Faculty of ScienceContinuing professional development (CPD)

The Faculty of Science is noted for its high research profile and interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning. Widespread contact with industry ensures a strong emphasis on the application of science and a commitment to useful learning. Teaching quality assessments have rated the Faculty 'excellent' and 'highly satisfactory' in a number of key areas.

Current CPD opportunities 

Mathematics & Statistics

We offer a number of postgraduate and short courses which cover a range of topics and abilities, from essential statistics for those new to the subject through to more advanced modelling techniques suitable for experienced professionals.

All our training courses can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation. So if you're an organisation with employees who require training in a specific subject, speak to us about commissioning a bespoke course, or programme of courses.

Get more details about mathematics & statistics CPD opportunities.

Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences

We've developed a range of courses to meet the professional development needs of pharmacists registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland.

We're also currently evaluating our CPD provision with a view to expanding our portfolio of courses offered.

Find out more about pharmacy & biomedical science CPD courses.


We offer CPD for physics school teachers moving to the new curriculum.

In January 2015, the department offered a CPD course on the origin and application of band gaps in semiconductors. The department will be offering other CPD opportunities through the next year and schools will be contacted about these opportunities.

Take a look at the CPD resources available for teachers and schools.

Institute of Photonics

As part of existing PhD training at the Institute and in the Department of Physics at Strathclyde, specialised modules exist to inform these students about some of the latest developments in photonic devices and applications.

The Institute, in conjunction with the Physics Department, intends to modify the modules so that they'll also form the basis of a CPD programme. This can be accessed by members of our Industrial Membership Programme. While the primary target audience of the modules will remain the PhD students, the modules will be a valuable source professional development across a wide range of industry sectors.