Architectural history award programmes
Gain a qualification with Oxford University
Part-time courses for adult learners
Architectural history has been taught within the Department for Continuing Education for many years. Our courses are specifically designed for adult students with busy lives and we teach in smaller groups than many full-time courses. Tutors and students meet in an informal, supportive and friendly environment. We get to know each student’s aspirations and needs.
Undergraduate study and short courses
Certificate of Higher Education
Credit earned from our short online courses, weekly classes and the Oxford University Summer School of Adults is transferable towards our Certificate of Higher Education - a part-time undergraduate course in which you study a main subject discipline but also undertake study in other academic subjects.
- Find out more about the Certificate of Higher Education
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Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural History
This part-time course, studied over 11 months, provides a unique opportunity to study the history of England’s architecture and buildings.
The course covers English architectural history from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day, and offers an introduction to research techniques and methods of recording buildings.
Find out more about the Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural History
DPhil in Architectural History
The part-time DPhil (Doctor of Philosophy, equivalent to a PhD) enables students to undertake individual research to a high level in architectural history. Past students have studied for the intrinsic interest of the subject as well as in connection with careers in heritage management and conservation.
Find out more about the DPhil in Architectural History
Diane's experience renovating English properties rekindled her interest in studying architecture so she applied for our part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural History.
Rosemary had a varied career before studying for a DPhil in Architectural History, where the Department’s staff encouraged her for six years.