More than 17,000 adult learners study part-time at the University of Oxford, studying 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.
- Part-time Oxford undergraduate awards and postgraduate degrees are longer programmes which 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.
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
The Library is one of the Bodleian Libraries and is located within the Department for Continuing Education at Rewley House
Students with disabilities
Information for students with disabilities and special needs at the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford
Assessment and exams
Information on assessment and exams at the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford
The crowning achievement: students receive their awards at Oxford's iconic Sheldonian Theatre
Using Moodle VLE, Weblearn, eduroam (wifi), Nexus email and other IT facilities
Frequently asked questions about studying at the department
What to do if you have a condition which may affect your studies.
Student representation at the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford
Transcripts and certificates
How to obtain a record of CATS points, transcripts and certificates.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions and policies (including refunds) and procedures for applicants and students
Central accommodation for visitors and students at the Department for Continuing Education