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

Introduction to Study Design & Research Methods

  • Professional development
  • Mon 09 Jan 2017 to 13 Jan 2017

The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 09 Jan 2017 to 18 Mar 2017

Field Techniques for Surveying Mammals & Reptiles

  • Professional development
  • Wed 11 Jan 2017 to 15 Feb 2017

Data Science for the Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Professional development
  • Sat 21 Jan 2017 to 11 Apr 2017

Drug Development, Pharmacokinetics and Imaging

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 23 Jan 2017 to 27 Jan 2017