Course delivery is 100% online
7–9 weekly sessions
Study in your own time
Your tutor is available by email and forums
Communicate online with your fellow students
All course materials are delivered via the web
Student forums with tutor participation
Recorded lectures available in video and mp3 format
Lecture notes available online and as pdf
Audio interviews with specialists in Hindu Studies at Oxford University
Supplementary materials taken from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies teaching and research programme
Assessment is optional and is on the basis of successful completion of a single essay of 2000 words (weekly course work for Sanskrit courses).
Don’t worry about technical skills – if you can handle email then you’re ready to go.
These courses are taught by the Continuing Education Department of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford and a registered charity.
The principal aim of the Centre is the study of Hindu culture, religion, languages, literature, philosophy, history, arts, and society, in all periods and in all parts of the world. All Hindu traditions are included.
The Continuing Education Department of the OCHS has been providing courses in Hinduism throughout the UK since 2003. The online versions of the courses make them accessible to students throughout the UK and globally.