The Department for Continuing Education exists to enable Oxford University to reach students beyond the full-time student body. We enhance the local, national and international impact of the University by engaging with audiences that the University would not otherwise reach, including through Master’s and Doctoral programmes in flexible formats, attracting high-calibre adult learners.
We offer more than 1000 courses and programmes each year to students from all over the globe. We work within the University and beyond it, in the development of new programmes to meet the educational needs of changing times.
The Department has an active interdisciplinary research community, with a strong focus on the humanities and social sciences – including subjects at the forefront of today’s challenges and opportunities, such as sustainable urban development and international human rights law.
With pressure on universities to be more relevant and accessible to society, industry and the professions, the Department for Continuing Education plays a vital role in the University of Oxford’s widening participation initiatives.
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