Preparation for Learning and Teaching at Oxford

Preparation for Learning and Teaching at Oxford (PLTO) courses are mainly intended as introductions to teaching and learning for graduate students who currently teach at Oxford, or who are likely to do so in the near future.

As the courses are run by departments, faculties or divisions in accordance with local requirements, a centralised list of seminar dates and times is not held. Information may be obtained in the first instance from the divisional web pages listed below.


Humanities Teaching

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Training in teaching skills in the MPLS division Scroll down the page to see Teaching course options.

Medical Sciences

Medical Sciences Preparation for Academic Practice

Social Sciences

Social Sciences Teaching at Oxford


The Learning Institute's resources for learning and teaching offer useful information and advice for graduates who teach.