Professional development underpinned by academic strength

Boost capability while developing your internal talent.

The University of Southampton is at the leading edge of new ideas and forward-thinking research. By sharing the latest knowledge, ideas and techniques, we can help you to develop your people’s skills, strengths and thinking.

Businesses that invest in professional development benefit from higher personal commitment, a greater focus on business needs and the stimulus of new ideas. And it is new ideas, especially in challenging times, which drive business growth.

If you believe that the quality of your people profoundly affects your business performance, and if you want practical ideas to take your business forward, the University 's professional development opportunities can help. We will connect you with specialists in your field who will help you develop your people and prepare your business for the future.

Student feedback

“The flexibility of the course helped me to fit studying around my work schedule. The small class sizes mean there is a strong sense of community among the students and we received plenty of individual attention.”
Rowan Dundas, Office for National Statistics

“The course covers some challenging technical areas and the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research tutor is very good at adapting the half-day sessions to meet participants’ needs.”
Graham Clapp, Halyard Ltd

Contact us

Project Director: Mary Morrison
Business Coordinator: Madeline Paterson

"Supported by academic specialists, students tackle complex business and technological matters, gain internationally recognised qualifications and develop leadership skills to prepare businesses for the future."

Professor Douglas Macbeth, School of Management
Professional development seminar

Professional development seminar

Flexible, challenging courses run by specialists in their fields.

"One of the best ways to benefit from our strength in research is by learning from forward-thinking academics. We provide short specialist courses that can be tailored for particular sectors or employers, as well as longer Masters-level courses."

Dr Mary Morrison, Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit