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
  • Tue 02 May 2017 to 27 Jun 2017

Adverse Drug Reactions, Drug Interactions and Pharmacovigilance

  • Professional development
  • Mon 08 May 2017 to 12 May 2017

Introduction to Surgical Management and Leadership

  • Professional development
  • Mon 15 May 2017 to 19 May 2017

Effective Online Tutoring (Online)

  • Professional development
  • Wed 17 May 2017 to 18 Jul 2017

Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care

  • Professional development
  • Mon 22 May 2017 to 26 May 2017