Continuing professional development


Postgraduate part-time courses, online courses, training and events

World-class programmes for professionals world-wide

We offer around 200 professionally oriented courses, from archaeology through medicine to zoology.  Our dedicated unit, the Continuing Professional Development Centre, combines with experts across the University to design and deliver world-class programmes for the many professionals whom we welcome annually from over 120 countries. 

Why professionals choose Oxford

  • Flexible programmes to suit you, whether for professional updating or a part-time postgraduate qualification
  • The benefits of Oxford's excellence in research and teaching as a globally top-ranking university
  • Online support for professional learners when away from Oxford, and courses that are wholly online
  • Opportunities for employers to develop their workforce and for individuals to enhance their careers
  • Bespoke courses for industry, professional organisations and government officials - designed together with you
  • A dynamic and supportive environment that promotes valuable professional networks
  • A perfect venue in the historic university city of Oxford!


Where our clients come from

Upcoming courses

Mixing it up: Understanding and using mixed methods research in social sciences

  • Professional development
  • Mon 03 Oct 2016 to 27 Nov 2016

Introduction to Bionanotechnology

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 10 Oct 2016 to 14 Oct 2016

Clinical Vaccine Development and Biomanufacturing

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 17 Oct 2016 to 20 Oct 2016

Systems Engineering Fast-Track

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Tue 25 Oct 2016 to 28 Oct 2016

Qualitative Research Methods

  • Professional development
  • Mon 31 Oct 2016 to 04 Nov 2016