If you have dreams of going to the University of Oxford, located in England, but not the time to attend regular classes, the Oxford University distance learning program could be an excellent option for you. The other benefit of the Oxford distance learning program is that you can take courses through their program regardless of where you live in the world.

The University of Oxford distance learning program embraces the same commitment to quality by which the in-person programs has abided for centuries. Oxford is located in the United Kingdom and is one of the oldest universities in the world. While the exact date it was founded has never been established, teachings as far back as 1096 have been traced. In 1209, disputes amongst the student body caused a divide, and some of the scholars founded what is now known as Cambridge University.

Oxford University itself has a curriculum that may seem a bit different for US-based students. The undergrad students have the usual classes, lectures and labs, but they also attend weekly tutorials at colleges and halls. The Oxford online distance learning program is structured as an online meeting on a weekly basis, where you can interact with the course tutor and your fellow classmates. They make a point to design the courses around your schedule so that you can access them at your convenience.

The University of Oxford distance learning program offers over 60 online courses across several majors. Classes typically range from 5-10 weeks, with a few courses that qualify at the undergrad, advanced diploma and postgraduate levels being longer.

The Oxford distance learning program has recently developed a part-time course that lasts 2-4 years and is called the “Certificate of Higher Education”. In this program, students are allowed to choose a main subject of study where they focus most of their classes, and can combine this subject with their study in other subjects. Credit that has been earned through their online courses are transferable towards this awards program. The university is accepting applications for this program as of January 2012, with the program set to launch in the fall of 2012.

For more information on this program, and the other Oxford distance learning program opportunities, visit the website.