Online courses


Structured as weekly online meetings, these courses take place in a virtual learning environment. Class sizes are kept small (capped at 32 students, or 20 for creative writing) to maximise interaction between students and the tutor. Courses are normally 5-10 or 20 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

Introduction to Sleep Medicine and Methodological Approaches (Online)

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 11 Dec 2017 to 11 Feb 2018

Advanced Creative Writing (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 10 Jan 2018 to 23 Mar 2018

Europe of the Dictators (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 10 Jan 2018 to 23 Mar 2018

Field Techniques for Surveying Mammals & Reptiles

  • Professional development
  • Wed 10 Jan 2018 to 14 Feb 2018

Globalisation (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 10 Jan 2018 to 23 Mar 2018