Postgraduate Diplomas


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

We also offer full-time programmes in:

What is a PG Dip?

Postgraduate Diplomas (PG Dip) are taught at the same level as master's degrees, but they are shorter in length. Some students progress on to a Postgraduate Diploma after completing a Postgraduate Certificate.

Upon successful completion of a Postgraduate Diploma, some students have gone on to 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 Certificates.



Oxford University Diplomatic Studies Programme

The Diplomatic Studies Programme brings together diplomats in early-to-mid career for a course lasting a full academic year


Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice

A unique full-time residential course designed to equip you with the practical skills and theoretical understanding needed to contribute effectively to conservation research and action in the developing world.


Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice

A two-year part-time postgraduate course which forms part of the Oxford University Master’s Programme in Psychodynamic Studies


Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The Diploma builds on credits obtained in the Postgraduate Certificate in CBT, or Enhanced CBT, and allows you to specialise further.


Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research

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


Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

The Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases is a part-time two-year programme looking at both the theoretical and practical aspects of paediatric infection. The course is taught via a blend of online and residential components.