Online Courses

Study whenever it suits you, from anywhere in the world. 

Our short online courses take place in a virtual learning environment. Most courses are 10 weeks in duration and they all run asynchronously – they have no live-time meetings - so you do not have to be online at any specific time to take the course. You can access the course whenever it is convenient for you, from anywhere in the world.

Class sizes are kept small to maximise interaction between you and your classmates and tutor in the online forums. Students are able to take part in in-depth discussions and receive personalised tutor guidance and feedback.

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Sample units from online courses are available to view from the course demonstration site.

A new programme of virtual weekly classes

Prefer face-to-face study? Weekly Oxford Worldwide (WOW) is a new programme, delivered online as interactive, fully-tutored courses. Learn more about the new WOW programme 

Course credit

Coursework is an integral part of all our short online courses and WOW classes. Everyone enrolled will be expected to do coursework, but only those who have registered for credit will be awarded CATS points for completing work at the required standard.

Please refer to our CATS Points System guidelines to find out more about CATS points and how to register for credit.

Credit earned from our short online courses and WOW classes is transferable towards our award programme, the Certificate of Higher Education.


Upcoming courses

  • Short courses
  • Mon 21 Sep 2020 – 04 Dec 2020
  • Short courses
  • Mon 11 Jan 2021 – 26 Mar 2021
  • Short courses
  • Mon 11 Jan 2021 – 26 Mar 2021
  • Short courses
  • Mon 11 Jan 2021 – 26 Mar 2021
  • Short courses
  • Mon 11 Jan 2021 – 26 Mar 2021