Graduate School

Supporting part-time graduate study

Get the most out of your doctoral studies

The Graduate School facilitates a stimulating and enriching learning and research environment for all the Department's part-time graduate students. It provides research training and researcher development activities for part-time graduates, while fostering a strong intellectual community for our diverse student body.

As a part-time graduate student at the University of Oxford you will be a member of one of the most highly regarded educational and research institutions in the world. The Graduate School will help you make the most of the wealth of resources and opportunities available, drawing on our extensive experience in supporting part-time graduate study.

Training sessions and events

The Graduate School offers training in a range of topics that will help you to conduct your research and develop your skills as an independent researcher. 

Visit our Graduate School training events page to explore and register for upcoming sessions.

Additional training is also available to you through other departments and divisions, and services such as IT Services and the Bodleian Library. You also have access to training through

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) also organises a programme of research, networking and training events each term aimed at those working in the Humanities. 

Short courses for researchers

The Graduate School also offers short courses open to students and research fellows outside of the University. Many of these can be taken for credit and discounted rates are available for students.

Browse upcoming short courses below.

The secret life of research interviewing: SLoRI

The secret life of research interviewing: SLoRI

This short course is for postgraduate students wishing to gain an understanding of the theoretical, practical and ethical practices an...

Mixing it up: Understanding and using mixed methods research in social sciences

Mixing it up: Understanding and using mixed methods research in social sciences

An online course for researchers which critically discusses mixed methods approaches to social science analysis.

Digital ethnography

Digital ethnography

This course explores issues and methods involved in conducting qualitative and/or ethnographic research in the social sciences related to the...