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

Quality Improvement Science and Systems Analysis

  • Professional development
  • Mon 20 Nov 2017 to 24 Nov 2017

Introduction to Discourse Analysis

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Sat 02 Dec 2017
  • 9:45am-5:00pm

Introduction to Sleep Medicine and Methodological Approaches (Online)

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 11 Dec 2017 to 11 Feb 2018

Field Techniques for Surveying Mammals & Reptiles

  • Professional development
  • Wed 10 Jan 2018 to 14 Feb 2018

Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care

  • Professional development
  • Mon 15 Jan 2018 to 19 Jan 2018