Welcome!The Department for Continuing Education supports individuals, organisations, and professional groups on courses covering a wide range of subjects — many of them leading to university qualifications. We offer courses on a part-time basis, online, at residential summer schools, and short courses taking from one day to several weeks. Find out more below…
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- Online and distance courses
Innovative learning and teaching combined with rich interaction with tutors and students.
- Professional development
World class postgraduate education and professional development, including bespoke programmes and short courses.
- Weekly classes
Part-time day or evening courses, open to all, which enable you to follow a topic in greater depth over 10-20 weeks. Coursework included.
- Day and weekend events
Short courses, open to all, featuring some of the world's leading experts in their subject. Meals and accommodation available.
- Award-bearing Courses
Certificate, Diploma, Masters and DPhil programmes requiring 1 or more years of part-time study leading to an award from Oxford University. By application only.
- Summer schools
A variety of residential and non-residential courses including, OUSSA and The Oxford Experience.
Facilities and services
- Alumni benefits
Benefits open to Alumni of the University.
- Business services
Business services, consultancy and contract research.
- Conference services
Superb location and facilities for all your conference and residential needs.
Online learning development and expertise.
- Job vacancies
Job vacancies within the Department for Continuing Education.
- Part-time tutor panel
Apply to join the Department’s panel of part-time tutors.
- Friends of Lifelong Learning
Support lifelong learning at Oxford University.
- Donate to the annual fund
Support the Department as it takes Oxford's scholarship beyond the full-time student body, nationally and globally.
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Sign up to our mailing lists.
- Enquiry form
Contact us online, or sign up to our mailing list.
- How to find us
Maps and addresses for the Department for Continuing Education's three sites.
- Department for Continuing Education:
University of Oxford
1 Wellington Square
Oxford OX1 2JA
+44 (0)1865 270360
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