There are approximately 14,000 part-time students at the University of Oxford, studying on over 1000 courses and programmes offered through this Department.
Students can begin their studies in a variety of ways:
- 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 professionals already working in a variety of fields.
We have been teaching adult learners since 1878; so whatever your qualifications and goals, there is mostly likely a place for you here.
Central accommodation for visitors and students at the Department for Continuing Education
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 Theathre
The Library is one of the Bodleian Libraries and is located within the Department for Continuing Education at Rewley House
Using Moodle VLE, Weblearn, eduroam (wifi), Nexus email and other IT facilities
Frequently asked questions about studying at the department
Students with disabilities
Information for students with disabilities and special needs at the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford
What to do if you have a condition which may affect your studies.
Student representation at the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford
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
Transcripts and certificates
How to obtain a record of CATS points, transcripts and certificates.