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

Teaching Evidence-Based Practice

  • Professional development
  • Mon 11 Sep 2017 to 15 Sep 2017

Field Techniques for Surveying Vegetation

  • Professional development
  • Wed 20 Sep 2017 to 25 Oct 2017

Short Course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Research Skills

  • Professional development
  • Mon 25 Sep 2017 to 21 Nov 2017

Mixing it up: Understanding and using mixed methods research in social sciences

  • Professional development
  • Mon 02 Oct 2017 to 27 Nov 2017

Sleep Medicine: The Physiological Basis of Sleep (Online)

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 02 Oct 2017 to 03 Dec 2017