Short courses and Continuing Professional
You can access many high quality short courses and Continuing
Professional Development (CPD) opportunities through the University of
Essex. Our courses are designed to develop the key skills you will need in
your professional or academic career. Key areas we cover include health,
business and social research. Many of our departments also offer specialised
Courses and services we provide include:
- unique training programmes;
- modular and part-time courses to suit
- mentoring and coaching;
- bespoke training; and
- regular one day events.
Essex short courses in social research
courses in social research give graduate students, practitioners and
academics the chance to upgrade their skills in social research methods,
This renowned programme of training events is organised by the Department of
Health and Human Sciences
We offer a wide range of CPD learning pathways including
short courses to clinicians and health care professionals
through our School of Health and Human Sciences. The courses are designed to
support Continuing Professional Development and respond to the changing
focus of healthcare in the 21st century.
Our School of Biological Sciences runs short
courses for biomedical professionals such as biomedical scientists, clinical
scientists, nurses, health service and allied health professionals. For
further information on current short courses you can
contact our School of Biological Sciences.
Professional development studies
The Professional Development Studies team work with
organisations to deliver high quality courses focusing on Professional
Development across a range of fields including health care, social work,
business and education.
Business Hub courses and activities
Breakfast meetings and one day courses
are regularly organised 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.
CPD at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
You can take a selection of modules at the Centre for
Psychoanalytic Studies on a CPD basis and we also offer a number of
other courses and sessions.
Many of our courses can be taken on a part-time basis so you can study
while working. Use our Course Finder to find out
if there is a part-time option for the course you are interested in.
Other CPD opportunities
Our departments and schools also offer specialised courses throughout the
year. For example, the School of Law delivers a
CPD programme in partnership with Suffolk & North Essex Law Society.
Check individual department websites for more
Training for our staff
We provide learning and development
opportunities for all our staff and doctoral students