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Continuing professional development (CPD) courses at The University of Manchester

If you're looking for the next step in your career or you simply want to build on your existing skill set, then doing a CPD course is a great way to develop your knowledge.

Why choose Manchester for your professional development?

At Manchester you’ll not only benefit from a research-informed curriculum, taught by dedicated experts in their field, you’ll also have the flexibility to study on your own terms. Additionally, many of our courses are designed to meet the needs of industry. 

Our portfolio has a wide range of subject areas for you to choose from including: aerospace and civil engineering; biology; medicine and health; business and management; computer science; health care ethics and law; materials; mechanical engineering; and pharmacy. 

Develop your skills

During your course you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to further your career and improve your employability. Our CPD courses are developed alongside industry partners and highly acclaimed researchers to ensure the education you receive is professionally relevant.

Learn from experts

Our courses are informed by our own research developments and taught by experts so you can be sure that your course content will be putting you ahead of the game in your sector.

Study your way

We know it can be hard to get the right work-life balance so our CPD courses provide a flexible way for you to study around your other commitments.

  • You can study short courses, individual course units or a full undergraduate or master’s degree.
  • Part-time and distance learning options are available.
  • Use our credit-bearing CPD course units to progress towards a full academic qualification at a later date.

Find out more about the courses on offer and take the next step in your career.