Study options

Professional Development within the School of Computer Science at University of Manchester provides a link between the School, industry and externally based students.

  • It facilitates the dissemination of specialist knowledge through its varied activities in multiple flexible levels. 
  • It provides access to face-to-face modular and part-time courses. 
  • Individual modules can contribute towards achieving an MSc in Computer Science.

The unit takes a very flexible approach to providing custom solutions best suited to a particular partners needs. Accredited modules and courses are established utilising all the knowledge in research and high standard teaching within the School. By taking courses in relevant subject areas, the computing professional can ensure that they keep abreast of new developments in the ever changing environment of Computer Science.


Modular / part-time face-2-face

Build yourself a course with our modular face-2-face courses and course units available to study on variable levels. Ideal for students with specific interests or for those who prefer a more flexible learning scheme. For those wishing to apply for a PG loan we also offer the MSc as a 2-year part time degree. 


Industry training

With nearly 20 years of proven experience in technology transfer using the expertise in the school the PDcs unit provides training courses to delivered to company staff with the use of CBT and e-learning to support product training. We would be very happy to talk to companies about how the School could support your individual training requirements.

Teacher training

Courses for Teachers

The withdrawal of the ICT programme of study has placed unprecedented demands on teachers wishing to teach Computer Science, as distinct from Information Technology and Digital Literacy. We are keen to support teachers and offer a range CPD courses, some with face-to-face delivery, some on-line, and some in a mixed mode.

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