Distance learning

Flexible Oxford qualifications

The Department offers a number of part-time undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. All are designed for the specific needs of adult learners and many can be studied mostly, or entirely, online.

Our distance learning programmes are listed below. Alternatively, you can find out more about all our award-bearing programmes here.

Online undergraduate programmes

Undergraduate – choose how you study

Mostly online postgraduate programmes

We also offer a number of low-residency programmes that allow students to study whilst continuing with their day-to-day life. The short residential stays provide high contact hours with tutors and fellow students, resulting in a fully immersive experience.

Professional development

A number of our continuing professional development (CPD) courses can be studied online from anywhere in the world. 

Our extensive range of CPD courses are designed for those who wish to update their skills, change career, or earn a qualification. We work with academic experts across the University and beyond to deliver world-class programmes to professional learners from across the globe, both in Oxford and online.

Browse professional development courses

Online short courses and events

Day schools and weekend events

Day schools and weekend events

Join us in Oxford or online to explore a topic in depth over one or two days with multiple speakers or extend your knowledge over several weeks with a lecture series.

Flexible, short online courses

Flexible, short online courses

Flexible and accredited tutor-led online courses of 10 weeks. Study whenever it suits you, from anywhere in the world.

Weekly Oxford Worldwide

Weekly Oxford Worldwide

Online – live courses are taught completely online and have scheduled, interactive tutor-led online meetings to attend, along with pre-recorded lectures and course materials.