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

In-person day/weekend • Short courses
  • Sat 22 Oct 2022
  • 10:00am – 4:45pm
Short intensive • Short courses
  • Tue 29 Nov 2022 – 01 Dec 2022
  • 3 meetings
Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Fri 02 Dec 2022
  • 4:45 – 6:00pm
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 09 Jan 2023 – 24 Mar 2023
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 09 Jan 2023 – 24 Mar 2023