Music

Short courses with Oxford University

The study of music touches upon every aspect of human life – physical, intellectual, emotional and social.

Music can be studied from a wide variety of perspectives: by reading, listening, performing and composing; by studying composers and musical forms; by exploring the music of the past and the present, and the music of other countries; and by investigating the relationships between the various parts of a composition. 

Some of our short courses in music, 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 courses

We offer a number of online courses and events in music. The video below provides an overview of Analysing Classical Music: An Introduction – a flexible short online course which can be studied from anywhere in the world.


Upcoming courses

Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Thu 07 Mar 2024
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Sat 23 Mar 2024
  • 9:45am – 5:00pm
Online - live • Short courses
  • Mon 15 Apr 2024 – 08 Jul 2024
  • 11 meetings
  • 2:30 – 3:30pm
In-person weekly • Short courses
  • Mon 22 Apr 2024 – Mon 08 Jul 2024
  • 10 meetings
  • 7:00 – 9:00pm
Online - live • Short courses • Lecture series
  • Tue 23 Apr 2024 – 28 May 2024
  • 2:00 – 3:15pm