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.

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Current CPD opportunities 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our department colleagues have a broad range of industry facing research interests, which leaves us well placed to partner with new external organisations to provide innovative CPD solutions.

We have provided a range of tailored CPD courses over a sustained period, ranging from fundamental courses such as in-service training for teachers mapping the Higher Chemistry Syllabus, to bespoke modules on Analytical Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Chemical Biology for graduate and postgraduate employees in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. Allied to this, our award winning collaborative Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry with GlaxoSmithKline (Strathclyde GSK | University of Strathclyde) has enabled graduate employees to study for higher degrees (PhD and MPhil) under the joint supervision of GSK and Strathclyde staff, positively impacting on the employees career development, and enabling world-leading knowledge exchange which has demonstrably benefitted both partners. This collaboration also spans biosciences, with supervision provided by our SIPBS colleagues. 

We offer a variety of courses in Data Science for Health and Care Professionals:

We also have a collection of training materials for public library staff in England offering training on library ethics, and library history and purpose which were commissioned by the Chartered institute of Library and Information Professionals