History including local and social history

Enrich and extend your knowledge

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.

Interested in ancient history? Then take a look at our courses in archaeology, ancient history and anthropology.

Part-time Oxford University qualifications

From undergraduate level study to advanced postgraduate courses.


Upcoming courses

Online - live • Short courses • Lecture series • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Fri 01 Mar 2024
  • 2:00 – 3:15pm
Online - live • Short courses • Lecture series • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Fri 08 Mar 2024
  • 2:00 – 3:15pm
In-person day/weekend • Short courses
  • Sat 16 Mar 2024 – 17 Mar 2024
  • 9.45am Sat - 5.00pm Sun
Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Sat 13 Apr 2024
  • 9:45am – 5:00pm
Short intensive • Short courses • Professional development
  • Mon 15 Apr 2024 – 14 Jun 2024