How our short courses work

Join us online or in Oxford

Ways to study with Oxford Continuing Education 

Explore a new topic or revisit a favourite subject over the course of a few days, a few weeks or a term. Our short courses run in person or online, with some offered in both formats – so you can choose the study option best for you.

  • Online – live’ courses are taught completely online and have scheduled, live-time meetings to attend. Live-time discussion and Q&A take place via an online platform. Additionally, some ‘online – live’ weekly courses have prerecorded lectures to enjoy. Courses include day events, weekend schools, lecture series and weekly classes. 
  • Online – flexible’ courses are taught fully online but have no live-time meetings – so you can study when it suits you at any time of the day or night. Teaching takes place in a virtual learning environment, with students and tutors interacting in online text-based forums. The forums are not live and students can add their comments at any time. 
  • In-person events require attendance in Oxford and have no online components. These include weekly classes, day events and weekend schools. 
  • Hybrid teaching events are livestreamed from Oxford, or another specified location, and include lecture series, day events and weekend schools. You can choose to join either in person or online. 

Upcoming courses

Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 10 Jul 2022 – 15 Jul 2022
Summer schools • Short courses • Professional development
  • Sun 10 Jul 2022 – 23 Jul 2022
Summer schools • Short courses • Professional development
  • Sun 24 Jul 2022 – 06 Aug 2022
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 14 Aug 2022 – 20 Aug 2022
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 21 Aug 2022 – 27 Aug 2022