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.

> View all archaeology short courses

> Ways to study: how our short courses work

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.

Part-time Oxford University qualifications

From undergraduate level study in archaeology and British archaeology, to advanced archaeology courses for those seeking to further their knowledge.

> Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

Upcoming courses

Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 24 Jan 2022 – 08 Apr 2022
Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid teaching
  • Sat 05 Feb 2022
  • 9.30am - 5.15pm
Online - live • Short courses
  • Sat 26 Feb 2022 – 27 Feb 2022
  • 9.00am Sat - 12.45pm Sun
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Wed 20 Apr 2022 – 01 Jul 2022
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 25 Apr 2022 – 08 Jul 2022