Studying at Essex

CPD, short courses and training

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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.

We have courses in health, business, social research and English language. Some of our courses are routes into degree study, others are unique training programmes and regular one-day events.


Human Rights short courses

Led by experts in the field of Human Rights, 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.

Continuing Professional Development courses

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Psychosocial and Analytic Students CPD modules 

You can take a selection of non-credit bearing modules at our Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies on a CPD basis and we also offer a number of other courses and sessions.

Students in lab at summer schoolSummer schools

We offer a growing number of academic and professional Summer Schools. Each summer school brings experts together from around the world to share their experiences; provide insight into current trends and developments and explore research methods in a variety of contexts. 

Explore our Summer Schools

Workshops, webinars and training

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.

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.

Doctoral training

Our Proficio programme provides doctoral training for postgraduate research students, researchers and other professionals from organisations both in the UK and around the world.

Business consultancy

Backed by our world-leading research we provide professional consultancy and hands-on operational support to businesses, from start-ups to multinationals.