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

Mixing it up: Understanding and using mixed methods research in social sciences

  • Professional development
  • Tue 02 May 2017 to 27 Jun 2017

Archaeology of the Bible Lands (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 03 May 2017 to 14 Jul 2017

Elizabeth I (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 03 May 2017 to 14 Jul 2017

English Landscape Gardens: 1650 to the Present Day (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 03 May 2017 to 07 Jul 2017

Islamic Art and Architecture (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 03 May 2017 to 14 Jul 2017