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 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 discussions 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 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 04 Aug 2024 – 10 Aug 2024
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development
  • Mon 02 Sep 2024 – 13 Sep 2024
  • 4 meetings
  • 19:00-20:30 (UK time)
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 09 Sep 2024 – 22 Nov 2024
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 09 Sep 2024 – 22 Nov 2024
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 09 Sep 2024 – 22 Nov 2024