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.
Online - live • Short courses • Lecture series • Hybrid - in person or online
Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine is a pivotal moment in modern history. Paul Chaisty considers the domestic drivers of the conflict and its consequences for Russian political development, presenting research on popular opinion in Russia.
Short intensive • Short courses • Professional development
The Oxford Advanced Pre-sessional Course is a challenging and intensive 9-week programme aimed at preparing students (both native and non-native speakers of English) for postgraduate degree programmes in the UK.
This course traces how "orthodoxy" emerged from a rich mixture of competing ideas in the first few centuries after Christ. What made some beliefs "heretical" and others "orthodox"? To what extent was early Christianity shaped by the challenges it faced?
The 12th century was a time of significant change in Western Europe, with new developments in virtually all aspects of medieval life. This course will explore how the phenomenon of the 12th century renaissance impacted the society of Medieval Oxford.
Tue 16 Apr 2024 – 25 Jun 2024
3:00 – 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.
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.