Low-residency programmes

Flexible learning

Our low-residency programmes offer flexibility, allowing students to study whilst continuing with their day-to-day life. The short residential stays or summer schools provide high contact hours with tutors and fellow students, resulting in a fully immersive experience.

Browse our diverse range of low-residency courses and programmes below.

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education

A flexible, part-time route to an Oxford University qualification. Gain credit from short online courses, weekly classes, and the Oxford University Summer School for Adults.

Foundation Certificate in English Literature

A two-year part-time course which covers a similar syllabus to the first year of the full-time degree in English Language and Literature at Oxford University.

Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing

For aspiring writers, the Diploma offers involvement in a wide range of literary projects over two years of focused part-time study.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques

Part-time and taught mostly online, the course provides high quality practical training in techniques for ecological field surveys.

MSt in Creative Writing

A two-year, part-time master's offering a unique combination of high contact hours, genre specialization, and critical and creative breadth.

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.

MSt in International Human Rights Law

The University of Oxford's Master's in International Human Rights Law is a part-time degree offered over two academic years, involving a combination of distance learning and summer residencies

MSt in Practical Ethics

A highly interdisciplinary course focusing on the application of rigorous philosophical analysis to real-life ethical problems.

Urban studies

Postgraduate part-time courses in urban studies for professionals, offering multidisciplinary perspectives on sustainable urban development

Medical and health sciences

Nanotechnology and nanomedicine

Postgraduate part-time courses, online courses and training in nanotechnology and nanomedicine.

Surgical science and practice

Flexible part-time courses and training to develop leadership skills for surgeons and other healthcare professionals.

Experimental and translational therapeutics

Postgraduate part-time courses and training in experimental therapeutics and translational medicine.

Paediatric infectious diseases

Postgraduate part-time courses in paediatric infectious diseases through tutored online study and residential training.

Evidence-based health care

A world-class programme that equips individuals to transform health care with evidence-based methods.