Think it’s too late to go to Oxford? Think again! The Oxford University Department for Continuing Education is there to help.
Over 130 years ago a movement called ‘Oxford Extension‘ began at the University of Oxford. This initiative sprang from general educational reforms in the mid-Victorian era, and from a growing national sense of social awareness.
Today the department still thrives. Indeed it is the largest department in the University of Oxford, offering 800 courses a year to over 15,000 students. If you are a mature student interested in a second chance here is their guide for mature students.
But, possibly most importantly, most of their courses, including their online courses are ‘open access’ – you need no qualifications to get onto them. Whoever you are, whatever your educational background, you are welcome.
You are not (yet!) able to study for a degree in philosophy at OUDCE. But you can get CATS points (Credit Accumulated Transfer points) which might get you onto a degree course. Or you can study for all sorts of other Oxford qualifications.
OUDCE’s website is here:
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Here is the lecture Philosophy in 45 Minutes that I gave at the Open Day in 2015.