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 • Professional development • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Tue 17 Sep 2024 – 18 Sep 2024
  • 2 meetings
  • 13.30pm Tues - 5pm Wed
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Wed 18 Sep 2024 – 29 Nov 2024
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 23 Sep 2024 – 06 Dec 2024
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Wed 25 Sep 2024 – 06 Dec 2024
Online - live • Short courses
  • Wed 02 Oct 2024 – 04 Dec 2024
  • 10 meetings
  • 2:30 – 3:30pm