Studying with us

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More than 14,000 adult learners annually are enrolled on flexible, part-time courses at the University of Oxford, on more than 1000 courses and programmes offered through this Department.

  • Short courses for the general public can be studied with no previous qualifications. We offer day schools, weekly classes, summer schools and online courses, some of which can be taken for credit.
  • Oxford undergraduate awards and postgraduate degrees are designed for those who wish to balance work and life with their studies. These longer programmes require an amount of previous study or experience, and are subject to a competitive application process.
  • Several hundred Continuing Professional Development programmes are geared for working professionals in many fields, including the health sciences, technology, business, environment and sustainability.

We have been offering education and training to adult learners since 1878. Explore the student support resources below.

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Award-Bearing Handbook

For students registered on courses leading to an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification

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Study skills for students

If you are new to higher education or have not studied for some time, you may benefit from our study skills programme

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Library facilities

The Library is one of the Bodleian Libraries and is located within the Department for Continuing Education at Rewley House

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Online facilities

Using Moodle, Canvas, Weblearn, eduroam (wifi), Nexus email and other IT facilities

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Support for students with disabilities

Information on support for students with disabilities and special needs at the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford

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Student health

What to do if you have a condition which may affect your studies.

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Assessment and exams

Information about coursework and exams

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Transcripts and certificates

How to obtain a record of CATS points, transcripts and certificates.

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Award ceremony

The crowning achievement: students receive their awards at Oxford's iconic Sheldonian Theatre

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Accommodation

Central accommodation for visitors and students at the Department for Continuing Education

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Students FAQ

Frequently asked questions about studying at the department

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Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions, policies,and procedures for current and prospective students on Continuing Education courses.