Archaeology

Explore your curiosity

Archaeology, ancient history and anthropology encompass the study of humanity from our origins to the present. The Department has a strong offering of part-time learning opportunities in these subjects, offering students the chance for progression from a short course through to a part-time graduate degree programme.

Short courses for adult learners

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.

Many of our short courses, including flexible online courses, weekly classes (both in Oxford and online) and some summer schools, can be studied for credit, which means they can count towards a recognised qualification such as our Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education.

Oxford qualifications and professional development


Upcoming courses

Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Sat 11 Feb 2023
  • 9:30am – 4:45pm
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Mon 13 Mar 2023 – 15 Mar 2023
  • 3 meetings
  • 08:30 Monday - 17:00 Wednesday
Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Sat 18 Mar 2023
  • 9:15am – 5:15pm
In-person day/weekend • Short courses • Professional development
  • Fri 24 Mar 2023
  • 1 meetings
  • 08:45 - 16:30
In-person day/weekend • Short courses • Professional development
  • Wed 29 Mar 2023 – 31 Mar 2023
  • 3 meetings
  • 9.00am Weds - 5.00pm Fri