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

Hypersomnias and Parasomnias (Online)

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 12 Nov 2018 to 23 Dec 2018

Online Introduction to Electronics

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 12 Nov 2018 to 17 Feb 2019

Introduction to Sleep Medicine and Methodological Approaches (Online)

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 10 Dec 2018 to 10 Feb 2019

The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 07 Jan 2019 to 17 Mar 2019

Advanced Creative Writing (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 09 Jan 2019 to 22 Mar 2019