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:
- translation and interpreting;
- museum studies;
- arts management;
- theatre work.
We have close working relationships with cultural organisations, and we develop some of our professional development programmes in museum studies and arts management with these organisations.
Our first-class language laboratories enable professionals to simulate and practice conference interpreting.
Our institutes and centres
University Centre for Academic English (UCAE)
The University Centre for Academic English (UCAE) offers Academic English workshops to help you with your studies.
The University Language Centre's Language Experience for All Programme (LEAP)
The University Language Centre offers over 20 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.
- Emergency Humanitarian Assistance
- Online Postgraduate Certificate in Global Health
- Introductory Study – Global Health and Humanitarianism (MOOC)
Mark Woolstencroft - External Relations Manager