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

Becoming a Medical Educator

  • Professional development
  • Mon 06 Feb 2017 to 10 Feb 2017

Ethics for Bioscience

  • Professional development
  • Mon 06 Feb 2017 to 14 Apr 2017

Field Techniques for Surveying Birds

  • Professional development
  • Wed 15 Feb 2017 to 22 Mar 2017

Data Analysis in Ecology: Statistics for Ecologists & Field Biologists (10-week)

  • Professional development
  • Wed 22 Feb 2017 to 03 May 2017

Pharmacodynamics, Biomarkers and Personalised Therapy

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 06 Mar 2017 to 10 Mar 2017