Historical Studies, Postgraduate Certificate | Part time | University of Oxford | Oxford, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate Blended

Historical Studies

12 months
10255 GBP/year
5190 GBP/year
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This Historical Studies one year part-time course from the University of Oxford offers an exciting opportunity for graduates of any discipline to pursue a taught graduate qualification in historical studies and to research and write a substantial dissertation. www.conted.ox.ac.uk/postgraduate-certificate-in-historical-studies


About this course

The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Historical Studies from the University of Oxford can be studied as a stand-alone course or form the first year of the MSt in Historical Studies.

A variety of teaching methods will be used in both the face-to-face and online elements of the course. In addition to lectures, PowerPoint slide presentations and tutor-led discussion, there will be opportunities for you to undertake course exercises in small groups and to give short presentations on prepared topics.

At no extra cost, the wide range of lectures and research seminars organised by the University of Oxford’s History Faculty are also available to you. You will be able to borrow books from both the Department for Continuing Education’s library and the History Faculty Library, and are also eligible for membership of the Bodleian Library. 


Programme Structure

The course consists of the following five units and additional online modules:

  • Unit 1: Princes, States, and Revolutions
  • Unit 2: European Court Patronage c.1400
  • Unit 3: Religious Reformations and Movements
  • Unit 4: Memory and Conflict
  • Unit 5: Special Subjects

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications may remain open after this deadline if places are still available


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any discipline.
  • This might include candidates who have studied history in the past and wish to update and hone their historical skills and knowledge, broaden their approach to the discipline or enhance their level of qualification.
  • Preference may be given to those who have previously studied in an historically related subject.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA normally sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10255 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10255 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5190 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5190 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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