Architectural history

Study part-time with Oxford University

Short courses for beginners and professionals

Learn to ‘read’ architecture in a critically informed way, and to recognize and differentiate between major architectural styles. Introductory short courses are augmented by those that focus on important architectural movements and practitioners, and the architecture of the city of Oxford and the local region. 

Our programme of courses and workshops in the historic environment offer expert tuition for professionals whose work involves fieldwork, planning, management, curation and research, and also for members of the public with a keen interest in archaeology and historic buildings. 

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

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.

We also offer two part-time graduate programmes:


Upcoming courses

Online - live • Short courses
  • Wed 27 Oct 2021 – 01 Dec 2021
  • 6 meetings
  • 2:00 – 3:00pm
Online - live • Short courses • Lecture series • Hybrid teaching
  • Tue 02 Nov 2021 – 07 Dec 2021
  • 6 meetings
  • 11.00am - 12.30pm
Short intensive • Short courses
  • Tue 30 Nov 2021 – 02 Dec 2021
  • 3 meetings
Online - live • Short courses
  • Wed 19 Jan 2022 – 30 Mar 2022
  • 11 meetings
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Wed 19 Jan 2022 – 01 Apr 2022