History including local and social history

Enrich and extend your knowledge

Short courses for adult learners

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.

Interested in ancient history? Then take a look at our courses in archaeology, ancient history and anthropology.

Part-time Oxford University qualifications

From undergraduate level study to advanced graduate courses.


Upcoming courses

Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 12 Sep 2022 – 25 Nov 2022
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Wed 14 Sep 2022 – 25 Nov 2022
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 19 Sep 2022 – 02 Dec 2022
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 19 Sep 2022 – 02 Dec 2022
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 19 Sep 2022 – 02 Dec 2022