History of art award programmes

Explore the voices, cultures and experiences behind art’s global tapestry with a part-time course.

Study with one of the oldest and largest communities of parttime learners worldwide to discover the latest debates in the history of art, through flexible learning and visits to Oxford’s world-leading museums and collections. Our part-time courses in the history of art recognise the globally diverse range of users, makers, and viewers, offering you the chance to join a group of peers eager to learn more about visual cultures, voices, and experiences.

Part-time study

From undergraduate certificates and diplomas, that require little or no previous experience, to part-time master's programmes, we have an art history course for you. Discover our part-time qualifications below, or browse all short courses here.

 

Undergraduate Certificate in the History of Art

Undergraduate Certificate in the History of Art

For lovers of art with no previous experience of the subject, this two-year part-time course offers an excellent introduction to those who want to develop their knowledge through structured study.

Undergraduate Diploma in the History of Art

Undergraduate Diploma in the History of Art

A two-year part-time course in which you study two modules from a choice of four, each of which allows you to immerse yourself in a specific period of art history. Taught at second-year undergraduate level.

Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education

Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education

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.

MSt in the History of Design

MSt in the History of Design

This two-year part-time master's degree explores how ordinary things and places created since 1851 reveal fascinating traces of historical experienc

MSt in Literature and Arts (MLA)

MSt in Literature and Arts (MLA)

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.

DPhil in Literature and Arts

DPhil in Literature and Arts

The interdisciplinary DPhil in Literature and Arts supports independent doctoral research on a subject linked to the British past, c.1450 – c.1914, encompassing at least two disciplines from a range including art, history and theology.