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We offer over 1000 courses per year across a broad spectrum of subjects. Classes vary in length from one-day seminars and short courses to weekly classes, online courses, summer schools, and degree programmes.

Courses are grouped by their duration or focus into the broad categories you see below. Use the search feature to the left to find courses by subject; or click on any of the course groupings below to learn more. You may also wish to browse a list of all our courses.

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Day & weekend events

Courses of 1 or 2 days duration, usually held at weekends. The majority of these courses require no coursework.

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Weekly classes

Courses which meet once per week over a period of 10 or 20 weeks. Most require coursework and are assessed.

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Online & distance learning

These courses range from short courses of 5, 10 or 20 weeks duration, to part-time degree programmes.

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Professional development

For organizations and professionals worldwide, these courses range from short refresher courses to full degree programmes.

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Oxford qualifications

Requiring one or more years of part-time study, these courses lead to an award from the University of Oxford

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Summer schools

One-week residential and non-residential courses. Most require no coursework, and are non-assessed.

Course Highlights

Courses held in Reading

We offer over 80 evening courses on the London Road Campus. More...

Mature Students' Guide

Over 21 years old and not sure where to start at Oxford? The University's new Mature Students' Guide (pdf) offers advice on points of entry. (Hint: most points of entry are here with us!) More...

International Students

Information on courses for international students, visas, English language requirements and more can be found on our international students pages.

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