Postgraduate Certificates


The Department for Continuing Education offers part-time Postgraduate Certificates in the following disciplines:

What is a PG Cert?

Postgraduate Certificates (PG Cert) are taught at the same level as master's degrees, but they are shorter in length. They are ideal for those who wish to advance their knowledge and career prospects but are unable in undertaking signigicant amounts of academic research. 

Our Postgraduate Certificates often attract professionals who wish to advance in their career, and as they are part-time many are able to continue to work full time. They provide an accessible option for students and professionals who wish to build upon previous knowledge and develop new skills. 

Studying a certificate takes less time than a part-time master's and can also be more affordable.

Upon successful completion of a Postgraduate Certificate, some students have gone on to study a Postgraduate Diploma or further graduate study at a master's or doctoral level at Oxford and elsewhere.

Level and demands

As these are postgraduate courses, you are normally expected to have a good first degree, although in exceptional cases candidates may be admitted on the basis of relevant professional experience.

We also offer Postgraduate Diplomas.



Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural History

This one year part-time course covers English architectural history from the Saxon period to the present day.


Postgraduate Certificate in Historical Studies

A taught postgraduate qualification in Historical Studies


Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques

Part-time and taught mostly online, the course provides high quality practical training in techniques for ecological field surveys


Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Studies

This course aims to equip researchers and practitioners with knowledge of the models and theories used in CBT treatment and supervision.


Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The Postgraduate Certificate provides qualified healthcare professionals with high quality training and supervision in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) theory and practice.


Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling

The course forms part of the Oxford University Master’s Programme in Psychodynamic Studies


Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research

A part-time course consisting of three taught modules, part of the Oxford Evidence-Based Health Care Programme


Postgraduate Certificate in Patient Safety

This part-time course for healthcare professionals includes: the science of quality improvement methods; techniques for implementing & sustaining change; evaluation of approaches to patient safety improvement. Can be studied over 1 or 2 years.


Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care

A unique course fostering the future leaders in teaching evidence-based healthcare


Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology

An online course aimed at professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds