Studying with us

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.

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

Online facilities

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

Library facilities

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

Assessment and exams

Information about coursework and exams

Transcripts and certificates

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

Award-Bearing Handbook

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

Award ceremony

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

Support for students with disabilities

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

Student health

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


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

Students FAQ

Frequently asked questions about studying at the department

Terms and conditions

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