Explore a new topic or revisit a favourite subject over the course of a few days, a few weeks or a term. Our short courses run in person or online, with some offered in both formats – so you can choose the study option best for you.
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.
Islam and the West, Past and Present, will examine the relationship between Islam and the West historically, discussing why things have gone wrong since the invasion of Iraq and studying recent developments in Iran, Afghanistan and the Arab World.
Judges are 'enemies of the people', covid restrictions 'unacceptable assaults on individual freedom, law 'inadequate to deal with violence against women'. The law has never been so controversial. But what are the realities behind the headlines?
Tue 26 Sep 2023 – Tue 28 Nov 2023
2:00 – 4:00pm
Part-time Oxford qualifications
Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in history and local history.
A flexible, part-time route to an Oxford University qualification. Gain credit from flexible short online courses, weekly classes, and the Oxford University Summer School for Adults. Explore a wide range of subjects in this multidisciplinary programme.
A part-time modular course lasting two years, which covers English society from the early medieval period to the late twentieth century. Taught mainly through residential weekends, the course makes excellent use of Oxford’s historical resources.
Advance your skills and methodology in researching local, regional and social history with this one-year, part-time online advanced diploma. Taught completely online, the course is taught at third-year undergraduate level.
An interdisciplinary programme which encompasses literature, history, art, architectural history, political thought and the history of ideas. Designed around 3 sequential periods of British history, from Early Modern to the early 20th century.