Studying at Essex

Summer Schools, Short Courses and CPD

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Get the skills you need

Our high quality short courses, summer schools and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities are designed to develop the key skills you'll need in your professional or academic career.

Explore our portfolio of programmes across our three faculties:


Arts and Humanities

Led by experts across the field of Arts and Humanities, our practical professional development courses offer specialist training across a range of areas. Develop your skills, tools and expertise to take your career to the next level.

Science and Health

Our portfolio of courses offers flexible study options. Many of our courses are credit-bearing and have been developed in partnership with local providers, ensuring you are equipped with the necessary skills required in industry.

Social Sciences

Building on our academic and practical expertise, we offer a range of CPD opportunities to enable you to continue your personal and professional development.