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

Nanomedicine - Science and Applications

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 27 Mar 2017 to 31 Mar 2017

Fundamental Characterisation for Nanotechnology

  • Professional development
  • Mon 24 Apr 2017 to 02 Jul 2017

Mixed Methods in Health Research

  • Professional development
  • Mon 24 Apr 2017 to 28 Apr 2017

Online Introduction to Electronics

  • Professional development
  • Mon 24 Apr 2017 to 16 Jul 2017

Field Techniques for Surveying Invertebrates

  • Professional development
  • Wed 26 Apr 2017 to 31 May 2017