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School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities

We provide a wide range of professional development programmes to organisations and individuals.

As one of the largest Humanities institutions in the UK, we can offer CPD opportunities in the following subject areas:

Language students using our interpretation suite
Our language laboratories enable professionals to simulate and practice conference interpreting.
  • languages,
  • translation and interpreting,
  • museum studies,
  • arts management,
  • theatre work.

We have close working relationships with cultural organisations, with which some of the professional development programmes are developed in museum studies and arts management.

Our first class language laboratories enable professionals to simulate and practice conference interpreting.

Our institutes and centres

The University Language Centre (ULC)

The University Language Centre (ULC) offers over twenty language courses, ranging from Arabic, French, Chinese and Polish to British Sign Language and Urdu.

Institute for Cultural Practices (ICP)

The Institute for Cultural Practices (ICP) offers flexible access to training programmes in arts, cultural and heritage areas to meet the needs of established professionals and newcomers. It includes MA modules, professional doctorates and tailored on-site training courses.

Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies (CTIS)

The Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies (CTIS) has the leading researchers and trainers in the fields, offering a comprehensive portfolio of MA courses in translation studies, conference interpreting and intercultural communication. It offers tailored training courses in Arabic, Chinese, French and German.

Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) offers humanitarian professionals the opportunities to gain training informed by the latest research and discussion in the field, including face to face teaching and online study.

Contact us

Karen Wang - External Relations Manager