Medical and health sciences

Flexible postgraduate courses and training

Delivered through specialist departments of the University’s Medical Sciences Division

  • Flexible postgraduate qualifications - study while working
  • Short training programmes and online courses for professionals
  • Insights into the latest advances in knowledge, skills and techniques
  • Career-enhancing opportunities

Our wide range of postgraduate programmes and short training courses are designed for working professionals including, but not limited to: clinicians, researchers, scientists, managers and educators working in health care provision, health administration, research organisations, pharmaceuticals, academia, and regulatory and government bodies.

Programmes and short courses

Browse by specialism below or view all upcoming courses.

Paediatric infectious diseases

Postgraduate programmes for trainees in paediatrics, specialist trainees in paediatric infectious diseases and clinical research fellows. Taught through tutored online study and residential training.

Paediatric infectious diseases courses >

Nanotechnology and nanomedicine

Postgraduate programmes and short training courses (in Oxford and online) for professionals working in industry, research, healthcare, business and commercialisation, and regulation. 

Nanotechnology and nanomedicine courses >

Surgical science and practice, including patient safety

Flexible part-time graduate programmes and short training courses to develop leadership skills for surgeons and other healthcare professionals.

Surgical science and practice courses >

Experimental and translational therapeutics

Short training courses (in Oxford and online) and master's programme providing an opportunity to harness Oxford’s advances in modern molecular medicine and translate them into therapeutic benefits for patients. 

Experimental and translational therapeutics courses >

Evidence-based health care

A world-class programme that equips individuals to transform health care with evidence-based methods. Short courses, postgraduate programmes (certificates, diplomas, master's and DPhil) and leadership programme. 

Evidence-based health care courses >

Translational Health Sciences

This new, part-time master's programme takes an interdisciplinary and applied approach to the challenges of implementing innovations and research discoveries in a healthcare setting.

MSc in Translational Health Sciences >

Cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness

Postgraduate programmes and training (including certificates, diplomas, master's and DPhil) offered part-time for professionals working in mental health and other areas of healthcare, including clinicians, nurses, therapists, researchers and trainers.

Cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness courses >

Sleep medicine

Online training courses bringing together world leading expertise in human sleep and circadian research, and in the evaluation and management of sleep disorders.

Sleep medicine courses >


Upcoming courses

Short intensive • Short courses • Professional development
  • Mon 09 Jan 2023 – 19 Mar 2023
  • 10 meetings
Short intensive • Professional development
  • Mon 16 Jan 2023 – 20 Jan 2023
Short intensive • Professional development
  • Mon 16 Jan 2023 – 20 Jan 2023
Online - live • Short courses
  • Wed 18 Jan 2023 – 29 Mar 2023
  • 11 meetings
  • 3:30 – 4:30pm
Short intensive • Short courses • Professional development
  • Mon 23 Jan 2023 – 27 Jan 2023