Award-Bearing Handbook

Who is the handbook for?

This handbook is for all Continuing Education students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses that lead to a University award - a Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Master's level qualification. There are separate handbooks for DPhil students, for students on the Bachelor of Theology and associated courses, and for students on the PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Other key sources of information

The aim of the handbook is to provide an introduction and links to key resources relevant to your study at Oxford.  You should read it in conjunction with your Course Handbook and the University Student Handbook (note that the University Student Handbook is written mainly with full-time resident students in mind, however, much of it applies equally to part-time students).  Other useful information is available on the Current students section of the Continuing Education website, and key departmental policies are available on our Terms and Conditions webpage.

If you can't find what you need, please contact us.

Setting up access

Information about your University card, Oxford username and other things you need to know before your course starts

Student support

How to access welfare and support services

Coursework and exams

Information about submitting assessed work and exams

Academic support

Important study skills, academic performance and research ethics information, and support with managing your studies


Libraries, computing facilities, virtual learning environments and accommodation

Student representation and governance

Information about students' involvement in Departmental structures

After your course

Results, graduation and future careers

Policies and guidance

Policies, guidance and terms and conditions that affect your studies

Students FAQ

Frequently asked questions about studying at the department