Short courses and Continuing Professional
Our Essex Pathways Department offers one-year undergraduate pathways to help you improve your English
and equip you with the academic skills and knowledge you need to enter higher education in the UK.
Our high quality short courses and Continuing
Professional Development (CPD) opportunities are designed to
develop the key skills you'll need in your professional or academic career.
Key areas we cover include health, business and social research, and our courses and services include:
- routes into degree study
- unique training programmes
- modular and part-time courses to suit your needs
- mentoring and coaching
- bespoke training
- regular one-day events
Routes into degree study
We offer a wide range of routes into undergraduate
and postgraduate study. We guarantee you a place on a degree course if you successfully complete a course with us. Our innovative courses are popular with both
international and UK students because of our supportive and international learning environment.
Continuing Professional Development courses
Health and Human Sciences
We deliver CPD programmes for qualified health and social care
professionals. Our staff are both academically and clinically qualified and
many are practising clinicians. We provide you with training that is not
just clinically relevant but based on current research and our years of
We offer day workshops, specialist bespoke courses, credit-bearing
modules and degree pathways. Training is offered at our Colchester and
Southend Campuses or on-site at your premises.
We work with Suffolk and North Essex Law Society to deliver an annual
programme of CPD courses which are extremely popular with legal firms across the
region. Our events feature high-calibre speakers and take place at our
You can take a selection of modules at our Centre for Psychoanalytic
Studies on a CPD basis and we also offer a number of other courses and
Essex Human Rights Summer School
The Human Rights Centre will offer its five day summer school
in Human Rights Research Methods from 27 June – 1 July 2016.
Big Data and Analytics Summer School
The Big Data and Analytics summer school is for graduates, students, researchers
and professionals in the emerging fields of big data, data science and analytics who
would like to find out more or be updated on the current trends and developments in this
exciting and fast-developing field.
Data analytics workshops and webinars
Our Business and Local Government Data Research Centre offers
data analytics workshops and
webinars that bring together the latest academic thought applied to real business or public
sector issues. Using the latest powerful programming languages and software we share new big
data skills and knowledge that can enhance your organisation to make stronger, evidence-based
business decisions. Training is offered at our Southend Campus or on-site in your organisation.
UK Data Service training
The UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC to support researchers,
teachers and policymakers who depend on social and economic data. We provide a single point
of access to a wide range of data and support users in accessing, depositing and sharing data.
The UK Data Service runs both face-to-face and online training events on the data we hold,
data use and data management.
Essex short courses in social research
short courses in social research give graduate students, practitioners
and academics the chance to upgrade their skills in social research methods.
Our courses are taught by experts in their fields and reflect the teaching
and research excellence of the social sciences at our University.
Many of our courses can be taken on a part-time basis so you can study
while working. Search our courses to find out
if there is a part-time option for the course you are interested in.
Our Proficio programme
provides doctoral training for postgraduate research students,
researchers and other professionals from organisations both in the UK and
around the world.
Our wealth of expertise is driving business forward. Backed by our
world-leading research we're providing
professional consultancy and hands-on operational support to businesses,
from start-ups to multinationals.
Breakfast meetings and one-day courses are regularly hosted by our Business Hub in Southend - giving your business
access to specialist training, including expert on-site short courses covering every aspect of the business world
from generating website traffic to business finance.