 Jan 2024 – 27 Mar 2024
  • 11 meetings
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm
In-person weekly • Short courses
  • Mon 22 Jan 2024 – Mon 25 Mar 2024
  • 10 meetings
  • 2:00 – 4:00pm
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 22 Jan 2024 – 05 Apr 2024
In-person weekly • Short courses
  • Wed 24 Jan 2024 – Wed 27 Mar 2024
  • 10 meetings
  • 2:00 – 4:00pm
In-person weekly • Short courses
  • Thu 25 Jan 2024 – Thu 28 Mar 2024
  • 10 meetings
  • 2:00 – 4:00pm