Online courses


Structured as weekly online meetings; interaction with the course tutor and other students takes place in a virtual learning environment and the courses are designed to fit around your schedule. Courses are normally 5-10 weeks in duration. A few longer courses result in Oxford qualifications at the undergraduate, advanced diploma and postgraduate levels.

Sample units from online courses in Archaeology, Art History, Literature and Philosophy are available to view from the course demonstration site.

Registration for course credit

Please refer to our CATS Points System guidelines to find out how to register for credit.

Your online course credit can be used for an Oxford Award

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

Upcoming courses

History of Medicine (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 02 Nov 2016 to 09 Dec 2016

The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 09 Jan 2017 to 18 Mar 2017

Advanced Creative Writing (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 11 Jan 2017 to 24 Mar 2017

Age of Revolution (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 11 Jan 2017 to 24 Mar 2017

Dürer to Bruegel: Northern Renaissance Art c.1480-1580 (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 11 Jan 2017 to 24 Mar 2017