Natural sciences

Explore natural phenomena with Oxford University

Short courses in Oxford and online

Our courses in the natural sciences include biology, physics, astronomy and earth science, with some overlap into the medical and environmental sciences. Courses might be hands-on or philosophical, and might address topics as diverse as climate change, particle physics, animal behaviour, the universe or the brain. 

Many of our courses can be studied for credit which means they can count towards a recognised qualification, such as our Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education.

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The video below was filmed during a past day school (Animals as Inventors) and is an example of what students can expect from our face-to-face classes. Presented by Dr Thomas Hesselberg, Director of Studies in Biological Sciences at the department.


Upcoming courses

  • Short courses
  • Mon 14 Jun 2021 – 27 Aug 2021
  • Short courses
  • Wed 16 Jun 2021 – 03 Sep 2021
  • Short courses
  • Mon 21 Jun 2021 – 03 Sep 2021
  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 05 Jul 2021 – 09 Jul 2021
  • Short courses
  • Sat 10 Jul 2021 – 17 Jul 2021