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. 

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> Ways to study: how our short courses work

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
  • Sat 11 Dec 2021
  • 9.15am-5.00pm
Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid teaching
  • Sat 15 Jan 2022
  • 09.15 - 17.00
Online - live • Short courses
  • Mon 17 Jan 2022 – 28 Mar 2022
  • 11 meetings
  • 10:30 – 11:30am
Online - live • Short courses
  • Tue 18 Jan 2022 – 29 Mar 2022
  • 11 meetings
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm
Online - live • Short courses
  • Thu 20 Jan 2022 – 07 Apr 2022
  • 11 meetings
  • 3:00 – 4:00pm