Course catalogue and selection

Immersion in your chosen field of study is a particular strength of Oxford teaching and learning so we would encourage you to consider applying for a single subject as a visiting student. You may also apply to study two complementary subjects and examples are listed below. 

We offer the following subjects for the Extended Academic and Academic Year and have a preference for applicants to apply for these study durations. We also welcome students for Fall or Spring terms.  

During Fall Term (September + Michaelmas) we offer all of the Humanities subjects as well as Economics, Law and Politics from the Social Sciences and Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science, Experimental Psychology, Maths and Physics.  

For September applicants can choose between the following subjects and courses: 

Please indicate which subject/course you would like to take on your tutorial preferences form.

During Spring term (Hilary and Trinity terms) we offer all the Humanities subjects and Economics, Law and Politics from the Social Sciences. You can also apply for Computer Science or Maths for Hilary and Trinity terms, however please note preference is given to extended academic year and academic year students. You can also apply for Experimental Psychology to study jointly with another subject.


Social Sciences


The following subjects can be studied jointly –

  • Classics and English
  • Classics and Modern languages
  • Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Computer Science and Philosophy
  • English and Modern Languages
  • History and Economics
  • History and Modern Languages
  • History and Politics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Modern Languages
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) – visiting students can study all 3 subjects if they attend for the academic year or the extended academic year. If attending for a term it is only possible to study 2 of the 3 subjects.  

In order to study joint subjects a visiting student needs to be studying both subjects at their home institution already. It is possible you may only be offered a place to study one subject, rather than both, if you are not deemed to have sufficient background in both subjects.

It is sometimes possible to study other subjects jointly, please email with your request.

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