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.

routes in to degree study

we offer a wide range of routes into undergraduate and postgraduate study. we guarantee you a place on a degree programme 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 

credit bearing modules

health and social care

the school of health and social care delivers cpd programmes for qualified professionals in health and social care. 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 experience.

health and social care modules

sport, rehabilitation and exercise science

our school of sport, rehabilitation and exercise sciences runs cpd courses in musculoskeletal assessment, practice and sonography, which can be taken as a pg certificate, pg diploma, or an msc.

sport rehabilitation and exercise sciences modules

non-credit bearing modules


essex business school offers a number of executive education programmes in areas such as management, business strategy and key account management, as well as bespoke development packages based on your organisation needs.

psychosocial and psychoanalytics

you can take a selection of modules at our department of psychosocial and psychoanalytic studies on a cpd basis and we also offer a number of other courses and sessions.

summer 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

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.

english language courses

pre-sessional english 

the university of essex international college offers pre-sessional english language pathways, ideal if you need to improve your english before starting one of our courses.

skills for success

we offer a programme of free academic english language classes at our colchester and southend campuses for international students studying at essex who would like help to improve their english proficiency as they study.