Online courses at Cambridge
Our online courses offer you the opportunity to study at Cambridge...wherever you are in the world. These short, intensive adult-learning courses are open to anyone with an interest in the topic and give you access to world-class learning led by Cambridge experts.
Join us for our Open Day at Madingley Hall on 2 April 2015. Find out about our adult education courses and choose from more than 50 free talks, tours and other events throughout the day!
Choose from a growing programme of both subject-specific and multi-disciplinary courses throughout the year, on topics including ancient history, psychology, philosophy, literature, creative writing, forensic science, religious studies and more.
This online course format includes an introductory orientation week to meet your fellow students and prepare yourself for five weeks of tutor-led independent study and discussion. You will be able to study 'anytime, anywhere' and contribute to ongoing lively discussion and debate with your fellow students and your tutor, each week. Active participation is expected and encouraged. In the final week you will receive personal feedback from your tutor, and a Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who contribute constructively to weekly discussions and exercises/assignments for the duration of the course.
During each online course you will be introduced to up-to-date and wide-ranging resources to support your study. To ensure that you are able to make full use of these resources to lead you into further exploration of your chosen topic you will retain access to your course for two years after your study with us.
To sample our online courses
Try one of our free 'taster' courses and find out what it's like to study with us online.
If you have any queries about our online courses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for a current course
The following online courses have been offered in the recent past. Click on the links below for course details, or contact us at email@example.com if you would like to register your interest in a particular course.
- Ancient Rome: the city, society and infrastructure
- An introduction to the Roman Empire
- Athens and the 5th century intellectual revolution
- Evolution: unravelling the meaning of life
- How did Christianity begin?
- Interpersonal dynamics of executive coaching
- Introduction to philosophy of film
- Legacies of war
- Rebels without a cause? Youth cultures in modern Britain
- Shakespeare and the interpretation of history
- The archaeology of ritual and religion in Iron Age Britain
- The early Tudors, 1485-1558
- The medieval village landscape, 1000-1500AD
- The science of the atom: a historical perspective
- Understanding prophecy and prophetic movements in history and culture
- When Hitler invaded Britain
- Wuthering Heights and its afterlife